View Post

Hearty Moroccan Chickpea Kale Sweet Potato Stew with Farro

In Healthy Eating, Recipe, Uncategorized by Robyn Landis0 Comments

There are many versions of Moroccan chili, and my twist on this delicious soup is one of my coziest wintertime favorites. Once I perfected my version this winter, I made it literally three times in a row, and too many times to count since! I never get tired of it and it’s great for sharing. The secret to this spicy and slightly sweet soup is the spice. (Wow, that was a lot of alliteration.)  Ras El-Hanout is a traditional Moroccan spice mix. You can buy it, but making your own is easy and you’re likely …

View Post

Perfect Vegan Pumpkin Cake with Mesquite

In Food, Recipe, Uncategorized by Robyn Landis0 Comments

I wanted to make a moist, spicy cake for the holidays with a good crumb, spongy yet substantial—and low-sugar and vegan. Could I do it? I could and I did. It was the big hit of my Thanksgiving dinner. I co-opted key parts of two different recipes and added my own usual tweaks and tricks…to come up with a moist, fluffy, deliciously out of this world cake that was wayyyyy lower in sugar than even the best “healthy“ recipes I could find. Only 4 g sugar per generous slice, plus a super impressive 4 g …

View Post

5 delicious, energizing, soothing adaptogenic cocoa recipes from a health coach-fitness trainer-herbalist

In Food, Health, Healthy Eating, Recipe, Uncategorized by Robyn Landis0 Comments

Think cocoa is for winter only? Think again!  Sure, it’s most appealing to face into a steamy cup when it’s frosty outside. But a rich, deep cocoa drink is so satisfying year round. And while in Arizona I do tend to switch from cocoa to smoothies in summer, when I lived in Seattle a hot cup of cocoa was pretty much welcome year round! As a “joyful nourishment instigator” (integrative health coach, fitness trainer, fitness nutrition specialist, herbalist and motivation maestro), one of my specialties is inspiring people to LOVE fueling their healthiest best bodies. …

View Post

The Simple Chocolate-Spice-Cherry Cake Recipe I Invented for My Own Birthday

In Recipe, Uncategorized by Robyn Landis0 Comments

It’s perfect for the holidays too. My best friend offered to bake me a cake for my birthday. But I’m picky about ingredients and especially about low-sugar and low-fat (and still delicious) baking.  I’m also looser about straying from recipes—we have a ton in common, but when it comes to recipes she wants to follow them to the letter and I want to barely use them as a guide to create something even better. So we agreed that I would supervise and orchestrate, and she would be my sous chef. 🙂  And this is what …

View Post

Want your skin to age well? YOU age well.

In Conscious Beauty, Health, Uncategorized by Robyn Landis0 Comments

Skin reflects health. People often compliment me on my skin (thanks! so sweet! 🙂 ), and it’s one reason (among a good handful) that I am often thought to be younger than I am. People also ask how. Well, it’s not one product or one thing I do. (It never is.) Everything that works about my health, fitness or vitality is because of EVERYTHING I do. Everything affects everything, which is why I never say “do this one thing,” and instead focus on the interplay between all the vital basics—and establishing that first. It’s the …

View Post

If you resonate with these beliefs, you’re a Joy Fueler!

In Activism, Health, Uncategorized by Robyn Landis2 Comments

If you believe what I believe (about self-care,  joyful healthy living, and a nourished life?)…you might want to consider yourself part of a movement! There are many possible definitions of “tribe.” But recently I heard a definition of  “tribe” that really sparked something for me. Apparently it comes from British/American author and motivational speaker Simon O. Sinek who wrote Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action.    This definition describes your “tribe” as people who believe what you believe. I LOVE that! I also heard another speaker say that a clear set …