Rainboots, umbrella

Thursday Thoughts: What I’m loving right now

What’s getting me through this rainy and dull spring!

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Turmeric ice cream

Spotlight on Turmeric: How to add it into your diet

It’s the hot spice du jour! But it’s not actually hot – a major plus in my books.

It may be tough to spell (there are two ‘”r’s” in it, people!), but it’s super easy to incorporate into your diet.

Turmeric spice

If you don’t already know, turmeric is all the rage these days – and for good reason. It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, antioxidant, and its main active ingredient, curcumin, is  linked to improved brain function, lower risk of brain disease, lowered chance of heart disease, depression, and more. Continue reading “Spotlight on Turmeric: How to add it into your diet”

Holiday recipe round-up

Thanksgiving may have passed a while ago here in Canada, but the holiday season is just beginning south of the border. American Thanksgiving is today, and since there is an abundance of holiday recipes being shared at this time, I thought I’d gather some great healthy recipe ideas from around the web for everyone’s meal planning.

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Why I Love September Pt. 4: Fall is in the air

Here we are: the last post of my four-part series on Why I Love September! It’s been a thrill to chronicle the many reasons I think September is a spectacular month, and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading and maybe even gotten a few tips.

Even if you aren’t in the same love affair with September as I am (or as fanatical about planning and organizing), I think you’ll like this post.

Because it’s all about fall. And truthfully, I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t like autumn! Continue reading “Why I Love September Pt. 4: Fall is in the air”

Five days of oatmeal: recipe ideas to fuel your mornings

Oatmeal seems to have had a resurgence as of late — it certainly has for me. And why shouldn’t it? The breakfast staple is inexpensive, healthy, hearty and versatile. 

Growing up, my Dad would make a big pot of oatmeal every morning as fuel for our busy school day ahead — he called it “funky porridge,” adding in any mix of pantry ingredients handy that day (apple cinnamon was a favourite). At the time, I spooned in brown sugar and poured a swig of milk, but these days a swirl of almond milk on top does the trick. But just like back then, a bowl of this delicious and nutritious classic keeps me full all morning long. Continue reading “Five days of oatmeal: recipe ideas to fuel your mornings”

Beat the heat with these sugar-free treats: chocolate banana “nice” cream and healthy fudgesicles

June 20 is the official first day of summer and in light of this season of sun, I wanted to share some of my favourite cool-down, refined sugar-free treats.

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