Western Uplands Trail | Algonquin Park

Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario
It had been a while since Mac and I flexed our hiking muscles. We decided to rectify that by going on a 5 day/4 night backpacking trek through the Western Uplands Trail (WUT) in Algonquin Provincial Park! The WUT is located just off Hwy 60 on the west side of Algonquin Park. There are 3 loops you can do, ranging in distance from 32km, 56km, to 88km. Mac and I opted to […]

By |August 24th, 2017|Categories: Life, Travel|Tags: , , , , , |7 Comments

Weekly Salad Challenge | Delicious Dressings

What would a huge salad be without delicious dressings? (Dry and boring is the correct answer). You’ve got your veggie-filled base, and have topped it with some plant-powerful proteins. Now it’s time to add some flare & flavour!

Delicious Dressings Trifecta | Salt + Acid + Fat
Salt, acid, and fat are the groundwork of a delicious dressing. These three components balance each other out while also enhancing the flavour of your salad. A common ratio is […]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Homemade Essentials, Life, Recipe|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Weekly Salad Challenge | Plant-Powerful Proteins

Now that you’ve got the base of your big salad bowl made, it’s time to add some plant-powerful proteins for some serious staying power.
Plant-Powerful Proteins
Nuts & Seeds
Adding nuts and/or seeds is one of the easiest ways to add protein (and good fats!) to your salad bowl. Raw or roasted, nuts and seeds will add a nice crunch to your meal. Seeds are much less expensive than nuts, and my go-tos are sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, […]

By |August 13th, 2017|Categories: Life, Recipe|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Weekly Salad Challenge

Now that summer is upon us, the amount of local fresh fruit and vegetables is incredibly abundant. We all know that eating more fruits and vegetables is good for us, yet it often happens that veggies bought with the greatest of intentions usually go forgotten and untouched in the crisper drawer.

When hunger strikes, what if instead of hypothetically reaching for handfuls of dates and spoonfuls of peanut butter, there was a giant bowl of delicious […]

By |August 10th, 2017|Categories: Recipe|Tags: , , , , , |5 Comments

Balcony Garden Update

It’s been almost 2 months since I first posted about my balcony garden. I figured it was time for an update on how things are going (err.. not going…).
Things I’ve Learned
Remember when I said that our balcony only gets a ‘partial’ amount of sun? Well, this is still true. But because it’s mostly direct sun for those few hours, the sunlight actually gets reflected off the walls, ceiling, and floor of the balcony. This makes […]

By |July 21st, 2017|Categories: Life|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

Road Trip Snacks

Now that summer is in full swing, weekends away are quickly being booked up with the inevitable road trip. I’m not a person that deals with sudden hunger pangs well, so having snacks on hand is essential! A few weekends ago we had a 3+ hour long car ride ahead of us, so I spent two hours in the kitchen to whip up these five road trip snacks for the journey. I thought I’d share […]

By |July 18th, 2017|Categories: Life, Recipe|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

How to Reduce Plastic Waste | Small Steps

I saw a video  today about how our oceans are slowly becoming contaminated with tiny bits of plastic. In fact, there is a zone in the ocean approximately the size of TEXAS that is comprised of floating bits of plastic. It’s estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish by weight in the ocean. That’s only 33 years from now.

Did you know? Plastic does not biodegrade or decompose. Every single piece of […]

Bulk Barn’s Reusable Container Program

A few months ago, Bulk Barn introduced their Reusable Container Program to all stores nation-wide. What is the Reusable Container Program, you ask? Well, it’s actually very exciting! (Well, for me at least – as someone who is constantly looking to reduce their plastic waste!) Essentially, you bring in your own containers from home and use them instead of Bulk Barn’s plastic bags to gather your bulk goodies.

Before you start participating in this Reusable Container […]

By |June 29th, 2017|Categories: Life|Tags: , , |6 Comments