Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Recipes of the Week: Part 3

+ one of my favourite lunches to make these days.
- I tend to leave out the avocado so it keeps longer. 
- I also tend to leave out the herbs and spices, because I love how simple and fresh the flavour is without the extras. 

Wicked Watermelon Slushy by Raw Food Recipes
+ So yummy, that you feel like you're eating something bad for you (if that can be a plus?)
- I only used 1 cup of watermelon (because I was using a magic bullet and 2 wouldn't fit). Still tasted amazing! 
+ I had to add a little bit of water so that it would fully blend

- I had to use Jasmine rice, as that's all we had.
- Didn't have a red pepper. It still tasted ok, but I think it would definitely add some moisture and sweetness. 
+ I would definitely use an egg next time. They really fell apart on me, but they were still tasty. 

 Watermelon Mint Feta Salad by SweetSugarBean
+So darn refreshing and tasty.
- I didn't use any basil or olive oil for a bit of a sweeter finish.

Pinterest for the win!!! Here are some more amazing finds! There's definitely a bit of a summer theme going on this week, but who says you can't enjoy the warmer month flavours when the leaves start to fall!

If I had to rank these recipes I think I would go with: 

Enjoy and let me know which is your favourite??? Also here's WEEK 1 and WEEK 2! And if you'd like to follow me on Pinterest, you can do so here


Monday, September 29, 2014

Picture Post: September

 [Homemade moonshine made by my brother, Zach.]

[One of my tiny dance costumes that we've sold on Etsy.]

[Yummy from the garden pasta sauce that I made.]

 [I turned OLD.]

 [Quite a few days of travelling.]

[A sunset in Vancouver.]

 [ Indulging on my birthday.]

 [Autumn leaves on Davie Street.]

 [Moscow Mules with Truth Vodka from Liberty Distillery on Granville Island.]

 [ Bored of water? Try iced tea without any sweetener, num.]

[Reading in my floppy happy in the fading summer sun.]

[New high heel tap shoes for my upcoming fall shows.]

Here are some of my favourite pictures from September! There has been a lot of back and forth, between the Island and the Mainland this month, but it's been a lot fun! I've taking 11 dance classes in about 11 days and am feeling very inspired and refreshed, a big thank you to Harbour Dance Centre and the Vancouver Tap Dance Society

Some other exciting things that happened this month! I got my Learners Driver's Licence for the 3rd time and did my first little road trip. I had my 25th Birthday (I is so old). I also got some sweet new high heel tap shoes that have been all the way to Hawaii and back! 

Today I fly back to Edmonton to start another exciting Journey! I've got many fun things planned and I can't wait to see my man! 

Thanks for tuning in! 


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Hey Friends!!! As it is now Autumn and everything is PUMPKIN flavoured I thought it would be fun to share my new favourite treat!

After reading this article on Food Babe, I decided to buy the ingredients for my sister ASAP as this is one of her favourite drinks of all time. I love my sister very, very much and want her to be as healthy as possible, so I really wanted to show her that she can avoid putting chemicals and unnecessary amounts of sugar in her body with this homemade version!

The only thing I needed to purchase was the Pumpkin Pie Spice, which cost just under $5 from the local grocery store. If your spice collection is all stalked up you probably already have the spices to make said Pumpkin Pie Spice mix. It contains ground cinnamon, ginger, all spice, cloves and nutmeg. Pretty much all the spices that equal the holiday season.

As I haven't drank coffee for about three years now, I was also very interested to see how this would turnout as a tea latte! I am now addicted, sooooo tasty.

Here's our take on the homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte.

3/4 cup - milk of your choice
1/4 cup - of either espresso, coffee or black tea
1/4 teaspoon - Pumpkin Pie spice
1 tablespoon - maple syrup or honey

1. Heat up milk and brew coffee/tea.
2. Combine milk, tea/coffee and Pumpkin Pie Spice in a milk frother and go to town.
3. Pour mixture into your mug and add your choice of maple syrup or honey.
4. Sprinkle a tiny bit of spice on top of the foam as garnish.

Give it a try and let me know what ya think!


Morning Muffins

Morning Muffins, I'm obsessed!
Recently my family has been on a bit of a health kick and I love it. As a result my brother and I have taken up juicing! I don't know if any of you make your own fresh juice, but if you do you'll know that it creates a lot of pulp. There are lots of great recipes for using this pulp, but most of the time it just gets composted. I remembered making muffins after some juicing fun with my friend Matt in Edmonton and I decided to try and find a recipe that was relatively healthy, when I found this amazing recipe. There is quite a bit of sugar in it, but they're all natural sugars! 

(PS. don't mind the nail polish)

The verdict...ok, these are amazing!!! I used apple, carrot, and ginger pulp to create a carrot bread type muffin. Not too sweet, but delicious! Especially when they're still warm from the oven! I even used some houndstooth paper cups! I've made this recipe twice now and each time they have been a great success. Ps. Little ones love them too! 

Let me know if you're into juicing! Do you have any yummy pulp recipes? 


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Dreamy Fall Outfits

Happy First day of Autumn! 

All photos found on Pinterest

Aren't these photos dreamy! Here's some fall fashion to get you in the mood for all things Autumn! 
All photos can be found on my Prep + Me board on Pinterest