Boy am I excited to finally share what I’ve been working on the past several weeks!I created this bonus recipe bundle as a token of my appreciation for your amazing support for my new cookbook, Oh She Glows Every Day. Inside this bonus bundle you’ll find 7 brand-new, summer-friendly recipes and photographs (not found in the book or on the blog!), as well as 4 preview recipes and photographs straight from Oh She Glows Every Day. My hope is that you’ll enjoy these recipes all month (and beyond), and before you know it, my next cookbook will be waiting on your doorstep!
It’s hard to believe we’re on the cusp of another long weekend here in Canada! Is it really August 1st on Monday!? We’re looking forward to celebrating our friends’ wedding tomorrow, and getting together with some neighbours and their kiddos for a pool day on Sunday. Oh, and a 3-day reprieve from all this renovation noise, hah. Should be a good one! I hope you enjoy yours, too.
If I could live off of one thing, I’m pretty sure it would be some kind of plant-based bowl. It’s hard to beat the combo of seasonal veggies, whole grains, beans/legumes, nuts/seeds, all topped off with an incredible dressing. I’m rarely disappointed. This bowl in particular is inspired by Kerr Street Cafe’s Buddha Bowl (a local restaurant), which I treated myself to the other week. Let’s just say this preggo mama basically had to waddle out of the café, because I could not stop eating despite baby nudging me that space was getting a bit tight in there. (Thankfully, I came armed with an empire waist dress!) I knew I had to recreate the bowl at home, and I’m sharing my delicious take on it today.
Friday FAQs: My fave julienne peeler and spiralizer, quick dinner ideas, packable lunches, and more!
Last weekend I ended up coming down with Adriana’s cold (my immune system is simply non-existent during pregnancy…anyone else?!), so this week has been all about recovering, eating tons of healthy food, taking a break from workouts, and trying to rest as much as possible. I’m looking forward to feeling back to normal, and enjoying the weekend (poolside, with any luck). I hope you have a great one in store, too!
Way back in the day, I used to be all about creating breakfast parfaits. Do any of my long-time readers remember the onslaught of breakfast parfait recipes I posted around 2009/2010? Boy, was I on a roll with those parfaits. (Side note: how the heck have I been blogging so long?) Since becoming a parent, I’ve usually put parfaits on the back burner, labeling them as a bit fussy or too time-consuming for our fast-paced, toddler-needs-breakfast-yesterday mornings. After feeding Adriana, it’s all I can do to inhale a lightning-fast smoothie or plain-Jane overnight oats while standing at the counter. But recently it hit me: Breakfast parfaits don’t need to be fussy at all. In fact, I can prepare a couple things in the evening, and then all I have to do in the mornings is find a spoon. Even better, I make a big batch so it provides a multiday breakfast (unless I decide to power through an entire batch in a single day, which, trust me, has happened recently!).
Can I get a drum roll, please? I have some big news for you: Oh She Glows is hiring! With so many exciting things afoot, we’ve decided to expand our small-but-fierce team even further. Specifically, we’ll be interviewing for a paid Social Media Specialist. This position will be part-time (around 15 hours per week) to start, with the potential to develop into a full-time role, and grow with us. If you think this sounds like it might be up your alley, please read on!
Our basement renovation is getting real up in here. The framing is almost finished, the plumber is jackhammering away (who needs sanity to write?), and the subfloors are coming next. I honestly can’t believe that we’re going to have a finished basement to enjoy in the next 3 to 24 months (you never know how long Eric and I will take to agree on final details…)—and most importantly, a playroom for the kiddos. That alone is worth its weight in gold.
Friday FAQs: Recipes using cacao powder, storing tofu, subs for my Jumbo Chocolate Chunk Cookies, and more!
Hey, friends, how has your week been? After a relaxing holiday last week, Friday FAQs are back, well rested, and ready to roll once again. Please keep your questions coming on the blog and on social media.
Friday FAQs: Edible teacher gifts, festive Canada Day recipes, large-flake coconut whereabouts, and more!
After having a bit of an “off” week last week, I’m feeling like things are getting back on track in a few areas of my life. It always amazes me how taking action, even just baby steps at first—like making a phone call or reaching out to a friend—can make such a positive difference in day-to-day life. This weekend we’re looking forward to getting together with some friends whom we haven’t seen in way too long, and swimming with Adriana outdoors for the first time this summer. It’s going to be a hot one!