Tomato and Olive Tapenade

The moment I felt the sweet kiss of pinot grigio, my toes curled, my eyelids got heavy and my knees got weak. I was smitten by the aromatic and the bitter side of grigio. It was like my interpretation of fifty shades of grey if I read the book or saw the movie. On a serious…

Caprese Pasta (Zoodle) Salad

I really cannot believe I grew up not being a big fan of the American/Italian meals and had thought that Italian meals are exactly just that: Cheese crust stuffed pizza or spaghetti and meatballs. I was not to be taken to an Italian restaurant until I grew up and out of that phase quick. Now…

Kale, Radicchio, Grapefruit Salad

This weather sucks and feels like winter is lasting forever. Working night shifts can influence your eating habits. I am in an office with 3 or 4 guys that order pizza, offer me cookies and chocolate during my shift which I politely decline although my palate is craving otherwise. I am on a journey of…

Tomato Pie with Cauliflower Crust

It is summertime and tomatoes are growing perfectly red and juicy. It is such a sweet and refreshing garden fruit that holds many essential nutrients. According to recent studies by Borguini RG and Torres EAFDS in Tomatoes and Tomato Products as Dietary Sources of Antioxidants , when it comes to antioxidants, tomatoes offer an excellent amount of…

Getting out of a Fitness Funk

It is inevitable that one week, you feel like superman or wonderwoman while the next you want to live like your life is an all inclusive vacation. It is only natural that our hormones, our schedules, our personal lives or really anything can come in the way of a workout routine. It is our responsibility…

Cauliflower Crust

Cauliflower Crust for Pizza and PIE! I have tried this recipe for a few years now and I must say, wing it. This is not a standard recipe that will be a success the first time you try it. Maybe you may think it tastes to eggy, or veggie or maybe it is lacking in…

Blame PMS: Am I ranting?

This is not an article for the ladies only but an outcry to the everyones and anybodys that are affected by this sad and backwards notion that pre-menstruation is a key cause to emotional, mental, or physical instability.  The feeling that your ovaries are throbbing uncontrollably that you only wish to rip them out and…

Sweet Potato and Green Bean Poutine

  Sweet Potato and Green Bean Poutine Holy Potatoes! This was a great clean twist to our Montreal favorite. After the endless workouts, the routines, the calorie calculations or menu plans, there are still days where all you want to do is order in and have a fat ass bowl of fries, cheese and sauce. I was…

Fresh Mint, Mango + Watermelon Salad

Do you feel that? The heat slapping your skin, the sun rays changing your tones, your pores are beginning to leak as you realize, summer is here. There is not a more refreshing fruit than watermelon when they announce a scorching day. Before I begin my schpeel, I have a question. A watermelon question. How…