I Love Cubans!

I love Cubans! Not only do I love my great friend Celia Dubey, of Cuban descent, but I have had a love affair with Cuban Sandwiches most my life. When I made the most glorious decision to go plant-based over seven years ago I thought my days of inhaling Cuban Sandwiches were over. Not any... Continue Reading →

Resting Heart Rate Explored

One of the most useful biomarkers illustrating my overall health and fitness I watch on a regular basis is my resting heart rate. Since starting to run and compete in triathlon and duathlon events over seven years ago, I have closely studied and observed maximum, lactate threshold, and resting heart rates for myself and athletes... Continue Reading →

Healthy Substitutes

Saturday night was all about considering healthy substitutes for foods and beverages that aren't so healthy. The guiding principle was - The more whole plant foods you eat the healthier you are. Well, maybe it wasn't all about substitutes as it was about a team and their family getting together for a beautiful night together.... Continue Reading →

Healthiest Pots & Pans

Is there a difference between the pots and pans we cook with in terms of healthiness? This was a question posed to me last week from, Celia Dubey, who said it's been on her mind most of her life... That's when the Healthy Giraffe comes to the rescue. The short answer is, yes, there is... Continue Reading →

Easy Plant-Based Breakfast

Finding plant-based breakfast options can be extremely easy and challenging. How about that contradiction to start... Here, I'll share some challenges, how to overcome them, and how you can make eating breakfast out or at home very easy. I also have some of my favorite recipes and resources at the end. Challenges I think breakfast... Continue Reading →

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