Relax, It’s the Holidays!

You hear that a lot, right?  Relax, it’s the holidays!  It’s supposed to be a time for family and friends, for gathering together and sharing joy.  But often, this time of year is the antithesis of relaxation.  It can be stressful, emotionally challenging, and generally a pain in the ass. More … Keep reading

Holiday Traditions: Remastered!

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Every year, for as long as I can remember, my mom and I have made holiday truffles. They are ridiculously decadent, rich, and delicious. They are also full of refined sugar.  These are their ingredients: This year, I tried to put a new spin on a holiday classic – this … Keep reading

Happy Championships, er, Hallowe’en!

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It’s almost Halloween!  Time for cute costumes, mountains of candy, or, if you’re me – hiding from children and watching Championships! If you haven’t yet, you can still get a ticket to watch from WFTDA TV, it’s going to be well worth the $20!  I can’t wait to see how things … Keep reading

PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING!

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It’s autumn, the leaves are changing, there’s a chill in the air, we all know what that means… PUMPKIN TIME! Autumn is bar none, absolutely, positively, my favourite season. I love wearing my leather jacket, I love crunching leaves, and I love eating all of the delicious harvest foods.  Especially … Keep reading

Bugging Out: My Foray into Entomophagy

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I recently invested in some baking supplies.  Some high-protein baking supplies.  Some chirpy, jumpy, high-protein baking supplies.  I bought cricket flour. And I made banana bread. And it was fantastic. I started my journey into entomophagy gently – with bugs that came pre-ground into flour, which you can then add into your … Keep reading

So Many Cucumbers, I’m in a Pickle!

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August, month of wonderful garden bounty!  And terrible gardening puns! This year, I tried my hand at growing cucumbers, and it was a resounding success!  I have more cucumbers than I know what to do with – much like my kale dilemma in years past. What’s a girl to do? … Keep reading

Long Weekend, Short Recipes

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It’s the Civic Holiday weekend here in Ontario, and folks are racing out of town to go camping and enjoy what’s left of the summer. Sadly, I’m not joining them, but I can make the most of the beautiful weather we’ve been having by putting together some awesome summer dishes … Keep reading

What I’m Reading This Week: Two Articles and a Recipe

I’m on the cusp of some exciting stuff with Booty Quake and Roller Derby Athletics, and am spending all of my free time getting ready for the amazingness that’s headed your way. As such, this week’s post is some great content from other people’s blogs. First up, former power lifter … Keep reading

Bout Day Bites

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A couple of weeks ago, I posted about nutrition to fuel your game (and practice days) and covered the basics about when and what to eat. What I didn’t do is post any *actual food* suggestions, so that’s what today’s quickie post is about. What do you bring with you … Keep reading