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Savory Roasted Red Pepper Jam

I had a mail delivery yesterday. I hardly see people, so a delivery (people and mail) is like Christmas! The few things I had ordered online arrived yesterday, along with my new workout program from Beach Body. I’m pretty excited to get started. There’s only one problem. I’m on day 18 of being on High or Extreme fire potential. 18 LONG days.

That means that everyday I start work at 7:15, I get a break for 75 minutes (not today though because I had to change the oil in my generator, boo) and then rock it out from 9 am and end at 8 pm? And then there’s 2 dog walks a day, general personal hygiene (no running water or bathroom, that’s more time consuming than you think), and whole food meals.

Time! Oh, elusive time, where art thou?!  I’m sure there are quite a few of you that can relate. So here’s my dilemma. How do I follow a consistent workout program when my schedule changes and there seems to be no time left?

I decided to make a crazy decision.

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By on May 24, 2013 in Appetizer, Blog, Breakfast, Brunch, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Main Course, Main Ingredient, Peppers, Recipes, Sauce, Vegan, Vegetarian 16

TV Tuesday #29 – 10 Minute Homemade Hot Sauce

As part of my own personal whole food journey, I find that one of the hardest thing to replace are convenience items like pre-made sauces (any hot sauce addicts out there?). It’s gotten waaayyyy better, but in the beginning it was so challenging in fact, (at least that’s how I felt) that it almost made the whole food thing a bust. If something is too hard or too time consuming or too much of a pain in the butt, we often quit.

Ok, maybe it’s only me, but I actually don’t super like to be challenged. Ok, that’s not entirely true. When I’m rested, not stressed out, have lots of time, challenges..bring ’em. But after I’ve had a long day at work, I’m tired, we have a million and one obligations…not so much.

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By on October 23, 2012 in Blog, Condiment, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Main Ingredient, Peppers, Recipes, Sauce, TV Tuesdays, Vegan, Vegetarian, Videos 8

10 Whole Food Snacks That You Can Pack

Who loves snacks? I do, I do. Okay, I’m singing a little song in my head, but really, who doesn’t want easy, convenient, healthy snacks that they know are good for them and made from real food?

Sign me up.

We’re all busy people with busy lives. One of the things that most people struggle with is having great tasting, “good-for-you” food that they can take with them on the go. Eating real for breakfast and dinner is pretty straight-forward, but it’s the in-between meals that we sometimes get stuck on. Also, the dreaded “hanger” has a way of luring us into grabbing convenience food that isn’t good for us or for the kiddos. With that in mind, I present you with 10 delicious whole food snacks that you can keep in your pack when hunger attacks and you can feel good knowing that the food is real.

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By on February 21, 2012 in Almond Butter, Blog, Chickpeas, Chocolate, Informational, Nut Butter, Nuts, Oats, Peanut Butter, Peppers, Protein Bars, Snack, Spelt 41

New Years Eve Appetizer Round Up

This time of the year is especially challenging for most people when it comes to eating healthy. Decadent food is always on offer and healthier options are rarely available. Exercise usually wains off and eating sugary, fatty foods goes up. Not a good equation for healthy hearts, bodies or minds. That’s why during this time of the year, I like to focus on easy, healthy New Years Eve appetizers that you can either offer to your guests or bring with you to a party.

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks experimenting with different recipes for New Years Eve so I could offer some different options this year. I’ll also be highlighting some popular choices from other blogs so you’ll be sure to find something that tickles your fancy. The titles in red indicate a link to these fab recipes that will leave your guests or friends thinking you’re brilliant. Well you are!

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By on December 30, 2011 in Appetizer, Blog, Cheese, Green Beans, Low Carb, Main Ingredient, Millet, Peppers, Recipes, Salad, Shell Fish, Snack, Soup, Vegetarian, Walnuts 15

New Years Party Appy: Tapas Style Roasted Peppers and Almonds

As we get closer to that special day when millions of New Years resolutions are made and broken within days, my quest for yummy, healthy New Years Eve appys continues.

Will they all be healthy?

Probably not.

Will they be fat free?

Definitely not!

I was recently in the Safeway in Moose Jaw looking at a series of cookbooks put out by a lady that will remain anonymous. I actually really like her (which is why I won’t give out her name), but the constant use of low fat this and non fat that, drive me bonkers! All of the cookbooks are like that and all of the recipes are too. It’s not to say that the recipes aren’t good, but continuing to perpetuate the falsehood that if we eat low fat we’ll be healthier is nonsense. There’s my little rant.

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By on December 29, 2011 in Almond, Appetizer, Blog, Main Ingredient, Peppers, Vegetarian 12

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