Archive | Health & Fitness RSS feed for this section

The Lemon Water Cleanse?

4 Oct

Let's see how this works...

Since I’ve become an amateur baker, I’ve been ingesting a lot of sugar, I mean a lot. For some reason, I have become infatuated with cookie dough, I rarely eat the cookie, just the yummy dough (don’t judge me).

Generally, I don’t eat a lot of sugar, so my body reacted quickly and adversely to it. My face has begun to breakout badly and I’m sure it’s not doing anything good for my ever-expanding waistline…sigh. That is why I resolved to drink only water, at least for a little while.  Not that I won’t have the occasional drink (you gotta live a little), but mainly water for a little body cleansing.

For starters, water is cheap and has no calories. Unfortunately, it has no flavor either and to drink the 8 8oz glasses recommended can be a chore. I wanted a flavoring that had no sugar, calories and that was readily available, hence, lemons. The fact that I have a tree full of lemon made it the winner. Lucky for me, it seems there are benefits to the lemon and water combo.

We’ve all know the benefits of pure water, but fresh lemon seems to kick it up a notch. According to (which has a very handy calorie counter), here are the benefits: Continue reading


Eat Fresh!: Creamy Avocado Pasta

14 Sep

My sister and I love thick, creamy, tasty alfredo sauce, yum! However, we’re both trying to eat better and exercise more. We would probably have to run a whole hour just to burn off one serving of the sauce alone–then there’s the pasta itself.

I really believe you can have healthy and  yummy food–why not? In that quest, I found a replacement for Creamy Alfredo Pasta–Creamy Avocado Pasta!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Continue reading

By Popular Demand…My Vegetarian Burger Recipe!

9 Sep

Ummm...yum, yum

Well, to say “my” vegetarian burger recipe is a little misleading. I found it on Oh She Glows, a wonderful vegan cooking site. I made 8 with the recipe and  fried them in some olive oil. I put the balance in the freezer, had them suckers  all week. I will NEVER again buy vegetarian burgers from the store. Especially in ANU where its an arm and a leg (seriously, that’s what it says on the label) for 4 patties.

Continue reading