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…

Pecan Pumpkin Spiced Date Bites

Pecan pumpkin spiced date bites. My kind of Halloween candy. And yes, these little energy bites really do taste like candy. They’re perfectly sweetened with dates and flavored with fall spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove. These pumpkin spiced date bites are inspired by Nature’s Delight pumpkin spiced date rolls. Shaun and I first tried them while we were on Vancouver Island a few weeks…

Cinnamon Butterbeer Latte

This is how I intend to celebrate Halloween this year: Watching Harry Potter and drinking a cinnamon butterbeer latte. If it wasn’t obvious before, it is now. I love everything Harry Potter. Proof: I have Harry Potter wands in my bedroom that Shaun and I got as a gift from his father. I have two Harry potter decorations on my walls (one with the deathly hallows symbol and the…

Instant Pot Lentil Fricot

I’m going back to my roots today with a traditional Acadian recipe – Instant Pot Lentil fricot. As I said, fricot is a traditional Acadian recipe, which I grew up eating when living in the Maritimes. Traditional fricot is a dish made of chicken, potatoes, carrots, onions and dumplings, but since eating a mostly vegetarian diet, I decided it was time to make a plant-based version of one of…

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…