I know. Looks pretty dang delicious, right? I saw a picture of these floating around Pinterest a long time ago and then a friend recently sent me the picture on Facebook again, reminding me that I really had to make these. I’m not sure of the source, but whoever created this wheel is a genius!
This no-bake, naturally sweetened chocolate treat is one that my youngest guy and I whipped up together this morning before school. That’s how easy these are. We made some to give out to his teachers (kid has three!), and to give to a couple neighbour friends of his that he goes to school with for V-Day. Perhaps you’re not in the mood to bake something special for today, but you still wanna give your little loves something a little extra special for dessert.
Perhaps you just want to eat these yourself, any old day of the week. These are the sort of edible love tokens that you can make to enjoy any-time in a matter of minutes. I like them better frozen, Trev and the kids like them cold out of the fridge. You decide and let me know! Continue reading
Forget about freshly squeezed orange juice. This is what you want. Sunshine in a jar. A refreshing and satisfying way to wake up, this is one of my new favourite smoothies. This baby tides me over till after the kids are on their way and I can make myself a second breakfast because I’m selfish like that I I love to feed my body nourishing things multiple times a day. Continue reading
This morning I am woken with an extreme feeling of gratitude, on this my 37th birthday. Oohhh, it’s creeping in and I am reminded today, as many of us are on a birthday – the importance of caring for this vessel I that holds my brain and my heart, into middle and old age. The importance of our youth, the 8th fire rising.
I am reminded of the strong support system of friends and family that surround me, lift me up, care for me, dote on me and inspire me. Yesterday and today I’ve felt especially doted on and inspired. Today is going to be a good day and I want to leave you with the work of some of my favourite people in this world, big influences and loves in my life. This work that they are doing, makes all of the day to day madness worth it. Wake up and RISE. Continue reading
I’ve had quite a few friends ask me to start up a smoothie index here so here we are. Since I’m doing a 10 day smoothie cleanse, it would seem the perfect time.
I had a mild cold last week, yet another germy spread from Abby’s daycare no doubt. I thought I was done for, yet two days after making this my morning smoothie, my system seemed to realign itself very quickly.
Maybe it was just a mild cold, maybe this fresh, invigorating and healing combo helped do the trick. I’m going with the latter, given that I do indeed prescribe to the *FACT* that food is medicine. Continue reading
This is no Master Cleanse water. Not that I have anything against that – it’s just not something you’d want to sip on everyday, unless you’re really hardcore and favour the taste of cayenne, maple and lemon in your water. Once a year for a designate period of time, sure.
The ingredients below however, I find to be quite a delicious and refreshing combination anytime!
Since I’m doing a wee little 10 day fast, consuming nothing but smoothies, bone broth, herbal teas, water and this detox water, I thought I’d document a bit about the process and share some of the recipes. This can be enjoyed everyday, any day – whether you are doing a cleanse and/or fast or not. Continue reading
Here in the polar vortex, we’re willing to do just about anything reminiscent of summer. These fun, delicious cold rolls sort of do it for me. For a night at least. The biggest winning factor that these succulent, translucent delights hold for me, however, is how popular they are with the bottom feeders!
This meal has indeed been toddler approved. In that they love being presented with a wide array of finger-style foods to graze over. When I tried helping them (or making them) a roll, NO DICE. They weren’t having any of it.
So fine then. I’ll keep trying because we all know this action is delicious. In actual roll form. Until then, I’ll keep letting them clap their hands with glee and grab fistfuls of fresh veggies to stuff into their mouths. Wrap or no, that’s a win right there, whether they actually eat it in roll form or not, yes? Continue reading
Oh yes, these beauties are absolutely delicious, every last square inch. Pendleton paired with suede and leather make for a soft, durable and dreamy pair. No need to line these with quilt batting, a simple sleeve is all you need to keep your devices scratch-free and sleek! Continue reading
This crunchy little paste has the ability to turn boring white fish into something crispy (without all gluten and fat from breading and frying), and delectable.
Fresh fish is a long. distant memory from the summer this time of year and if it weren’t for our local Farmer’s Market (I’ll never stop singing the praises of buying local and seasonal as much as possible!) we probably wouldn’t eat much fish. We especially avoid fish coming in from China as much as possible which means eating a lot of white fish, mainly pickerel from Georgian Bay.
I’d imagine that this crust would taste just as yummy on tilapia or haddock. Wild tout and salmon too! So whatever you’ve got on hand, hook it up! Continue reading
Ah, and I thought I had it all figured out. Until that is, a precocious little 2 1/2 year old girl decided she was going to wake up with me every day and insist on staying up to eat, play and come to yoga with me.
Which would be grand of course, from her perspective. I totally get why she wants in on the 5 AM action. Time with her mama, all by herself? Wherein her mama can play with her to her heart’s content, un-interrupted by her brother? Non-stop snacking (on marshmallows and oranges and chocolate milk no less, nothing more, nothing less) and perhaps some drumming and dance party action too… Continue reading
Just because the holidays are over, doesn’t mean the treats have to stop. Moderation and delicious, nourishing treats using natural sweeteners is what’s going to see this family through a lifetime of enjoying sweets and treats! I made a rather obscene amount of this bark for a NYE party, although it’s definitely something to be enjoyed any time, because DARK CHOCOLATE. SALTED dark chocolate. With PISTACHIOS and POMEGRANATE SEEDS. I mean, seriously.
You’re salivating right now, don’t lie. Chocolate and bacon…world renown salivating inducers. Which has me now thinking…would candied bacon bits work with this? HMMMMM… Continue reading