On Music…

The way the songs we know so well are etched onto our souls and knitted into our muscles and bones.  We’re brought into them with just one note, even heard in the distance.  We know it so well and it knows us too.  It holds memories of us that we don’t even remember them until…

60 Day No Spend Challenge

I am baring it all this month!  First, with my post about about What I Learned From A Holistic Nutritionist where I discuss my skin and digestive issues, and here where I reveal that I shop too much and I’m putting myself on a spending ban… er… challenge (haha). The History: So, here is some…

2018 Vancouver Veg Expo Haul

As I mentioned in my last post about Kip Andersen at the Vancouver Veg Expo, I am sharing all the lovely goodies we splurged on last weekend at the 2018 Vancouver Veg Expo!  If you want to check out what we bought last year, click here.  I won’t be writing full reviews on all of the…

What I Learned from Kip Andersen at Vancouver Veg Expo 2018

The 2018 Vancouver Veg Expo took place on Sunday May 27th, and my boyfriend James and I attended.  It’s a huge event with over 20,000 attendees, where vegan and vegetarian product vendors, animal welfare groups, vegan activists, and chefs all gather together to share the latest and greatest of anything plant-based.  Last year was the…

What I Learned From a Holistic Nutritionist

This post is a little nerve-wracking for me to share as it’s touching on a sensitive topic for me, but I’m putting it out there regardless in case anyone else is facing some of the same hormonal skin issues that I am.  I am also writing this just as a personal note-to-self; something for me…

Adopting Adaptogens: Chaga Turmeric Latte

This recipe is one the most ingredient heavy recipe in my Adopting Adaptogens recipes but it is my favourite.  This warming milk is great to drink at any time of the day but is especially effective in the evening, after dinner, when you are winding down to go to bed.  Turmeric and cinnamon have anti-inflammatory…

Adopting Adaptogens: Decocting Chaga (Chaga Tea)

So you’ve bought some chaga mushrooms and now you’re wondering what do with them?  Well, the first step is decoction.  This is a very simple process, it just takes a little bit of time.  Equipment Needed: Large Pot, Instant Pot or Slow Cooker 2 – 3 inch chunk of chaga (or several smaller chunks) Roughly…