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There’s something so special about the combination of raspberries and bananas! It never ceases to excite my tastebuds and my body loves the combination when it comes to digestion. Banana Ice Cream is god’s gift sent from heaven for people who either can’t digest dairy, love bananas or follow a plant-based diet. The bananas just make […]

5 Minute Banana Raspberry Ice Cream

Banana Raspberry Banana Ice Cream

Festival season for us Canadians is soon approaching, with the first in the lineup, Sasquatch, kicking off in Oregon this weekend. I had a friend come up with the brilliant idea to share some of my favourite foods to bring to a festival! I notice that many people get a little stuck when it comes […]

How to Grocery Shop for a Music Festival


I have always been a little nervous to tackle my own loaf of banana bread because my grandmother bakes the best banana bread, EVER. But I had a bunch of ripe bananas in my kitchen, and enough frozen bananas to make me enough smoothies to last a lifetime (not that I could ever have too […]

Sugar-Free Banana Loaf

sugar-free banana loaf

January has gone by way too quickly! Who agrees? It feels like yesterday that I was still bronzed from my trip to the Seychelles. In the span of one month, I’ve started a new job, got back on the green smoothie and quinoa train (boy did I miss those guys), mastered a few amazing recipes […]

January Round-Up

Nuts for Coconuts – What’s The Big Deal?   Coconuts have recently skyrocketed in popularity, and have been known as the modern, “multi-functional” superfood. So, what’s the deal with this nut? Is it really all it’s cracked up to be? I broke down the basics for you guys to get a better idea of the […]

An Ode to: Coconuts


December Round-Up: My 8 Favourite Things   1. TUT: Notes from The Universe – http://www.tut.com/Inspiration/nftu I’ve been receiving these little inspirational personalized messages from “the universe” for about a year now. I love the positivity in each message and they honestly make me strive to do better each and every day. It’s free to sign up and they put […]

December Round-Up

Today is Dec.7th, the second day of Nikolaus here in Germany. The Christmas markets are buzzing and filled with cheerful (mostly drunk) people, smells of marzipan and cinnamon and tons of Glühwein. I fall in love with Christmas a little more every year, and moving away from home has made me realize that it truly […]

5-Minute Antioxidant Oats

First of all, please excuse my not-so-modelesque hands. I love my hands. I have always had short nails, cuts, bruises, scars and bumps. This reminds me that I am constantly doing things, touching things and creating things. It shows that I am a true cook, scrubbing vegetables, kneeding dough, washing dishes (tons and tons of dishes). […]

Favourite Foods: Dates

November Round-Up: My 8 Favourite Things   1. The Skimm newsletter – http://www.theskimm.com/ The Skimm is a short, interesting summary of the news sent to you via email. I honestly look forward to my Skimm email every single day. I feel up-to-date on current news and it is written in a really great way. Props to […]

November Round-Up

  This past year, I had the chance to work with the incredible wedding photographer Christine from Christine Pienaar Photography. Christine has some serious talent, especially for her age. She produces stunning, refreshing photographs; it’s no wonder why I wanted to take some photos with her! We both love food & photography, so, why not? These […]

Lemon Tofu, Feta & Avocado Lettuce Wraps

Lemon Tofu, Feta & Avocado Lettuce Wraps