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Self-Care

My Quest for the Best Plant-Based Cheese

Just over 5 years ago, my relationship with food changed. I went on a vacation to Costa Rica and while I was there attended a raw cooking workshop (total life changer). Previous that that I had been a picky pescatarian for the majority of my life.  During the workshop and in the year that followed, I learned a ton about food, nutrition -- and rea[...]

DIY

Making Your First Wreath

Last year I made a wreath for the first time -- and it was way less daunting than I expected. I was *super* intimidated by the challenge -- but still had this weird desire to do it. I posted on Facebook with a few questions, like... where do I buy wreath things? :) ... and before you knew it, I had all the info I needed. First timer tip: just pop in[...]

Eat Clean – Best Recipes of 2015

Back in 2013 I posted my favourite recipes from the year! That was a big year for me in the kitchen, as I was super curious and really just getting into my groove with (mostly) dairy-free, gluten-free and vegetarian cooking. Since then, I have fallen in love with a couple new blogs, Hot for Food and Minimalist Baker.  Of course I'l always be a loy[...]

Flu-Fightin’ Vegetable Soup

A few days ago I was hit smack in the face with the flu. Yes, that can't sleep, don't want to eat, reach for the Kleenex box kind of flu. Before you knew it, I was down and out aka in the fetal position thinking life was over. Once I moved past that stage {thankfully, eh!}, I was keen to kill this flu and move forward with my life. read more[...]

Fuel Your Body

My running soul sister is named Nicole {learn more about her here}. She's not my sister and I've never met her, but damn, I'm attracted to that mighty fine soul of hers. I've been following her online and watching her grow for 4 years -- that deserves a holy cow. How time flies. Anyways, Nicole has been involved in a number of cool projects over[...]

Eat Clean – It’s Salad Time!

One thing I've learned about eating well is that it is WAY EASIER if you are organized. The only way I get through a week with balanced meals is if my house is stocked with the basics, I hit up the grocery store for all that I need and I plan out the week.  Lunches can be tricky. I've always been a big fan of salads -- easy to throw in your bag and a[...]

Eat Clean – Best Recipes of 2013

Ever since cutting out dairy and wheat {mostly}, I've spent A LOT more time in the kitchen. It can be tricky eating out -- and almost always stressful when you are starving at your desk at 2pm with chocolate and latte cravings. When I eat crap, I feel like crap. When I eat dairy or wheat, I feel disgusting. So, about a year ago, I made a commitment to[...]

Expand Your Mind – Best Reads of 2013

Last week I was giving myself a hard time because I hadn't finished a single book in 2013. Gah. I have been given books. I have been lent books. I have bought books. YET, NONE READ. {None finished would actually be more accurate. Been working on Steve Jobs' biography for like 10 months}. I am the kind of person who gets super caught up in a book. I lov[...]

Vision Boards

A few nights ago I started thinking about goals. It was random and motivating and ended up turning  into one long, very nerdtastic, project. In 2010, I created my first vision board! I closed out 2009 with some very big goals for the upcoming year. I was entering into my final year of university and I had a number of intentions: get my degree, comple[...]