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13 Dec, 2017

No-Bake Almond Chocolate Chunk Granola Bars

Question: Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? My answer: Not yet. But as of this Friday, it'll be done and dusted, with just the wrapping left to do. Hooray! I don't know about you guys, but I don't really view Christmas shopping as the stressful activity that a lot of movies and marketing make [...]

11 Dec, 2017

6 ways to winterize your smoothie routine

If you're a hardcore smoothie lover, I'm willing to bet you've sipped your favourite blended creation from under a blanket at least a few times. I've been there too, sitting at the table in my coziest sweater, favourite green smoothie in one hand and a mug of hot tea in the other. That habit wasn't [...]

10 Dec, 2017

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Brownie Bites

Let's have some chocolate, shall we? This Thursday was National Brownie Day, and in the spirit of that celebration, plus the holiday season, I figured a little good-for-you sweet treat was in order. As I've said in the past, baking is not really my wheelhouse and as a result, I tend to stick to cooking instead. [...]

6 Dec, 2017

Sesame Ginger Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowls

Oh hello there! Can I interest you in a quick and easy dinner? I know I can't be the only one who's totally digging these types of meals, especially after long days where I leave home in the dark, leave the office in the dark, and just. can't. even. deal with the idea of having [...]

3 Dec, 2017

Dark Chocolate Superfood Cups

Last week I posted this DIY 3-ingredient vegan dark chocolate, and juuuuuuust in case you thought, "well that's delicious, but what if I want to make it look a little more fancy?", THIS post is for you. With Christmas coming up and a few more treats around, I was in the mood to create something that [...]

1 Dec, 2017

Cinnamon Ginger Pear Smoothie

Lightly spiced, lower in sugar and packed with greens, this vegan-friendly Cinnamon Ginger Pear Smoothie is a perfect fit for fall or winter mornings. Since pears are a lighter-tasting fruit, I recommend using milder greens in this recipe. (You will probably find that curly kale and chard will make it taste a little too green!) [...]

29 Nov, 2017

Roasted Chicken Salad with Curried Yogurt Dressing

Let's talk about routines. I'm sure many of you, like me, are total creatures of habit. This can sometimes work to our detriment if always doing the same thing over and over again lands us in a rut that we just can't climb out of. On the other hand, routines definitely have their perks. We [...]

26 Nov, 2017

DIY 3-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate

Yes, I'll say it again. 3 ingredient vegan chocolate. Sounds too good to be true, right? Great news, because it's literally that simple. Chocoholics rejoice, and helloooooooo antioxidants! You may have observed in recent Sunday posts that I've been playing with a few sweet treats lately. While I don't have much of a sweet tooth, [...]

22 Nov, 2017

Fall Gratitude Quinoa Salad

Real talk: Last week was a rough one. What specifically was the reason? It was more like a culmination of little things. Working in corporate retail means that we're currently in the biggest quarter of the year - the one with the largest amount of work, the biggest demands, the highest revenue expectations and the [...]

19 Nov, 2017

Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Green Smoothie

If you're anything like me, you've probably been eating tons of root veggies, squash and all sorts of lovely fall produce lately. It seems to be around US Thanksgiving that everything on Pinterest switches from being all-pumpkin-all-the-time, to gingerbread and eggnog-flavoured treats. So with that in mind, I wanted to squeak just oooooooone more pumpkin [...]

15 Nov, 2017

Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks with Mango Chutney

Back in the day when my family lived in Edmonton, my dad would often travel for business. My mum has never loved cooking and my dad was always the more keen chef, so when he was away, we knew it was more likely that we might get to go to a fast food restaurant for [...]

12 Nov, 2017

Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

After having realized how easy it was to make these Pumpkin Pie Spice Almond Butter Cups a couple of weeks ago, I couldn't resist going for round 2, only this time, testing a more traditional peanut butter cup. You know how some foods are just really reminiscent of your childhood? Reese's peanut butter cups were one [...]

8 Nov, 2017

Crispy Harissa Chickpea Power Bowls

This summer I went to Boston for a work conference, and as is always the case when I travel to the US, I made a point of taking a trip to Whole Foods. There were two reasons for this. The first was to stock my hotel mini fridge with some healthy eats for the couple [...]

5 Nov, 2017

Skin-Nourishing Collagen Pumpkin Spice Latte

Yep, still eating pumpkin things over here. Back when I was in university, I had a Starbucks credit card. I chose it because it allowed me to collect Starbucks credit every time I purchased anything - groceries, clothes, etc. I used this card all the time, and as a result, don't think I ever had [...]