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Monthly Favorites

May Favorites (2018)

I’m taking a break from recipes today and I’m sharing my May favorites! The weather is finally getting warmer here and I’m getting ready to go on a little backpacking trip with my friend this weekend. We did this trail several times together, but it’s been about 3 years since our last overnight hiking trip… How does the time go by so fast?! I’m excited to be in nature for several days, away from my to-do list. I mentioned to someone at work that I was doing this, to which she responded: There must be an easier way to have fun? Hah! It’s true, but nothing is quite as rewarding as hiking 40km with a 30lbs bag on your back, sleeping in the woods, preparing your…

Vegan for One Month

I’m going vegan for one month. When I said that to my family, friends and coworkers, they all had the same reaction: Aren’t you vegan already? Well no, not really. I eat a vegetarian diet 99% of the time, that’s true, but I’m not vegan. I do eat eggs, cheese and yogurt. So why am I going vegan for one month? While I love cheese and yogurt, I’m starting to think that it doesn’t like me. More specifically, I’m starting to think that dairy is worsening my acne. It’s just a theory, but I want to test it out. Okay, my acne is not (usually) horrible, but it’s bad enough that it makes me self-conscious and uncomfortable at times. For that reason, I think it’s worth the…

April Favorites (2018)

April has been a busy month over here. Not only did we celebrate a few birthdays, I’ve been busy behind the scenes working on a few projects for the blog, which I’m excited to share with you guys next month. I have some exciting giveaways coming soon, along with a challenge for the month of May and of course some recipes! I won’t lie, I’m feeling a little behind on recipe testing and photography right now. Although to be honest, I’ve been feeling like this since I graduated and started working last summer. I’m always overwhelmed by ideas and exciting projects I want to work on, but I never seem to find the time to accomplish everything I want to. I’m also trying to find a…

March Favorites (2018)

It’s hard to believe that I’m writing my March favorites post already… Where does the time go?!  But here I am, writing another monthly favorites post. I hope you guys enjoy reading them as much as I love writing them!  It’s about this time of year when I start to get tired of winter. Unfortunately, in our part of the world, winter usually stays around until April or May. I’ve had several snow days on my birthday (April 13) over the years. If it continues like this, we won’t see spring here for at least another month. We’ve had 2 snow storms over the last week or so, but I’m hoping the snow doesn’t stay too long. Either way, this week…

February Favorites (2018)

(photo taken by Fiona Chiu) Happy Friday! Today I’m taking a break from sharing a recipe and instead, I’m sharing my February favorites. Don’t worry, I have a new recipe coming early next week! It’s a delicious pasta dish, perfect for Valentine’s Day. For now, I hope you’ll enjoy my little list of February favorites, including some Valentine’s Day recipes, a sneak peek of our engagement photos and a few other things I’m loving lately. February Goals As you may know, I love writing monthly and weekly goals. This month, my goal has been to wake up 15 minutes earlier and do yoga. I wake up at 5:45am, I roll out my mat and do 15 minutes of yoga in my pajamas. I…