Thanks for visiting! I’m Laura – a kale loving, green smoothie making, long distance running vegan kind of girl with a passion for healthy living and an even bigger passion for sharing it with YOU to help you on your own health journey. And this blog is where I get to play!
I’m a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, owner of Viand Nutrition and Wellness consulting and coaching services. I’m a Canadian coastal girl at heart, with a love of helping and educating others, and a passion for cooking and leading a healthy lifestyle, and specialize in plant-based food, fuelling endurance athletes and using whole foods to heal and revitalize. I get giddy over finding new, exciting ingredients and learning about new superfoods, and I thrive on being active, spending time outdoors and devoting hours to marking off miles as a long distance runner. This space is where I get to commit to helping you become your best self through educating you on good food, and good health and helping you lead a happy, vibrant life.
This space started four years ago like this: “I love to write, I like to cook and share recipes, and I’m going travelling, so it would be great to have a place to share my travels.” And so the blog was born, and originally lived as Chronicles of Passion. I posted maybe once a week, uploaded a handful of (appalling) photos and would regularly leave it sitting idol for weeks at a time. Fast forward to the end of 2014, when I had returned home from 2 years of travelling and decided I really wanted to focus properly on the blog, post consistently and learn how to be better at photography and create quality content. If you asked me at any time in that journey if this space would become what it has, I would have laughed at you and reminded you that I was going to medical school. Instead, I went back to school to study nutrition, developed my site into a huge archive of recipes, a resource for healthy living and plant-based eating and posted extensively on running and fitness. And now, as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), the blog has been rebranded inline with my nutrition business, Viand Nutrition, and become a reservoir of recipes and resources for clients and anyone looking to adopt a healthy, active plant-based lifestyle. Consultations, coaching and personalized meal and running plans are available via my services at Viand, and in affiliation with Mr. Black Juicery.
I’m excited to use this updated space in connection with my business to continue to share good food, teach you about good health and help you lead your best life
Let’s Talk Food
Not even intentionally, this blog has hugely turned into a food blog, and when I realized that’s where I could go with it, that’s exactly what I did. Here you’ll find the food that I love to cook and that I eat every day. You’ll find recipes that nourish the body and soul, fuel your life and passions and that leave you feeling energized, satisfied and healthy. All the recipes are plant based, vegan, free of refined sugar and made with whole food ingredients. Many are gluten free, and they all have a place in a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
Let’s Talk Fitness and Running
When I first started writing this blog, there was basically no fitness component to it whatsoever. I didn’t even know that writing about running and sharing fitness tips and workouts was a thing; I just talked about running to anyone that would listen and never wrote it down. Over time however, with running as such a dominant part of my life, it only made sense that I talked about it on the blog. With that in mind, my intention with the running posts is to help you improve your running, learn how to be a better runner and be motivated to keep (or start) running. I also offer running coaching and training services available through my business website.
Let’s Talk Health and Nutrition
With a passion for food, fitness and healthy living, I went on to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and now offer one-on-one and online health and nutrition consultations and coaching. More importantly though, here on the blog, I seek to offer healthy living tips and inspiration to help you learn how to lead a healthy lifestyle that you can maintain and grow with, and that will help you see long term success with your goals.
For general questions and inquiries, including available services, or to inquire about opportunities to work together or request a media kit:
Business website: Viand Nutrition and Wellness
*This blog is affiliated with Viand Nutrition and Wellness consulting business. Please follow the link for further details and to book your own consultation.