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December Coffee Break

One last coffee break before the New Year. As I’m writing this, Shaun and I are in San Francisco. We left on Christmas day for our road trip across the West coast. So far, we’ve been to Portland and Crescent City and we’ve driven across the redwood parks here in California. I’ll share my favorite photos on the blog once we’re back home, but so far, this trip has been busy and absolutely wonderful. We’ll be driving along the California coast for the next few days and I couldn’t think of a better way to end 2018. Now let’s move on to our December coffee break! Reflecting on 2018 2018 was a big year. It was my first full year working as a dietitian, we…

November Coffee Break

I’m here for another coffee break post! In a way, it feels like forever since I last wrote a coffee break post, but then again, November just flew by. How is it December tomorrow already?! For this coffee break post, I don’t have a new recipe, but I can share what I’ve been drinking a lot of lately: My peppermint mocha of course. I’m drinking one as I’m writing this. I can’t get enough of this cozy drink this time of year. If you haven’t tried it already, you need to make it. Trust me, it’s life-changing. I also finished off a new batch of vegan cashew eggnog and I’m planning on making another one this weekend. Another must-try recipe this holiday season. What’s your go-to drink…

Soothing Lemon Ginger Tea + Coffee Break

Welcome to my second coffee break post! In these posts, I’ll be sharing a simple drink recipe I’m enjoying, along with a life update and other things I’m loving at the moment. For this coffee break post, I’m sharing a tea I’ve been making a lot lately – A soothing lemon ginger tea with turmeric. This is my go-to drink for when I’m feeling sick or when my digestion is bothering me. It feels great on my stomach and it helps me hydrate when I have a cold. Not to mention the ginger, which could help with nausea. This tea is so basic, that I actually hesitated sharing it. In the end though, I decided that it was a good addition to an already busy coffee break post, plus, others may find it helpful…

How I Feel Since I Stopped Eating Added Sugar

One of the questions I get asked most often is how I feel since I stopped eating added sugar. Other questions include: Why did I stop eating added sugar? Is it hard? Does it get easier? Do you still get cravings? And do you cheat sometimes and eat sugar? While I will discuss these topics in this post, you can find the specific answers in my FAQ pages here. Before I get into this post, I just want to specify what sugar-free means to me. I don’t exactly like to use the term sugar-free, because yes, I still eat natural sugar. So since I stopped eating added sugar, this is what I’ve been avoiding: Refined sugars, such as white sugar, brown sugar, coconut sugar, etc. Liquid sweeteners, including honey, maple syrup, agave syrup and…

Our First 3 Months in British Columbia

It’s been 3 months since we moved to British Columbia and left New Brunswick. 3 full months away from family and friends. I get a lot of questions about our move. People asking how we’re finding it in British Columbia, away from home. The truth is, it’s so much better than I ever expected. I was honestly expecting to miss home a lot more. Don’t get me wrong, I do miss my family and friends (and my dog so much!), but I expected tears at one point, which hasn’t happened yet. I suppose we’ve been too busy to really miss home so far. Whenever we’re not working, we’re exploring everything this beautiful province has to offer. I think it’s safe to say…