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Recipe || Mason Jar “Steak & Greek Greens” #sponsored #thinkbeef

C659147B-77FA-4CD1-9FE8-6E40BF0AF711Over the last few months I’ve partnered with ThinkBeef.ca. One of the concepts I learned was how important the role of meat plays in the health of the Canadian population along with other foundational foods like fish, grains, legumes, dairy, fruits and vegetables. I was astonished to find on average, over half the women in Canada and boys ages 14 to 18 years, don’t eat the recommended servings of meat and alternative servings daily. I had mentioned on my Instagram, after taking the quiz on Thinkbeef.ca I learned just how nutrient dense beef really is. It contains much more iron, B12 and zinc than chicken at a comparable fat and calorie content. Compared to chicken, you would need to eat 7 servings of chicken (75 g cooked) to get the same amount of B12 as provided by 75 g of lean beef. With that said, beef truly inspired this easy Mason Jar recipe my whole family enjoys.

Serving Size: 4

 Ingredients: 8-10 oz steak (rib eye is my preference), crumbled feta cheese, container of small tomatoes, 1 purple onion, 1 large cucumber, olive oil, 2 lemons, greek seasoning of choice, pepper, and sea salt.

Add salt and pepper liberally to both sides of your steak, grill to desired internal temperature (for this recipe I do medium).

While the steak is cooking half three cups of tomatoes, slice one large cucumber, and dice 1/2 cup of purple onion.

In a small bowl, squeeze both lemons and add approximately 1/3 a cup of olive oil. Stir in 2 tablespoons of greek seasoning (I love souvlaki). Salt and pepper to taste.

Pour dressing into the bottom of 4 small mason jars, layer in crumbed cheese, greens (tomato, cucumber, purple onion) and steak.

Shake before serving.

Eat immediately for best results or store in the fridge to eat within 24 hours

As an alternative, if you are not looking for a KETO friendly recipe adding 1/3 a cup of brown rice as the first layer on top of the dressing is a great option. Also, to be budget friendly pick up a flank steak and slow cook in water, salt, pepper and water for approximately 6 hours to make as tender as a ribeye steak.

Disclaimer: This sponsored was paid by ThinkBeef

Edo For A Week #ad #yeg #yegfood

496E5A48-8A2B-451C-9E4C-421DE0C142C1If you’ve caught my Instagram stories this week you would have probably guessed I’ve partnered with Edo Japan. By no means am I new to the franchise, I’ve been loving them for over a decade. I’m so excited to share this exciting partnership opportunity with my family while ‘Edo for a week.’ We got to ’Edo Your Heart Out’ while eating some menu favourites and trying some new finds from the ever evolving Edo Menu.  We made three visits in one week and this is what we found:

Chop Chop Bowls. Perfectly grilled chicken, beef, or crispy tempura shrimp on top of rice, raw veggies, and Savoury Bulgogi sauce. We tried both the shrimp and beef this past week. This has been a go-to of mine since last summer. I love the fresh ingredients and size. I usually share mine with my toddler. He loves it as much as I do!

Iced Coconut Coffee: This one is unreal! It’s like a vacation in a cup. During this heatwave it was the perfect midmorning break for this mama.

Tempura Sweet Potatoe. A twist on the ever so popular tempura shrimp, this appetizer was my children’s fav of the week. They couldn’t get enough!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Edo Japan

#AD || 3 Easy Looks || The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I’ve been shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in partnership with ShopStyle. I’m so excited to share my picks with you. Here are my wardrobe update staples you don’t want to miss from one of my favorite sales of the year:

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Skirt // Ruffle Top // EspadrillesNorthernStyle-NordstromJuly2018-5753NorthernStyle-NordstromJuly2018-5735NorthernStyle-NordstromJuly2018-5704NorthernStyle-NordstromJuly2018-5731

Dress // Top // Hat // SandalsNorthernStyle-NordstromJuly2018-5820NorthernStyle-NordstromJuly2018-5832NorthernStyle-NordstromJuly2018-5822NorthernStyle-NordstromJuly2018-5762NorthernStyle-NordstromJuly2018-5773NorthernStyle-NordstromJuly2018-5787NorthernStyle-NordstromJuly2018-5826

I love to take advantage of the same day delivery within 10km of a Nordstrom location. This service is available for $15. Also, hassle free in-store returns make it easy to stock up on your favourite wardrobe essentials! Did you know you can get alterations in-store on your Anniversary purchases! Now that’s an exceptional shopping experience if I don’t say so myself.

Have you shopped the legardary sale yet?

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored and paid by Nordstrom and ShopStyle but my thoughts and opinions remain my own. 

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#Sponsor || My 3 tips for creating the perfect outdoor living space with @TheBrick

Patio season is in full swing! I love an outdoor space, it’s easily my favourite “addition” you can make to your home.  By that, I mean creating an outdoor living place can essentially add another room or two to your home. In my case, I’ve added an additional living-room and dining spot with some help from The Brick. A patio space can be an investment but it does provide additional living space much cheaper compared to adding an actual structural additional to your home. I’ve included my 3 must have components to help create a well rounded and multifunctional outdoor living space:

“Create Several Different Types of Seating”

I want my guests to feel at home and stay away on our patio. So I added both dining and lounge seating. We’ve been enjoy many a meal in the sunshine with the Park Terrace Patio Dining Set! Featuring durable resin rattan wicker on the chair and table frame, this set will look sleek and sophisticated in any backyard setting. After dinner, take in the sunset and have conversations by the fire with a lounge set. The Park Terrance set (pictured) is 2017 model, but this year’s set renamed The Morris is great too built with the same durable material. Double the seating, double the function of the space. Adding multiple forms of seating will help you stay out longer on your new patio.

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