Green Bean Goodness

Get ready because today’s story-time features yet another “I can’t believe Alexis use to eat THAT!” blog entry. CANNED VEGETABLES! Yep! I ate them! Well, I ate them when my mother succeeded with her mind games, because unless it looked like a chicken finger or a pizza bun….I would have needed a Wendy’s frosty promised…

Roasted Cauli Carrot Arugula Salad

Wake up in the morning and *clap your hands* WE’RE GONE!!! Famous words (along with action) I have been saying my whole life the night before we’d hit the road for a family vacation. I think it was a way for my mom to get us, as kids, all jazzed before any sort of holiday….

Date Squares

How is it August already?! August…say it with me – AUGUST!!! I feel like I should be on the look out for the big sale on road salt to appear at Costco, because it won’t be long now until we’re shovelling our driveways again. But seeing as it’s only August I wanted to say this;…

Summer Salad with a bbq flavour flare

I read an article recently that said writing a blog is like running a marathon. Now don’t shoot this messenger, this was a comparison made by someone else. But if I take a step back I can sort of see the logistics here… Sweat, tears, stress, hair pulling, nail biting, these are just some of…

Dairy Free Ranch Salad Dressing

Why is it that when something smells really bad we want to share that experience with everyone around us? For instance you would say: “What’s that horrible smell?!?” Then immediately everyone around you takes in the biggest breath of life, just to be sure to get a really good whiff to torture themselves??? Same thing…

Kale Pesto with Zucchini Noodles

It’s not easy being green but it sure is delicious… I wish I could tell you that I’ve always had a love for all things healthy.  I feel like it might have given me a sort of sophisticated glow, like I was ahead of the eat more kale trend. Sadly I had no clue that this…

Banana Bread Granola

Lately I’ve started to notice that my dog is losing his svelte doggie physique and is almost starting to morph into a sausage shape. Yes, like an actual hot dog! Ha! Happens to the best of us. We get lazy or we blame the winter. Stupid Winter!!! But I think I figured out what his…

Chicken & Cucumber Salad

I think that as we get older we start to realize, or at least I did very early on, that it’s not so much about the quantity of friends that you have in your life, as it is the quality.  Like when Facebook first launched I remember thinking; I needed to get as many “friends”…

Rice Paper Spring Rolls

When I was little I never really understood why there was a day that we had to celebrate mom, I mean c’mon, she already gets a birthday, but now we have to take another day and spoil her again?!? But then it hit me, as I got older I started to realize that out of the…

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Light it up!!! I said that like Mick Jagger if you were wondering. I’m talking about the barbecue….or the grill…or the bee bee queue! And what’s the first thing that comes to mind as a side dish?! I’m going to play mind reader and guess that you are thinking of Potato Salad!!! Because personally I…

Collagen Smoothie

I know I’m not alone when I say that there isn’t much I wouldn’t do for my health. I’ve had tubes fed down my throat, seen pretty much every specialist out there, x-rays, scans…..you name it I’ve done it!  Lucky me in my early 30’s I’m also scheduled to have a colonoscopy (that’s where they…

Coconut Blueberry Almond Squares

Hey, can we just talk for a second about how flippin’ delicious applesauce is?!  I mean c’mon!  I kid you not, lately I have almost become a wee bit obsessed.  It’s possible that I may or may not have a whole kitchen cupboard shelf STOCKED! How did I accumulate so much fibre filled goodness you…