From the monthly archives:

November 2013

thinkThin Giveaway

by Destini on November 27, 2013

I love protein bars. It’s a well known fact around here that you will always find some sort of protein bar in my purse. I learned awhile ago that it is one of the best and easiest solutions for those times you can’t get home to make yourself a healthy meal. It has become even more important for me to have one for the husband as he is unable to have most packaged foods(not really a bad thing).

This being said, a lot of protein bars out there are not actually good for you! They will have a lot of protein, but also fructose and a bunch of other things I can’t even say out loud! YUCK

For those of you that have been reading my blog for awhile know that I often make trips down south to the USA to pick up some stuff we just can’t get here in Canada. I had first heard about thinkThin about a year and a half ago. I saw it on Instagram and other fellow foodie blogs. I got all the flavours I could get my hands on when I was in the states. And I loved them!!

Well fast forward to a couple weeks ago when thinkThin contacted me asking  if I would like to do a giveaway on the blog that was open to ALL my readers in North America. I was like HECK YEAH! They currently aren’t available in Canada, but maybe with a little love we can make that happen? I have tried several of their flavours and the ones they sent me have so far been my favourite! Creamy Peanut Butter!!!!!!! It has 20 grams of protein and ZERO grams of sugar, it also happens to be gluten free!!!


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I’ve had to hide this box or a certain someone will steal them all! 🙁

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He is going for a day work trip tomorrow, so I did sneak one in his lunch… I am really not that cruel!


This Giveaway is open to anyone in the USA and Canada! Contest will run till December 4th, 2013 at midnight!

The winner will get to choose one box of the following flavours

  • Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Chunky Peanut Butter
  • Brownie Crunch
  • Caramel Fudge

You must do the required entries below and any of the extras for a chance to win!

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Day-to-day news ~ House is starting to finally come together. Last night our dinning room chairs were finally delivered. I will be doing a house tour post in the future *promise*. Just want a few more things sorted first. Yesterday, I was featured in Silk Canada’s Newsletter! If you didn’t get a chance to see it, you can here. It is seriously amazing how lucky I feel to have been given the opportunities that I have. Not one moment am I not thankful. I only hope that I can do more in the future, anything to help promote healthy living!

Question: What is your favourite protein bar and why?


Spiced Chai

by Destini on November 25, 2013

I don’t know about any of you, but when it starts getting cold, my latte consumption increases a lot and my bank account feels the pain. I don’t have a frother or anything fancy when it comes to making a latte at home, so when Silk showed me this recipe, well let’s just say that my bank account was rejoicing.

This spiced chai drink contains everything in it that I love about the changing seasons…minus of course the snow…it doesn’t include that 🙂 It is super easy and your tummy will love it. So go get a comfy sweater and fuzzy socks…we’re about to enjoy this drink in the comfort of our own home.

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Ingredients: Yields 1

  • 1 cup Silk soy, almond or coconut beverage, any flavour except the chocolate.
  • 1 black tea bag
  • 1-2 T honey or agave, to taste
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1/8 t cardamom
  • 1/8 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 t ginger
  • pinch of cloves

Directions: Place all ingredients in saucepan and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and let steep for 10 minutes.

Remove tea bag and return to heat just until warm.

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Silk suggests that for a more spirited drink, add 1oz Irish cream liqueur such as Bailey’s. ( I tried this, and it hit home)

Let these aromas fill the house, grab a book, put on a good movie or make a big batch and serve for company!

This post was Sponsored by Silk Canada, check out more amazing recipes from Silk here

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Creamy Pesto-Stuffed Mushrooms

November 22, 2013

One thing about me is that I LOVE to entertain. I knew when purchasing our new house that the dinning room, kitchen & living room all needed to be open to each other and it had to have the perfect entertaining space. Usually the first thing I think about when entertaining is the food! I swear I have already planned the menus for our house warming, Christmas and Superbowl party! When I am at work, I will have random menus pop into my head for some future event, and if there isn’t one…I will make one up! I just LOVE it! Our old condo was small, dark, unflattering and just […]

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