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Carrot Cake Protein Bars ~ GF & DF


For some reason I’ve been seeing a lot of carrot cake recipes and I’ve got a craving for it!  I decided to modify my last carrot cake protein bar recipe and bump it up with some more superfood power.  I added maca powder and cacao nibs…the perfect combo. You only have 2 more days to take advantage of my promo with The…

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‘Tis the Season for Travelling ~ Revisiting my travel tips


In light of the holidays and the joys of travelling in Canada during winter, I thought I’d re-post my traveling tips.  This Christmas we’re flying from BC to Ontario with a few stopovers on the way (heaven forbid we get a direct flight anymore?!) They are also calling for anything from snow storms to ice storm in 3 of the…

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Paleo Round Up #2


Well, here we are almost into the second week and half way through the month – crazy!  Things are still going great with the paleo challenge. Besides a small glass of home-brew beer, that’s the only alcohol I’ve had.  I did have some dark chocolate and pumpkin corn chips (which had gluten in them ) on the weekend – oops.  Other than that,…

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Healthy Halloween Snacks ~ Ghouls & Monsters


Amidst all the mini chocolate bars, pumpkin spice kisses (my favourite!) and those cute tiny bags of chips, I thought it would be a good idea to add in some healthy snacks! If you’re on Pinterest (like, who isn’t!?) then I’m sure you’ve seen these snack ideas going around. I just thought they were so cute I had to try them.  Now,…

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Thanksgiving dinner round up!


Both mine and my husband’s family live quite far away so I’ve made many holiday dinners for just the two of us.  While we miss our family VERY much there is also something romantic about a nice dinner for two.  In the past I would try to find the smallest turkey possible, usually about 14 pounds, which is a lot of…

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All-natural homemade doggie treats for your furry friends!


The last time we went away one of my husband’s co-workers watched our dog, Paco.  She loves dogs and knew he would be well looked after spoiled! This rang true when he came home with a bag of homemade doggie treats and a note saying “Paco convinced me to make him some cookies.”  Yeah, I get it. How can you…

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Try one of these quinoa recipes for Meatless Monday!


What better way to celebrate Meatless Monday this week than to incorporate some quinoa into your meals!  Quinoa is great meat substitute because it’s a complete protein and packed full of iron, magnesium, and fibre.  Did you know the United Nations declared 2013 to be the International Year of Quinoa?? To celebrate this, Alter Eco ran a quinoa recipe contest. …

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Who Knew?!? 20 Fun and Interesting Facts about Food!


Here’s a compilation of fun food facts I found on the Internet! Things that make you go hmmmm… Honey is the only edible food to humans that never spoils. Did you know that an avocado is actually a fruit?  So are pumpkins! In Japan, the most popular Domino’s pizza topping is squid. There are over 1,000 different types of apples.…

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