Vegan Kitchen Essentials – Part 2

Vegan Kitchen Essentials Part 2 If you missed out on our introduction, check it out at Part 1: Vegan Kitchen Essentials. For the final chapter in our series, focusing on how to get your protein and how much protein is enough, see Part 3: Vegan Kitchen Essentials.  Last Wednesday, we introduced you to some basic […]

PostNatal Depression Awareness Week

PostNatal Depression Awareness Week 16 – 22 November 2014 Usually our blogs sit firmly within the food and travel niche. This week, we’re going outside that for a good cause. This week is PostNatal Depression Awareness Week in Australia from 16 to 22 November 2014. This debilitating disease has caught a few of iyr friends and […]

Lake Agnes Canada

Lake Agnes Canada Last week, we posted about our serene walk around Lake Louise. After we checked out Lake Louise, we also did the “moderate” walk up to Mirror Lake, Agnes Lake, and to Agnes Lake Teahouse. Let me describe some of my symptoms to you during this walk: Dizzy spells, to the point of tipping over […]

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa Posting this on a Monday morning is probably a little unfair… But it could also be great motivation to remind yourself why you’re at work – so that you can earn money to hang out in beautiful places where you can relax! Bora Bora has an impressive reputation. […]

Medieval Times Toronto Canada

Medieval Times Toronto Canada When I was in California with my sister last year, I described Medieval Times as good looking men with long hair and beards, riding horses. And accordingly, it seems rather popular with bachelorette/hen’s parties. Medieval Times describes itself as an exciting, family-friendly dinner attraction inspired by an 11th century feast and […]

How To Cook Quinoa

How to Cook Quinoa What is Quinoa? The quinoa we cook with is a seed. The plant itself is related to spinach and beets. We use quinoa in a similar manner to grains and cereals, so there’s a common misconception that it’s a grain. Traditionally, it was one of the main foods used by the Incans, along with maize.  […]

Banff Gondola

Banff Gondola One of the things I love about travel is how universal some experiences are. Some things just transcend language. I’ve seen examples of this being on a train on the western suburbs in Sydney, Australia. Everyone in the carriage was Sudanese apart from me. And one of the guys was copping it from several […]

Senator Restaurant Toronto

Senator Restaurant Toronto  When you eat vegan food, diners can be hit or miss. Most often, a complete miss. And yet, I have a strange fascination with them. Perhaps it’s because the 50s style diner is not particularly prevalent in Australia. Perhaps it’s because I spent too much time watching the Winchester brothers in the […]