• Baking,  Vegan,  Vegan Recipes

    Grandma Wendy’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (& Vegan!)

    Grandma Wendy’s Cookies Grandma’s oatmeal raisin cookies! These cookies are sweet, soft, chewy, have large oats and lots of raisins. They’re everything you’re looking for to enjoy on a Sunday afternoon with some tea. Even better? Grandma Wendy graciously veganised them. Who doesn’t love to receive a phone call from grandma telling you she’s going to be baking for you? I was so honoured by this phone call because not only was grandma baking for me 🤤 but she was also calling to get help on how she can veganise her recipe. The legal stuff In true transparency, I’ve added some links to this post that are affiliate links. This means that…

  • Tips,  Vegan

    7 Pantry Items For the Beginner Vegan

    Often the thought of switching vegan/plant-based is paired with the idea that the foods are flavourless and there’s going to be a lot to loose. Being on the other side, I can say with full confidence that I’m enjoying way more flavour in my food now than I ever have before and I’ve only gained more love and knowledge for the foods I eat. But I wanted to help ease the transition for anyone curious in living a more veggie forward life so I came up with 7 pantry items for the beginner vegan to have on hand. . Accessibility I’ll be the first to admit that I love a good…

  • Dinner,  Vegan

    15 minute garlic breadsticks

      Inspired by the garlic breadsticks you dream about from your favourite Italian restaurant…or maybe it’s Pizza Hut. I mean, you can’t deny they make some killer garlic breadsticks. These sticks are full of flavour, soft with the slightest bit of crunch and great for sweeping across an empty pasta bowl to pick up that leftover sauce. The best part? They only take 15 minutes to whip up and only requires 5 ingredients. 15 minute cheat recipes are my jam! Whether you’re in a rush thinking of a last minute side for dinner or maybe you’re hosting a big party and have a lot of cooking ahead. Whatever the reason,…

  • Tips,  Vegan

    5 Ways to make an Impact Today

    There are a LOT of reasons to switch to a more plant-based/vegan lifestyle. If we’re talking about making impact then a vegan lifestyle is for you. It’s not just about loosing weight — actually its not at all about loosing weight. It’s about living a more empathetic and holistic lifestyle. It’s about gaining a deeper connection to food, nutrition, our beautiful mother earth and all the living creatures living amongst us. I understand switching is a big task to take on. You’re literally changing everything you know about food. From what to eat to knowing how to prepare it and consume it. Even sometimes, where to obtain it. I’m not…

  • Lunch,  Vegan,  Vegan Recipes

    5 Easy Vegan Lunch Ideas

    Just the thought of switching to a vegan lifestyle can be overwhelming. When my husband and I first made the switch, I wasn’t worried about dinners. I could plan those. My breakfast? It was already vegan friendly. I was worried about lunch. What could you possibly replace a ham and cheese sandwich with?! Was my first thought. It took some time before I felt comfortable straying away from a smoothie and a snack for lunch every day. And let me tell you, its a decision I haven’t regretted one bit. So here I am sharing my findings of yummy vegan friendly sandwich replacements that will rock your world and send your…

  • C-Sections,  Womanhood

    C-Sections – What to expect, advice & tips (PT 3/3)

    The blog post every pregnant women needs to read (PT 3) You’ve made it to part 3, so you obviously know how bada** c-sections and the women behind them truly are. Post 1 {click to read} I talked about what to expect before and during surgery and questions you might want to ask beforehand. Post 2 {click to read} I talk about the short-term (first 3 days) recovery. Now it’s time to cover long-term recovery. There’s a lot to think about when it comes to your long-term recovery along with having a newborn. Everything from feeding (especially if you’re breastfeeding), to holding your baby, getting into bed, rolling over in…

  • C-Sections,  Womanhood

    C-Sections – What to expect, advice & tips (PT 2/3)

    The blog post every pregnant woman needs to read (PT 2) – Short-term Recovery  Welcome to part 2 of my 3 part series. After undergoing an emergency c-section I realized that there’s a lack of information given beforehand to women regarding the surgery. After all, it is an emergency — so in the moment its hard to think up any questions & hard for the medical staff to give you all the information you need. I’m hoping that through this series I’ll be able to help women feel more comfortable about the procedure and recovery. In part one (you can read it here) I discussed what surgery looks like before…

  • C-Sections,  Womanhood

    C-Section – What to expect, advice & tips (Pt 1/3)

    The blog post every pregnant women needs to read (PT 1)  When I first discovered I was pregnant, I remember thinking what? now?!  I was so lost on what the next steps were. I heavily relied on the doctors I was visiting. Everything from the information I would need to know to have a healthy pregnancy to my education source on the labouring experience (or at least guide me to the classes). Now that I’m out of that phase, I have clarity. I see the holes in the system. The societal flaws and educational mishaps and I can’t just sit here silently. Personally, I feel like I missed out on lots…

  • Womanhood

    Huntly’s Birth Story

    labour preparation Pregnancy, child birth, babies and children…they are all truly unpredictable from start to finish. If you followed my pregnancy journey then you would know that there were many aspects of it that were very unforeseeable, unplanned and downright surprising. With my pregnancy being that way, I should have expected the same for my birth story. But once again, I was completely caught off guard and surprised.  In the third trimester we went to a birth and labour class as well as got a tour of the maternity ward at the hospital I was delivering at. During both, they mentioned that just under 30% of the woman attending the…