Some Days Are Just Bad

I don’t complain often, but I just gotta say, my body hurts really badly. It’s been so long, but I still have a hard time imagining that you can go from strong and healthy to being in constant pain. How you can go from vibrant and someone who runs and plays with kids, to someone…

Hearty Rainbow Chicken Soup

Chicken soup is a classic family meal for so many of us and this week I am sharing my take on this health-packed staple. When it comes to meals I always think about the colours I want to see and this one I like to call my hearty Rainbow Chicken Soup because the colour is…

The Things I’ve Learnt From My Dog About Life

One year ago my husband and I had to say a final goodbye to our best friend, our dog. We had Hercules in our family for 12 years and he was a best friend to both myself and my husband, the one that we could always count on to be by our side on any…

Creative Writing: My Life on Candy Lane

This is a bit of a different entry from my typical blog posts as this is going to be a purely creative writing post. I actually wrote this story more than a decade ago. I was in University and it was somewhere between midnight and 5 a.m. and a group of my fellow j-schoolers (journalism…

Easy Fruit Crumble Delight

December is full-on baking time for a lot of households, moms all seem to feel the need to get busy in the kitchens during this time making so many of our family favourite treats. And I am totally part of that club! Most of the time my family tries to live a healthy approach in…

Savoury Butternut Squash Soup

Squash is not everyone’s cup of tea – but it is at the top of my personal list of favourites. I love all things squash, from cupcakes and muffins to pies and just eating it roasted. This year I took the leap and tried my hand at making a savoury winter soup and in the…

Balanced Health: Benefits of Cacao

December 14th is national Hot chocolate Day, and as I was sipping away on my own cup with my son after we came in from a very chilly, winter-windy walk – I found it quite amazing how the warm chocolate’s sweetness really did seem to just get the happy bugs fluttering in the body. There…

Healthy Energy Snowball Bites

There’s so many people grabbing at homemade granola bars and energy bars, all for the sake of trying to create the healthiest option of fuel for their bodies post-workouts or even just for that middle-of-the-day-crash. Today I am sharing my own family’s go-to. This is a recipe that I created many years ago out of…

Embracing 2018

A new year is here and resolutions are popping up everywhere – people keep asking me if I too have goals or “resolutions” for 2018. And while I am not someone who relies on resolutions much, this is a year I hope to keep working on self-improvement. I hope this is a year where I…