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    A new tradition is born

    It is intermission of the Canucks vs Flames game and we have just finished our inevitable and wonderful leftovers. I’m not sure yet if the title of today’s post refers to this cleanse (we’ll see how the three days of nothing but veggies go,) but definitely to an annual turkey dinner in January. Just because. Despite and/or because of our…

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    Smoothing out my day

    It’s the end of Day 3 and after some inevitable tears from chopping onions, I have a lentil soup slow cooking away in the Cuisinart and spicy chick peas baking in the oven. They come out nice and crispy and are super delicious. Thank you, “5 Ingredient Fix”! (Recipe below.) Being in a mad rush to get out the door…

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    Temptation – I CAN resist

    Have you ever had the bread at Joe Forte’s? It is GOOD. Like beyond good. And it smells divine and when the basket got placed smack where I was sitting at a work dinner, I managed not to a) drool or b) grab a piece soak it in the lobster infused olive oil/balsamic mix and wolf it down. Same with…

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    Trail mix is my friend

    Vegans, Celiac and allergy sufferers: my hat goes off to you. Day 1 and I feel like a smoker trying to quit – one day without my peanut butter smothered cinnamon raisin bagel, green tea and Activia yogurt for breakfast and I’m a mess. It makes me feel slightly better that Sean had just as painful of a day as…

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    Chalet Wednesday

    So there I was sitting in the first of two very long Wednesday meetings –diligently typing out action items and doing some calendaring and what pops into my brain? “I wish I was at a ski chalet, sitting snug in front of a snappy wood fire with a good book and a big mug of tea or hot cocoa in…