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when you love all the food and end up with all the allergies

[cue loud sad trombone sound] Actually, it’s not that sad. I mean, I was a little sad but I’m kind of choosing to see it as ‘wow, science is so cool and told me to stop being an asshole to my body!’. Glass half full right? So buckle up, cause this is a bit of a long post. So I’ve been spending a fair amount of time with various doctors lately, getting poked and prodded and tested. In their defence,…

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50 days of yoga

Hi friends, it’s me, your super lazy buddy. You’ll notice this post is called 50 days of yoga, so I’m hoping you’ve sort of got an idea of what it’s about. I enjoy exercising. For real, I know it sounds fake, but I actually do. It just has to be something I like. I enjoy lifting and pretty much hate all kinds of cardio that aren’t me dancing to good songs. But I haven’t been feeling like doing any of…

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Food Health HFX Life

the old rice paradox

The ‘Old Rice Paradox’ is something Curtis and I have recently discovered. Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of it, because we literally just made it up today. Scientific papers will be forthcoming. The name comes from one of my favourite people in the whole world, my father in law. He one day mused, quietly as he does, that we always make rice in big batches so that we always have leftovers, yet this means that we’re constantly eating old…

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Food Home Life Travel YYJ

notes to the west coast

dear west coast of Canada, our time together is almost at an end. we’ve only got a few more days left, but i wanted to say thank you and write some little letters about all of my favourite things you’ve given us. dear beaches. thank you for all the time you gave me to sit with friends on sandy logs on cold winter mornings. thank you also for all of the dogs that i got to pet while visiting you…

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Food Life Restaurants Style Travel

when you go to the mainland

I think for probably the first time in like, 7 years I went to Vancouver and it didn’t rain. Just let that sink in for a minute. I was in Vancouver and it wasn’t raining. Not even a little. I was straight BLESSED UP. I went to visit a few of my favourite ladies before the husband and I leave this glorious west coast for good. It’s always nice to have an experienced Vancouverite in your back pocket to help…

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Food Life Travel

salt spring island

Make sure you’ve got snacks and a drink for this one guys, because I took… more photos than I anticipated. We’ve lived on the west coast for like, seven years. Which is a pretty solid chunk of time, right? But in all that time, we’ve never made the trip over to Salt Spring Island. Considering it’s only an hour of travel time, that’s pretty pathetic. So, since we’re moving to the east coast soon enough, we finally got our act…

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Food Health Heart Life

life lately + food update

Okay, first thing is first: we recently got a diffuser and my whole house smells so good right now you guys, I just needed to get that out there. It’s distracting and wonderful. I don’t know about you guys, but February snuck up on me so fast. I feel like Christmas was both forever ago and only yesterday. Time is just moving so fast! Before I know it, we’re going to be packing up and leaving this beautiful city where we’ve…

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Food Health Heart Life Style

a message from my tiny couch

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday night. It feels like a success that we’ve made it this far this week, doesn’t it? I’m counting it as one, for sure. Class for me started this week, which has so far involved me doing two gruelling ‘introduce yourself’ assignments. Just kidding. About the gruelling part. I’m sure you got that. Anyways. We’re off to a pretty good start to the week, and I’m thinking that’s going to carry on. I went to the gym yesterday…

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Food Heart

thoughts on food

I have been thinking a lot about food. I mean, what else is new really, but with a more critical and determined eye than usual. Normally its just like ‘hell yeah, lets eat it’. I’ve been trying to be consistent in watching what I eat and choosing my food carefully. And then, you know, the holidays happened and all of that went out the window. Which isn’t really an excuse but I’m not going to drag myself over it, so.…

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Food Restaurants

cold remedy: chorizo and christmas trees

I don’t think I’ve ever gotten this many colds in a year, but here I am again, wrapped in 10,000 blankets and listening to Sound of Silence on repeat. That cold life guys… is not lit. But I dragged my sorry self out of the house with ye olde husband to mail some christmas presents and we figured we might as well make an afternoon out of it since we waited in line at Canada Post for about 3 days. Hell yeah,…

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