Eating in good company

Eating out is a wonderful thing. Eating out for work is especially a wonderful thing. I have the good fortune of supporting managers and executives that ask me to plan dinners (I LOVE planning work dinners. Love, love, love.) at lovely restaurants every now and then.  And when I plan said dinners, I hear magic words: "And you'll come …

Finding my food groove

This weekend I was a hermit. Sean had to work all weekend, so it's like I decided to be the opposite end of the spectrum.  I haven't been feeling all that good these last few days - I've felt very flu-like (and no, Alison, I am not pregnant :p ) - and the weather didn't …

Mastering the remote and craving lentils

I sit here surrounded by folded laundry and half-watching "My Life in Ruins" - a moderately (very moderately) good romantic comedy with Nia Vardalos - on Netflix. Watching it makes me want to go to Greece and reminds me of being on the bus in Paris with the army base Americans. Ah, tour groups. But …

And my taste buds sang

Yesterday morning started out early and early mornings are not something I do well. (That's what I get for checking my work email on Sunday - but at least I was prepared when I got in!) But it also started of with my cinnamon raisin bagel with peanut butter and the icing I licked off my …

Home stretch!: Lessons learned

The project managers at work go through a thing called "lessons learned" after a project closes. Well, as of midnight tonight, this cleanse project closes (yay!!!) and I want to share our lessons learned and some tips for surviving this or any two-week cleanse. (I've realized that I haven't posted the actual cleanse to this …

What’s in a name and the cost of healthy eating

Over the six months since Sean and I got married, I have been slowly but surely changing my stuff over to my new last name. Bank stuff was easy and I finally changed over my SIN card, which is essential for me to change my passport (at least I've had the current one for almost …

Welcome back fruit and grain!

This morning was a great morning - I got to eat an apple! After three days straight of nothing but vegetables, yes, that was exciting. Sean had a look of insane glee on his face this morning when I handed him his bag of berries from the fridge for his smoothie. Today was meant to …

Aroma heaven or torture?

My sense of smell has heightened since I started this cleanse. Mostly for the food items that I have deprived myself of; for example, chocolate. I walked into Urban Fare in Yaletown today at lunch to buy more yams and I kid you not, the second I walked in I smelled dark chocolate. It was …