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  • I am not one to cook with tofu that much. Even though we buy the organic and non-GMO kind, it is still a processed food so we try to keep it to a bare minimum. However, when I do decide to include some tofu in our diet, it must be absolutely packed with flavor.

  • In sync with Barbara's renowned love for food and all things vegan, I am finding myself looking more and more towards just buying and eating unprocessed foods.

  • I am not going to lie, it’s been a tough couple of weeks. My husband and I have been trying to re-adjust back to life—back to our normal routine—but no matter how much we try, we never seem to get back there…

  • Through Artfull Living, Big Apple strives to promote local talents and demonstrate the beauty you can achieve by combining special and unique works of art with simple objects.

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by Bárbara
 
 

It seems that the older I get, the more I fall in love with a relaxed, less complicated, casual and comfortable style. Soft T-shirts, distressed denim, vintage pieces, boho flats and sandals, and natural hair and makeup are just a few of my new favorite things. (I can’t tell you the last time I wore eye-shadow or eyeliner. I’m more of a lipstick kind-of-girl.)

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by Bárbara
 
 

I never told you girls, but when I decided to change my diet and become vegan there was one thing that was a total nightmare to deal with: my skin. After I gave up all animal-derived foods (especially dairy) I started breaking out like never before, in an uncontrollable, kind of embarrassing way. It was so bad that I even considered Accutane. I felt frustrated, annoyed and worried that I was perhaps doing something wrong…I mean, where was the “vegan glow” everyone talks about?

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by Bárbara
 
 

Sorry for the disappearance last week. This whole marathon training thing is really taking a physical toll on me—more so this time because the number of miles we’re logging (and our speed) have increased by quite a lot. (My calves are on fire. I’m that sore!)**

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by Bárbara
 
 

Finding a restaurant that serves a decent brunch on a Sunday here in Guatemala can be a real struggle. For some reason, brunch wasn’t such a popular thing here until recently, so I guess most restaurants are still trying to figure out whether or not it’s something they should consider serving.

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by Bárbara
 
 

It’s hard to believe that the marathon is only 7 weeks away! This is when you start the “marathon preparation” and the training gets harder. Intervals and speed training will get more and more frequent, and the distances will get longer and longer.

The next couple of weeks are, for me, the hardest emotionally. This is when I start to wonder why in the world I signed up in the first place—when I just can’t wait for it all to be over. Doubts and thoughts of giving-up will cross my mind often. And I’ll be counting down the days until the taper weeks arrive.

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