photo cred Cat New obsession. Quinoa puffs. They are lovely and a really nice & healthy breakfast alternative. Serve it with some sliced fruit and homemade almond milk. And don't forget your peppermint tea with a dash of local unpasteurized honey. Nice one Gov'na. Quinoa Puffs (think making popcorn on the stove) 1. Check to see if your organic quinoa is pre-washed. If not, rinse thoroughly and let dry. 3. Spread a single layer of quinoa in frying pan over med-high heat. 4. Keep mixing/shaking the pan until you smell them roasting, then remove from heat immediately (constantly agitating them will prevent burning). 5. Transfer to a bowl right away - cool - eat. Store leftover in air-tight glass jar. They can also be sprinkled on salads too for a different texture. Enjoy.

photo cred Cat One last Vancouver installment.. I love grocery shopping in different cities because you get to see different things.  I fell upon the cereal isle and was amaze at what I found.  Now as some of you might know I make my own cereal, Magic Muesli, which is a go-to, pretty much every day.  I make a huge batch and both my husband add some fresh fruit and Bob's your uncle. But I do appreciate that not everyone has time to make their own cereal, let alone want to, so let me introduce "Holy Crap" - a product made popular by Dragon's Den.  It's pretty fantastic and it's made in Canada which is a total plus. It has everything you need to start your engine running in the am but also makes a great snack cause it's filling (and don't forget to drink a glass of water after). So that coupled with a gorge green smoothie for lunch, that's a 2 no-brainer meal solution. Works for me. p.s. My husband likes my muesli better, but he may be biased.

photo cred Cat Hope everyone had a great weekend.  Mine was outstanding but did involved a flurry of activity. Between gymnastics for the eldest, putting away outdoor furniture, dinner at Pow's (which by the by was the best dinner I've had in AGES...thanks again Lady), grocery shopping and gardening, I also managed to find time to catch up with an old friend/honorary little sister from O-Town (represent yo). My dear friend Amanda was in town for a wedding and had 2 hours to spare before hopping back on a plane home. Were we going to meet for breakie or coffee? No, I had a better idea.  Come 'on over to mine and I'll make you a green smoothie.  And what transpired following her arrival was nothing short of pure magic.  The smoothie concoction was so gorge, I just had to share it with you.  So here it is: The O-Town Special 2 cups filtered water half head of org. green lettuce 1 org. pear 1.5 tbsp of local hemp hearts 1 small handful of raw walnuts Blend well and drink up.  So simple but sooooo good.