The Perfect Cold Weather Travel Companion (Plus Giveaway)

Thermos Tumbler

Warm drinks on cold winter days come courtesy of my Thermos Insulated Travel Tumbler. Sometimes, it's all I can do in the morning to pour some hot coffee in it and take it in the car to work with me. Luckily, this tumbler allows my coffee to stay hot for 5 hours. Another thing I love about this tumbler is the excellent seal on the lid. The open/close switch and the written text make it so I know exactly when my drink is safely sealed away inside. You'll have your chance to win one of these … [Read more...]

I’m Enjoying #SilkCreamyCashew in My Baking

Silk Creamy Cashew

Silk Creamy Cashew has a mild, pleasant taste to it. It's creamy and satisfying when you want something to wash down cookies, cake and other sweet treats with. Because of the creamy texture and the fact that the taste is mild, I like using cashew milk in my baking. I imagine it would work really well when used in ice creams, cream sauces and more. Have a recipe that calls for water, but want to add a bit of creaminess to it? Try substituting Silk Creamy Cashew. You can substitute it in other … [Read more...]

Microplane Spiral Cutter : A Twist on the Everyday

microplane spiral cutter

I've been looking for fun and interesting ways to add some more "fun" to my salads and summer vegan meals. I have a fridge full of vegetables thanks to the many farmer's markets that are nearby. I just can't help picking up more of everything, several times a week! The Microplane Spiral Cutter has helped me create some interest with my meals and given me lots of ideas on new recipes to try out. No-fail spirals Like the look of all the zucchini pasta dishes you've been lately on Pinterest? … [Read more...]

Juicing vs Blending (with Infographic)


What's are the key differences with juicing vs blending? Well, there's a science behind it, as it turns out. I had no idea about the inherent differences between, for example, a green smoothie and green juice in terms of nutritional properties. The folks over at Juicing Science provide detailed information about (what else) the science of juicing. Here's a simple infographic for basic differences between juicing and blending: … [Read more...]

HomeRight SteamMachine Plus Review

homeright steamer

Rather than just pushing first around, the SteamMachine Plus disinfects floors and countertops to make sure that you can go barefoot around your home without worries. "The 205 degree temperature steam at nozzle kills 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria including e-coli, salmonella, and staph." This is a big benefit, especially for those with children and pets. … [Read more...]

Grocery Budget Tutor and a Grocery Challenge

grocery challenge main

We are celebrating the launch of Grocery Budget Tutor with a month-long back-to-school grocery challenge. The winner of the #grocerychallenge will receive $250 cash money! Who doesn't need a little more pocket change to start the school year? What I would do with an extra $250: stock up on "fancy" food ingredients so that I can make myself the most delicious lunches on work days. Also, I would stock up on some really amazing stationery for my home office! … [Read more...]

Celebrate the Summer Entertaining Season with Lanterns

summer entertaining

There are two main entertaining times of year—one being between American Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve, and the other being between Canada Day/the 4th of July and the end of summer. Indoor and outdoor entertaining during the summer season is all about both celebrating your family and friends, as well as the bright colours and delicious produce around this time of year. Pears are so fresh and fun—I think they look great on these three lanterns. Whether or not you use candles inside these … [Read more...]

How to Make a Blurb Cookbook

(This post contains affiliate links. I will be compensated if you purchase through these links) Ever thought of putting your favorite recipes into a beautiful book you can give as a gift or pass down the generations? Blurb is a company that lets anyone create beautiful books from their favorite content, and get those books shipped in any quantity (even just one copy). Not a designer? That’s ok, Blurb’s free BookSmart software is an easy route to a great cookbook. What's the best way to get … [Read more...]

How to Get Relief for Your Back and Feet with WellnessMats

wellness mats

My mom loves to cook, but doesn't so much love being on her feet for so many hours at a time. Hardwood floors, like I have, make it especially painful to keep baking and cooking. A soft rug does little relieve the pain in your feet and back. Because WellnessMats are so portable, I tend to move mine from in front of my sink to in front of my stove regularly. If you don't want to do this - you can get customized WellnessMats in the shape/length you'd like! Take a look at the different … [Read more...]

Great Tools for Holiday Cooking and Baking: Microplane Home Series Gift Set

Holiday Cooking and Baking

I've taken my Microplane Home Series graters out for a spin a bit already, but going forward I'll be sharing recipes here a few times a month, and you can bet that these graters will be making appearances! If you've been using just one traditional-style grater for all your cooking and baking, I want to share this great set of graters that "make cooking fresh, flavorful meals one step easier" (from the Microplane site). … [Read more...]