Salads / September 20, 2017

Quinoa and Pickled Eggplant Salad (V/GF)

This quinoa, pickled eggplant and green Mexican sauce salad is so easy and absolutely delicious! Takes minutes to put together and even less time to gobble up! Give me quinoa and some veggies and I am the happiest person ever. This salad makes my life every time I make it!SO.FREAKING.YUMMY!  We are having the most perfect fall weather. Every day is like the most cherished gift! This salad is filled with the perfect fall colors and is such a joy to eat on a picnic outing.  ♥PIN THIS FOR LATER♥  The…

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Baking / September 20, 2017

Easiest Most Delicious No-Knead Olive Bread

Hi guys!This is my famous olive bread that everyone keeps requesting. It is the easiest most delicious no-knead olive bread that you will ever come across. It’s SO INSANELY good that there is no way that you can just have a piece!It takes very little time to prep but it needs 12-24 hours to rise. The coolest thing is watching the yeast work it’s magic. This is why I absolutely love baking. It’s millions of tiny little organisms hard at work.Considering the amount of time it takes me to get my butt…

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Dani's Stories / July 16, 2017

How a TED talk changed my view on finding LOVE

I was talking to a girlfriend of mine the other day and she was telling me how hard dating is and that’s when I remembered this wonderful TED talk I heard years ago.It’s a story as old as time… Building a successful career leaves you working endless hours (often traveling a lot for work). By the time yo get home, all you have the energy for is to hit the gym and then crash. The next day you start it all over again.So how do we find love?We all want that perfect fairy tale balance…

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Desserts / August 17, 2017

Mint Chocolate Chip NICE cream

ALLLLL ABOARD!!!!! The gluten free, dairy free 4 ingredient Mint Chocolate Chip NICE cream train is leaving now!!!I was SO sceptical at first! I mean how on earth could ice cream be made from a banana base? ESPECIALLY since I was MAJORLY craving mint chocolate chip! I mean there was no way this recipe could possibly satisfy my craving for good ol’ fashioned mint chocolate chip ice cream goodness!But low and behold not only did it satisfy my craving, it came out so heavenly creamy that the original could NEVER compare!It took literally 5 minutes to make…

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Breakfast / August 15, 2017

Fluffiest Most Satisfying Pancakes

I have been testing out pancake recipes for years and this one yields the Fluffiest Most Satisfying Pancakes!♥PIN THIS FOR LATER♥I’ll never forget my first attempt at making pancakes. I must have been about 17 years old and I woke up in the middle of the night with the biggest craving for chocolate chip pancakes. Yes… I’m one of those lol who isn’t hungry after 4 or 5 pm then wake up in the middle of the night to eat something … sigh!After finding the ‘perfect’ recipe, I made the batter and added the chocolate…

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Dani's Stories / July 6, 2017

Let’s Get REALLLY Real About Birth Control and Medical Mysteries!

♥PIN THIS FOR LATER♥Hey there and welcome back!So this post is a little different from the usual because I’ve been feeling super off for a couple of days now. Perhaps it’s the strange Montreal weather which goes from +38 degrees C to +20 degrees C with 13 degree nights or whether my period is supposed to come or even if its my allergies that are in full swing. Gah!! I’m thinking that it’s probably a combination of all of the above. The worst symptom I’ve been having was vertigo. For those of you…

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Desserts / May 24, 2017

Nespresso Copycat Roasted Corn Dark Chocolate

TGIF!!!! This incredible Nespresso Copycat Roasted Corn Dark Chocolate squares recipe is the perfect way to start the weekend!Especially if you’re on the East Coast where the rain just doesn’t seem to want to stop!It’s been raining for what feels like months and I simply cannot wait for the sun to come out.So I thought that this recipe would be the perfect pick-me-up!Last time I went to Nespresso to pick up some capsules with my mom (she LOVES her Nespresso machine) they gave me a dark chocolate square that had roasted…

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Body / September 19, 2017

Soothing Tummy Discomfort

What to do when you eat something that you know you shouldn’t but have a HUGE craving for.That’s exactly what happened to me last night. I don’t eat fried food or beef. However, when I was taking an evening walk to enjoy earth day I walked past a burger joint and had the BIGGEST craving for a burger and fries (probably not the most earth friendly food… I know :/) Ugh!! my body immediately began rejecting the food and boy was I in pain.I realized that I had 2 options, either I threw it all up…

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Fish / July 4, 2017

Pan Seared Ahi Tuna and Quinoa Sushi Rolls

TGIF!!!!What better way to reign in the weekend than with these to-die for Pan Seared Ahi Tuna and Quinoa Sushi Rolls?!I must admit that I’ve always been super scared of making sushi rolls. A couple of years ago my girlfriends and I had a sushi girls night where we all got around the table and spent a couple of hours drinking, talking and making sushi! It was tons of fun but I thought…. lord so much work! … not for me!However, when I woke up today I had a major craving for nori wraps. My fridge…

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Face Masks / July 5, 2017

At-Home Mini Spa Day

Hey guys!Have you ever been to the Asian grocery store and seen all the different beauty products?I have always been a little uncomfortable to try them out but last time I decided to buy some of the different masks they were selling.I tried the pomegranate one first and I fell in love! At that point I knew I had to make a video and share my experience with the world!♥PIN THIS FOR LATER♥These were the 3 different masks that I decided to try… Pomegranate Essence Mask, Phytoncide Essence Mask and Placenta Essence Mask. Phytoncide (which…

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Meat / August 17, 2017

Sweet & Spicy Broiled Pineapple Chicken

This super easy sweet and spicy broiled pineapple chicken recipe is the perfect weeknight meal! Just throw all the ingredients into your crockpot in the morning and by the time you get home….voila! the perfect meal.This dish is amazing because the flavours get married in the most perfectly mouth watering combo. There’s a hint of everything. Some tangy, a bit of sweet, a hint of spicy and a rounded savoury flavour. My favourite side of choice these days is quinoa so that’s what I ended up pairing it with; however, if you prefer a different side…

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