Marla Golde

My name is Marla Golde, and I’m the creator of Your Full Plate, my blog baby that's all about healthy living (in all areas of life!) for busy women. 

 

A Letter to You!

Dear Readers, I know I have been very absent from this blog over the last month or so.  I hope you will forgive me once you find out that I have two very good reasons why! ...more

Orange Almond No Bake Energy Bars

Does anyone else have a major case of the winter blahs?  My skin is dry, my cold weather wardrobe is tired, my couch is like, “Hey, can I get a little breathing room over here?” ....more

Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

Do you ever feel like the internet is turning your brain to fucking MUSH?  I do!  In an effort to fight the mush, I have committed to ‘switch-off Sundays’ in 2013.  Sundays are the one day a week where I don’t check email or Facebook or bullshit around on the internet ....more

Cranberry Walnut Quinoa Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

What do you eat when it’s ten degrees outside but your apartment heat is blazing? Beef stew washed down with a pina colada? Sounds great, just in case your local grocery store is all out of Coco Lopez, I’ll tell you about today’s hearty winter salad – it sticks to your ribs while still remaining appealing in your sauna-like home! ...more

Three Easy Ways to Clear Stinky Stuck Energy

Most people have abandoned their New Year’s resolutions by now.  This is not because most people are massive failures!  It’s just that making big changes on the outside requires inner work and a life set up to support them, not just the white-knuckling willpower junk that we’re all taught to believe is the key to making anything happen.  People who accomplish goals that way are cranky!  We don’t want to be cranky ....more

Victory for your Vagina: Awakening your Feminine Energy in 2013

Happy New Year!  How late in the year can we say that?  I hope your 2013 has started sparklingly.  Mine started with a clean slate, truly, because I had a wicked stomach flu last week so any baggage I even thought about carrying over from 2012 flew out of some orifice of my body and into the toilet.  Way to force me to live out a metaphor, body! ...more

It doesn’t feel right to post this week.

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Five Super Delicious Ridiculously Easy Holiday Party Recipes

In the last few years, I have gone gaga for bringing homemade stuff to parties.  Isn’t it just such a nice feeling to hand a host something that you made with your hot little hands? I always hit into a little problem with holiday parties, though.  The most wonderful time of the year is also the most whacked-out time of the year, and who has time to make stuff when you haven’t even started your damn shopping yet? ...more

Warm Sweet Potato and Chick Pea Salad

Holy shit.  Jonny and I are so deeply touched by the loving response to our appearance on The Jeff Probst Show.  To all of you who took the time to watch our show and leave us such sweet comments and emails, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kindness.  Even you, Mr. Cosmetic Dentist from Texas who offered me free treatment AKA totally missed the point, I know you meant well and your offer was very generous.  ...more

How to Let Go of Stupid Food Guilt this Holiday Season

I hope you had very happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones! I sure did, I love getting together with family and my uncle cooks a mean turkey. However, for many of us who struggle to lose weight, that turkey has a big black cloud hanging over its head (legs? thighs? you know what I mean) because it symbolizes the start of the holiday season, a time of year that is full of opportunities to eat and drink crap ....more