lifestyle

Travel Diaries: Montego Bay, Jamaica

June 22, 2017

My time spent in Jamaica was the definition of a true vacation.  Its not that I don’t love trying new things or adventuring on new land (um hello that’s the main reason I love to travel), but sometimes after those vacations you almost need another vacation to just do nothing at home.  Well I didn’t need another vacation after coming home from Jamaica. It’s the chillest place I’ve ever been, nicest people, amazing food, amazing weather and its of course beautiful!

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Vegetable Noodle Stir-Fry

June 11, 2017
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After watching all 7 seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the entire Twilight series, all 13 episodes of 13 Reasons Why, all the Bill Burr stand ups that Netflix has and finished watching The 100,  I’m finally ready to do something with my life so I decided to write and blog about this recipe.

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lifestyle

All natural hair care: The Innate Life

May 15, 2017
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When the all-natural hair care brand, The Innate Life, we’re looking to send samples to those who would appreciate them, I was lucky enough to be one of those people.

I received the ‘complete hair care bundle – small’, which is very generous in size. It includes three amazing products; the herbal hair mask, rose hair elixir and the normal scalp treatment.  All 3 of the products are organic and use the best ingredients to support and promote healthy hair.  A couple of my favourite ingredients for the hair are castor oil, bhringaraj, amla, neem, horsetail and evening primrose (just to name a few) and these 3 products combined contains them all.

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Easy Pulled Jackfruit

January 18, 2017
Pulled jackfruit sammy. takes two seconds to make. Empty a can of jackfruit on a pan, toss with your favourite BBQ sauce and cook for 20 mins. Tasty AF.

Mmmmmmmmmmm is all I can think to write when I think about pulled jackfruit.

Jackfruit is a type of fruit grown in tropical areas that grows to be ginormous. You can eat them when they are ripe and they taste just like juicy fruit gum. You can also eat jackfruit when it is unripe, which has a completely different taste, and that’s how you make this beautiful ‘pulled’ jackfruit.  I call it pulled jackfruit because it has the same texture as pulled pork. In my honest opinion pulled jackfruit is WAY more juicer than pulled pork and it absorbs the flavours more.  Not to mention jackfruit is so nutritious as it’s high in fibre, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, magnesium, it’s rich in antioxidants and contains protein.

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breakfast, smoothies & juices

Green Beauty Smoothie

January 17, 2017
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This smoothie is definitely one of my go-to smoothies any time and day of the week. For weekdays before work I always make myself a smoothie for breakfast and this recipe has been made on average at least 2-3 times a week for the past two years.  This smoothie is so quick and easy to whip up it makes for the perfect breakfast when your busy and crunched for time.

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breakfast, smoothies & juices, snacks

Hot and Spicy Lemon-aid Tonic

January 8, 2017
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Wintertime here in Canada gets pretty cold. Although I have to admit, Toronto is in its own weather bubble and always has way different temperatures from cities even just 30 minutes away. The downtown core gets more brown slush than it does snow and warmer temperatures than its surrounding neighborhoods. I don’t complain; I live in the bubble, I love the bubble. Every time I visit my mom who lives in a town 40 minutes from Toronto, I’m always amazed at the amount of snow and chilliness.

This tonic is inspired by those cold, harsh winter mornings or evenings. This drink warms up not only your cold hands, but also the insides of your body. Each ingredient was carefully selected to collectively make this a powerful, medicinal beverage to give a feeling of well-being.

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dessert, snacks

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

April 17, 2016
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Spring has officially sprung so I decided to make an amazing light, airy delectable lemon poppy seed loaf. I LOOOOOOOVE lemon poppy seed cake so much, so I crafted this masterpiece of a recipe.  This recipe is very simple to make so there is no reason why everyone shouldn’t have a slice or ten of this magical lemon poppy seed loaf in there life. Loaf. I made this loaf as healthy as can be utilizing no refined sugar, dairy or eggs.  Yet the consistency is moist, the flavour is perfectly tart, not too sweet, and it’s purely divine.  Your welcome. Loaf. Because its fun to say.

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dessert, snacks

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cranberry Cookies

April 11, 2016
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Mmmmmmmmmmm cookies.  The name of these cookies pretty much speaks for itself in terms of flavour: chocolate chip, coconut and cranberry. But allow me to indulge you a little more just in case you aren’t sold yet. THESE COOKIES ARE FRIGGEN AMAZING. There is a mild hint of coconut, a chewy tartness from the dried cranberries and chocolate chips, because chocolate. These cookies are so ridiculously easy to make and the flavour is so delicious you will find yourself doubling, tripling and even quadrupling (I’ll leave it at that because I don’t know what word comes after quadrupling) the recipe because you WILL want more and more and more of them.  Luckily for you these bad boys aren’t actually bad for you at all. These cookies are so powerful and energy dense because of one sneaky ingredient, ground almonds.  These cookies are 100% gluten-free and contain no flour or wheat, instead they use ground almonds.  Almonds contain monounsaturated fatty acids, dietary fiber, antioxidants, high in Vitamin E and minerals such as magnesium.  Also, do not fear the fat in almonds, almonds actually help you lose weight! These cookies are also moist and chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside, so everybody wins.  Now do yourself a favour and go bake yourself some cookies because dammit your worth it.

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breakfast, mains

Delicious and Easy Tofu Scramble

January 30, 2016
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I am not going to lie that cooking tofu scrambles has always intimidated me.  I would occasionally order it at some vegan restaurants; some tasted bad. Until I went on a trip to New York and had the best breakfast I’ve ever had and yes it involved a tofu scramble.  Since returning home I longed for that amazing tofu scramble so I tried to re-create it and if I do say so myself I did a damn good job.  Now I can stop the cravings AND its healthy, delicious and so easy to make. That’s what I call a win-win.

This tofu scramble is full of delicious nutrient-rich veggies and protein packed, which makes it the ideal weekend breakfast for champions.  Red peppers are high in antioxidants, vitamin C and boosts your metabolism, mushrooms are high in zinc, the kale adds fiber and the spices, especially turmeric, are anti-inflammatory for the body.  Its also warm, filling and utterly delicious and the best part is that its so simple to make, yet packed with a ridiculous amount of flavour.

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snacks

Avocado Toast

October 28, 2015
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Avocado toast is the perfect healthy snack.  This is so simple to make yet so satisfying and delicious you will want to bookmark this page to remind you that avocado toast is amazing. Eat this when your still hungry after dinner, in between meals, or just feel like a dang good snack.

There is only 5 ingredients to this snack and you can have everything prepared and ready to go before the toast is even out of the toaster! This snack is perfectly balanced with the acidity from the lime juice and spice from the chili flakes. I am also not a fan of cilantro, I actually used to despise the herb, but when used with all the other ingredients it tastes SO GOOD on this toast.  Each ingredient is super healthy, full of nutrients vitamins and minerals so its a 100% guilt free snack.

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