I have a special love for the avocado. I haven’t found a dish that avocado doesn’t make better. It’s good in smoothies, desserts, and on any sandwich. Lately it’s been in my breakfast – almost daily. But that is another story, and maybe another post. Avocado does awesome things to quinoa too. Other than needing ...read moreThe post Quinoa and Avocado Salad appeared fi
I didn’t make a meal plan for this week for several reasons. None that really matter, and certainly none are valid excuses for not planning. But I didn’t and that is just the way it is. Sometimes you need to roll with it… or without it, as the case may be. I have fridge full ...read moreThe post Menu planning June 17th – or the one that wasn’t appeared first on infine
For many of us, cancer had reach deep into your lives and changed them significantly. Spouses, aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, neighbors and friends. As cliche as it sounds, it touches all of us. It creates fear and paranoia. Every bump, lump, new ache or sunburn creates a small sense of dread and feelings of “what ...read moreThe post Cranberry and Cashew Breakfast Muffins #recipesfromthe
I’ve been without proper internet at home all week and I have to tell you I was starting to lose my mind. I actually thought I would have to spend my weekend at the office, where there is internet, so I could write some blog posts. Of course my husband quickly talked me down from ...read moreThe post Friday News appeared first on infinebalance.
Before I get into today’s post… don’t forget there is a giveaway happening. Open until June 15th! Why is it that I can’t pass on candy even when I don’t like it? Never in my life have I had a moment where I said “I need some red licorice right now?” Never. Chocolate is completely ...read moreThe post Blueberry and Kiwi Smoothie appeared first on infineba
Hi everyone, It’s been a while since I’ve done a meal planning post. It’s been busy around here with our trip to Ottawa for the half marathon. I don’t know about you but every-time we get away for a weekend or a few days, we play catch-up for a couple of weeks after. Things ...read moreThe post Meal Planning – June 9 appeared first on infinebalance.
Here I am talking about vitamins again. This time it’s about the kids. The trick with getting kids to take their vitamins is taste. It doesn’t matter what colour or shape they happen to come in, they can be the cutest Koala Bear shaped vitamins you’ve ever seen, if they don’t taste good kids will ...read moreThe post Giveaway – Vitamins and Kids Vitality Cherry Slush
Today I have a special treat for you! Andrew, Co-Founder of Koge Vitamins (You might recall my review of their vitamins a couple of weeks back), is guest posting today. Give Andrew some love! You can visit Koge here (check out their blog too) or follow Koge on Twitter and Facebook. Balanced living requires managing ...read moreThe post Guest Post – Veggie Tacos appeared first on infinebalanc
It’s done! I ran 13.1 miles and survived! Recap posts sometimes goes through all the details of the day, the blow-by-blow of the race. Mile by mile. I could do this too… the logistics and the prep, but really I don’t want to talk about it. It’s done. And right now I don’t think the ...read moreThe post The first half marathon appeared first on infinebalance.
Sometimes a girl needs something sweet and chocolaty. Sometimes sweet and chocolaty doesn’t have to come with fat and calories. Sometimes. (Ever notice that when you think too hard about how to spell a word, even the correct spelling starts to look wonky after a while. Is it chocolately or chocolatly? Both are not words ...read moreThe post Easy, vegan chocolate mousse appeared first on infi
Making your own bread does not need to be complicated. It is crazy satisfying. Something about turning flour into bread is magical and worth every bit of effort. These skillet flatbreads are easy and based on a recipe I found in this month’s FreshJuice magazine. A simple flatbread. No yeast. No rising. Very little kneading. ...read moreThe post Vegan Skillet flatbreads appeared first on infi
Happy Victoria Day to my Canadian friends! Pancakes are not for busy weekday mornings. Or even busy weekend mornings when there is soccer games to go to or yard work to get done. A day-off requires pancakes. Pancakes are for days without crazy agendas and to-do lists. When you see pancakes it means we sat in our ...read moreThe post Funky Monkey Pancakes appeared first on infinebalance.
Do you take vitamins or supplements on a regular basis? I tend to flip-flop between “absolutely -everyday I take them” to “I can get everything I need from food.” I can be terribly inconsistent about it, partly because I don’t always remember and partly because I can’t be bothered to take the time to fish ...read moreThe post Koge Vitamins appeared first on infi
I ran 10 miles this weekend. Farthest I have ever, ever ran. I thought my knees were going to fall out. I hear Ottawa is a hilly place and I understand hills are hard on the knees. There are no hills where I live. It’s as flat as a pancake. So I can’t practice hills. When my Garmin ...read moreThe post Orange and Cilantro Slaw appeared first on infinebalance.
