Posts Tagged ‘coconut’

Living with Depression + Learning Self Care

It’s been 19 months since I had my daughter, Ruthie. Those 19 months, as you can imagine, have housed some of my most intense emotions, hardest fought battles, lowest and highest days. It’s been 15 months since I was diagnosed with postpartum depression and anxiety. I remember feeling pretty indifferent to the term postpartum depression […]

life is good, I am happy

Sweet jeeze and peas. I’m back…. or am I? It’s been a long time. After my last post, as I struggled my way through post-partum depression/anxiety, I realized I needed to put all my focus on my family and my health and let everything else fall to the wayside. It’s been hard finding my way […]

Eviction Notice

This lassi had a job. It didn’t do it very well. After hearing from so many people that a natural labour inducer was, among other things (shwing!), plenty of spicy food and pineapple, I decided I would combine the two and cross my fingers and wait. And wait. For something to happen. Nothing happened. Like […]

On Oats and Mush

Oatmeal and I don’t much get along. I’m not usually bothered by textures; I love all the slimeys and the crunchys, the gritty and the smooth. But rolled oatmeal? Come on. You guys aren’t really serious about that stuff are you? YOU CAN’T BE. It looks like someone who has been sworn to a bland […]

IN WHICH LIFE HAPPENS

Almost four months ago now, I laid awake in the gentle morning light and stirred for an impossibly long time in bed. My thoughts whipped around like a wind-blown bag. I waited for Allan to wake up so that I could finally put my thoughts to rest. At least for a few moments. From the […]

Gone So Long

YOU GUYS. I’ve been thinking about this float for a MONTH. A whole month. Waiting until I was done the freelance projects I was working on, day dreaming about it, “will it be as pretty as I’m picturing?’ “will the flavours make sense without overpowering eachother?”, and I can safely say… Yes! It IS as […]

Losing the War on Breakfast [Coconut, Carrot & Pumpkin Spice Bread with Candied Ginger]

In the ongoing saga of Kelly vs. Healthy Breakfast options, I seem to be losing again. I go on stints of yogurt/granola/berries, healthy cereals, whole grain toast with natural nut butters, eggs and greens… but dammit I just want that [expletive] croissant!!! Better yet, that [expletive] croissant stuffed with a poached egg, gouda and flaky […]

It Happened. [Spiced Coconut Barley with Pistachios and Maple]

It happened.  After years and years of taunting the stomach flu by eating every single questionable, 40 seconds over the 5 second rule, maybe-sort-of-moldy and definitely expired ingredient in my house, I paid. A nasty old stomach flu that struck me like boot in the face. All kinds of nastiness ensued and my appetite hid […]

For the Love of Leftovers

There is something to be said for a warm homecooked lunch while you’re plugging away at work, isn’t there? I find my love for the business district lunch-options dwindling with every soup and sandwich. It’s not that they aren’t good. In fact, they are great. Two of my favs being Lunch, and the newly opened Bowich. But sometimes I just […]