Thursday, May 24, 2012

Spicy Coconut Chicken and Rice Soup

It is hot today, like summertime hot!! Fun, flow-y summer skirts and sandals kind of day. Naturally, on a day like this I would be grilling something on the BBQ and making a salad on the side so we can stay nice and cool.
Well, today was a bit different.
Today I made soup. Spicy hot Thai like soup... it totally makes sense, I know!

My fiance is sick. Crazy cough, stuffy nose, sleep deprived kind of sick! Boooo! The poor baby wanted soup so baby got soup!
We sweat the sick out of him hopefully!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Things I love...week 2

Another week has passed! This week we celebrated our mothers and the amazing women in our lives! I wish I could of visited my mom and been able to tell her in person how much I appreciate her but a beautiful bouquet of flowers and funny card were sent her way, hopefully it made her smile! This week was also full of list making as I am getting ready for a camping/canoeing adventure this weekend!

Here are some things that made me smile this week:

1 -Tracy's nack for packing and list making helped me out!

I'm so glad I am not the only one who goes crazy with list making when it comes to packing. Make a list, cross it off as you pack, that way you know you have it!! Or be like my fiance, throw some stuff in a bag and hope for the best. Sigh....if only I could be this easy going!

2 -My favourite nail polish colour!!

For the moment anyway.. haha! This colour, called Jamaica Me Crazy, is the perfect shade of pinky/fuchsia, with a little sparkle, it is so girly and lasts a long time! I have it on right now, it makes my nails look happy :D!

3 -Boulder Canyon Natural Foods - Hickory BBQ Kettle Chips

I am a chip nut. Put a bowl in front of me and I'll eat them all. It's dangerous!!! As healthy as I try to be with  my diet, chips are my weakness.
I just discovered this brand a few days ago. Super flavourful, great crunch and all natural ingredients! Hurray!

4 -My fiance!
A little obvious I know, but this weekend we're celebrating 5 years together, holy smokes time flies!! Next year instead of celebrating an anniversary we'll be celebrating our wedding! I am so lucky to of found someone who wants to wake up beside me every day. Thank you for being awesome and patient. Can't wait to see what the next 5 years brings!!

This goat doesn't take any crap hahaha!


Thursday, May 17, 2012


Here is a simple recipe that is perfect for busy weeknights! In my case, I made these one night when I was cooking for just me, they turned out so good I made them the next day for my fiance and he loved them. They are sweet and very cheesy!
One of the ingredients that makes this recipe taste so good is the addition of chili sauce, I used a style of chili sauce that had chunks of peppers, onions and tomatoes.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Things I love...

Some weeks my kitchen is the hot spot, new recipes are flying out of the oven and the dishes are forever dirty. Other weeks, it's like tumble weeds are passing through, not to say I'm serving up packaged food or premade meals, just that the creativity and motivation aren't there.
When I have those tumble weed weeks, my blog sits here begging to be updated and I kick myself because I have nothing to give it. I needed something to keep me writing, keep me posting and keep you entertained (hopefully!)

I am always checking out other blogs, new recipes, random videos, product reviews and I'm forever trying new products! Since I have found a lot of these blogs, recipes, products, etc. from other peoples suggestions, I want to do the same.

I'd like to share with you, weekly, the fun and interesting things I've come across and hope that they'll inspire you, make you laugh, give you a good read or just help you pass the time until work is over... I mean...I don't browse while at work... what?

Here we go!!!

What I am loving right now....

Strawberry Jam Oatmeal Bars!
Totally made these, they were delicious! I just recently came across Megan's site and am loving it! Great recipes and beautiful pictures!

Desert Essence Coconut Shampoo
I keep buying new shampoos and conditioners but I always come back to this. The smell is AMAZING! For an organic shampoo it lathers sooo well, it is gluten free, vegan friendly and there is a long list of bad things it doesn't have, which i LOVE! (Can be found at health food stores, in the natural section at the grocery store, Wal-mart and Zellers.)

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution
I love Jamie Oliver for many reasons, one big one is the work he is doing to bring awareness to childhood obesity and what we can do to stop it. He has a television series call Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution and now he has made a Food Revolution Day - May 19, take a stand for better food! Follow the link to learn more!!

Sausage Carbonara
Speaking of Jamie... this pasta is on my hit list!! I've been prepared to make this all week and haven't got to it yet, I looooveee pasta... maybe tonight??

Polenta - a must try!
My New Roots is one of my new favourite blogs to visit! It is so fresh and Sarah is so knowledgeable. When I read her blog, I learn... and I LOVE that and her for sharing all she knows. I have never tried polenta but her Spring Spirit Polenta makes me want to dive right in. I will try it. I must.

Funny Noises
And we'll end this post with something funny! The broken goat and turtle were my favourite!

Happy FRIDAY! Have a wonderful weekend :)