Christa Davidson was kind enough to join me for a run around Newmarket, ON. She tells her story of alcoholism and how running helped her down the road of recovery. If you, or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please reach out to Canada's Drug & Alcohol Helpline.
I wanted to show my appreciation for McDonald's support of the Olympics by sharing some tips and facts on Twitter.
This is so easy, it's barely even cooking.
I started with a cup of quinoa (and had a bit extra left over). Add a couple scoops of hemp hearts just before it's finished cooking. If you've never prepared quinoa before, here's directions.
If you're a real cook, you can totally make the soup from scratch. Throw veggie broth, butternut squash, potatoes, celery, leeks, onion, garlic, olive oil, oregano, thyme and pepper in a slow cooker for a few hours. Then blend it into a soup. But I'm lazy and didn't do that. I bought Soup's On brand butternut squash soup. It's 100% vegan and gluten free, organic and delicious.
Mix the cooked quinoa & hemp with the heated soup. Chop up an avocado and scoop it out on top. Enjoy.
Wow, I cooked something! Today I got a tub of Hempcor (promo code ‘obsess’ to save 10%!) hemp protein in the mail and decided to try something new, instead of just making a smoothie.
These are super easy to make (I managed to do it) and so far, quite delicious! Here’s all you need to make 4 pancakes:
1 large banana
1 cup of almond milk
1 cup of gluten free flour
1 scoop of hemp protein powder
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp baking soda
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 tbsp cinnamon
some vegan chocolate nibs, chips or chunks
Throw the banana, almond milk and vanilla in a blender, and blend until banana chunks are gone. Dump the dry ingredients (leave the chocolate out for now) in a bowl and stir that shit up. Mix the blended stuff with the dry stuff and stir until smooth. Add more almond milk if it ends up being too thick or you have dry chunks leftover.
Melt the coconut oil into a pan on medium heat. Once it’s hot, pour the batter and let it cook. When the bubbles stop (about 2 minutes) sprinkle the chocolate nibs/chunks/chips on top of the half cooked batter and then flip it, and let it cook for another 2 minutes. Done.
Add fruit, chopped nuts, maple syrup, jam or whatever you want on top, and enjoy.