Month: September 2014

Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup

Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup

It’s soup season!  This Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup is rich and flavourful with a slight hint of heat from the jalapeño peppers.  When I make soup I prefer thick, creamy textures to the runny chicken noodle types.  This soup is no exception but if 

Pumpkin Spice Latte & Frappuccino

Pumpkin Spice Latte & Frappuccino

Before I moved to the city, I used to love taking trips in during the fall to get pumpkin spice lattes.  Now that I know whats in them and how they affect my adrenals and blood sugar, I’ll pass.  Instead, I make my own with 

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Like I said before, I love pumpkin and this isn’t the last pumpkin recipe you’ll see from me this fall, so hopefully you love it too!  If not, I think you will soon.  We’ve been having some hot weather here in Edmonton so smoothies are 

Pumpkin Lamb Chili

Pumpkin Lamb Chili

I love fall for many reasons but the biggest is probably because of the abundance of pumpkin.  Now I’m sure you’ll agree pumpkin is great in sweet dishes but I also enjoy it in savoury dishes.  As soon as the weather turned cooler I started 

Chocolate, Cherry and Black Bean Energy Bars

Chocolate, Cherry and Black Bean Energy Bars

We love backpacking in the summer and it’s probably our favourite thing to do.  I instantly feel a difference when I’m out in the mountains as far away from the business of the city and technology, as possible.  The fresh mountain air soothes me right 

This Breaks My Heart

This Breaks My Heart

Source: Photographer is Meg Gaiger (Harpyimages) This picture breaks my heart.  You may have seen it on Facebook recently.  I know people may interpret it differently, but to me this has an incredibly powerful message about body image.  The media can have such a strong 

Homemade Salsa

Homemade Salsa

I’m feeling sad that summers at it’s end and fall is on it’s way.  It’s not that I don’t like fall, I actually really enjoy it.  Fall is just too short and here in Canada we know that cold white stuff comes shortly after.  In 

Chocolate, Coconut & Cashew Butter Cups

Chocolate, Coconut & Cashew Butter Cups

I find the easiest way to make homemade chocolates is to use a mini muffin tin and that way I also get to make a tasty filling.  This recipe is for a dark chocolate that’s deep and rich in flavour.  If you’re not a fan