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TSC HIM & HER PODCAST EPISODE 65: Holistic Vegan Chef: Niki Connor

July 11, 2017
by
LAURYN

holistic chef niki connor tsc podcast | by the skinny confidential This week on THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL HIM & HER PODCAST...

( 1:25 ): Hello hello! Today we’re bright-eyed & bushy-tailed. Have you noticed Michael’s new accent on Snapchat? Apparently he’s a method actor now…

( 2:20 ): For those of you who don’t know us we’re going to reintroduce ourselves. 

( 3:45 ): Let’s start with Michael, serial entrepreneur.

( 5:45 ): Time for my back story and how TSC began.

( 8:15 ): Let’s discuss the shitty situation we faced in LA this week.

( 15:00 ): Today we’re going to talk about your health. If you have no idea where to begin, listen up. We’re getting into candida, inflammation & fatigue. For the next month & a half Michael & I are cutting out alcohol, dairy, white carbs & limiting red meat. That’s why we’re super excited to have our friend & holistic chef, Niki Connor on the podcast today.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS WITH NIKI

( 20:10 ): Lauryn asks: “Tell us your story & how you got to where you are today as a holistic chef?”

( 23:30 ): Michael asks: “What is candida & how do you know if you have an issue?”

( 26:20 ): Lauryn asks: “What is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis?”

( 27:50 ): Lauryn asks: “What are some things people can do at home to help with candida?”

( 29:15 ): Michael asks: “What is the most common issue you see when people come to you?”

( 30:00 ): Lauryn asks: “What can someone do right now at home if they’re feeling fatigued?”

( 34:40 ): Michael asks: “You decided to cut alcohol out completely 4 years ago. Tell us about that.”

( 35:30 ): Lauryn asks: “What are some foods you think everyone should go buy?”

( 36:55 ): Michael asks: “What are the NO’s?”

( 38:50 ): Michael asks: “If I’m just starting out with getting healthy how should I start?”

( 41:25 ): Lauryn asks: “I drink my smoothies in the morning. Should I eat them after I workout?”

( 42:35 ): Lauryn asks: “Let’s talk about inflammation.”

( 45:30 ): Lauryn asks: “What is Ayurveda?”

( 48:40 ): Lauryn asks: “What are some Ayurvedic foods?”

( 50:20 ): Michael asks: “What’s a healthy dressing / seasoning people can use for vegetables?”

( 54:45 ): Lauryn asks: “Tell the audience about this poo-poo tea.”

( 57:05 ): Lauryn asks: “What are a couple of things everyone should do?”

( 59:30 ): Michael asks: “What’s the one test you would recommend to find out what you need?”

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Holistic Chef Niki’s Kale Salad

Creamy Dressing

+1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked for at least 4 hours.
+ 1 tbsp + 1 tsp Dijon mustard
+ Zest & juice of 2 small or 1 large lemon
+ 3 cloves garlic
+ Water (to thin as needed)
Himalayan pink salt ( to taste )
+ Ground black pepper ( to taste )
+ 2 sprigs of fresh herbs  ( rosemary, sage or thyme )

+ Directions: Blend ingredients together in a food processor. Store unused dressing in a glass mason jar in the refrigerator.

Chickpea Croutons 

+ 1 can organic chickpeas
Himalayan pink salt ( to taste )
+ Ground black pepper ( to taste )
+ herbs & spices you enjoy ( cumin & cayenne for me! )

+ Directions: Preheat oven to 400F. Drain and rinse can of chickpeas. Add chickpeas to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Top with ground pepper, Himalayan pink salt, and herbs & spices of choice. Toss and roast for 15-20 minutes until crispy. These are a great alternative to croutons!

Assemble 

+ Take washed curly kale & remove the leaves from the tough spine.
+ Add dressing and massage through with clean hands, making sure to cover the lettuce and massage until it’s softened.
+ Add toasted pine nuts or chickpea croutons & enjoy!

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Niki was FULL of information. We will be sure to have her back on the blog to share more tips, recipes & knowledge. We hope this made it easier to get a handle on understanding a healthy lifestyle. Thank you for listening & for all of the support as always.

lauryn, x

+ find Niki: Instagram | Email: holisticchefniki@gmail.com | Website

++ mentioned in this episode: poo poo teaThe LadyGang | The Bitch Bible ( pt 1 & 2 )

+++ Sponsors: TSC Bombshell Body Guide ( himandher 20% off ) | Blue Apron ( 3 free meals ) | Kopari ( 20% off ) 

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  1. Catherine Okereke

    Made the dressing recipe yesterday and LOVE it – what a great one to add to my mix! Thanks for featuring another superstar – great refresher on wellness and food.

    xo,

    Catherine

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  2. Jess

    Okay, finally listened to your latest podcast (I’m not a podcast person) and I’m hooked. One episode and I’m hooked and downloaded every other podcast you’ve done. Even as someone who is really healthy and grew up learning the benefits of food with a crazy ass health nut for a mother, I found a lot of tips helpful. Also, Michael’s new accent is literally how everyone talks where I come from L O L. Love it! Can’t wait to binge-listen my way through the rest.

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    1. Lauryn Post author

      AHH so excited you’ve become a podcast listener Jess!! OMG. Michael will have to go visit LOL. x

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  5. Mailoha

    On the podcast you mentioned that the poopoo tea is a special occasion type of tea. What do you recommend for someone that only poops once a week (if that)?! I tried the pu’er tea that you recommend but it did nothing for me – tried it for MONTHS after every meal. I’ve tried eating healthier, drinking more water, adding A LOT more fiber to my diet – but this has been something that I have struggled with my entire life. Would appreciate your advice. Thank you!

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