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Returning to Cook. Write. Garden. Repeat.

January 31, 2011 Leave a comment

Hi guys!  I have missed my food and healthy living blog. I have all these great recipes and photos to share with you that have been building up over the last three months. Plus I am planning a new garden which will debut in the spring! Actually lots of garden plans are in the works.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

Vegetable Gardening for Small Spaces I have been reading many blogs and books and I’ll share with you some of the specifics of using the space you have to grow vegetables and herbs.

Worm Composting Kitchen Scraps Why worms make sense for folks living in apartments or condos.

Quick Wholesome Meals: Recipes that come together in 30 minutes that are tasty, mindful of your body and your pocket books.

Canning and Preserving I really enjoyed it last year and I will be planning my year out.  When and How will be the big ones shared and recipes!

Ideas for Nourishing Packable Snacks and Lunches I have a full time job and I’ll reveal to you what I bring to work for breakfast, lunch and snacks that are easy, wholesome and healthy.

Foraging for Wild Fruit, Fungus and Fronds As we head into spring it’ll be time to gather fern fronds, wild onions, ramps and wild berries.  I look forward to some great Hikes too…

Well, I think that should keep me plenty busy.

By the way, what do you think of my new blog design? I’m still working on the heading. If you notice anything that isn’t working or confusing let me know.

Spew of Creative Thought

January 31, 2011 Leave a comment

Good Morning (or Good Night for those who have not hit the hay yet – like me)

One of my main goals for 2011 is to be Happy!! I bet you did not know that I love photography.  I learned this love from my dear mother!! (Thanks Mom)  Mr’s sister is an artist and she has been drawing everyday in her doodle book for over a month now, so I felt I could do something similar!! In the light of projects for 2011 I have decided to partake in Project 365.  I will be posting them to my new Tumblr account, instead of here… I think it would be TOO many photos and not my focus of this blog.

I do promise to share some of my favourite shots on a weekly or monthly basis.  Also feel free to challenge me to a week of a certain theme!!

Eating Lunch Out

January 5, 2011 Leave a comment

The main goal this year I have is to be happy! I have been doing this by making healthy food choices.  I feel that if I put good items in it will be easier for me to be happier.

Yesterday morning was stressful and I was not able to start off how I did on Monday.   Today they were doing work on our apartment and we had to be out by 9am.  So I ate breakfast at the soon to be in-laws home where we dropped off the dog and the cat. 

I did get to pack a lunch either… So what did I do? I did what anyone who works in a office over a mall… I went to the food court and weighed my options.  There are the obvious bad choices, although there are some better ones.  Jimmy the Greek, Mr. Sub and Sushi on the Run. 

I choose to go with Jimmy the Greek, I had the Chicken Souvalkki and Salad.

What do you do when you are faced with such a choice?

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The Whole Life Challenge 2010

August 12, 2010 1 comment

For any and all who followed before I had done the Whole Life Challenge back in June 2009.  Well lets say I fell off the wagon.  Given my current state with the potential of having Crohn’s or IBD I will be revamping and restarting the Whole Life Challenge.  I intend to have this last for me for 1 month (to start) or 4 weekly posts with how and what is going on with my challenge.  I hope to continue after wards. This challenge will begin on August 16th (the same day I start my new job).

Some of my changes:

  • Eat BREAKFAST every day.
  • Take the stairs in the apartment. (Can’t at work, alarms will sound)
  • Take a 30 minute walk each day
  • No POP!! (Big one for me to break)
  • Drink more water
  • Do Yoga 30 minutes 3 times a week
  • Do lengths 3 times a week
  • Limit Sugar intake
  • Eat more fibre (In hopes to ease tummy issues)
  • Pack a lunch everyday (no lunch at the office)
  • Enjoy the small things!
  • Read a book in that time… Maybe 2
  • Research joining a gym

Please feel free to join in!! Comment on your own progress on your blog and link back to the week your in.  I will be having weekly posts to show you how I did the week before.

  1. August 22th 2010 (Completion of Week 1)
  2. August 29th 2010 (Completion of Week 2)
  3. September 5th 2010 (Completion of Week 3)
  4. September 12th 2010 (Completion of Week 4 and  WLC)
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