Gluten-free Ice Cream Sandwiches

Whenever there was a celebration in our house (especially when it was someone’s birthday), we made a big cake with everything in it and all the toppings on it. This time around, we are trying a new philosophy Continue reading Gluten-free Ice Cream Sandwiches

The Healing Properties of Aloe Vera

This post is for those who have allergic reactions to pollen and bee sting:

Mother Nature might have made us to be different from each other (and why not, who wants to live in a Stepford society), but gave us sources of various kinds to make sure we all benefit from her majestic creations the same way. Continue reading The Healing Properties of Aloe Vera

The other kind of chip

Some days we crave the crunchy. And the baked apples are okay, but what we really really need is a bowl of chips. So if you are like us, and have an apple and some time to spare, why not make apple chips. The recipe is very easy and needs only two ingredients. Each time we make it, we overcome the great urge to cave in and pop open that bag of potato chips we have saved for those “just in case” moments. And this has kept us going potato-free for three whole months. Continue reading The other kind of chip

An apple a day

While we were looking for inspirations and topics we could post, we stumbled upon this nursery rhyme that encourages children to eat healthy: (courtesy of Dr. Mumoli and the Journal of Emergency Medicine):

“Apple in the morning – doctor’s warning;

Roast apple at night – starves the doctor outright;

Eat an apple going to bed – knock the doctor on the head;

Three each day, seven days a week – ruddy apple, ruddy cheek.” Continue reading An apple a day

Being as sweet as honey

Oh, if only Canadian summer could last forever…But what if we make winter our friend? What if we are well prepared for Winter, and we greet her as a good friend who came over for a visit and stayed for the winter holidays, and over Easter perhaps? We will stop there before we scare ourselves into moving to a tropical island and pretend we had never seen a winter storm nor felt the North wind on our faces.

And here is the reason for that fear: The low temperature contributes greatly to the loss of moisture and elasticity in the skin. What we need to do is prepare our skin to be ready when we get into the winter months of January and February. Continue reading Being as sweet as honey

How expensive is your haircut?

One event that I always connected with new beginnings was a visit to the hairdresser. I had used a new haircut as an announcement whenever I had arrived to a major life decision: changing my university major, my workplace, my career, my boyfriend. This event always brought back my confidence and strength, and the reassurance of the decision I had made. Continue reading How expensive is your haircut?

10,000 steps

If you had some time to lend to yourself, would you take a 30 minute walk? Could the 30 minute walk at a fast, but steady pace, be a part of our daily beauty regime?

On one occasion, a very good person told us that if we were to spend only 30 minutes each day focusing on ourselves it would make for the beauty we feel inside to match the beauty we see outside; we would very much appreciate being alive and appreciate the ones around us.

How could the 30 minute walk help? Continue reading 10,000 steps