The Deep Dark Woods -A Photo Essay On Grief

Nature is neither cruel nor kind. It is utterly indifferent to suffering In the Pagan traditions, there is a right of passage called The Dark Night Of The Soul.  It is a time that we take to confront the dark aspects of our selves, many times propelled by a difficult period in our lives.  I’m…

Christmas Time Is In The Air Again – Mulled Wine Recipe

Sunday, December 1st.  A grey day.  The house perfectly silent. I climbed out of bed, donned my fluffy robe and head to the kitchen.  With the heat slowly warming the home and a pine scented candle lit,  I busied myself in the kitchen making breakfast; Oatmeal with cinnamon and almond milk and all the toppings…

What I Pack for A Beach Getaway: A Week In Cabo

We landed at YVR (Vancouver International Airport) at 6:42 PM.  I could see low laying fog hovering over the runway from my seat.  Just 4 hours earlier we were in Cabo San Lucas; blue skies, sunshine and palm trees. It’s always good to be home though.  I spend  today cleaning, doing laundry and taking down…

Twist On A Classic: Vegan Shepherds Pie

I’ve got Delia’s Classic Christmas special playing on T.V.  Christmas cooking is taken seriously in the U.K.  Hers and Nigella are my favourite Holiday cooking specials to watch.  It’s been grey and rainy all day.  Today is Saturday, my husband woke at 4:15 am and went fishing at a river 1 hour and 1/2 hours…

Cauliflower and Potato Curry (Vegan)

The house is swirling with the scent of exotic spices.  Curry, Garam Masala, Ginger, I imagine this is what it smells like walking through a spice market in India.  We turned our clocks back this weekend and as I write it’s been dark out for more than an hour. I started my Christmas shopping today….

The Things I Loved In October

These are the things I loved in October Action Kid NYC Walks  One of my ultimate bucket list items is to spend a Christmas season in NYC.  The plan would be to arrive for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, do my Christmas shopping and see the tree lighting at Rockefeller Centre.  Of course I’d be staying…

How I Lost Weight And How I Stay Motivated To Workout.

  It’s been 3 years since I committed to taking my power back.  After years at a job where work/life balance was not part of the workplace culture, I was burnt out, tired, stressed and feeling very disconnected from my Self. Change is hard and I think it’s human to want to stay comfortable and…

Vegan “Sushi” Nourish Bowls

Last week we watched the documentary The Game Changers, a film about  how consuming a plant based diet has helped enhance the performance of elite athletes from the NFL to MMA.  It reminded me how important it is to feed our bodies fuel for optimal health & stamina.  Food that won’t weigh us down but…

Thai Peanut Curry Chicken

Tonight I thought I’d share an old recipe I found in a binder where I used to keep all of my menu plans and dishes. This was before Pinterest where, at the click of a mouse you have any recipe at your disposal. It’s been really windy and rainy yesterday and today. Remnants I’ve heard,…

A Happy Thanksgiving Weekend

This weekend was Thanksgiving in Canada and Autumn has officially landed on the coast bringing rain and yellow and orange leaves underfoot as I walked to work this morning.  It’s one of those grey balmy days here in Vancouver. Wet but without that sharp cold bite you get on clear days. We have two turkey…