Sunday, January 19, 2014

Can't stop juicing

It's been over a week since I've had coffee. And miraculously, no migraine yet. Probably thanks to all the Earl Grey tea I've been sipping on. And who am I kidding, probably thanks to all the juicing too. There are endless combinations of fruits and vegetables to turn into juice. One that I can't get enough of is this bright red jewel of a juice and it contains just four simple ingredients.

  • 1 medium beet
  • 2-3 carrots
  • 2 oranges
  • 1/2 cup raspberries 
There's a lot of trial and error going on in my kitchen when it comes to juicing. I've made a few combinations of fruit/veggie juices that were downright awful. What's your favourite juice to make?

Monday, January 13, 2014

Goodbye coffee, hello juice

In the spirit of New Years resolutions, at my workplace there is a 30 day challenge that kicked off today. Voluntary participants make a pledge to do (or not do) something for 30 days. Health or hobby, it doesn't matter, just commit to something.

So I'm giving up coffee for a month. I typically drink about 3 cups a day, and by "cup" I mean a venti-sized travel mug from Starbucks. My pocketbook will surely thank me now that I won't be ordering $6.00 lattes all the time. And if I stick with it, maybe, just maybe those migraines I get when I haven't had a drop of coffee in 24 hours will be a thing of the past.

Less coffee means more herbal tea, and delicious juices, like one of my new favourites, Mean Green Juice by Joe Cross. He's really on to something with his juice crusade. Even my 6-year-old is a big fan of this vibrantly coloured juice.


 And speaking of my little one, how about a lunchbox pic? This is what I packed for my daughter to eat at school today:

Clockwise starting with the package of roasted seaweed - spinach wrap (Daiya cheese, lettuce, Gardein ground "beef") celery & carrot sticks, blackberries, banana tofu, gala apple, and crackers.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

B-day bash cupcake

And with the beginning of the school year, here come the birthday party invites for baby girl.

Most moms are accommodating, having veggie dogs to BBQ, or asking ahead of time what they can do about the cake issue. I let them know that I'll send something for my little one to have for dessert, which is what happened today. And now I have 11 leftover vanilla cupcakes with chocolate coconut-cream icing. Make that 10. Err...9? I had to do some quality taste testing.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Strawberry Bento Boxes

Labour Day: the unofficial last day of summer. The rain today is putting a damper on my blackberry picking plans. I hope it clears up by this afternoon. Although I will probably go even if it doesn't stop. After all, there is blackberry jam to be made!

Labour Day also marks the return to school tomorrow - or in my baby girl's case, the first day of school ever. It's very exciting for us, so of course we stocked up on new lunchbox containers. I can't wait to fill these up with delicious and fun lunches for her. Aren't they adorable?!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Tgiv (thank goodness I'm vegan)

@caribbeanjanet: Another reason to be vegan: RT @GlobalBC: Full Story: Four cases of human mad cow disease confirmed in B.C.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Food for Life

@caribbeanjanet: I love that 9/10 items on this list are vegan: RT@HuffPostCanada: 10 foods to eat for the rest of your life #goveg

Monday, February 4, 2013

Bento lunchbox: seaweed & spaghetti

It's been a while since I posted one of baby girl's bento lunches. Unfortunately she dropped the bento box and the lid broke off, so it's kind of tricky to keep her lunch intact. Lately I've just been putting her food in a bunch of little containers inside an insulated lunch bag - which doesn't make a very appealing presentation.

So broken lid aside, here's today's lunch: In the back row, blueberry cinnamon oatmeal and a packet of roasted seaweed. It looks like a big package but there's only a few sheets in it and she absolutely loves them. These don't fit in the lunchbox when the lid is closed, but they all get put in the same carrying bag.

Now I'll go clockwise, starting with the brown rice spaghetti & tomato basil sauce, banana tofu, Sharkies (one of the
few gummy snacks that are gelatin-free) , sesame rice crackers, Annie's cocoa & vanilla bunnies, home made banana blackberry oatmeal muffin, dill pickle, and half of a navel orange with strawberry slices.

It may look like a lot of food, but it has to be enough for breakfast, lunch and snack time. She's got quite an appetite these days and the lunchbox is almost always empty when it comes back home.