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 →

These days, it’s nearly impossible to find something in a store that doesn’t include added sugar, fats, or chemicals that you can barely pronounce. Even when you’re opting in to go the healthy route, the healthiest of store-bought snacks still contain added sugars, oils and artificial ingredients. Store-bought Energy Bars can either be bought at the store or made yourself, but if you’re looking to buy in-store keep an eye out for the following ingredients: Soy/Wheat: these would be considered artificial ingredients because they have undergone extensive processing. Over 90% of soy produced in the USA is genetically modified and sprayed with a herbicide to keep the plantsRead More →

You know when you come across those subscription boxes, or maybe even a product that makes you stop and think; ‘where have you been all my life?’ That’s the exact thought I had as I was unboxing my package from Jerky Snob a few days ago. I have always been a jerky lover from when I was a kid and my mom included a package of grocery store-bought jerky in my stocking at Christmas. I remember thinking, what? Why haven’t I tried this before? Where has this been all of my life? Making beef jerky was once the only way that humans could preserve meat- byRead More →

My boyfriend and I recently decided to embark on a half-week journey to a couple of places in Southern Ontario. We knew we wanted a relaxing vacation that wouldn’t cost us thousands of dollars and that would allow us to experience a little bit of a road trip, so we packed our bags and decided to do a casino road trip! I’m not a HUGE fan of casinos considering it’s incredibly easy to blow all of your paycheck in 10 seconds, but I figured we might as well get it out of our systems now, especially since we didn’t have the means for Vegas. WeRead More →

I absolutely love receiving Lifestyle Boxes in the mail that contain tons of different items catered to your beauty, nutrition and skincare needs. If you’re like me and you like trying out tons of different items, there’s a 99.9% chance you will love this box. The Facts: Little Life Box is a monthly subscription service based out of Canada that includes 8-12 new healthy items (skincare, snacks, vitamins and lifestyle) to discover every month. The Price: Little Life Box is $19.00/month plus $8.00 shipping and handling. You can also purchase a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription for $18.00, $17.00 and $16.00 respectively, or a gift box for $25.00Read More →

I have never been a fan of any kind of ‘cleanse’, ‘detox’ or pill that claims to detox the system and wash away toxins and unnecessary waste that the body produces. There is no published research anywhere that says these types of cleanses or detoxes are safe and/or effective, so I have always attempted to stay healthy the natural way- by eating clean and staying active. People hear the word ‘teatox’ and immediately think that tea and detox are two words that go together, when there are many warning signs and factors to be aware of. Detox teas can interact with the effectiveness and/or theRead More →

If you’re anything like me, you’re new to the idea that sandwiches can be made with anything other than simple white or whole wheat bread. My childhood pretty much consisted of finding anything that would taste decent on bread and slapping it together to make a sandwich. I was newly introduced to the idea that you can actually use random ingredients you find around the kitchen to be your top and bottom half of a sandwich. These are healthier ways of still enjoying your favourite lunchtime meal but doing so in a way that compliments your diet and any necessary dietary changes. Disclaimer: These pictures areRead More →

Earth to Table Bread Bar located in Hamilton, ON was suggested to me by a friend who worked in the Downtown area and had tried the fancy and authentic restaurants that I had never even heard of. My friend, being a vegan, also loved the idea of this restaurant for the vast variety of vegan options that accommodated her and her vegan sister, as well. I was completely non-bias walking into the restaurant, having never heard of it or even having seen what the outside looked like. I walked in to find myself in a calm, sit-down atmosphere that almost looked like a small café,Read More →

I could count on both hands the number of people in my life who are not huge fans of receiving actual cakes for their birthdays. Whether its because of the icing, they can’t decide on chocolate or vanilla, or they are on a diet 24/7 and don’t want the extra carbs; there is always someone who would prefer not to have a cake. Instead of skipping the idea of birthday cake altogether for these loved ones, why not still make them a cake, but just in a different style? I first got the idea for a beer can birthday cake when I threw my friendRead More →

It’s not often that I review drink categories that are not wine or tea as I try to stick to mostly wine, but I saw this product in store and there was no way I wasn’t going to try it out. I am obsessed with trying new flavours of drinks and alcoholic root beer is something I just couldn’t resist, especially since the industry has added alcohol to just about everything now, and root beer was its next victim. This trend started roughly around Summer 2016 and surprisingly enough, does not include actual beer but instead encompasses vanilla porter bierschnaps (I didn’t see that one coming). ThisRead More →