Sunday, 31 January 2016


3 carrots
3 celery
1 medium onion
4 garlic cloves
Large can crushed tomatoes
2 Tbsp tomato paste
Chopped mushrooms
1 red pepper
1 jalapeno
3/4 carton low sodium chicken stock
1 small can corn
1 can black beans
1 can kidney beans 
1/4 cup chilli powder
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp cayenne
2 tsp paprika
2 Bay leaves
2 Tbsp oregano 
Basil and any other herbs you like

Chop onions and sauté until transparent. Add in chopped carrots, celery and garlic. Add chopped pepper, jalapeño and mushrooms. Stir in spices and cook until vegetables are soft. Add in stock, crushed tomatoes, beans, corn and tomato paste. Simmer for about half an hour.
Tip: scoop left over tomato paste and freeze into tablespoon portions so there is no waste.
Add salt and pepper as you go.
Top with cheese, Greek yogurt or sour cream, tortilla chips and cilantro.
This is an easy, healthy chili recipe I make quite often to have as a quick and healthy supper.

Friday, 29 January 2016


This photo is from a vacation I took last December to Arizona. It was taken on a road trip near Sedona and the scenery was too beautiful not stop, walk around and take a photo. I love it in Arizona, there is so much to do and see and it's close to a lot of different vacation spots, hopefully I will be back soon! More of my old photos here,  here and here. Happy Friday everybody, have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Thursday, 21 January 2016


After the holidays I find it more difficult than usual to get back into eating a normal, healthy and well balanced diet. Usually getting off track doesn't take a lot of commitment to regain focus and start to eat clean again but there is something about all of the Christmas food and the holidays that makes it especially difficult to start eating healthy again. Whenever I find it more difficult than usual I will do a juice cleanse, more of a smoothie cleanse I guess because I use whole fruits and vegetables and blend them rather than use a juicer. I find restricting my diet to this, or even partially this, for three to five days leaves less room for snacking and helps recharge and jumpstart my diet back to normal. 

Green Juice: cucumber, spinach, whole lemon
Carrot: carrot, ginger, turmeric, black pepper (helps digest turmeric)
Spicy Tomato: tomato, parsley, cucumber, cayenne
Protein: plain yogurt, bananas, almonds, chocolate protein

Tuesday, 19 January 2016


Jacket / Zara

Recently embroidered bomber jackets seem to be everywhere in all different fabrics and colours.  I fell in love with them because of their uniqueness and sporty vibe and especially after seeing Kate Moss wear a pink one, here. I found this one at Zara and waited for the year end sale to purchase it which has sold out now but here is a great velvet option from Mango, and here are some that Who What Wear picked.