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Breakfast

No-Bake Cherry Yogurt Tart

Ending the week with a delicious no-bake cherry yogurt tart. My parents are actually in Vernon for the weekend. They drove all the way from New Brunswick to British Columbia to bring Shaun’s car (plus they got to enjoy a trip across Canada, just like we did!) and I must say, it’s nice to see familiar faces in Vernon. Moving to a new city can feel lonely at times, despite being introverted and enjoying being alone most of the time. Going to work at the hospital 4 days a week is more than enough socialization for me… Hah! Plus I have Shaun to keep me company and we get to explore British Columbia together, which is more than I could ask for. It doesn’t stop me from missing my friends and family though. So…

Banana Oatmeal Blender Pancakes with Berry Compote

Banana oatmeal blender pancakes with berry compote. Surprisingly, these are the first pancakes I’m sharing on the blog. Not that I’ve been blogging for very long, but I somehow made it over a year and a half without sharing a pancake recipe. Believe me, these were worth the wait! Honestly, I’m not much of a pancakes for breakfast kind of person. I have a rotation of 3 different breakfasts that I eat week after week and rarely do I crave something different. Yes, I basically wake up every morning craving oatmeal or toast. However, sometimes I do change things up, usually when it’s a special occasion. It may not be because I want a change, but mostly because I feel a change would be appropriate for special occasions. For example, I would…

No-Knead Whole Wheat Seeded Bread

No-knead whole wheat seeded bread… The perfect recipe to make this snowy weekend. Yes, we just got another snow storm. The third one in 3 weeks and somehow they all fell on a Thursday. I’m just hoping this is the last of it – I can’t wait for the spring weather to finally arrive! For now though, I’ll just keep spending my weekends inside, staying cozy and baking. Maybe going for a hike in the snow. If your weekend is just as snowy (or maybe rainy), you need to make this bread. Not that you need an excuse to make fresh bread. Seriously though, if you’re scared of making homemade bread, this is the recipe for you. Honestly, I made homemade bread for the very first time last January. Before then, I…

Sugar-Free Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins

Sugar-free peanut butter & jelly muffins, my new favorite snack. Also, welcome to March! How are we 3 months into 2018 already?! It seems like just a few weeks ago we were celebrating New Year… Without me noticing, March arrived and with it came nutrition month. I wish I could say I prepared something for the occasion, but that didn’t happen. It was March 2nd when I realized nutrition month had started already and I didn’t have anything planned. I started brainstorming some ideas on my walk to work and instantly felt overwhelmed, so I decided to keep it easy. The theme for nutrition month this year is “unlock the potential of food”, including the potential to fuel, discover, prevent, heal and bring us together. The potential to discover encourages fostering healthy eating habits in children by…

Golden Mango Citrus Smoothie

I’m taking advantage of citrus season with this refreshing golden mango citrus smoothie. I’m also hoping this smoothie gives me the extra boost I need to stay healthy this flu season… I caught two colds last fall (I lost my voice for a week, both times), so I really don’t need another one. Working in a hospital probably doesn’t help – I’m constantly exposed to sick patients. So since it’s winter and I’m working in a hospital, I’ve been trying to take extra care of my health. I prioritize sleep, I exercise regularly, I try to manage stress and eat more protein, fruits and vegetables. This may not be true every day, but I try! Whenever I feel like I’m lacking fruits and vegetables, I make a smoothie. To be…