Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

I don’t even know where to start. It’s been a VERY long time since I’ve spent any time writing, recipe testing and motivating, through my blog! Let’s start with where I left off! I left off with an 11 week old puppy – who is currently sitting at 11 months and 80lbs! I left off…

Roasted & Raw Dinner Bowls

It’s already been a crazy and fun year and we’ve only just begun! After the fall renovations, we successfully sold my condo. I was in that condo for 5.5 years and loved every minute of it. My first place! The condo was a game changer for me, having my own place and after selling, set…

What’s New & Veggie Hash

9.5 weeks ago I decided to take a break from drinking alcohol. I didn’t know how long I would go until I said it out loud one day and decided to commit. 14 weeks is the set amount of time for no alcohol which brings me exactly to the day of my birthday.  Naturally when…

Paleo Granola

You guys – I’m obsessed with greek yogurt and honey. I’m pretty sure it’s the best thing next to avocados, cheese and of course butter! When I decided to go gluten free I missed that combination of yogurt, honey and granola until I stumbled upon this delicious paleo granola recipe. I can’t take credit for…

Yes & No

I am a yes girl. I say yes to most things, often without even thinking (or checking to make sure I’m not double booking myself). Saying yes comes out of many places for me: Fear of missing out aka FOMO – the fear that if I say no and I don’t go or do the…

Learning

When you hear the word learning, what comes up for you? How would you define this word? Would it raise an eyebrow? Or would you be curious enough to ask questions? Recently I had this word projected at me as a negative. A vague term that was coated with red flags. Personally, I grew up…

Dinner Salad

Salad for dinner was something I started enjoying back as a vegetarian. Yes, vegetarian. Was a long time ago and while I feel great not eating meat, that is not something I’m keen to do again… Source: Dinner Salad

Dinner Salad

Salad for dinner was something I started enjoying back as a vegetarian. Yes, vegetarian. Was a long time ago and while I feel great not eating meat, that is not something I’m keen to do again. As a kid salad was part of every dinner, it was not the main meal. Salads for any meal…

A long awaited return

Hi everyone!!! I have missed you all so very much.  Hmmm so where have I been?  Why haven’t I written?  Excuses are not in the game plan and therefore I have to admit part of me has just simply not taken the time to write. I’m cooking, yes. Some baking here and there and of…

Vietnamese and the lesson I keep on learning

Every few months my body tells me to slow down. Every time it surprises me. This time not only did it surprise me (when I twisted my ankle on my hike with a girlfriend) but my reaction surprised me too.  I rested.     Nikki. Me and Beacon. With a 600 year old redwood.  I learned…

Water

It’s been over 20 years since I started drinking bottled water. While I struggle with the concept of having my water sit in plastic before I drink it, versus it being room temperature and tasting not so delicious, I figure I do what is best for me. Note: I don’t drink bottled water cause I…

30 Days of Yoga – The Lessons

Today marked my 30th day of yoga. The majority of my classes were hot and the majority took place at Moksha Yoga East Vancouver.  I had one pivotal class at Moksha Kelowna where the entire time I was dripping with sweat it felt as though the instructor was talking to me. He kept reminding me…