Nourish yourself in order to nourish others: On taking time for you & accepting time when it’s offered.

Sometimes our brains (and hearts) get in a sticky-confused-state between what you think you should be doing and what you actually should be doing. You know, you should be cleaning the house, but you actually should be making the time for that yoga class you've been wanting to go to. I, as a mom, wife,…

breakfast oat-muffins with blueberries

With camping season in full swing and the feeling like you have to grab this summer season and hold on tight before it's over, we headed out on a trial-run of our adventure van (by trial run I mean the bare-bones version of adventure-van-life: it is cleaned out, has a hardwood floor, a few action-packer…

blueberry protein smoothie

For as long as I have known her, my mother-in-law has loved her blueberry smoothies in the morning. She religiously swims three times a week (I know, impressive right!) and it is her go-to breakfast where she can put a scoop of protein in her magic bullet (feel full and yet not heavy!) and head…

powerhouse bar: energy + minerals

It was a toss up as to whether these should be called beach-bars or powerhouse bars. I made these while at my mom's house and they became a great grab-n-go beach snack. They are full of nuts and energy-rich foods that will keep you kicking-it for hours, whether you're at the gym, on the soccer…

miso dressing

Miso is a magical ingredient. It is one of the beautiful items in the fermented food category that is so good for your intestinal and digestive health. Plus it adds that sought after and flawless umami flavour to a dish.  I know many people want to include miso in their home recipes but I have…

island time 

Every summer we spend time on the island, Prince Edward Island that is. When you're a regular it's called the island (or at least our family thinks so) even if we'll always be from-away. My mom lives here on a riverbank just outside Charlottetown and every time I come I love it more and more.…

everything cookies

Before I started actually documenting and testing recipes, this is how I cooked (and baked!)—I would take a simple inspiration and add more of everything nutritious and healthy to it. Usually my creations would work beautifully. Sometimes they were an epic fail. I still find it tough to measure and record when making meals because…