28 Apr 2015

SPICY PEANUT SOBA NOODLES WITH VEGGIES


Yum. Couldn't stop eating this. Jack's lucky I have some semblance of self control because he got a [small] bowl when he came over last night. I absolutely LOVE buckwheat noodles and every time I make them I wonder why I don't do it more often. They are terrific for you as well, lots of iron, fibre and protein. Aaaaand we all know the divine nature of peanut sauce so I don't think I need to go into that too much. It's freaking heavenly. The recipe calls for cilantro but I accidentally grabbed parsley. I DO KNOW how to tell the difference between them but all I saw in the grocery store was a bunch of leafy greens, and a sign that said "organic cilantro parsley" and "sale" so it was an automatic response to throw the cilantro parsley in my bag. I like the shredded carrots in here too, they add a juicy, sweet crunch.

24 Apr 2015

FREEZER FUDGE ENERGY BITES


YUUUUMMMMM. These are pretty plain to look at but the flavour is unreal. They are oh-so-gooey, sweet, and easy to grab as you're about to start a workout or head out the door. Or at any moment. Of course, they're also good for you. Mostly just dates, nut butter and a scoop of an awesome organic vegan superfood blend called Nourish. I made these a few nights ago - in just a few minutes, I might add - because I was craving something chocolate-y (the PMS struggle is real).

21 Apr 2015

BANANA CINNAMON CREPES with BERRY ICE CREAM + MANGO


Alright. So these are so crazy yummy.

I inhaled all of them within minutes and it's a true miracle I was able to hold off until I got some semi-decent photographs. The crepes themselves taste like banana bread and if you roll them up they'd be a terrific, healthy and addicting snack wherever you go. If you can control yourself and not eat them all before you leave your dwelling, that is. I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt here.


12 Apr 2015

GOOEY CARAMEL CHOCOLATE BARS with BUCKWHEAT


Last night I dreamt I was in Hawaii (albeit my unconscious mind's own version) on a boardwalk in the ocean. I found a forest of wild fruit and was so overjoyed I started crying and fell over. There was papaya, mango, orange, pear, grapefruit and more. Good dream.

Now I just wanna look at postings for places to rent in Hawaii on craigslist. Sigh.

10 Apr 2015

THE BEST CHIA PUDDING {with vanilla, cinnamon + raisins}


I have been eating this all week. It is SO GOOD and so good for you. It reminds me of rice pudding, which I used to love when I was a kid. Chia seeds are excellent at pulling toxins and other junk out of your system, and their texture is magical when you let them sit for a little while in liquid (in this case, spiced almond mylk). They puff up! I think it's adorable. 

3 Apr 2015

TWO INGREDIENT CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS




Eating healthy treats couldn't be easier. These are soooo good and only ask for two ingredients: dark chocolate and peanut butter.

I hope you're having a nice day. It's a long weekend and all, so that's more reason to celebrate, riiiiight? Honestly, I am NOT feeling my best. My period started today and the weather here - clouds and rain - has really been bummin' me out. Right now I'm listening to The Carpenters and they're helping a bit. But I think I just need to accept that I am allowed to be not 100% happy all the time. Was that a confusing sentence?

1 Apr 2015

MY BASIC GREEN JUICE RECIPE for A HAPPY BOD


Okay here's the thing: smoothies are great, salads are great, rice bowls are great, but juice gives me something I can't get anywhere else. When I get into rhythm of having a glass of green juice or carrot juice or beet juice a few times a week, I notice I feel cleaner and clearer. I feel lighter. My skin glows a little bit. I think I might have more energy but that could be wishful thinking.