How to stretch your grocery budget in the wake of food inflation

As the prices of food soar due to inflation around the globe, I’ve been looking for ways to cut my monthly grocery bill down. Eating healthy shouldn’t cost so much. What I’ve started doing to lower my costs, is to find foods that will last a long time, can be easily frozen, and are loaded…

Meal planning for healthy eating 2022: #1

It’s Monday afternoon and I just finished a protein filled breakfast. Surprisingly, eating healthy and cooking interesting meals has become a bit of a habit. I’m still using MyFitness Pal daily to track my calories and even to use it for meal planning. And other than ordering in pizza once this month, I’ve been pretty…

Kale and Bean Soup (crockpot recipes)

My $69 Crockpot might be the best thing I purchased in recent years. I’ve made so many delicious soups and stews since replacing my old crockpot and it’s really helped improve my diet overall. One of my goals this year is to cook more meals at home and not waste so much food. It’s been…

All good things must come to an end

It’s nearly 10 am as I write this and I’m sitting down for my first cup of coffee for the day. I’ve been awake since 8 but it was so cold today that I decided to stay bundled up in bed with my phone and browsed TikTok and other social media platforms for a while….

Cozy morning rain and coffee thoughts with pictures!

It’s Tuesday morning and I woke up about half an hour ago feeling relaxed and refreshed. I’ve been working on turning my sleep schedule around and aiming for at least six hours of sleep every night, and to be up no later than 9 in the morning. With the exception of a couple of days,…

Easy and tasty protein bars (no bake)

I love protein snacks especially now that I’m back to counting calories and trying to lose some weight. One of the best ways to fill up in between meals is either with a protein shake, or my favorite, a protein bar. But the trouble with protein bars that you buy in the stores – they…

Friday feeling – gratitude

It’s highly unusual for me to write anything on a Friday night but you know what? It’s been a pretty good day, and I wanted to share that with you. With all the doom and gloom happening around the world right now, with earthquakes, fires, mass flooding – I think it’s important to take little…

Hello Monday, we meet again

Here we are at Monday morning again. The weekends just seem to fly by. I can’t believe it’s already the second full week of July. It doesn’t seem like that long ago, that I had just moved into this condo. And now it’s been almost four months. That’s insane. The summer is flying by too…

I love my rice cooker

I’m writing this out on Thursday night but it will be Friday morning when you read this. Today was a really lazy day. The temperature dropped from 18C on Wednesday afternoon to like -5C this morning. I forgot to close my kitchen window and it got super cold in here. It didn’t help that I…

Wednesday batch cooking – with asparagus

It’s Wednesday morning or almost noon as I type this out. The sun is shining and even though there’s a chilly breeze right now, it’s supposed to get up to almost 20C today. That’s like summertime weather. I’m sitting here in my plush pj pants, sipping my first cup of coffee and eating my per…