The Scariest Day.

The Scariest Day. If I looked back on all my birthdays, I’d have to say that this one by far has been the worst, but also the best.                    Mehdi’s mom invited me to go to her friend’s lake house at Shuswap Lake with their family last…

Eight Things I am Grateful For

At age 15, not a single word anyone said could tear me down. Why? Because the words I said to myself were worse than what anyone else could say. The past few weeks have been difficult. I read somewhere that if you’re having a hard time or a difficult day, count your blessings. Write down…

Four I Wish I Knew Before Travelling Solo

“When you get lost in Krakow, make sure you find yourself in time to come home to me” Last spring, I needed a break. A breather, from life. Without too much thinking, I booked a trip to Europe. Arriving at my grandparents’ house at Slovakia felt like just what I needed, a breath of fresh…

Three Reasons Why You Should Forgive

“Forgiveness is taking the knife out of your own back and not using it to hurt anyone else” When I love, I love fully. Whole heartedly. Unconditionally. Either I love and trust someone 100% or not at all. I used to live under the theory that if someone I opened up to broke my trust…

Hummus Three Ways

I live and breathe hummus. Every inhale contains chickpeas and tahini I swear. It is a way of life. I could eat a whole tub of it daily if I could but I’m sure you can see how that can get pretty pricey, so instead I bought an entire bag of chickpeas for $2 and…

Vegan BBQ Jackfruit Pulled Pork Sandwich

One month before going vegan, the day the Southwest Pulled Pork panini and wrap came out at Tim Hortons, I remember my manager walking around the store allowing us employees to try the new sandwich. This was my first time ever trying a pulled pork sandwich.  I must say, I did enjoy it. The way…

Five Mistakes I made while Losing Weight!

Hearing the word “diet” makes me want to rip my hair out. All at once. As we have all learned by now, in order to lose the weight for good, we must do it the healthy way-changing our lifestyle as opposed to temporarily “diets”. During my many years of an eating disorder, I had found…

Four Hidden Treasures in Prague, Czech Republic

  We hopped on a train to Prague exhausted from the previous day’s trip to Vienna to Prague, from the Bratislava train station. Exhausted and drained but itching to see this city’s charm. We arrived at the Prague railway station at noon only to be crowded by a load of tourists! Viki and I are…

Vegan Ice Cream

Throughout my eating disorder, I struggled for some time with binge eating. I would buy three large bags of Salt and Vinegar chips and quite literally sob into it while chewing, thinking “how on earth will I ever have the body I desire while also living my life to the fullest-enjoying my food?” This balance…

Kale Apple Walnut Salad Recipe

I used to despise the flavour of vegetables. Specifically Kale and Celery, I would literally want to vomit just thinking about it. It turns out, I am not the only one who has had this experience. A few years later when I went vegan and began to explore new recipes. I would throw together the…