Here in Ontario, the month of May typically means the arrival of fresh, local asparagus. It’s something I always look forward to as asparagus is one of my favourite veggies, and I imagine a lot of other folks can relate. The asparagus season is a brief one, and even more so this year. The frost … More Get your asparagus on
Oregano oil has been a staple in my household for quite some time now. And, quite honestly, for good reason. In my family, we typically make use of oregano oil to prevent or fight off illnesses in their early stages. We also take it while ill in an attempt to decrease the severity of whatever … More Do you use oregano oil?
With warmer weather upon us, I would imagine many of us are itching to get our hands on some fresh, local produce that becomes available throughout the Spring and Summer months here in Ontario. There is something so fantastic about biting into a crisp, juicy piece of fruit that has been produced locally, and soon … More These are some of the healthiest fruits to eat
With so many of us being confined to our homes right now, it is easy to understand how and why we might be feeling a little jittery. Feeling a little claustrophobic or antsy is likely something many of us are experiencing as of late, and with limited social outings and of course social distancing, it … More Feeling antsy? Try this at-home, equipment free workout
Salad, from my own observations, has a bad reputation. When most of us hear the term ‘salad,’ our thoughts automatically associate it with being bland, boring, and certainly not something we typically have a hankering for. I feel obligated to stick up for salads a little bit, though. I personally love salad, and I’m not … More Here’s how to spruce up your salad
Maintaining an active lifestyle can be a challenging concept to practice. Most of us are incredibly busy, and with no sight of slowing down in the near future, it’s understandable that physical activity can be shunted to the back burner over time. What kind of sucks, though, is despite how hectic our lives can be, … More Here’s how to be more active everyday
I would argue that Lebanese food isn’t something a fair amount of us are familiar with. Which is a shame, really, considering how damn tasty it is. It isn’t exactly as well recognized as Italian or Chinese food, for example, but despite its relatively subtle reputation, Lebanese cuisine packs a serious flavour punch. With some … More Like Lebanese food? Visit La Luna
In regard to my post a few days ago about self-care, I thought it might useful to brainstorm the ways in which we can practice self-care without blowing our budget. I think many of us automatically associate self-care practices with a high price tag, but it certainly doesn’t have to cost you an arm or … More Practicing affordable self-care
Body positivity is, in my opinion, perceived in one of two ways; a positive movement involving confidence and acceptance of oneself, or a negative message that perpetuates the ideology that being overweight and unhealthy is okay and praised. I was chatting with my sister about the two sides of the concept. My sister, who happens … More Body positivity: progressive or dangerous?
For some of us, staying in shape takes top priority. For others, perhaps staying in shape is a little lower on the priority list. Regardless of how strongly you prioritize overall wellbeing, I’m here to offer you some good news: staying in shape doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and almost anyone can retain their … More Staying in shape on a budget
It is perhaps somewhat hypocritical of me to compose a blog post discussing the act of meal-prepping considering I have never meal-prepped myself, but after speaking with some people who do and reading up on it, I thought it may be useful for people who do meal-prep to read about some tips and tricks I … More Tips For Meal-Prepping
It’s asparagus season, so what better way to celebrate this wonderful time of year by emphasizing just how good this stuff is for you. It tastes great, has a multitude of benefits, and can be cooked in a variety of ways – what more could you ask for from a veggie? According to Eating Well, … More Get Your Asparagus On!
I wouldn’t blame you if you read the title of this post and ran screaming in the other direction, because I almost did just that when I initially came across this recipe. Chickpeas and cookie dough simply don’t mix, right? Easy peasy. Well, I found myself thinking about this recipe for a few days after … More Chickpea Cookie Dough?
For many people, the thought of consuming turkey only occurs throughout the Holidays, for example, Christmas and Thanksgiving. This stereotype is unfortunate, however, considering just how beneficial eating turkey is for the human body. Turkey can benefit the body in a variety of different ways if ingested. For example, turkey is inevitably a solid source … More Don’t Be A Bird, Eat Your Turkey!
If you’re like me when it comes to making dinner, chances are you’re looking for a quick, easy, and relatively healthy recipe that can be made in advance to enjoy later. My shrimp and rice bowl recipe fits all of my dinner criteria, and it can be made in a single batch or in larger … More My Shrimp and Rice Bowl Recipe
Earlier this week my mom and I took my grandparents out for dinner to Lemongrass restaurant in Hamilton, Ontario. Lemongrass offers Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, and this occasion was my second time eating at the restaurant. I wanted to dedicate a post to Lemongrass because it really is a fantastic restaurant. The restaurant in Hamilton … More Lemongrass Restaurant