Brunch, Home cooking, Quickie Nom Nom, Wellness

Goodfood Breakfast Smoothies

When putting in our Goodfood meal kit delivery order recently, we decided to try the Goodfood ready-to-make smoothies. We usually have our own breakfast routine already but it doesn’t hurt to try something new. We choose the “Smoothie Variety Box #1”. It included four smoothies: 1 Acai Bellini, 1 Cold Brew Crisp, 1 Tropical Storm,… Continue reading Goodfood Breakfast Smoothies

Tips, Wellness

Meal Planning While Respecting Social Distancing

Social distancing means eating out at a restaurant is no longer an option. Here are a few options for meal planning without having to leave your home. Meal Kit Deliveries I’ve written about these services extensively in my past posts. There are many options even for those with food restrictions (including low carb and vegetarian).… Continue reading Meal Planning While Respecting Social Distancing

Canada, Home cooking, Tips, Wellness

Red Apron: Gourmet Fresh Meal Delivery

Some weeks, we know we will be so busy that we will not have time to cook. Even meal delivery kits (where all our meal planning and grocery shopping is done for us) seem too much. Instead of relying on traditional fast food delivery or take-out, we opt for Red Apron during these weeks. Ordering… Continue reading Red Apron: Gourmet Fresh Meal Delivery

Canada, Wellness

An Oasis in Chelsea, Quebec: Nordik Spa-Nature

Winters can be (really, REALLY) long in Ottawa, so we try to break this up by heading over to Spa Nordik close-by in Chelsea, Quebec at least once a year to relax and recover. It is only a 30-minute drive away and it is as if we are in a different world. The Nordik Group… Continue reading An Oasis in Chelsea, Quebec: Nordik Spa-Nature

Canada, Toronto, Wellness

7-Step Guide to Planning Your Own Self-Care Retreat

Those who have followed my last few posts would have joined me on my impromptu 4-day self-care retreat in Toronto. Day 1 - Indulge Day 2 - Move Day 3 - Relax Day 4 - Accomplish For those who prefer the TL;DR version, here is it. You, too, can plan your own self-care retreat either… Continue reading 7-Step Guide to Planning Your Own Self-Care Retreat

Canada, Toronto, Wellness

4-Day Self-Care Retreat in Toronto, Canada: Day 4 – Accomplish

Featured image: Tea, carrot loaf and chia pudding @ Page One Coffee Note: this is part of a 4-part series. Links below for Days 1-3: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Morning person As a morning person, I tend to wake up 2-3 hours before Aaron (the night owl). On days I don't have to… Continue reading 4-Day Self-Care Retreat in Toronto, Canada: Day 4 – Accomplish

Canada, Toronto, Wellness

4-Day Self-Care Retreat in Toronto, Canada: Day 3 – Relax

Featured image: Khao Soi Beef @ Little Khao - Assembly Chef's Hall Note: this is part of a 4-part series. Links below for Days 1 and 2. Day 1 Day 2 Confession I did check my work inbox this morning. I understand this is not the most wellness-inducing activity but there are parts of my… Continue reading 4-Day Self-Care Retreat in Toronto, Canada: Day 3 – Relax