Welcome to the Virtual Vegan Potluck! The problem with Potlucks… if you were looking to find a problem with a Potluck because in general they are truly genius. If there is a problem with potlucks, it is that there is soo much food. Sooo much to choose from. And not enough room on your plate. Its just ...read moreThe post Lemon Donuts with Lemon Glaze for the Virtual Vegan Potluck appeared
Before I get into today’s recipe I just wanted to let you know the Virtual Vegan Potluck is happening this weekend. This is one of my favourite blogging events. Really. Its a lot of fun. I’m bringing dessert. So mark your calendars and please stop by on May 11. Today I’m giving ...read moreThe post Roasted Chickpea Tacos appeared first on infinebalance.
Sometimes plans just don’t work out. I had planned so many things today and they just did not happen. I had planned to clean the kids closets and sort out summer clothes. I had planned to write several blog posts. I had planned to sort my paper work. None of this happened. I had even ...read moreThe post Lighter guacamole and this weeks menu appeared first on infinebalance.
That was a long week. I’m tired. But the sun is shinning. Finally. Which means spring will be over in a week and we will be in full blown summer mode – hot, humid and 100s. I’m enjoying the moderate temps while I can. It’s my husband birthday. Shhh… don’t tell him I told you. ...read moreThe post Friday Things: running, birthdays, Spring Cleanse and stuff app
Hey, hey! Time for lunch. I will be the first to admit that I looove chickpeas. They are the smartest food ever. I mean they taste great on their own, but also take on some really cool flavours when mixed just right. Filling. Nutritious. And oh so versatile. You probably have most of these ingredients ...read moreThe post Curried Chickpea Wraps appeared first on infinebalance.
It’s a busy week coming up. I’m working out-of-town for a few days. So I’m keeping this weeks menu simple. We are going classic this week with our meal plan. My daughter had some specific complaints about recent menus. Most weeks I include a stir-fry of some sort and I understand she is getting tired ...read moreThe post Meal planning and this weeks menu appeared first on infine
So it’s Sunday morning and you are wondering what to have for breakfast. Well, here it is. My husband made these for me one morning. Okay – he didn’t make them just for me. He made them for himself too. But these are so special, it felt like he made them just for me. ...read more
Ottawa half marathon is officially 30 days from today. It’s getting closer and I’m getting nervous. This past week was a bad week for me running wise, between a few late nights at work and nasty weather I haven’t run since Sunday. (7 miles by the way and 10 minutes better than the last time ...read more
We love broccoli. This week I bought 3 bunches (for $3 – a very economical vegetable). It appears in a few different meals planned for the week and the kids love it demand it in their lunches with humus or dip. Yes, its a sad day when we are out of broccoli — and that day ...read more
Let’s talk about meal planning for a bit. Planning is essential. I spend time each and every week planning our dinners. I’ve found that the time spent planning and prepping each week is more than worth the extra time and effort it takes. When I spend a bit of time planning we eat much better. ...read more
Here is a healthy little muffin to go with your weekend coffee. Vegan, nearly fat-free and packed with protein from chia seeds and quinoa. Next time you are cooking quinoa for dinner make some extra. I used Ener-G egg replacers in this recipe. This is a product that helps bind the way eggs do in ...read more
Hi Friends! Welcome to the new and improved: Taadaa!! At least I think this is new and improved. I’ve been working hard at transferring over all my posts and pictures to a new site. It’s been a bit more work than I anticipated and a little scary from time to time. But hey, we’re done. At ...read more
So last weekend’s long run kinda did me in. That was a long, long run. For me at least. As I type I’m strategizing about this weekend’s run. I’m afraid to try again. I’m afraid I have to. Really. That was far. And before any of you who regularly run 10-15 miles on the weekend scoff at ...read more
So last weekend’s long run kinda did me in. That was a long, long run. For me at least. As I type I’m strategizing about this weekend’s run. I’m afraid to try [...]
This warm salad or side dish was inspired by Terry Walters book Clean Food. This is a mild dish, the flavours are not overly complicated or intense. I prefer it [...]
