30 day Yoga Challenge, Mindless Snacking & September Goals – Move it Mondays

Confession time. Over the past couple weeks I’ve noticed some of my clothing fitting a little more snug than usual and have also noticed myself slipping into old habits of mindless snacking. You know what I mean. As in you are working on a paper or doing something around the house and all of the… 

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One Pot Broccoli Pasta

Quick One Pot Broccoli Pasta

We all need that one meal, that meal we turn to on those busy weeknights and want dinner on the table in 20 minutes or less. That meal we turn to when we don’t want to spend the evening doing dishes. That meal we turn to because we always have everything on hand for it. That meal… 

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Fresh Beginnings: Try Again Tuesdays

 When I finally gave up the idea of yo-yo crash dieting (they never work - believe me – I’ve tried them all!) I made the promise to myself to enter into a new chapter of my life filled with an abundance of healthy delicious food, enjoyable & sensible activity, freedom of dieting and gaining control over my life! Taking… 

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Starting the Week out Right – Move it Mondays

After a weekend of family celebrations,  indulgences, enjoying that piece of rich chocolate cake for dessert (and that second glass of wine!) my favorite way to start the week is with my morning run. I love running for many reasons – for my health, to pump up my happy endorphins, to take some time for myself, to kick… 

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Energizing Detox Granola

Welcome to Ceara’s Kitchen 2.0! I am super excited to launch the latest Ceara’s Kitchen today – the switch from Blogger to WordPress is one I have been meaning to do for awhile and is well worth it. I am a big fan of WordPress so far – it is faster than Blogger, easier to navigate and… 

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Heading back into the Land of Chocolate!

I am currently at the airport, getting ready to board my flight back to Belgium in a couple minutes. I can’t believe that in a few hours I’ll be back in Belgium with J, falling back into our regular routine, student life and soon resuming into the hustle and bustle of the school year. There is something… 

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Tropical Green Smoothie, Travelling and Fresh Starts

  I have been a bit off the blogging radar for the past couple weeks because I have been literally travelling nonstop. For the past couple weeks I have had the pleasure of showing my boyfriend and his wonderful family a small fragment of this beautiful country of Canada. We rented a big American SUV (the kind you… 

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Naked Kale Chips – no dehydrator required! {vegan, gluten and sugar free}

   I am going to be perfectly candid, if you know me at all you know I have a big sweet tooth and love all things dessert but once in awhile I love something a bit salty to snack on in the evening. Like chips. But let’s get real – chips, even the ‘healthy’ baked… 

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Maple Blueberry Apple Crumble

Since coming back to Canada a couple weeks ago I’ve been indulging in lots of fruit including fresh and frozen wild frozen Canadian blueberries. Blueberries remind me of my childhood, my great grandma’s stories of picking blueberries up north and, of course, homemade, warm and comforting blueberry crumble.     For awhile now a couple… 

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The Best Healthy Travel Snacks: What to Pack When Hunger Hits on the Fly

I’ve arrived back in Toronto – and it feels great to be back! The best part about being home with friends and family is the feeling like you never left and picking up exactly where we left off. There is something so amazing, reviving, and beautiful about coming back to my roots and spending quality… 

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Unplugged for exams!

  The past couple weeks have been CRAY-ZAY as I fiercely write the last few essays of my semester. As many of you know, I’m a Master’s student in Belgium studying Anthropology and the end of my year is quickly approaching. I am trying my best to make these last few weeks of my academic… 

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