Category Archives: Food & Drink

Lifestyle || Healthy Eating with Epicure || A new year, new you giveaway!

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I’ve used Epicure products for almost a decade, long before I even started this blog! For me, I love their products because they make eating healthy fast and simple. You don’t need to be a chef or buy a million spices to make a restaurant quality meal. Epicure does it for you with amazing flavourful spice blends and time saving cookware.

I’ve teamed up with them to giveaway their Real Food. Real Results kit, pictured above. Head over to my IG for more entries, and for more details on rules. To enter for a chance to win here, simply head over to the kit, and comment on this post telling me which product you are most excited to try! Simple as that! Good luck and cheers to a healthy new you!

Lifestyle || Food & Drink || A holiday drink recipe with Ocean Spray || Light White Mojito

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I love a refreshing drink during the holiday season, so I teamed up with Ocean Spray to bring you one of my favourite festive beverages that your guests are sure to love. You might have guessed cranberries are an Ocean Spray main stay; they are so versatile ideal for drinks/cocktails, recipes, and even holiday decorations. I love to have a variety of Ocean Spray® products in the house so I’m ready for any hosting occasion. For this recipe I’ll be using one of my favourite juices, the Ocean Spray® White Cranberry Cocktail.

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Light White Mojito

What You Will Need:

3 sprigs fresh mint
1 package sweetener or 2 teaspoons sugar
3 ounces Ocean Spray® White Cranberry Cocktail
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 1/2 ounce light rum
2 ounces club soda, chilled
lime slice

The How To:

Crush 2 mint sprigs. Rub mint and sugar around inside of tall thin glass with spoon. Add Cranberry Cocktail, lime juice and rum; stir. Add club soda and ice. Top with remaining mint sprig and lime slice.

Makes 1 serving.

Holiday Tip: Add this green drink to a red tablescape for a festive touch. Or pop in a red straw for that added holiday feel.

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Food & Drink || Lifestyle || A holiday drink recipe with Ocean Spray ||Ruby Red Grapefruit Cocktail

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the holidays are here! I find I host so many guests; both planned and drops-in’s this time of year that I need some easy recipes ready to go at the drop of a hat. I’ve teamed up with Ocean Spray®to bring you one of my favourite refreshing festive beverages that is sure to wow your guests this season. Cranberries, an Ocean Spray main stay, are such a versatile food ideal for drinks/cocktails, recipes, and even holiday decorations but Ocean Spray doesn’t only make cranberry products. I love to have a variety of Ocean Spray® products in the house so I’m ready for any hosting occasion. For this recipe I’ll be using one of my favourite juices the Ocean Spray® Ruby Red Grapefruit Cocktail.

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Ocean Spray® Ruby Red Grapefruit Cocktail 

Ingredients

 5oz/150mL Ocean Spray® Ruby Red Grapefruit Cocktail 
3oz/90mL Club Soda
5mL lime juice
Optional: add a dash or rim glass with sugar

Directions

Pour all ingredients into a glass with ice. Stir gently. Makes 1 serving.

Optional: Garnish with a lime to add a pop of green to make this seasonal drink even more festive. 

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Ocean Spray®, but my thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Lifestyle || Just in time for the chilly weather || Fresh Soups with Happy Planet

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With baby number two on the way, I have started thinking about meal prep in a whole new light. When it comes to preparing meals, especially for a family, we tend to want it all; convenience (minimal or no prep), and of course it needs to be healthy & delicious. While many mommy-to-be’s take the route of stock pilling frozen lasagnes, I want to get some healthy variety ready to go for this busy time in my near future.

With the chilly weather and the need for something both healthy and hearty I’m turning to Happy Planet’s delicious fresh soups made with fresh, premium, all-natural organic ingredients.  They contain no preservatives or anything artificial, with that said most that I found in the store keep in your fridge for 1-2 months leaving plenty of time to consume. No need to deep freeze these. They’re convenient fresh meal solutions in both single serve (300mL) and multi-serving (500/650mL) portions that require minimal preparation – all you need to do is heat and serve!  Fine, knowing me I will most likely make some fresh whole wheat croutons to garish but that’s fast in itself, right?

With 13 different flavours inspired by cuisines from around the world – including their latest Korean Hot & Sour (Alastair’s favourite) and Tomato Grilled Cheese Soup (my go-to), there is sure to be several that appeal to each family member.

Plus there are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan options available and if some of your family want a larger meal, they can simply add rice, grains, pasta or additional protein to their serving. They are going to save me once baby arrives!

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