Health and Wellness / April 24, 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 / April 20, 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 / April 19, 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 RECIPE FOR LATER __________________These were the 3 different masks that I decided to try… Pomegranate Essence Mask, Phytoncide Essence Mask and Placenta Essence…

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Meat / April 12, 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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Health and Wellness / April 1, 2017

Growing Up- A Perspective of a 20 Something Female

I’ve been battling with insomnia for some time now but in the past week or so it has gotten worse than ever. So I figured, since I’m not sleeping anyways… why not journal about it? And that’s exactly what this section of my blog is going to be dedicated to :)“It was when I stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundation of home within myself I found there were no roots more intimate than those between a mind and body that have decided to be whole.” – Rupi KaurGrowing up. That means so many…

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Breakfast / March 30, 2017

Chocolate Chia Seed and Berry Parfait

You have got to try this easy, vegan and completely guilt free chocolate chia seed berry parfait heaven! It tastes like a chocolate and berry dessert but it’s good for you!I know it’s hard to believe and it took me some time as well to get on the chia soaking bandwagon but ever since I hopped on, I have simply refused to get off! For anyone that knows me, you are fully aware that breakfast is simply a hot bowl (yes, bowl…) of coffee and that’s it. I am not a breakfast person. It is simply…

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Soups / March 30, 2017

Creamy Vegan Chestnut Soup

Celebrate the start of spring with this creamy vegan chestnut soup!!!I am a huge lover of chestnuts but I have never before tried chestnut soup before :O . I find them to be so comforting and warm. They bring forth very fond memories of chestnuts roasting in the open fire around the holidays. So when I was at the grocery store last time and saw that they were selling chestnuts I figured that it was time to try my hand at a chestnut soup.__________________ PIN THIS RECIPE FOR LATER __________________After scrolling through tons of different recipes on pinterest…

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Desserts / March 22, 2017

Decadent Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Hello there DIYers!You have not lived until you have tried this decadent vegan chocolate mousse!I know it’s been quite the minute since my last post. Life keeps getting in the way as I’m sure you know it has a tendency to. But I’m back with a vengeance with this INCREDIBLE vegan chocolate mousse :DDid I ever mention that I ADORE avocados??? Like I mean I can eat a whole avocado with just a hint of salt in one sitting! So when I saw that people have been making vegan chocolate mousse from avocado, I…

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Preserves / March 17, 2017

DIY Fermentation

Hey guys! I am so excited to tell you about this class I took this weekend on lacto-fermentation!Being of Russian-Jewish descent, I grew up on all sorts of fermented goodies including sauerkraut, fermented cucumbers and even fermented tomatoes!I decided to call my grandpa and ask him what his secret family recipe is so that I can continue the tradition myself. His recipe was a little bit of salt some cabbage and a couple of carrots… yes my facial expression was the same as yours right now!I realized that if I were to continue our family…

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Body / February 27, 2017

Whipped Body Lotion

A couple of days ago I posted a video on instagram where I showed how I was whipping up some body butter lotion and I had some people ask me for the ingredients so I thought why not make a post?!So here it is :)This recipe is so luxurious that every time I come out of the shower and apply this lotion, I feel like I’m at a spa. We all know that the winter months dry out or skin and I have tried almost every lotion available on the market but NOTHING HELPS…. Until now!This lotion…

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Breakfast / April 13, 2017

GF Fruit and Nut Granola

Hey guys!I know it’s been a little while since I’ve had a chance to post anything but that’s only because 2017 has been BUSY!!!! So many changes and many many lemons haha. And you know what they say… when life gives you lemons you sure as hell better make lemonade!That’s exactly what I’ve been doing! I launched my etsy store this week so please check it out!https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/DanisDIYsShop?ref=hdr_shop_menuIf there’s ever something you would love to have but are having trouble finding, I would…

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Desserts / March 13, 2017

Raw Dark Chocolate Macaroons

I don’t know about you guys but with the holidays being over I feel like I need to get my butt in gear! Every time I think about hitting the gym or starting on a no yummy foods diet I want to cry. So I am taking a different approach to healthy lifestyle this new year… eating what I want, when I want but trying to eat as much raw food as possible. Come to think of it, I should start juicing again…!I can’t say I have much of a sweet tooth but every now and then…

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