January 8, 2016

Thanks for visiting our Blog section of the site! This is a place to visit often…a place where our circle of women friends who are stepping into their purpose feel a connection to other Yoginis.

Candace looks forward to keeping you up to date on the latest workshops, retreats, seminars, talks, book club meetings, Meatless Monday recipes and much more.

Please feel free to drop by any time. For more information email: info@candacemckim.com.

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October 15, 2018

What Happened to your Energy?

How has your energy been lately?  I’ve been hearing from many clients that they’ve had low energy, they aren’t sure what to focus on and have been struggling to stay with what they know they “should” do.  Don’t “should” on yourself!!! haha

Sometimes it’s best to relax your personal expectation and just do what you can! I start with drinking more water. I know, I know, you hear and read ALL the

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October 15, 2018

Fennel meets apple and it’s love at first sight.

Fennel Salad Recipe


1 Granny Smith Apple shaved thin on mandolin

1 Fennel Bulb shaved thin on mandolin

2 Celery Stalks shaved thin on mandolin

3 tbsp Olive Oil

3 tbsp Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

1 tbsp Honey

Himalayan Pink Sea Salt to taste

Fennel fronds to garnish

Combine apple, fennel and celery in large bowl. Dress with olive oil, lemon juice and honey. Sprinkle salt and fronds overtop and

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October 1, 2018

I am so Thankful For YOU!

I hope you are starting you week off with lots of energy and enthusiasm!!!
We are heading towards Canadian Thanksgiving and a reminder to come into Gratitude by acknowledging all that we have to be Thankful for.

I want to say how thankful I am for YOU!!!

I love my life and am so honoured to be able to do what I do every day.  I don’t really know if makes

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October 1, 2018

Eat the chakra rainbow for a flavour showstopper!


Cherry tomatoes 

Butternut Squash 

Yellow Pepper 


Spiralized beets

Purple Potatoes

Purple cabbage

Olive oil

Himalayan pink sea salt and ground pepper to taste 


2 cloves garlic, minced

Red wine vinegar

1/2 cup yogurt

2 Tablespoons fresh dill or 1/4 tsp dried 

Heat oven to 425 degrees. 

Lightly oil tomatoes, generously salt and roast 14-20 minutes. 

Peel, cube and

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September 17, 2018

Here’s your card reading for the week!

BODY:  Throat Chakra:  Communication . Truth . Authenticity
Make sure that all the choices you are making are 100% in alignment with YOUR values and beliefs, not what other people want from you.  Is there something that you need to say to someone?

MIND:  Dancer:  Grace . Aura
What do you do best?  What do you do that you make look easy?  It

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September 17, 2018

Plump, refreshing iceberg is stimulated by spicy, unctuous ranch dressing, The bright acidity of tomato is balanced by olives’  salty umami. 


1 head iceberg lettuce, washed and quartered

16 cherry tomatoes, halved and liberally salted

16 kalamata olives, pitted and halved 

Ranch Dressing

1 cup Mayo

1/2 cup Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped finely

1-2 cloves garlic minced 

1/4 teaspoon dried dill

1 tablespoon fresh chives snipped (or 1/2 tablespoon dried

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August 26, 2018


Here’s your card reading for the week with a focus on Crossroads and Change:

BODY: Mountain Pose– Balance . Stabilized
This card is telling you to find the balance in your life this fall between work, play, scheduling and relaxation.  When you have the balance then you will be able to put more energy into what you want in your life.  What will bring you joy and happiness

MIND:Third Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra

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August 26, 2018

Pedestrianly sweet, zucchini noodles are imbued with vinegar permeated, cranberry chutney and chik’n.

Zucchini Noodles with Chutney and Chik’n

3 medium zucchini spiralized or mandolined or vegetable peeled into thin noodles

Chik’n shredded

Chutney recipe

1 c water

3/4 c sugar

Small onion chopped

Apple peeled and chopped 

1 orange zested, juiced, pulp chopped

4 c cranberries 1-12 oz package fresh or frozen

1/2 c cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon ginger

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon himalayan pink sea salt

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August 13, 2018

Crisply sweet, starchy goodness.  Tacos get juiced with a blast of citrus and a sear of peppery heat.

Jicama Tacos

1 large jicama peeled and sliced into thin sheets (use a mandolin or veg peeler)

3 Tablespoons olive oil

1 small tomato diced 

1 bunch green onion sliced 

1/2 cup corn kernels

1 red chili minced more or less to taste 

1/3 cup olives

1 cup shredded chik’n

1 tin mild green chilies 

1 cup

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July 23, 2018

Here is your video card reading and demonstration of this pose.

Vriksasana – TREE:  Forethought and Patience.

Check out in this video my trick for not getting off balance.
Tree pose is about nurturing the seeds that you planted in the spring.  It’s summer time and you had the forethought to plant seeds of ideas and inspiration in the spring, now you need to be patient for the seeds to grow to provide fruit in the fall.  
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