Great friends, Great food

This weekend along with going on our first date in our year of dates ( you can read more about that here…) we also had our first housewarming party! Our condo is about 900 sq feet and so we decided that instead of throwing one big party that would be uncomfortable and crowded in a smaller space we would host several “mini” house-warmings for our family and friends. To get the part(ies) started we decided to invite two other couples over for dinner and drinks with the possibility of hitting 17th ave after. We live in a really trendy area in Calgary just off 17th ave SW nicknamed “The Red Mile” that is filled with pubs, restaurants and plenty of nightlife so it makes it easy to head out for a few drinks on a Saturday night.

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Nutrition Mission

At the start of this year I made a bucket list. One of the things that I put on the list was to become a vegetarian or adopt a more vegetarian way of eating. Initially this was something that I thought I would try for a few weeks, get bored with and move on from. I also thought that there would be a huge lack in the variety of things I could eat and the other impossibility that crossed my mind, was how on earth was I ever going to get Tyler to eat this way!?!?!

We are now on day ten of The Plan…see more about that here… and I would say we are eating 85% vegetarian.

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10 Step Jalapeno Brie Bake

I have always wanted to do a brie bake and since Tyler received one as a gift from Secret Santa I took the opportunity to try it out this weekend~!

What you will need:

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Spaghettacelli

I know I said at the beginning of November that I was strictly dedicating this month to moustaches and yoga but I couldn’t resist throwing in one more Spaghetti squash creation before getting into all the Christmas season cooking and baking. So here it is, my latest (and greatest)  Spaghetti squash creation. This was a very simple recipe with lots of delicious flavors and an asian sorta kick to it. Continue reading

spaghetti…squashed!

If I would have known how easy it is to cook spaghetti squash I would have started making it years ago! Seriously, this was probably one of the easiest and most delicious things I have ever tasted.

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Sprouts and Spuds

Last night I was wondering what to make for supper when I stumbled upon a recipe from the blog Oh She Glows. I was generously given a bag of potatoes from the farm and had some brussels sprouts left from the farmers market. I was looking for a quick and easy meal to prepare and found this recipe for Roasted Fingerling Potaotoes and Brussels Sprouts (I know right, how perfect!) This is a very easy recipe for anyone that is looking for something a little different and has way too many potatoes! The brussels sprouts turned out tasty as well and even if you aren’t a fan of them, I would encourage you to still try them with your potatoes. Over at Oh She Glows, her pictures and recipe is the real deal. I had to modify mine a little bit as I didn’t have fresh rosemary… Here is her recipe below

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a weekend of plenty

Here are some photographs that I took this weekend. I truly enjoyed being home for Thanksgiving. It was a weekend full of family, amazing food, wine, walks, fantastic weather, good sleeps, fresh air, love, laughter, friends and time with my dog Boomer. Sometimes I think that we forget what the holidays are really about and that Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for that which you have. Its not surrounded by sales, presents or anything of monetary value. I feel honored to be on this Earth and blessed to have such wonderful people in my life. Enjoy…

Sunrise as I was leaving Calgary

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Pumpkin spice and all things nice

What a fabulous weekend I’ve had! Fall is in full force but you would never know it from the warm fall temperatures we have been having. I was up and at ’em early Saturday morning and decided that this was the weekend I was going to learn how to make a pumpklin pie from scratch! Being that Thanksgiving is right around the corner I thought no better time than now. Off to the farmers market I went to pick out the perfect “pie” pumpkin ( I wasn’t sure how many pies one little pumpkin would make so I bought two of them). This little guy made 6! So if you are only in the market to make one or two, you will just need a small one…

~future pie~

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stuffed pepper soap box

HAPPY THURSDAY~!

As I was driving home from work I started looking around at how much the leaves have changed the past couple weeks. Normally, I drive the Deerfoot to and from work but today I had some errands to run and took a different way home.  As I drove over the 14th street bridge I realized the beautiful colors of fall are out in full force! I was absolutely taken aback with the luscious colors that have emerged and its as if someone took a paintbrush to the river banks and painted them with bright yellows,  rustic oranges and burnt reds. I cannot wait to get outside this weekend and take some pictures…

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