July 2011

Climbing Grub (ahh Pizza Pockets!!)

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on July 31, 2011

Today will be remembered as the day I made my first gluten-free pizza pop climbed my first mountain. Booyah! [source] The mountain we’re climbing is in Kananaskis. We booked the trip to celebrate my 25th birthday [that happened over 2 months ago]. It’s been a long time coming, but the day is finally upon us….

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Reconnecting with self

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on July 29, 2011

Life is full of ups and downs. When you’re experiencing an up you forget about the down, and when you’re down you think you’re never going to be up again. Although a challenge to accept at times, I’ve learned to embrace the opportunities that present themselves during these low moments. It’s a perfect time to…

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Happy Tummy Fruit Salad with Ginger Mint Glaze

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on July 28, 2011

Summer gets me in the mood to sit outside on a picnic bench and enjoy a bowlful of the freshest in-season fruits. Unfortunately for us Calgarians, it hasn’t exactly been warm this summer. But, just because the weather stinks doesn’t mean I can’t eat like it’s hot outside… while wearing my thick fall fleece and…

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Where it Vegan: Gazpacho

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on July 27, 2011

I recently had my parents over for dinner while Kevin was traveling a couple weeks ago. It’s nice to have the house to myself every once in awhile, but after a couple of weeks I tend to get a bit lonely! When my parents called me on a Monday night to ask what I was…

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Snickerdoodle Quinoa Flake Bake

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on July 26, 2011

I asked my followers on Facebook a couple of weeks ago what quinoa flake bake flavor I should come up with next. Although there was a strong following for carrot cake at first, snickerdoodle ended up sliding into first base. A couple of tries later and I successfully landed on a cake that was perfectly…

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