Entries by AnitaLove

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

Here’s another tasty concoction made with the mighty chia seed. If you like that classic combo of chocolate and peanut butter, you’ll love this chia pudding, loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fibre, iron and calcium. This makes a great breakfast, healthy dessert, or snack.   Ingredients 6 Tbsp. chia seeds 1-1.5 Tbsp.+ cocoa powder* a […]

Covid’s Silver Linings

If we let our minds go to all the potential horrors of Covid-19, it’s enough to feel utterly overwhelmed and anxious. There are the disheartening numbers of increased deaths and cases, at home and globally. Financial ramifications are widespread and worrisome. We hear of Covidiots (yup: Covid + Idiot = Covidiot 🙂 ) buying more […]

Holding onto Our Kids At Every Age

Whether our kids are big or little, in primary school or getting married, our intentions are the same: We want to have loving, connected relationships with them. And if you’re part of this Inner Circle, chances are we’ve talked about Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Mate’s book, Hold Onto Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter […]

Vegan Keylime Pie (and it’s GF!)

OMG this is amazing, and I’ve never even been a huge fan of key lime pie. But when I tasted a slice of this I HAD to make my own as one slice wasn’t enough. This recipe requires a food processor; it’s totally worth borrowing if you don’t have one. And you don’t have to […]

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Big Red Tomato Lentil Soup

I love vibrant coloured soups. I call this Big Red. With the winter weather continuing, this makes one pot of hearty, healthy, cozy deliciousness. This soup is inspired by the “Creamy Red Lentil Soup” in The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook by Barbara Schieving. I’ve just played with seasonings, veggies and eliminated dairy. But if you […]

Coping with Stress: Cookies & Cold Water

“Today I will live in the moment. Unless it’s unpleasant, in which case I will have a cookie.”  Cookie Monster   It’s been one of those months. Despite my best intentions, I’ve been MIA from my blog and any other personal goal. Thankfully I’m not dealing with anything earth-shattering, like a horrendous medical diagnosis. It […]

Our Present Success

“Don’t let a mad world tell you that success is anything other than a successful present moment.”  Eckhart Tolle   Success can be a tricky concept. We all have definitions of what constitutes a “success,” and I bet most of us feel like we fall short. 

Push-Up Your Way to Power

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”  Henry David Thoreau   Last week I went to an adult/teen gymnastics class. No joke. There was a seventeen-year old, two university students in their early twenties, and me: an old(ish) mom more than twice their […]


Quotes & Quips

You all know my love affair with words. If it makes me think, makes me smile, or makes me actually LOL, it’s here. Don’t forget to Leave a Reply and add your favourites below. I’ll update this page regularly.   Oh, I don’t try to hide my weird. I like to wave it around. It […]

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Vegetable Thai Curry Soup

This is inspired by the soup we had at our Fab 5 annual gift exchange. That’s my bestie group, with all sorts of dietary requirements (i.e. GF, dairy free, vegan), and this soup was a winner. I’ve tweaked the recipe so it’s not as sweet and allows for flexibility on which veggies to include, depending […]