• Alternative Baking Chronicles,  Dessert,  Recipes

    Almost heaven – Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

    I recently walked into (almost) heaven. Grocery heaven that is. Thrifty Foods officially opened their doors pretty much across the street from our apartment, and I am – and apparently the rest of the Sapperton area is – thrilled. It’s especially exciting for me because I now don’t have to take the train or walk more than I really want to get groceries anymore. (It’s almost like living in the West End again – the market was literally around the corner from where we lived and Capers was just down the way.) Thrifty Foods is a BC owned and operated company that likes to stock beautiful and mostly local and organic produce.…

  • 2011 Cleanse,  Alternative Baking Chronicles,  CityGirlEats,  Healthy Choices,  Recipes,  Wellness

    And on Sunday, I rested + Healthy Protein Power Muffins

    It is Day 9 of Cleanse Lite (CL) and in theory, I should be on Day 2 of three days of nothing but vegetables and maybe some white fish. But you know what? It’s Sunday (and isn’t that the day of rest? I say this with absolutely no disrespect, but if God took a break…) And the French toast I had brunch with Sean and some friends was spectacular. (The fact that Sean was at brunch on a Sunday is the result of a very rare couple of weeks off. (I think they miss him at the theatre, but he’ll be back soon, I promise!) We walked to the Quay – long but nice…