This warm salad or side dish was inspired by Terry Walters book Clean Food. This is a mild dish, the flavours are not overly complicated or intense. I prefer it warm or room temperature. It packs well for lunch too. I’ve been eating away at my batch for several days and it is holding up ...read more
Hi everyone, Welcome to Monday! We had our first lazy weekend in a long, long time. My son spent most of his weekend playing Skylanders. Sure, I would like to think that I am not one of those parents that allows my kids to play video games almost non-stop for days at a time, but ...read more
Hi everyone, Welcome to Monday! We had our first lazy weekend in a long, long time. My son spent most of his weekend playing Skylanders. Sure, I would like to [...]
I’m fairly certain that in heaven there is a Blendtec because in my heaven there is this chocolate peanut fudge dip… Chocolate Peanut Dip recipe from Blendtec’s Fresh Blends Cookbook [...]
I’m fairly certain that in heaven there is a Blendtec because in my heaven there is this chocolate peanut fudge dip… Chocolate Peanut Dip recipe from Blendtec’s Fresh Blends Cookbook Ingredients: 12 oz chocolate chips – semi-sweet 1 cup peanut butter, natural, crunchy 1 cup half and half or soy creamer Directions: Place all ingredients ...read more
A day off with no kids doesn’t happen very often. With out any plans, my husband and I found ourselves at one of our favourite breakfast spots, Lakeside. A bakery. A café. The [...]
A day off with no kids doesn’t happen very often. With out any plans, my husband and I found ourselves at one of our favourite breakfast spots, Lakeside. A bakery. A café. The kind of place you don’t know you are going there, but you end up there somehow…”Oh, here we are.” While waiting for our breakfast and ...read more
My husband makes cookies. I admire his ability to bake on a whim. No planning ahead, no need to have a reason. I’m not that flexible when it comes to [...]
My husband makes cookies. I admire his ability to bake on a whim. No planning ahead, no need to have a reason. I’m not that flexible when it comes to baking. I tend to over think my baking decisions. I worry about health, type of fat and grams of fiber. I stress over the amount of ...read more
Hockey season is over. Can I get a ‘Yay!’? Honestly I didn’t have it all that bad, we could have been much busier with hockey than we were. Still I’m happy [...]
Hockey season is over. Can I get a ‘Yay!’? Honestly I didn’t have it all that bad, we could have been much busier with hockey than we were. Still I’m happy to have my weekends back … at least, until Soccer starts on April 20th I have a few precious Saturdays. Generally I like to spend a good ...read more
It’s been awhile, I know. Don’t be angry. I will start with a long overdue running update…. 2013 miles so far: 75.75 I was certainly hoping that number would be bigger by now, but I’m happy with it because its symmetrical. Compared to this time last year, this is amazing. The weather has kept me indoors far ...read more
It’s been awhile, I know. Don’t be angry. I will start with a long overdue running update…. 2013 miles so far: 75.75 I was certainly hoping that number would be bigger by [...]
Its Family Day and despite the intentions I set several days ago to clean closets and cupboards, it is 10am and I am still in my PJs. As I sit [...]
Its Family Day and despite the intentions I set several days ago to clean closets and cupboards, it is 10am and I am still in my PJs. As I sit here and type the kids, also in their PJs, are watching a Harry Potter movie. I feel this could be the start of a HP ...read more
Happy Valentine’s Day! Tomorrow. I’m linking up to Jenn for WIAW over at Peas and Crayons. This is not a typical WIAW post. I haven’t bothered to catalogue a day’s worth of eats. [...]
I realize I have not been very exciting on the food front lately. This is a busy time for me at work so I keep myself on track by sticking with some basics and [...]
If we ever bump into each other at the supermarket you will notice several boxes of cereal in my cart. The wanna-be health nut in me is totally embarrassed but [...]
The cold has gotten the better of me this week. I’ve put in a few miles but I’ve skipped runs. My relationship with the treadmill is tenuous. Sure it’s a [...]
First, let’s talk about what I’m not eating….. I’ve been following a bit of a detox diet since January 1st. The plan is fairly restrictive – no dairy, no gluten, no soy, [...]
First things first. Saturday I completed my first 5k run of 2013. This is part of a virtual race series hosted by Mommy Run Fast It turned out to be a [...]