Fueled by LÄRABAR

For the past two years I’ve been on the team to organize the Tannenbaum 10K, and more recently the new Beaches Jazz Run (5, 10, and 21K) both put on by the Beaches Runners Club in Toronto. One of the swag items we were lucky enough to have donated were bite-sized chocolate peanut butter LÄRABAR bars….

Healthy, soft, blueberry oatmeal breakfast cookies

Everyone has their own breakfast cookie recipe. Some people use the work “healthy” in the post and when I check out the recipe I see loads of butter and sugar. What gives? Last week, I had a staggering craving for soft, enormous oatmeal cookies. They used to have some in the cafeteria of my university and…

Juice Matters

I’ve found the most amazing cold-pressed, Canadian juice company. I was at Whole Foods a few weeks ago for a quick salad bar lunch with my fiance, when I first tried Juice Matters. Since I don’t have a juicer, I’m always looking to try new juices when I’m out, so I got chatting with Carla,…

Surfset Toronto

Not only did we not have a white Christmas, but it was 9 degrees and rainy on Christmas eve. Now though? Well, now it’s the worst part of winter, folks. Cold, dry (so dry) and dark. I actually wouldn’t even mind the occasional bit of snow! I’ve come to terms with running outside in the winter after…

My summer without a metropass

This summer, in an effort to save some money, I decided that I wouldn’t buy a metropass. In Toronto, it costs $3 to take the subway, or TTC, one way. The metropass costs $135. To make it worth your while, you would have to use it 1.5 times per day. And that’s to break even….

New favourite cookbook: Oh She Glows

Did you know that this DESSERT PIZZA is vegan? I, however, am not vegan. My ex was vegan, so for a period of 3 months I challenged myself to eat vegan. He cooked a lot, and I was living in Montreal at the time near Aux Vivres and ChuChai so it wasn’t too difficult. One…

Recipe: Overnight oats

After reading a fabulous post by RD Robyn Coale on the dairy dilemma, I thought I would try going dairy-free for as long as I could manage and see how I felt.  My family is the type to have an after dinner cheese plate instead of dessert, so there’s no way this will be permanent,…

Fresh’s green goddess bowl

So, you’re familiar with Fresh, right? Well, if you’re from Toronto you should be. Fresh is a delicious all-vegetarian and mostly vegan restaurant that serves up delicious, (mostly) healthy meals. I usually go for their Buddha Bowl, but when I recently found out how heavy in calories it was via the Dish, I considered trying…

Healthy coconut banana bread oats

So this is one of those meals that doesn’t photograph well, but is actually amazing. This is a recipe that I adapted from Kath Eats Real Food; Whipped banana oatmeal. I like to have the whipped banana oatmeal usually on weekends when I’ll have more time to prepare and eat it. Since I first had…