Happy New Year to all!! 2018 was a wild and amazing year for us. We bought our first home and a few months later, Michael popped the question and I said, Yes! We got married in a beautiful outdoor venue. The day was perfect. Then we capped off the year by bringing home little Benji! 🥰🐶🐾🌟⭐️🎉❤️
We stopped @blazepizza for the first time and we were quite impressed! Custom made pizzas, fresh dough w/o the added additives or chemicals and the packaging is eco friendly. I had spicy tomato sauce and Michael got it with pesto sauce.. and I clearly love pineapple on my pizza. Def check out the #Toronto location!
🌟Best gift of all... my husband & Benji. 🥰🐾🎁Merry Christmas! X 🎄✨❤️
Merry Christmas Eve!! We took this pic @distilleryto on the last day of the Xmas market. The pink trees were everything 😍😍! We thought it would be insane and busy but it wasn’t as bad. We’ve tried going last Tuesday and the line up circled the block! It’s my fav place to be. I love all xmas festivities as it is my fav holiday. We actually celebrate it tonight as opposed to tmrw with my family. I think it may be an Eastern European thing. It works out perfectly as we celebrate with Michael’s family the day of. Kellemes karácsonyi ünnepeket! 🎄🎁🌟❤️
Everyone meet BENJI!!!
We are officially pawrents and we’re so IN LOVE!! We’ve been talking about getting a dog for so long and it finally happened! We’ve watched endless videos of puppy training and it will be a learning process for suuure. He’s the cutest little pup, and we will make this a warm and loving transition for him. Can you guess what he is? Hint, he’s a mix! 🐾🐾🐾🐾 #cavapooworld#doodletales#doodlemodels
The best potato leek soup that I didn’t make. 😆I know what ingredients were used but that’s about it. Michael didn’t follow a recipe, he just sampled along the way. He cooked up potatoes, leek, celery, added veggie broth, nutritional yeast, black pepper, and rosemary/thyme herbs. Simple fresh ingredients, with a side of garlic bread. #notpicturedmy2ndand3rdplateofgarlicbread 🥖🥖🥖🥖
I had the best experience @awairestaurant for my birthday celebration. Every dish was unique and flavourful. There was no menu and we picked the 5 course meal ($55 pp). You let the chef know your dislikes and he will come up with creative dishes for you. I had the best cashew tortellini I’ve ever had and I wish the portion size was a bit larger. I haven’t had stuffed tortellini in years. If you can, send a special request for that dish in advance!
As some of you may know, I love birthdays. I’m a birthday queen 👑 for sure. This year I decided not to host as I wanted to keep it simple and celebrate with family. We had a beautiful memorial service for Glenn, Michael’s papa. It was so special and I smile at the thought how his nickname for me was, Sparkle.✨ We love him so much and all these sparkly Christmas lights reminded us of him. ❤️🎄@kel_bel_locke
Lately I haven’t been cooking proper meals or eating as healthy as I should be. I’ve been eating frozen pizza, pierogis, burritos, and snacking. I am about moderation, and having treats but this was like 2 months of pretending it was all ok.
I was working long hours and accumulating a lot of overtime. I was working thru my gym breaks, getting home late and throwing a pizza in the oven. My baby muscles were disappearing. I felt uninspired to post on social media. The voice in my head started becoming more critical and I thought, wow what’s wrong with me?
Until it hit me.
I haven’t been to the gym in weeks. I haven’t had a proper home cooked meal in awhile. So I made a plan. I renewed my gym membership and planned out my dinners for the week. It sounds so simple, yet I pushed the basic necessities of life aside. If work is busy, make time. If you know you will be getting home late, prep a few days before. You can make it happen. #putthechipsdown#letsdothistogether
My husband and I love mashed potatoes and it’s so easy to make. We boil then mash organic potatoes, and add vegan #becel margarine & veggie seasoning (use any kind). We cooked @gardein savoury stuffed turkey (comes w/gravy). Can you guess who had what plate? 🥔🥔
I started getting into organic produce. I follow EWG dirty dozen (google it) and potatoes was on the list as a dirty pesticide product. No thanks. Organic it is. If you shop around, organic isn’t that much more in cost than GMO pesticide produce. #attemptingtobehealthy#imayhadabagofchipsafterthismeal#moderation
🎃It’s that time... 👻 I’ve dressed up almost every year for #Halloween. It’s a time where we can feel like a kid again, stuff our faces with candy, binge watch horror movies and wear whatever costume we want. Let me know if you have any scary movie recommendations! ➡️Swipe to check out the costumes. #banksy#spyvsspy
I’m pretty impressed with this vegan gluten free vanilla cake that I made, recipe from @minimalistbaker. The strawberries and sprinkles were my personal touch. I love to cook but I’m not much of a baker. It was so easy to follow, under 10 ingredients. No butter, eggs, or oils. The texture was fluffy and it tasted perfectly sweet. #minimalistbaker #🍓🍓🍓
We were eating carbs all day and all night. This is how we normally eat. We eat a lot of veggies, fruits, legumes, potatoes, rice, pasta. No dairy.. cheese.. or rotted animal on our plates.. and everything we ate just flushed right out. It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle and I’m so happy to see the world is evolving. Budapest has so many vegan options, and I’m beyond supportive for anyone who is trying to incorporate a plant based lifestyle. Even if it’s one day of the week. It’s a start.
Some of my fav pics from our honeymoon trip, esp the last one with the full moon. 🇭🇺🇭🇺🇭🇺
If you want to visit Europe, def add Budapest to your list. It’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world. There are so many architectural wonders, thermal baths, mountains, rivers, and it’s incredibly romantic esp at night. It’s safe, clean and most importantly, they have amazing food. It’s also a second home to me as most of my relatives live there. I can fully understand Hungarian but speaking it isn’t as fluid. After a few weeks of being immersed, I can get right back into it. 🇭🇺 #visithungary#ishouldbetheirspokeperson