The days are long, and it is FINALLY heating up here in Calgary. I know it has been a pretty hot summer for many of you – but out in Western Canada, we have been suffering with a ton of rain and cooler days. Here’s hoping July and August bring us some heat – and with it always comes the desire to make light and easy summer salads.
I’ve been posting pictures on our insta of flowers in my garden that I have never seen bloom before, so obviously the rain – and intermittent sunshine is doing something. While I don’t personally have a garden, it seems the farmers markets and grocery stores are teaming with fresh, yummy looking produce.
When I see all this yum, I just want to figure out how to use it in recipes that are quick and easy and that my family will love. I’ve picked three light and easy summer salads that are my “go-to” these days, to help you get inspired to use up all those garden goodies.
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January brings all things healthy and virtuous to the forefront – so we are doing our part with three hormone balancing smoothies to kick off the new year.
It seems we are programmed to think about a healthy start to the new year – goals and or resolutions are made and promises to eat more greens and add healthy new items to our diets get added to our “to-do” list.
In that vein, as we age we are also fighting our hormones and dealing with the onset of menopause in addition to dealing with our teens fighting their own hormonal battles 🙂
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It’s that time of year. The time to SHOP ’til you DROP and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
It is also the time of year when we just don’t have time or extra money laying around.
Here are THREE simple reasons you should make these Christmas no bake energy bites.
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- They take literally less than 15 minutes to make
- Who has time to stop at the food court for a pick me up when power shopping?
- These fill the craving for Christmas goodies in one “clean” bite!
Ladies (and gents too!) I have a problem. It’s time to admit it. When summer comes, I become obsessed with the bounty of fresh fruits and veggies available both at the grocery store and Farmer’s Markets throughout the city. This problem led to our healthy and quick Strawberry Blender Muffins.
Now, the obsession itself is not really a problem – fruits and veg? How can that be a bad thing? BUT, the problem really rears its ugly head when I am somehow compelled to purchase cases of said veggie or fruit, just because I am SO (in the moment) motivated and inspired by the sheer freshness of it all. I imagine that our family will be able to ingest all this fresh fruit prior to it going bad, or that I am going to can, freeze, or create anything and everything to use up my purchase.
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