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Hi, I'm Debbie, and I blog over at Live from La Quinta. I write about all types of healthy living topics. I have been vegan for over two years (vegetarian for five), and I love to share recipes that I have created. I run, ride my bike, practice yoga, and strength train, and I like to talk about... Full Bio
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I Don’t Feel Like Writing. The Weekend in Pictures by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living After a long, busy weekend, it is hard to settle down and write. Though once I get started I usually start rambling. In any case, busy weekend. Cross country meet, grandso ... Read on »
Gifts on the Corner and some Fab Friday Updates by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Have you entered the giveaway to win the Armour39 Performance Monitor ? The giveaway ends at midnight on Tuesday. Enter now ! I was featured on the Fitfluential Blog ... Read on »
It’s Not Hard to Eat Vegan: 5 Tips to Help You Switch to a Plant Based Diet. VeganMoFo Day 18 by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I have so many people, even vegetarians, tell me, “It must be so hard to eat like you do.” I can see that, at first glance, following a vegan diet can look complicated a ... Read on »
Herbed Risi Salad with Tarragon Dressing. Vegan Mofo Day 16 by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I’m popping in quickly to share this amazing recipe. It’s a take off on a favorite (and long gone) restaurant dish. Way back when, I used to have it with chicken, but ev ... Read on »
A Multi Purpose Speed Workout plus Armour39 Giveaway by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living As most runners know, doing some kind of speed training can really help your race times improve.  Interval training can improve your VO2 Max, increase your lactate thresho ... Read on »
The La Quinta Storm of 2014 by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It sounds a bit melodramatic, but the La Quinta Storm of 2014 was the worst one that I can remember in the 35 years that I have lived in the desert. It did affect the who ... Read on »
Vegan Mofo Day 11: Southwest Chicken Bowl by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Well, if you follow me on Instagram , you may already know that the last few days have been a little out of the norm. I’ll tell the full tale tomorrow, but in a few words ... Read on »
Get Your Seasonal Flu Shot and Give a Shot by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living   This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetAShot #Collective Bias   Even though the weath ... Read on »
Where DO You Get Your Protein? Vegan Mofo Day 8 by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living As I mentioned the other day , and as every vegan and vegetarian knows, “where do you get your protein” is the most frequent question that we hear. While many of us roll ... Read on »
The Convenient Vegan: My 5 Favorite “Easy” #Vegan Foods by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living By convenient vegan I do not mean following a plant based diet when it is easy or convenient to do. No, I want to highlight a few of my favorite vegan convenience foods ... Read on »
Vegan MoFo Day 4: Vegan on the Go by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Whew! What a day. It’s about 5:00 pm and I’m sitting at Starbucks taking a few moments to catch up before my parents’ meeting in an hour. I’ve been on the go since about 5 ... Read on »
VeganMoFo Day 3: What I Ate Wednesday by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living For day three of Vegan Mofo, I decided to hook up with Peas and Crayons’ What I Ate Wednesday . Just a day in the life of a plant based runner. My day always starts ... Read on »
Fueling the Vegan Athlete. Vegan MoFo Day 2 by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This is the first in a series on Fueling the Vegan Athlete. After seven years as a vegetarian, and four years following a completely plant based diet, I feel confident tha ... Read on »
It’s Vegan Mofo! Kicking Off: the Best Vegan Burrito Recipe by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I am really excited to be participating in Vegan Mojo again this year after three years’ absence. What is Vegan Mofo? It simply means the Vegan Month of Food, and the go ... Read on »
There But For the Grace of God by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I’m not telling this story to brag, or to say how kind Alan and I are. I don’t want any praise or kudos for just acting as another human being should. No, I’m telling this ... Read on »
Back to School! Plus Interviews, Updates, and a Challenge by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It’s been an interesting week. Last week I had sent my resume in to a job posted on Craigslist. It was an upscale gym in Desert Hot Springs, looking for a facility ma ... Read on »
5 Tips for Running Faster at Any Race Distance by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Whether you’re training for a 5k, running a half marathon, trying to qualify for Boston, or just aiming to improve your running, if you are like many runners you’d like to ... Read on »
Unemployed, the First Month. Plus the Week in Pictures by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It’s been a month since I lost my job, so I thought I’d check in and let you know what’s going on. Since I didn’t have any pretty “unemployment pictures,” I interspersed p ... Read on »
Inspired: Using the Lessons from IDEA World in the Real World by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I was very prolific on my run this morning. Whether it was the afterglow from Blogfest and the IDEA World Fitness Convention, or because I was on a rare run that didn’ ... Read on »
Blogfest: It Starts with the People by Live from La Quinta Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It’s Saturday night and I have a date..with my computer. My husband is home patiently taking care of the (pet) family, I am exhausted after three days of exercise classes, ... Read on »