• Meatloaf Mix Chili

    Stovetop Chili

    Who doesn’t love chili on a cold winter’s day? Okay, granted it was an unseasonable 60 degrees yesterday but it’s February so let’s pretend we’re huddled inside on a cold, snowy day. Lately I’ve been making a delicious turkey chili (recipe on that coming in the future) but for today I wanted to revisit my old chili favorite from a recipe my aunt gave me years ago. You can use any meat for this chili and normally my aunt does turkey but for these photos (the last time I made this recipe) I used meatloaf mix. It’s something different than turkey and meatloaf mix is nice because it’s a mix…

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    January 2019 Favorites

    This month has both felt like it’s flown by and dragged on. I can’t believe it’s the last day of January, but at the same time the holidays and winter break feels like ages ago. Anyone else feel that way? As with the end of every month, I’m sharing my monthly favorites today. Let’s get started! First off, Outlander came back for season 4 back in November, but I didn’t catch up until this month. I’m still 3 episodes behind, but the season finale has just aired over the weekend. Now I need to decide if I want to hurry and watch those 3 episodes or if I want to savor…

  • Food,  Health

    Moderation is Key When It Comes to Maintaining a Healthy Diet

    Picture Source When it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle, moderation really is key. However, achieving moderation can be easier said than done. When it comes to most foods and beverages, there are pretty grey boundaries between how much is acceptable and encouraged and how much is problematic and discouraged. But not to worry. We’re here to help! Here’s a little advice regarding a few types of substances you should be actively monitoring your consumption of, alongside some advice on how to increase or decrease your intake!   Fruit Fruit is healthy. It provides us with many of the essential vitamins and minerals that our bodies require to function properly.…

  • One-Pot Paprika Chicken

    One-Pot Paprika Chicken

    This is going to be a super short post, in terms of actual writing, today because I can’t find the recipe I used for this One-Pot Paprika Chicken! I didn’t save the website like I usually do and I can’t find it on my Pinterest board. I also didn’t have time to go searching for it, but I didn’t want my photos of this delicious meal to go to waste. So my food post today will just have to be photos for you to follow along. It’s annoying that I can’t find the exact recipe, but you can tell I coated the chicken in paprika and I’m sure other spices…

  • Food,  Health

    You Are What You Eat: Eat Well!

    Image Credit: Unsplash   The old adage that you are what you eat has never rung truer. What your mother has been telling you for years is now being echoed by scientists around the world. Not only can food improve your mood, but it can also improve your health, stamina, function and even life expectancy. But if you are what you eat, what should you be eating for the healthiest lifestyle? Brain Food Your brain uses up a remarkable amount of energy and, as the control centre of your body, keeping it healthy should be top of your priority list. Luckily, there are all kinds of foods that could help.…

  • Teaberry's Tea Room

    Teaberry’s Tea Room

    When my friend and I were looking up a place for brunch recently, we came across Teaberry’s Tea Room in Flemington – a town in-between us. The charming restaurant has tea, of course, but also an afternoon tea and lunch menu. Teaberry’s is housed inside a Victorian home that was built in 1822 and is one of the oldest homes in Flemington. Interesting fact, there was an earlier home built on the property owned by Esther Fleming Lowry whose family was one of the earliest in town and its namesake. Her and her husband were friends with George and Martha Washington! But that house burned down and the one in 1822…

  • One-Pot Chicken & Dirty Rice

    One-Pot Chicken & Dirty Rice

    Who doesn’t love one-pot recipes? Any recipe that by design leaves me with less dishes to wash is a appreciated by me! I came across this One-Pot Chicken & Dirty Rice recipe and it looked so good, I had to try it! I followed the recipe in terms of directions so click on the link above for the exact recipe and steps, but I did a few substitutions so keep reading this post for photos and what I subbed! First, you need to make the marinade for the chicken. The marinade consists of salt, garlic powder, paprika, pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, red pepper flakes, lemon juice, and olive oil. It also…

  • Food,  Travel

    Japanese Jelly Candies

    Happy Friday! It has been a week. So this weekend, and it’s a long weekend, is so needed. I was scrolling through the photos on my phone the other day and saw this photo I took back in September of a box of jelly candies my parents bought in Japan and thought it would make for a nice, colorful flashback Friday. Back in August I went on a family vacation to Japan and Hong Kong and before heading to Hong Kong from Japan we were at the airport trying to use up some of our Japanese yen. The duty free shops were great for some last minute gifts for others and…

  • Apple Pie - Cutouts & Braided Lattice

    Apple Pie + Cutouts & Braided Lattice

    Happy Thursday! I hope your week’s been going well. I’ve been really busy, but I’m glad it’s already Thursday. I have a quick post for you today. Continuing with my pie theme from my last food post (see my Coconut Cream Pie post), I’m sharing an apple pie today. I’ve shared an apple pie covered in leaf cutouts on here before and one with a lattice top which is why this post will be short and sweet since I’m not going to cover the whole process of making an apple pie. Just click (here) for one of my previous posts on apple pie. The apple pie I’m sharing today has…

  • Food,  Travel

    Finding Good Food In The US of A

    (Image Source) Getting your hands on a bite to eat while in America is something a lot of people take for granted. With the sheer number of food places available, you can go practically anywhere in a US city to eat something, and it’s been this way for a long time. Of course, though, the vast majority of the options you will find won’t fit the ticket. Instead, if you want to eat something great, you have to know how to look for it, and that is exactly what this post is here to show you. With all of this in mind, finding food on your travels around the US…