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Whole Wheat Apple Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Whole wheat apple zucchini cake with cream cheese frosting. A delicious cake filled with all the best produce in season. Plus, it’s sweetened with fruit and high in fiber. What could be better?! Who else is excited for fall and all the cozy recipes to come? I sure am! I said it many times before, but fall is by far my favorite season and I’m so happy to be entering the colder, cozier months. Summer was great and all, but I can’t stand the heat (and the smoke we had this particular summer). Anything over 25°C and all I want to do is stay inside in the air conditioning or spend my day in a pool. Anyone else like that? I know I’m a bit strange, but to me, perfect weather means you can comfortably…

August Favorites

It’s the last day of August (I can’t believe it) and it’s time for my August favorites post! As I’m writing this, I’m sitting in a Starbucks drinking a decaf Americano, on my way to Seattle. It’s my first time in Washington and as we’re living in British Columbia, we’re taking advantage and exploring all the places we can out west! I’m looking forward to a weekend in Seattle exploring the city, trying new vegetarian restaurants and camping at Olympic National Park. Is there anything we need to do or see? Let me know! As we’re getting ready to explore the city, I’ll leave you with my August favorites. Currently Reading This month, I was ambitious and read…

Late Summer Vegetarian Tex-Mex Casserole

Late summer vegetarian tex-mex casserole. The best way to use all your fresh end of summer vegetables, including corn, tomatoes, zucchini, peppers and eggplants. First of all, how are we at the end of August already?! The past month has flown by and it doesn’t help that we spent it mostly indoors, away from the wildfire smoke.  You have no idea how excited I was on Sunday morning when we woke up to fresh, smoke-free air. The smoke has finally cleared from the Okanagan (I’m hoping it doesn’t come back as bad as it was), and we can now enjoy every last bit of summer. The smoke over the last month had us cooped up in our apartment, doing nothing outdoors, so now that the skies are clear, we finally get to…

Healthy Lunchbox Recipes

Healthy lunchbox recipes. Because soon, it will be back to school (some of you may have already started!). This time of year is a little bittersweet for me. This is my second year not going back to school and I miss it! I know, I’m weird. But seriously, I would much rather study for the rest of my life than work. Considering I could get paid to study of course. Hah! Part of it is that I miss the freedom of university. I miss having a few classes and being free the rest of the time. While I was in university, I could choose when to study, when to go to the gym and when to relax. I had so much time, even if a good part of it was spent studying. You don’t get that…

Hydrating Super Green Smoothie

Over the past year, I got 3 bad colds where I lost my voice for days. This is when I created this hydrating super green smoothie. That last cold happened in the same week we learned we were moving to British Columbia. I had 2 interviews and needed to work and prepare for our move. Needless to say I was a bit desperate to get my voice back at that point. Perfect timing, right? That week, I was drinking this smoothie daily. A smoothie I had created earlier that year when I had lost my voice the first time (the same week Shaun proposed – I really choose the best times!). My goal was mostly to stay hydrated (which I hoped would help with my dry, irritated throat) and to get in some fruits and vegetables. No fancy “superfood” powders…