blueberry cream pie recipe candida

Feast your eyes on this bad boy! I am so elated that I’ve had time to sit back and write this recipe down for all y’all (and for myself). I’m not going to lie, I frequently visit my own blog for inspiration and recipes because I find myself asking: Was it 375F or 275F? Was it 1 cup of almond butter or a half cup? It happens, the mind slips. And I have yet to find a sugar-free (even refined sugar-free) food blog such as this. Have you? What I love is that all of my recipes are adaptable. Meaning if you aren’t as hardcore about living a sugar-free lifestyle as moi, you definitely have the ability to add in whatever sweetener you choose (but I do hope you choose wisely – think unprocessed, unrefined, close to the ground). I don’t want to impose my values onto anyone, but if you want to experiment, I know you won’t be disappointed.

Let’s get to it. The Almost Raw Blueberry Cream Pie is now solidified in internet history (25 years and a day old by the way), and we can indulge in this beautiful masterpiece time and time again. You will want to memorize it (or at least bookmark it, or share it, or tweet, it). And you will want to try it with raspberries, blackberries, or even a mix.  View Post

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Vintage tee, Wilfred Free dress, Isabel Marant Deyis boots, Belt as necklace

 I have nothing inspirational to say, so I’ll say nothing at all. Frank can say it all.

Speaking of Nirvana, it was there.
Rare as the feathers on my dash from a phoenix
There with my crooked teeth and companions sleeping, yeah.
Dreaming a thought that could dream about a thought
That could think of the dreamer that thought
That could think of dreaming and getting a glimmer of God.
I be dreaming a dream in a thought
That could dream about a thought
That could think about dreaming a dream
Where I can not, where I can not.
Less morose and more present
Dwell on my gifts for a second.
A moment one solar flare would consume, so I nod
Spin this flammable paper on the film’s that my life.
High flights, inhale the vapor, exhale once and think twice.
Eat some shrooms, maybe have a good cry, about you
See some colors, light hangglide off the moon.

I’d do anything for you (in the dark).

Photos by Maks Eidelson

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easy bake kale chips

What makes these kale chips a triple threat? Kick-ass crunch, cumin, and coconut oil. Three simple ingredients (in addition to the lacinto kale), that’s all it takes to deliver satisfying flavour and texture. 

Once you make these triple threat kale chips, I promise you will never use any other type of kale again. Bye bye curly cue kale and hello flat leafy greens. The lacinto leaves are ideal in width, shape, and structure. They will forever be the crunchiest of crunchiest! Ideally, they never burn since they lay flat and tan evenly. And once you let them cool for 10 minutes out of the oven, the crunch stays all day long. Best to eat these right away, as crunch disappears with every 24 passing hours.

Believe me, they won’t even last 24 seconds. View Post

all about candida blog

It’s Monday. Time to spend a little time on the internet keeping up with the…world. I’ve rounded up some online articles that are well worth the click. 

I love Sarah Wilson, and I loved quitting sugar with her help in the 8-week I Quit Sugar book. She’s just returned to her blog, and wrote an awesomely brief roundup of Eating Clean, and what that might mean. She clarifies some common questions. Well worth the look.

Clean Eating is a Myth…and 5 Other Things I Got Right  View Post

sugarless dessert recipe

Delicious – absolutely, undeniably delicious. I know I’ve said how quick and easy are two very dangerous words, but I’m going to go against that thought for a minute. Enter Vanilla Coconut Whip and Berries. The perfect treat for one but also a pretty dessert for a table full of loved ones. I gladly keep a can of coconut cream in my fridge for whenever I feel a craving coming on, but it’s a good thing it isn’t very often as I could eat the whole recipe all by myself (these hips don’t lie!).  View Post

a leather-bound journal blog

Wearing Wilfred dress (similar), Wolf Circus Bolero necklace

I daydream everyday. My boyfriend and I make grandiose plans of where we will be in one, two, five years down the road. As much as we live in the present moment, we are always considerate of where our soul searching is leading us. For instance, do we want to rent out the apartment and travel for a year? That’s a good idea. Or what about spending an evening checking out the SPCA websites for cute, stray pups who need a warm home? These are still present activities where we negotiate with our subconscious and our consciousness to get to a higher level where we can decide yes versus no. I guess they aren’t necessarily daydreams after all, but more ideas that spawn a conversation of what the future might hold.

What’s stopping you? It’s a great question. And I asked myself this the other day. I think I was pushing aside my longtime desire (and for what? Fear? Laziness? Commitment issues?) – to learn how to create a garment, start to finish. So the other night in bed, I made a decision. I signed up for a sewing class. I don’t want to go back to school (even though a third time is always a charm), so I signed up for an 8 week class to get me started. I can’t wait.

So what’s stopping you?

Photos by Maks Eidelson

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swissgear carry on

Wearing Swissgear Hardside Spinner, vintage Calvin Klein shorts, Converse, Cantik byron suit, Lack of Colour boater, Wilfred tank

It feels like a dream. For August long weekend, I adventured to the big Gulf Island of Salt Spring, where myself and 4 beautiful girlfriends spent 3 long perfect days in the sunshine and the ocean. I’ve never been a light packer (I got it from my momma), but I was lucky enough to find the perfect travel luggage by Swissgear, that is compact yet intelligent in its’ design. With 4 ladies, a 3 hour commute, and one tiny car, there was no other choice but to limit ourselves to one bag. Thanks to my white Swissgear Spinner, the stress was slim to none on this brilliant getaway.

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I loved every moment of the long weekend. From filling my Swissgear bag full of summer clothes (and not one single jacket, might I add) to smashing avocados for breakfast and jumping into warm lake water. Salt Spring is one special place, one that was the backdrop to our memories made, and one I hope to visit again (sooner rather than later). Some of my favorite spots on the island include the Saturday Farmer’s Market, Barb’s Buns,  Southey Point, Vesuvius (for sunset), and Beddis Beach. On my final day, I had to say arrivaderci to my girls a little early. I hopped aboard the ferry for a 2 hour sunshine ride home. It would have been hard to walk-on with any other bag (because I bought too many souvenirs – typical) , but my pint size spinner made it all easy. With it, I rolled from summertime gypsy back to city queen. And here I am. 

Thanks Swissgear for being a rad sponsor.

celtuce salad

You’re probably thinking…what on god’s earth is a celtuce?! Well, you’re not alone. That’s exactly what went through my head when the farmer told me the name of a stalky rooted lettuce looking vegetable the other day at the market. Without definition, I can say from personal experience it’s incredible. It’s crunchy, delicate, peppery, watery, and beautifully green. It’s exotic but also humble. The celtuce is a hit. View Post

sugar free coconut dessert

With blueberry season in full swing, the time is NOW to make some beautiful blueberry and coconut gummies (why does my auto-correct always change that to ‘dummies’?). These badass double layered jellies are uncomplicated, just like your favourite relationship, and available, just like your favorite friend (they are at the farmer’s markets! Go, guys, go!). The heat of summer is here so time to do some simple batch cooking to stay out of the hot, hot, sun (unless that’s what you’re into). Throw on the fan, grab your saucepan and your silicon molds, let’s do this! View Post