May 2012

Releasing my Emotional Connection to Food

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on May 31, 2012

I knew that ashram living wasn’t going to be easy for me. Out of everything I expected to experience during the course of my trip – the meditation, curriculum, 4-5 hour yoga classes, traveling through a foreign country alone, it was the two meal a day schedule that shook me up the most. Being limited…

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Chunky Monkey Muffins

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on May 30, 2012

Kevin comes home tonight and as of this morning, I have three nanaimo bars saved in the freezer with his name on them. Now, the trick is going to be to keep it that way for the remainder of the day. Given my track record, I thought it would be in my best interest to…

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“Breaded” Chicken Strips with Apricot Dijon Dipping Sauce

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on May 29, 2012

Let’s just pretend for a moment that you’re not sensitive to gluten, that deep fried chicken is nutritious, and that KFC isn’t bad for your health. Close your eyes and try to remember the last time you feasted on KFC breaded chicken complete with it’s secret blend of spices and golden, crispy skin. Now open…

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Raspberry Lemon Scones

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on May 28, 2012

My parents like inviting me over to their house for weekend brunches when Kevin’s not in town. They say it’s because they miss me and figure I could use some company, but I know it’s just because they’re hoping I’ll bring muffins, cookies, coffee cake, cinnamon buns, or apricot breakfast rolls along with me. I…

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Masala Dosa Take I

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on May 26, 2012

*flop* Just like the gluten-free samosa, I’m struggling with making dosa. It’s hard to accept that I learned how to make both of these dishes in India, but can’t seem to replicate the process in my own kitchen no matter how hard I try. First error in all this dosa making attempting was trying to…

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