LL + Gosi Always Ugh I love my Gosi Bear, she hosted date night this week and after enjoying the delicious dahl she made from scratch, she then magically whipped up an amazing sweet popcorn. Move over Buckie's lemon poppy seed loaf, this is all I'll ever need. Lemon Poppy Corn 1/4 cup organic popping corn 1-2 tbsp sweetener - i.e. xylitol, coconut sugar 1 tbsp olive oil 1 lemon juice and zest (2 tbsp juice) 1 tbsp poppy seeds dash mineral salt Mix oil, sweetener, juice and zest in small bowl. Air pop the popcorn and toss with zesty lemon goodness and sprinkle poppy seeds and a touch of mineral salt. For more Polska popcorn magic, see Gosi's Dilly Kaz Corn recipe. It's also crazy delicious, guilt-free.

photo cred Cat Did you know that January is Avocado month, not officially, but it's when these little devils are in seasons. Technically a fruit, did you also know that in Brazil avocados are viewed more like a sweet treat (with sugar added to them) rather then a savory treat like us North Americans tend to view them (ie. like guac or a lovely companion to the salad)? Either way, I love 'em. Who doesn't. So here's what I made today in honour of them. Fiesta Avocado Salad 1 cup org. corn 1 cup cooked black beans 1 cup org. cherry tomatoes 2 avocado diced 4 tbsp fresh lime juice 3 tbsp hemp oil 1 tsp cumin Himalayan salt & pepper to taste Combine in a bowl and add more or less of any of the above ingredients as it changes for me every time I make it. Yum.

photo cred Cat Lisa and I are always trying to find the best deals for some of our often used ingredients. And you'll be surprised (or not so surprised) to know that Costco has some great deals. They offer the following organic products: 1. Organic frozen wild blueberries 2. Organic, pre-washed, Quinoa 3. Organic frozen corn And other great finds are: 2. Hemp Hearts 3. Ground flax seed 4. Pine nuts 5. Whole almonds Product does vary from store to store so have a look the next time you're there.  Let us know what you find at your nearest one.