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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June 19, 2017


Question for Candace:

“Good morning Candace, I keep finding dimes; everywhere I go, in my compost in the back yard. I look down and there is one, just at the Mac’s store on Saturday, and I looked down and in front of the counter a dime. I have them laid out in 2 rows on my one table in the spare bedroom. I am almost considering building an alter around them.”

Thanks for the question Shelley;

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June 19, 2017


This charming temptress always delights! Mellow yet ambrosial – she’ll try anything!

Sweet Potato Toasts

1 Sweet Potato scrubbed or peeled

Cut sweet potato into 1/4 inch slices. Pop into toaster and toast. Again . And again. And once more with feeling! I like mine brown and blistered so I do it again, but it depends on your toaster and your taste buds.

Top your toast anyway you like. Nut butter with smashed bananas or berries. Avocado and its

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June 5, 2017

Welcome to our new and exciting Circle of Friends Newsletter

Thank you for everyone who submitted their ideas for this offering and we have taken it all into consideration.  The consensus is to send bi-weekly updates with Ask A Yogini questions being addressed by both myself, including a video answer and Vicky, along with a Meatless Monday recipe.
Please keep your Ask A Yogini questions coming!!!
For those of you who want the continued weekly connection please join Intuitive
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June 5, 2017



Ok. This is NOT spaghetti, but it is divinely bland and redolent of every flavour it bathes in.

Mexican Spaghetti Squash

1/2 spaghetti squash per person

1/3 cup favorite salsa

1 tablespoon chopped green or red onion

1/4 cup each black beans, corn, diced tomato

Minced jalapeño to taste

Pepper jack or vegan melting cheese

Cilantro to taste

1/4 avocado diced

1/4 lime juiced

Sour cream or almond cream to top

Cut squash in half lengthwise and scrape

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April 25, 2017


Halasana -Plow Pose

Slow . Steady 

Plow Pose is all about the slow & steady mindset as you continue to plant seeds for the bigger picture. Stay focused on what you are creating and return to your affirmations to remind yourself that your work is important! 

How To Do It:
Lie on your back, lift heels up. Roll your hips up off the floor, palms supporting back, lower feet over head.

To watch Candace draw this

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April 24, 2017

Shivery and ebullient – ice cream for breakfast? And oh! So pretty!

Smoothie Bowl

3 cups frozen mixed berries

1 scoop Vega One vanilla protein powder (or your favourite)

1 lime juiced

1 orange juiced

1/2 cup water, almond milk,coconut milk or pomegranate juice

Blitz all together in a blender, food processor, vita mix, or with your immersion blender. Consistency should be thick like pudding. Add more liquid if necessary.



pumpkin seeds




Note; if you

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April 18, 2017


BODY: Seva Community and Charity –

We need to pay attention to poverty, shop local and support smaller businesses.

MIND: Crown ChakraConnection and Spirit-

Spirit so prevalent while we are on retreat.  Even to the point of almost feeling crowded.

How To Balance It:

“I am one with the Divine”

SPIRIT: Chair PoseConfidence and Power

We have confidence to communicate with spirit, angels and entities that are all around us.

How To

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April 17, 2017

There’s something so sensuous about eating with your fingers. Little bites of salty crunch, grassy herb, fresh bursts of sweet, and pungent, oily goodness. An overload of sensations 💚

Vegan Antipasti Platter

Beets spiralized and spritzed with orange

Tabouli (from deli)

Green Olive Tapenade (recipe below)

Cherry tomatoes with fresh basil

Pickled artichoke hearts

Black grapes

Brown rice and/or lentils (cooked)

Jicama with lime juice and cayenne

Crusty black olive bread

Extra virgin olive oil

Good quality balsamic vinegar


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April 11, 2017


We all need support to keep moving forward.

Virabhadrasana 1- Warrior 1
Attitude, Confidence

Warrior 1 requires strength from the legs, core, and arms to move fully into this posture. Recognize that strength and use the confidence to have compassion for others.  Show the world that you have shown up, you are here and are ready to be seen.

How to do it:

Stand with your fee apart, front foot facing the front of your

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April 10, 2017

Sneaky little lentils!  So virtuous and innocent. Until you anoint them with provocative spices and delectable dried fruit.

Lentil Dip

1 tin lentils drained and rinsed

1/3 each red, yellow, and orange pepper diced fine

4 green onions sliced thin

1/2 cup dried cranberries chopped


1/3 cup EV00

1/4 c apple cider vinegar

2 teaspoons Dijon

1 teaspoon curry powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp cloves

1/2 lemon juiced

Mix together lentils, veggies and dried fruit. In a

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