Double Chocolate Brownie Dough ‘Blizzard’

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Over the past few months, Eric has been taking a Project Management Course to get his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. It hasn’t been easy on him juggling work, the 3.5 hour daily commute, studying, and building the deck at the same time! We’ve been looking forward to the completion of the course so he […]

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Cheezy Hummus

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I was out running by 6:30am this morning trying to beat this crazy heat wave we’re experiencing here in Southern Ontario. It was a cool and crisp 15 Celsius…the perfect morning for a 4.5 mile run! I was glad to get out there early because the temperature quickly rose to 30 C by noon. I […]

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Our Perfect Veggie Burger

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For the past several months, I’ve been on a quest to make a veggie burger that had everything on our wish list. I’ve probably made over 100 veggie burgers and they all came up short, either by just a tiny bit or by a landslide. I’m always asked what I do with failed recipes and […]

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Glo Bar Giveaway!

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[Image from my Operation Beautiful Book Tour Post] ‘I don’t have a goal weight, I have a goal life.’ I heard this quote while watching an interview with an Extreme Weight Loss participant and it really clicked with me! Along my journey, I realized that a certain number on the scale wouldn’t magically make my […]

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Raw Buckwheat Breakfast Porridge

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Saturday night, Eric and I were on our nightly walk and we passed by our neighbours sitting outside enjoying a pitcher of Sangria. They invited us over for a drink and we couldn’t think of a reason not to join in on the fun! Drinks led to more drinks, hours flew by, conversation flowed, and […]

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10 Ways To Live In The Present

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“With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson When I think about my struggles with anxiety, I realize that I live in the future too much. It’s crazy how much I worry about things that haven’t happened yet and probably never will happen. I’ve spent […]

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Lessons from a New Gardener

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My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant’s point of view.  ~ H. Fred Ale Since I started my garden the third week of May, I was sure that everything would die. Every flower or plant that I’ve tried to grow in […]

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch ‘Blizzard’

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Last night, I made a new veggie burger recipe. Don’t get too excited though, they were crap. I’m super picky when it comes to veggie burgers and I rarely meet one that I’m happy with. Eric goes, ‘They’d be good without all the lemon…’ ‘They are rosemary lemon burgers.’ ‘Oh…hah’ Fail. I also won’t tell […]

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9 Ways To Have a Productive Work Day

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I recently read an article about productivity at work and I thought it would make a fun post. Savvy Sugar reports that the average woman’s work day consists of 35% ‘productive work’. Where does the rest go? Email 20.8% Looking for stuff 18.75% Interruptions12.5% Internet searches 13%   [If you ask me, email, looking for […]

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We Are Never Alone

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I received this message from a reader named Serena and thought it was so powerful I asked her if I could share it with you. From Serena: If I have one Universal message for you it is this: You are loved, supported, valued, cherished, appreciated, honoured, admired and respected. At every moment. By the Source […]

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