I’m thrilled to be getting the chance to review more of GoGO Quinoa’s deliciously healthy products! I first heard of GoGo Quinoa when I was opening my January Little Life Box. At the time I was just starting to get involved with completely converting my lifestyle into a healthy one, and quinoa was never really part of my meal plans. To be honest, I didn’t even really know what quinoa is, but GoGo Quinoa gives a good description: Quinoa, an ancient “pseudo-grain”, was consumed by the Incas. Now in high demand for its multiple health benefits, quinoa is known for its perfectly balanced contend inRead More →

I first heard of GoGo Quinoa when I was opening my January Little Life Box. At the time I was just starting to get involved with completely converting my lifestyle into a healthy one, and quinoa was never really part of my meal plans. To be honest, I didn’t even really know what quinoa is, but GoGo Quinoa gives a good description: Quinoa, an ancient “pseudo-grain”, was consumed by the Incas. Now in high demand for its multiple health benefits, quinoa is known for its perfectly balanced contend in fiber, carbohydrates and complete plant-based protein. The grains can be either white, red or black. The nutritional valueRead More →

Beto’s Coffee Company is a Nicaraguan business that creates sustainable, handmade products right from coffee and coffee sacks (they also sell coffee itself). The goal of this charity-driven business is to give back, to bring people together and to help the community not only get jobs, but also get the proper services to help with the deprived economic, social and environmental conditions. They have an amazing assortment of items from hand bags and wallets to coasters for coffee, shoes, and of course, actual coffee beans. From their Facebook Page, they describe how a local Nicaraguan shoemaker who has been handcrafting shoes for decades is nowRead More →

I am planning a big project with loose leaf tea, so I was exploring an article I wrote a few months back about loose leaf tea when I was newly discovering the wonders of what tea leaves could do. I still can’t believe how little I knew about loose leaf tea and why its SO much better for you than tea bags. I remember my discovery of loose leaf tea- I was walking through the local mall and took notice of this store that was giving out tea samples (which I later discovered was Teavana) and I decided to go over and give it a shot. I walked into theRead More →

The words ‘healthy kit’ excite me so much. I faithfully stick to many skincare and health products in my day-to-day activities but I am ALWAYS open to trying new things, especially since livelaughblog is largely a product review blog. Being from Ontario, Canada; it always makes me happy to support local businesses that make plant-based foods and beauty products. I posted earlier on my Instagram page about how I had watched the documentary Food Inc yesterday which really broadens your horizons and opens your eyes about the meat packing industry, as well as the general food industry. It’s really hard to convert your entire life to eatingRead More →

I took a recent trip to Niagara Falls as a weekend getaway. This time around, we decided to go with a beautiful view (despite costing a few extra hundos) which showed both sides of the American and Canadian falls. If you ever go and you have some extra bucks to spare, it’s worth it to have this phenomenal view! We also had the pleasure of trying out some different wineries on a wine tour, which took about 4 hours to complete. Although I don’t mind the wait, when you’re hungry and just want to move on to your next destination, 4 hours can be a little long. Check out some ofRead More →

Amoda Tea is a monthly tea subscription service that I have not yet tried before, but I just had to after seeing some reviews online! I looooove everything about tea; the soothing nature, the herbal remedy, the pick-me-up in the morning. I drink loose leaf tea on the regular (read my article on loose leaf tea here) so it just made sense to discover a loose leaf tea subscription box! Amoda Tea Amoda is a health and wellness driven brand connecting you to the power of plants – tea, matcha and superfoods, to help you be the happiest, healthiest, tea-lovin’ version of you. We use ancientRead More →

Fluff Gourmet Marshmallows are a company based out of Abbotsford, BC that provide gourmet marshmallows for all of your sweet tooth needs. The company makes marshmallows for weddings, baby showers, bridal showers, etc. and also customizes orders based on whatever flavors of marshmallows would best suit your taste buds! They also have dairy-free and gluten-free options, as well as the option to order giant marshmallows, marshmallow pops, or marshmallows dipped/decorated. The Products You can order marshmallows in packages of either a 1/2 dozen or a full dozen, with the option for customizable orders. I was kindly sent the ‘Fave 4 Sampler’ for review purposes, which includes Coconut,Read More →

I was getting really hungry tonight and kept contemplating ordering pizza/wings (I know.. I know) and decided it probably wasn’t the best move. I also have the house to myself for a change and decided that making food would perhaps be the most plausable thing to do. I created this recipe on the spot while I was making it, but I’m sure its been done before in other wonderful variations. This recipe is also wonderfully simple and tastes so damn good.  Salmon Dish with Carrots & Potatoes (Recipe is for 2 servings) Ingredients 2 large whole sliced carrots  6-10 sliced baby potatoes  1/4 cup choppedRead More →

I have never heard of or even considered that apple cider vinegar could be something that is beneficial for health. Isn’t vinegar supposed to be sour, bitter and acidic? I mean, I guess it never crossed my mind that shooting vinegar in the morning was something people do, but apparently the health benefits of this organic cider blend are seriously off the charts.  I’ve also heard of a few celebs and athletes who do shots of apple cider vinegar every morning. Talk about commitment! As with most health trends, I started by doing my research into apple cider vinegar to see if it was reallyRead More →