I came into my healthy living lifestyle rather late. I was in my late 20’s and was desperate to heal my guts and repair my health. Once I learned of all of the ways our digestion and immunity can be influenced, I couldn’t simply unlearn it.Read More
In case you happened to miss it, I have decided to return back to work part-time. And after exploring some options available in the workforce, my intuition led me to a familiar field, Massage Therapy.
I was a Registered Massage Therapist for over a decade before I went on an extended maternity leave after having my first daughter. Upon the comfort of knowing our family is now complete with two precious little girls, I am now looking to pursue more.Read More
I am 33 years old and I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. And I am finally okay with it. It bothered me for years that I was living a life without “purpose” or so it seemed. It affected me so deeply because I grew up with your typical millennial mindset. I believed that happiness should always triumph a paycheck.Read More
Lentil? Is that a typo…?
No, it is not. I just scared the shit out of you didn’t I? You are off to find another muffin recipe. WAIT!
Know this-I am a muffin queenRead More
It’s happening again. It’s midnight and I’m getting some uncomfortable contractions. Are they real this time? I think they are. My low back has been throbbing and achy all day. This has to be it. It better be because I’m over this shit. Okay let’s get up like we did last night and do the Braxton Hicks test. If I head downstairs and grab some water and walk around and the contractions persist, we are having a baby.Read More
Motherhood has taught me many things but one of the most essential skills it has taught me is the art of batch cooking. Prior to having children, I enjoyed taking the time to make fresh meals from scratch every day and savoured the luxury of a varied menu throughout the weeks. Of course now there is just not enough time, or as a 38 week pregnant mama-energy in a day to play gourmet. Thankfully I have learned a few helpful tricks along the way to keep our family fed, healthy, and happy.Read More
Okay, summer is pretty much here not that we need an excuse to make these adorable single serving cheesecakes. However, just in case you feel you do need an excuse here is what is headed our way this season: birthday parties, picnics, beach days, indoor rainy days, barbeques and so much more. All of these occasions heavily involve, if not revolve around our love for food.Read More
There are two types of people. Those who prefer hearty meals strategically placed throughout the day and those who prefer grazing. I am a full-fledged grazer. The truth is, snack plates make up a lot of my lunches and I prefer it that way.Read More
It is more than like;y that you have tried or at least heard of energy balls or bites. Why are these little homemade treats so popular? They are quick to assemble, delicious, and a mindful snack that offers us fuel and nourishment. The possibilities for energy ball recipes are truly endless. So many wonderful and wholesome ingredients can be packed into these little guys.Read More
I have officially found my go-to pancake recipe. We love making pancakes for a family breakfast on the weekends and I have tried and loved many different varieties. However this fluffy stack takes the cake.Read More
A meal plan is the plan of action we come up with before we hit the supermarkets. The purpose is to have an organized menu plan that both saves us time and chaos in the kitchen. It also avoids wasting food and blowing up our grocery budgets.Read More
There’s a new supplement frenzy circulating the internet right now. It’s a product that looks so easy to use but can be overwhelming when it comes to understanding the benefits it delivers. I’m talking about collagen powder. It seems everyone is using it and it’s most likely made you wonder why.Read More
As the years go by there is always one thing we can all improve on: self-care. It is far too easy to get wrapped up in to-do lists, careers, kids, and doing our best to keep our heads above water that we often forget about our needs.Read More
Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. There’s just something about waking up and starting the day off on the right foot. And as much as I love my sweet meals, I wanted to branch out and create a savoury breakfast that was full of plant-based fuel.Read More
When it comes to protein, we have heard and perhaps believed one claim from two opposite spectrums. Either protein is life and nothing else matters or that we don’t need much protein at all. What is true is that protein is an essential nutrient and although we may not need massive amounts, we do need to be acquiring quality sources throughout our day.Read More
Growing up the only beans I ever ate were the canned baked beans in tomato sauce. This was the only kind of bean I ever knew of for more years than I’d care to admit. Once I dove into this healthier wholesome eating lifestyle I definitely was made aware of all the types of beans and legumes in general there were. It was unbelievable but intimidating. And for the longest time I relied on canned beans which honestly there is nothing wrong with….until you get used to the unique taste of beans prepared from scratch.Read More
After having my daughter, my body did a 180. I expected this but I didn’t expect to really just not feel like myself for so damn long afterwards. Once she turned a year old, I thought to myself “ok…..you should be over this by now.” It was a very confusing time for me.Read More
The holidays are beyond over and the super bowl parties have come to an end. And as much as our minds think we still need those donuts…our bodies are telling us differently. There is no denying that our systems need a tad bit of a re-boost after big festivitiesRead More
Chickpea Fritters are one of the best homemade things to have on hand. They are the ultimate healthy snack but also can compliment any meal like a dream. They have got what most snacks lack: a beautiful plant-based protein. However, I also love that they are a veggie-dominant snack.Read More
I personally tend to use Manitoba Hemp Hearts more than once in a day. It’s too easy not to. I also have a hungry toddler who requires a thousand snacks a day so hemp hearts come into play more than they ever have before. I’d love to showcase how simple it is to incorporate these nutrient packed hearts in everyday life. It can literally be as simple as a sprinkle but there’s always room for creativity as well…if that’s your thing.Read More