Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

October 4, 2018 Amandalee 0

I love pumpkin. In pie, as cookies, roasted, and of course pumpkin spice. There’s something about those spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove combined with pumpkin that just give me a warm happy feeling. A pumpkin spice latte used to be my fall drink of choice years ago. I don’t […]

Dairy-Free Chocolate Avocado Buttercream

Dairy-Free Chocolate Avocado Buttercream

September 7, 2018 Amandalee 0

I love avocados, in salad, as guacamole, on burgers or sandwiches. Yum! I’ve never tried them in the sweet recipe version instead of savory. They can be so creamy, I think if there’s enough flavour balance they could be quite delicious! I found this post about dairy-free chocolate avocado buttercream […]

Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Bread

August 24, 2018 Amandalee 0

Lemon and blueberry in baking is one of my favourite flavour combinations. Combine that with the moist and chewiness that comes from adding zucchini, and you’ve got a match made in soft baking heaven. This lemon blueberry zucchini bread recipe is also low carb and gluten free as it’s made […]

Chai Ice Cream

Chai Ice Cream

August 14, 2018 Amandalee 0

I am a little of a chai fanatic. It’s a spiced tea, with cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger and sometimes black pepper. There are so many different types of blends you can make if you make some at home, a thing I do in the winter in my slow cooker. I […]

Is Drinking Red Wine Healthy

Is Drinking Red Wine Healthy?

August 14, 2018 Amandalee 0

I don’t consume alcohol regularly, but every so often I like to have a glass of wine with a special dinner. I think most of us have asked “is drinking red wine healthy?” at some point or other. I’d heard both that wine is good for us and not good […]

HAPPINESS IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEART

August 21, 2017 Amandalee 0

Happy Monday Everyone! Fall is just around the corner as the air feels crisper in the morning and the night sky seems to fall quicker in the evening, but for now it is still Summer. That alone is something to celebrate. There is so much to be grateful for, such […]

Being Grateful Can Make You Happy

May 25, 2016 Amandalee 0

It’s very common to feel like being grateful is difficult when you’re unhappy. However, research shows that simply practicing gratitude (even if you don’t feel like it) may actually make you happier. Give thanks, be grateful and happiness will come with it. Arthur C Brooks’ article for the New York […]

Happiness: Lessons From A Long Study

December 29, 2015 Amandalee 0

The longest study ever done on happiness has some surprising results. The Harvard Study of Adult Development may be the longest study of adult life that’s ever been done. They‘ve tracked the lives of 724 men, for 75+ years, tracking their work, their home lives, their health, and of course asking […]

How To Make Your Brain Happy

November 25, 2015 Amandalee 0

It really is possible to do things to make yourself happy. Many of us believe that happiness just happens. We think that if you don’t feel happy, then you are stuck until it passes. UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create what he calls an upward spiral of happiness […]