Healthy Fruit Gummies (GF, DF, Paleo)

According to the large chocolate displays at local stores – Easter is near.  With it unfortunately is the abundance of unhealthy indulgences at every turn that personally haunt my taste buds like nobody’s business.  What’s the solution? A fun and healthier treat for kids – that they’ll actually LOVE.

I was reading through The Spunky Coconut’s website (if you haven’t gone, go, her gluten-free/dairy-free/Paleo recipes are lovely!) and found a recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Gummies.

I looked in the freezer – I had neither. Huh.

But I did have mango and raspberries…and when I opened the fridge I found mint, lime, and ginger…ok gang, we’re in business!

Healthy Fruit Gummies

(Yes, yes, unicorns. Seemed fitting since these fun fruit gummies are magical. 😉 )

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Eating For Adrenal Fatigue

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I'm not a scientist, nor am I a health care professional (Nursing degree in the works!) so I won't weigh in on the debate around using terms like 'adrenal fatigue' and 'burn out' that are not recognized by the medical scientists. What I can find in medical literature is 'adrenal insufficiency' which is when the adrenal glands do not release sufficient amounts of ... Continue Reading

Adrenal Fatigue: Sneaky Little B*#ch

Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal fatigue isn’t new, nor is it rare in this era of super dads, martyr mommies, the glorification of ‘busy’, and the continuous social pressure to be perfect, perfect, PERFECT. This is a great example of when ‘going good’ ends up being very bad.  You know... “the road to hell is paved with good intentions”?  I mean the whole point of my life after the army was ... Continue Reading

Matcha Key Lime Tarts

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I WANT KEY LIME!!!! I swear, my hormones have been screaming that all week.  All of Ottawa might have heard.  The devil is that I think Facebook knew this (those masterminds) and kept promoting key lime goodness adds in my feed.  Then there were the memories of the delicious key lime pie we had at Cafe Milagro during my Costa Rica trip. Sigh. LOVE. So...what's a ... Continue Reading

Costa Rica: A Little Glimpse of Heaven

Costa Rica

I'm not sure if I know one person that hasn't gone to Costa Rica and come home raving about it.  In fact, I know a lot of people that simply don't come home.  Or they come home and immediately start search for property to buy down there as an escape in the winters.  Everyone loves Costa Rica. Me too. And here is WHY: ... Continue Reading