Rainbow Summer Salad with Kale, Yam, and Avocado

Summer Kale Salad

This fresh salad is a staple in my Summer diet and is so easy to make. The vibrant colours of the ingredients make it all the more appetizing! Salad Ingredients Your choice of protein (I like to use baked wild salmon or grilled lemon herb chicken) 1 yam 1 bunch organic kale 1 avocado 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 cup walnut pieces Honey Mustard Dressing 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar Juice from 1 lemon 1 tsp honey 2 Tbsp mustard Salt and pepper to taste Directions Cook your chosen protein by your preferred method. Scrub the yam under water with a brush, poke it with a fork a few times, and bake it in the oven at 425 degrees F for about 40-60 minutes or until done. Once cool, slice into 1/2″ rounds and then quarter into pieces. Wash and strip the […]

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OOTD: Dressed Down

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Say hello to one of my favourite combinations from the past few weeks: trousers and sneakers. Shop this look Wilfred Crevier Knit Top Babaton Gustav Pant – similar here Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers Auxiliary Calisch Crossbody Aldo Gazola Sunglasses

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5 Tips for Turning Your Office into a Personal Oasis

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When you’re working upwards of 8 hours a day, it’s so important to be in a place that invigorates and energizes you, while also providing some inspiration. I have two main workspaces: I work at my job in an office during the day, and at home, my makeup vanity doubles as my desk for when I need to get some extra work done or write in my blog. Whether you work from home or in an office, there are a lot of ways you can make your workspace more inspiring and enjoyable. Here are my top five tips to help you get more out of your daily 9-5! The first piece of advice is to bring light into the area. If you work from home, make sure your office or desk is in a location that has as much natural light as possible during […]

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Healthy Homemade Piña Colada Recipe

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Because who doesn’t want a vacation in a glass? This recipe only requires a few ingredients, has much less sugar than pre-made mixes from the store, and tastes like a dream. I like to use Havana Club white rum, but any other type of white or gold rum will work just as well. You can also freeze your own fresh pineapple chunks; I just bought a frozen bag and it turned out great. Ingredients: 1 banana 1.5 cups frozen pineapple chunks 1 can organic coconut milk Havana Club white rum (3-4 oz) Fresh pineapple or coconut flakes to garnish (optional) Palm tree to sit under while drinking (also optional) Instructions: Throw the banana, frozen pineapple chunks, and coconut milk in a blender, and puree until smooth. Pour into your fanciest glass, sprinkle with coconut flakes, pop a pineapple slice on the rim, and enjoy! […]

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3 Workout Channels Guaranteed to Make You Feel the Burn

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It’s amazing what we have for free at our fingertips with technology these days. From video and music streaming to chatting with friends halfway around the world, sometimes I can’t even believe all the things we’re able to do. One of my favourite and arguably one of the most life-changing freebies is the absolute plethora of fitness and workout guides all over the internet. With the amount and quality of what’s out there right now, there really is no need to pay for a pricey gym membership, classes, or personal training. Today I have three fantastic fitness channels to share with you that prove you can get in shape at home with only one investment: your time. #1: Body Rock The first is Body Rock, which calls itself ‘The Home Workout Movement’, and I can see why. The ladies running this show […]

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