These last couple weeks in Vancouver we have been having a MAJOR heat wave. I can't complain as I love the heat and wait for this time of year during the rest of the year. But, man it is hot! Especially in our tiny little laneway house. It is pretty much an easy bake oven right now.
We have been having some crazy unusually hot weather lately here on the west coast. While it worries me in one sense from an environmental stand, I can't help but try and soak up as much of it as I can.
Recently the mornings have gotten so damn cold here in Vancouver. I wake up and instantly put on a pot of tea, wrap my self in a blanket and crank the heat. It is this time of year that I tend to move away from eating cold breakfasts (smoothies), and lean more towards warm comfort foods.
I will never deny the fact one of my favourite parts of fall is the pumpkin palooza. I have to cut myself off pumpkin spice lattes every year just because I know they are filled with junk (insert white girl joke here).
Once upon a time I used to enjoy drinking socially. Fast forward about 2 years and its just not really my jam anymore. Don't get me wrong, I like to let loose every once in a while, but for the most part I have become a homebody who doesn't have a fridge full of beer anymore.
It is that time of year again. The time of year when the days are longer, warmer, and berries are abundant! I love when the markets start carrying local strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. It really makes my heart swell!
YUM! There is something about the combination of crisp veggies paired with the creaminess of feta cheese and delicate herbs that really reminds me of summer.
As the weather starts to warm up and the days get longer, I find myself craving dishes that are light and full of colour. Greek salad is seriously super easy to make and the perfect dish to bring to your next BBQ or potluck.
I have always been drawn to the bright vibrant colour of turmeric. Although before my education in nutrition began, turmeric was just another spice to me. All I knew it for was the colour it gave curry!
What is often a spice that tends to sit in cupboards for ages, is actually an incredibly powerful medicine.
Today I have a super exciting post for you. I have teamed up with my one of my favourite local drink companies, Rumble, to bring you an awesome giveaway.
Rumble is a Victoria based supershake company. Their drinks are soy and gluten free, and don't contain anything artificial. They make their products with natural and organic ingredients and each bottle is packed full of goodness
Coffee and me have an interesting relationship. I love love love the taste and smell of coffee, but absolutely hate the effects. Whenever I drink it I get super on edge and my heart will race a million times a minute. Once the anxiety subsides I have a big crash and feel like SH** the rest of the day. NOT FUN! These effects seem to bother me most during times of stress (AKA all year except the two months off I get for summer). I still try and enjoy my coffee decaf every now and then. However, I have to say my favourite caffeinated beverage hands down is matcha.
Chia seeds are seriously rad. As tiny little seeds, they pack a pretty nutritionally dense punch. They are a great vegetarian source of omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, calcium, protein, antioxidants, magnesium and other vitamins and minerals.
This recipe has been a staple of mine for years. It is so quick to prepare and can easily be made to pack up and go. This recipe is great for anyone with dietary restrictions. It is gluten-free, vegan, delicious and SUPER healthy!