In honour of Valentine’s Day, I am sharing with you my heart chakra balancing green smoothie. When we take a look at the chakras, more specifically the fourth chakra which is also known as the heart chakra, it is located at the center of the chest and includes the heart as one of its main body systems. The colour associated with the heart chakra is green, hence the GREEN smoothie! Imagine if we all gave out greens for Valentine’s Day instead of sugar-filled chocolates and sweets! Maybe from this post I will ignite a movement for next year! 😉
I always struggle with what to write at the beginning these posts; this one is no different. I’m going to go off topic a little here and share with you a quick story. In early December last year, I went on a last minute vacation to Europe. Literally, I booked my flight and within less than two weeks I was landing in Lisbon, Portugal. I had booked the trip right in the middle of one of my school’s biggest classes and I had a final exam and assignment due the day after I returned from my trip. I promised myself I would complete the assignment and make all my study notes before my departure, which I did, and that I would study while travelling, which I did not. YOLO. Read More »
Last night I hopped on a video call with a new friend from across the pond in the U.K. Some of you might already know him, Sid from Team Bike Beyond. We have known each other as our Instagram pseudonyms for the last two years and every now and then would message each other with words of encouragement and comment on each others shared love for coffee and bikes. Earlier this week I reached out to Sid asking him about a ketogenic diet. Sid was ecstatic to speak with me about the subject, so much so, that we were on a call for over 2 hours!Read More »
Whenever I eat sugar it wrecks havoc on my body. My blood sugar spikes and then drops, the next day I will feel like I’ve been hit by a bus (I call these sugar pains), and I literally feel like all of my energy has been sucked out of me. This is what happened to me just last weekend when I got in the Christmas spirit, put on some Christmas tunes, poured myself a glass of wine and had a baking frenzy going all out with a sugar battle – sugar one this round.
Fall is a time for soups, stews and hearty warm dishes. Although it is technically Fall, it has been feeling like Summer with a serious heat wave taking over Toronto the past week. But of course, I didn’t let this stop me from making some of my favourite Fall dishes, just like this hot hot heat didn’t stop the over-hyped annual season drop of pumpkin spice EVERYTHING. Note: this recipe is nothing like pumpkin spice, but its got a lot of spicy heat 😉 Read More »
Remember when I said “I make the best decisions when I don’t sit and dwell on them too much”? Well I was kidding myself. But we’ll save that story for another time.
I got home from work the other day with the plan to go for a run, then make a quinoa chick pea salad and bake a new vegan muffin recipe I came up with. Needless to say, I skipped the run and went straight for the kitchen…and the wine. Read More »
I originally put together this post thinking I would feature this recipe as a chilli, which it is, but then when I pulled a container of this “chilli” out of the freezer I came up with a different way of incorporating it into my meals. This recipe makes a ton and it is great for freezing to eat at a later date. The trouble with these type of bulk recipes is that they get boring to eat after awhile. Read More »
An interest that I share with my two (almost three!) year old nephew is baking, or as he calls it “making“. I like to get creative, test new recipes and tweak old ones with my own personal touch. I love finding a recipe that is considerably unhealthy and filled with foods that are common food allergens such as processed sugars, gluten, wheat, dairy, etc. and challenging myself to turn the recipe into a delicious and nutritious masterpiece. When I bake I let my creative juices flow and search for healthier alternatives for my family and myself. For me, it’s like a game or a challenge, and I’m determined to win!Read More »
This was my very first attempt at making homemade sweet potato fries – insane, I know. These were so incredibly delicious they have become my new favourite dish/snack/side to make and it is soooo easy!