THE FOOD SERIES: Tomatoes

THE FOOD SERIES: Tomatoes

Ahhh good ‘ol tomatoes. Have you gone to a local farmers market and tasted those tomatoes? Fresh, local, and in season tomatoes are so juicy and sweet. I honestly cannot eat grocery store/supermarket tomatoes anymore. DESCRIPTION: As many of you know, tomatoes are actually the fruit of the plant, so they are technically fruits and not […]

#VancityVirtualPotluck

#VancityVirtualPotluck

I am beyond excited to share something with you this week. This is in conjunction of a little event that is happening over on instagram. WHAT: #VancityVirtualPotluck is an online social event that aims to connect inspirational, passionate, extremely talented and amazing earthlings together over some delicious food porn.  (Yes all those adjectives were necessary) WHEN: […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Figs

THE FOOD SERIES: Figs

Definitely has become one of my favourite fruits, especially since we grow it in our backyard! So blessed. There’s nothing like watching friends try fresh figs for the first time. So priceless. DESCRIPTION: Figs grow on the Ficus tree which is part of the Mulberry family. They have an interesting opening, called “ostiole” or “eye” which […]

My Favourite Health Quotes

These are my top 5 favourite health and nutrition quotes of all time! It is so easy to get distracted and lose motivation as we get busy with our lives. However, I enjoy coming back to these quotes as great reminders to why I continue to live and promote the lifestyle that I live. If […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Quinoa

THE FOOD SERIES: Quinoa

Pronounced keenwah/keenuwah. Is it just a healthy food trend? How nutritious is it really? Let’s find out! DESCRIPTION: Quinoa is often categorized and considered a grain due to the way we consume them, even though it is unrelated to other cereal grasses such as oats, barley, and rye. Interestingly, it is actually part of the […]

My Top Pantry Staples

This may seem like a hefty list, but these are the things that I tend to keep in my pantry at all times. GRAINS Oats – If you have seen my recipe videos, read some of my posts or follow me on instagram, you will know my love for oats. It’s so versatile, so convenient, so filling […]

THE FOOD SERIES: Bell Peppers

THE FOOD SERIES: Bell Peppers

Not only is it delicious and refreshing, but it gives any dish that instant pop of colour and crunch! DESCRIPTION: Bell peppers, also known as sweet peppers or capsicum. They are part of the nightshade family which also includes potatoes, tomatoes and eggplant. This edible nightshade foods have been known to create concern due to its […]

HEALTH AND WELLNESS GLOSSARY (Part One)

One of the most helpful parts of any educational book was the glossary at the back. So I present to you the first part of my glossary of terms related to health and wellness. For each post I will present a set of vocabulary terms. We will begin with the basics key terms as an introduction […]