Note: This post is from a few days ago. Unfortunately I have been having problems with my internet so I couldn’t upload it. Thank goodness it’s fixed!
I love having a day off, it’s so great to just catch up. I’m one of those people that Continue reading »
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This fall season is my new happy place.
I’m being swept away by the romance of everything autumn. Except for the Starbucks pumpkin spice late. I’ll take homemade any Continue reading »
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This recipe is for my fellow “hobbit” friends. And when I say hobbit, I don’t imply that I’m short and only think short people should eat this. Or that you have hairy feet.
These mini pizzas feature the most esteemed Portabella mushroom…and hobbits love mushrooms.
It’s a great way to stack up your veggie intake and get in more B vitamins and minerals into your day. Plus, one mushroom cap is like 35 calories! Serves 2.
- 4 Portabella mushroom caps
- Organic tomato sauce
- Organic spinach
- Chicken breast (or any other meat)
- Grated cheese
Take the stems out of the mushrooms and gently scrape some of the inside of the mushroom out…so you have room to load your “pizza shell” with goodness.
Top with light pesto and tomato sauce, load with whatever veggies you like…protein and cheese…you get the idea. Bake for about 10-12 minutes at 450 degrees.
This recipe is a basic framework, but essentially you can do whatever you like. Vegetarian? Skip the meat? Vegan? Use a dairy-free cheese.
Tried Portabella mushrooms before? What do you use them for?
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I’ve been looking for a low calorie, low sugar granola. Turns out those are hard to find.
You know what they say, if you want something done right you need to do it yourself.
Well, ok…maybe that’s not entirely true. I did find one brand that I loved, but it was a bit pricey for me to buy regularly. I decided to make it myself. Turns out it was ridiculously easy.
No baking. No crazy ingredients.
Just stirring all that superfood goodness.
Chia Superfood Granola
- 1/2 cup organic buckwheat grouts
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup hemp hearts
Nutritional Info (per 2 tbsp): Calories: 70, Fat: 3.5g, Carbs: 8g, Fibre: 2.5g, Protein: 3g
Is it ridiculous to just say that the instructions are…like…just mix.
Well, that was hard.
So to eat this divine bunch of love…you take 2 tbsp. of cereal and mix it with about 1/2 cup of almond milk and let it sit a couple minutes.
Sounds meager, but the chia seeds expand and make it into a delicious, wholesome breakfast. And you can always have second helpings!
Chia seed fan, yay or nay?
6 comments » | Breakfast, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Recipes, Vegan
When I’m not in the coffee mood (which is rare), I love trying some of the cold tea beverages at Starbucks. For those of you who haven’t tried it, there’s this delicious passion fruit tea they make with lemonade and syrups. It’s amazing, BUT there’s way too much sugar in there!
I decided to make it my way…and not only did it have an almost identical flavour, there are NO calories, NO carbs, and not one gram of sugar! What!
And yo, it’s much cheaper! It’s four dollars for a venti passion tea lemonade. A little much for me.
Get the Starbucks, Teavana (or Tazo) passion tea (that’s where it costs a little bit) and you can make several batches. Granted, there are other cheaper fruit teas you could try, but I was trying to replicate the drink completely.
Passion Tea Lemonade
- 1/3 part hot water
- 1/3 part cold water
- 1/3 part ice cubes
- 1 Passion tea bag
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 10 drops lemon stevia*
- 20 drops cherry vanilla stevia
Brew the tea bag in with the hot water for several minutes. Add lemon juice and stevia drops. Add in ice and a straw and boom. You’re done.
*I used NuNaturals lemon and cherry vanilla stevia – but you can use a plain flavoured one as well, it just adds a nice little bit of extra “punchy” flavour!
This is incredibly refreshing on a hot summers day!
What’s your cold Starbucks drink of choice? I bet I can recreate it for you!
4 comments » | Drinks & Smoothies, Low Carb
Have you heard of Good Girl Moonshine? For years, there has been a ton of beverages or “detox” drinks including apple cider vinegar. Hearing of all the amazing things about ACV (apple cider vinager) I kept trying them…however, they often left my Continue reading »
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The secret to indulging my “I want pasta” mood…is the most honoured spaghetti squash. It’s the most magical vegetable in my universe. It also needs to be smothered in cheese. Because.
And no, I don’t need a real reason. Cheese doesn’t need a reason. Ever Continue reading »
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