Create An 80/20 Lifestyle For Improved Health

  As humans, we tend to look at everything in one of two ways, either right or wrong, good or bad, true or false,  Carnivore or Herbivore, And so on.  It tends to be all or nothing.  But really this way of thinking offers no balance whatsoever. We need more balance in our lives, and not a 50/50 balance either. Life doesn’t work with 50/50. When it comes to food and lifestyle, we should always think of the 80/20 rule.  80% of the time we eat good and do good, 20% of the time, we indulge and live life. When…

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The Best Orange Julius Recipe

  When I was young and growing up in Edmonton, one of my fondest memories was going to the World Waterpark at West Edmonton Mall.  I took swimming lessons there after school for a season or two, and also on Saturdays, which after class, my mother would sneak in and we would stay for half the day enjoying the slides.  This was back in the 80’s when things weren’t so strict.  And to top off an epic day of Waterpark fun, we would always stop at the Orange Julius Kiosk for a delicious “healthy” smoothie!  A memory that I will…

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I Thought I was Going To Die!

  This is a picture of me facing my fear for a second time only a few weeks apart from each other!  I’m in the front row in the middle with the GoPro on my helmet… thinking the boat was going to flip and I was about to die! I am an adrenaline junkie, loving all things free fall, fast, terrifying and death defying… Except when it comes to water!! I love going on small boats on lakes, tubing, paddle boarding, and kayaking, but always with a lifejacket on, and never alone, and always close to shore.  I am terrified…

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Roasted Maple Almonds Recipe

  One of the snacks I love most when I’m driving long distances is nuts, or my trail mix which I always take with me.  But I have been treating myself with some stupidly expensive maple almonds from the grocery store lately.  Like when I say stupidly expensive, I mean like $9.00 per small bag and I have eaten the entire bag in one sitting… in like 30 minutes before LOL thats ridiculous!  But stuff happens and especially when you’re driving, sometimes you just get hypnotized by the road and scenery, munching away. So I wanted to try making my…

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Tips To Curb The Winter Weight

  Are you like me and tend to snack and eat more in the winter? I am less active and stay indoors more often than not in the fall and winter cause I hate being cold.  And when in doors, I tend to snack. Fruit unfortunately is less abundant and I love my fruit!  Vegetable season is not my favourite, but I make sure that I set myself up for success when those boredom hunger pangs strike. Something I always have is an abundance of food prepped and ready for grabbing and going at any time.  I have shared many…

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Heathy Halloween Snacks For Kids

  It was when my son was 3 years old that I started working with food and making some healthy, delicious, and fun snacks for him.  I hated all the sugar, preservatives and fillers that went into food, especially in kids snacks.  Halloween is such a fun time and I don’t judge, I still hand out halloween candy and am happy to participate in all the festivities. But one thing that I always did my best at, was to give my son and his friends healthy snacks when it came to parties, birthdays, halloween, Christmas, and all the times when…

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Prepping Your Body For Fall

  The fall weather is upon us, and while it’s time for some things that I love, like the cozy feeling you get when you come home after a long day of work, to a warm house with the glow and crackling of a fire place, and the smell of fresh bread baking in the oven, along with a home cooked meal on the stove, and your family so happy to see you.  Aaahh the pure bliss!  Just kidding, who’s life is like that?  I don’t have a fireplace, I bake the bread and cook the meals.  And generally If…

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Perfectly Pumpkin Spiced Double Recipe

  Are you like me and just love the pumpkin spice season?   Let’s be honest, that, and the beauty of fall is pretty much the only things I love about this cooler weather.  The cosiness that the fall colours and falling leaves bring, the halloween decor that is everywhere as of October 1st if not before.  And the fragrant smell of pumpkin spice in most stores, coffee shops and bakeries this time of year. I am not a coffee drinker so I do not get to indulge in the pumpkin spiced latte’s that are advertised constantly, or eat any…

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The Best Vegan Vegetable Dip Base

  I recently went to an event at a friends house, and there was some – apparently delicious – vegetable dip everyone was raving about, but I couldn’t have any because it was filled with dreaded dairy.  So I got it in my mind to create the best non dairy dip base that you can add any of your favourite dip mix or spices to.  And I am super confident that no-one is going to be able to tell that is it vegan! When I was a kid, my farm grandmother would always make the best chip dip from a…

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Natural Migraine Relief

  Let’s cut to the chase… Ginger root tea!!  Real ginger root steeped!  Completely took the edge off and settled my stomach within 20 minutes of drinking it. If you are a Migraine sufferer like me, that allows it run its course, instead of taking over the counter medications, or prescription drugs, then this is post for you! I recently had the worst migraine I have had in two years since Covid-19 shut the world down.  When that happened I was hugging the porcelain thrown for 9 hours vomiting and trying not to pass out and have my husband take…

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