Spring/Summer ’17 Vibes

It’s almost Summer! The days are getting longer while the sun continuously plays hide-and-seek with cloudy, rainy weather. I’ve been daydreaming about Summer and all the things I want to do as the temperatures rise. Plus all the vacation mentions and pictures on social media have me all excited and eager to start my favourite time of the year. Yes, summer remains my…

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Restaurant Review: The Captain’s Boil

Are you a seafood lover or an adventurous person who enjoys trying out new experiences?! If so, prepare yourself ‘cause Ottawa is welcoming a new seafood joint known as The Captain’s Boil. It’s a seafood boil chain-restaurant that has already opened locations in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and now Ottawa and promises to become your favourite seafood restaurant while having you feast…

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Buttery Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

I can’t believe it’s already April! It feels as though the month of March went by way faster than February. It’s still snowing sporadically on this side of the world so although it’s Spring, it’s mostly been a grey and cold one so far. One of my favourite things to do when it’s cold and depressing is to bake. Not only…

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Vibrant Skin Naturally: Inside Out

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending a presentation on the key to vibrant skin, called Vibrant Skin: Outside and In. It was an hour-long presentation organized by the Natural Food Pantry in Ottawa and presented by Emily Kielbiski, a Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and self-described skincare enthusiast. We learned about the composition and function of skin, different skin issues,…

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Quick Broccoli Shrimp Stir-Fry Recipe

This stir-fry recipe is perfect for those of us who enjoy Chinese take-out but don’t always trust the seafood quality. I’m always skeptic of shrimp when I’m eating out and usually opt for cooked fish instead. I question if it’s farmed or wild or whether it’s been cleaned thoroughly, how long it’s been sitting out and pray to not get any food…

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Edible (Apartment) Gardening

It’s sad to say but I only have one little houseplant in my apartment. With a plant-based diet, I often throw out many organic scraps of food (such as seeds and cuttings) so I’ve decided to experiment with edible gardening. I want to see what plants I can regrow from seeds and cuttings of produce I use daily. Not every produce I buy is organic…

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5 Benefits of Dancing + Music Playlist to Boogy

When was the last time you danced? When was the last time you danced freely, without a care for who was in the room or watching you? Do you remember how you felt in that moment? Let me guess, happy right?! Dancing has amazing holistic benefits and can improve your mood within seconds. It’s something I practice personally, at least…

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Restaurant Review: El Camino

Proper Mexican food is sooo goood! I like Latin & Caribbean food in general but I’m mostly used to Mexican food, hence why I love it so much. I had the pleasure of finally trying out El Camino when my brother and his wife came to visit. So I decided to write a review on it from a vegetarian/pescatarian pov. El Camino…

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Smoky Cajun Fried Wild Shrimp (Video Recipe)

Disclaimer: This Smoky Cajun Fried Wild Shrimp recipe is pescatarian and involves frying as well, perhaps not the healthiest thing but hey, it’s also made with wild shrimp. Therefore it’s somewhat good for you 😉 I enjoy eating wild seafood and fish, not the farmed stuff. It’s not something I eat religiously, twice a day–seven days a week. I eat it on average 3…

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Spicy Tamarind Mackerel Curry with Coriander Rice

There is nothing like a goooood curry to warm you up during winter. I live in a place where on average winter temperatures reach -17 degrees Celsius. Yup, minus seventeen degrees celsius! That is 20 Farenheit degrees.  This winter has been relatively warmer than usual and my Sahelian self is quite grateful. I have special cravings during certain periods and this…

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