MANDY'S COOKIES, DIPPED IN CHOCOLATE


This past weekend was so much fun! On Saturday we got to go to Pumpkin Fest. We went on a hay ride around the farm, we ran around the hay maze chasing the kids and got to see cute farm animals! Kyri and Seth both loved feeding the goats. It started raining pretty hard so we decided to header home and get our cutesy down for a nap.




After I got to attend an organic gardening class. It was about how you can use organic safe products to get rid of pests. And she also gave us tons of useful gardening tips. I'm excited for next spring! I currently only have kale and tomatoes in the garden right now. I made a large batch of kale chips yesterday. Tod's favourite! Wife points!! Click here for the kale chip recipe.

Then on Sunday we ran in the Miracle Beach 5K & 10K run. Seth, Connie and I did the 5K and Tod did the 10K. We had just run the weekend before so I was excited to only do the short 5K. I was thinking about running the 10K but then I realized I would have to be crazy to run it without training so I decided not to. I ran the 5K in 27 minutes and 30 seconds. I ran a nice steady pace for the first 4K then lengthened my stride for the last 1K and sprinted as soon as I saw the finish line. I thought I was going to throw up after. Phew! Glad that's over. Except now I think I'm hooked. Should I train for a half marathon next year?

Me on the right #196 and my son Seth in front of me

Tod, my awesome super hero of a runner, he came in 5th place in the whole race! He came first in his age group, getting a white ribbon. I came in 3rd in my age group but I was not expecting a ribbon at all! It was a wonderful surprise.

Seth came in 50 seconds after me and Connie had a foot injury, which led to a hip problem and once it was all healed and cleared up she was off running again, with permission from her physio of course. She did an amazing job, coming 2nd in her age group!


We came home and I decided to make these cookies. They were made from a flour blend that I started using. It can be used for anything really, like cakes, cookies, crackers, & muffins!

The blend is made up of brown rice flour, potato starch, oat flour and tapioca flour. I also added some seeds to make it a bit heartier.

These cookies turned our pretty darn awesome. I'd say they are like an animal cracker. Part cracker, part cookie! And with the chocolate, the reminded me of those round cookies with the chocolate on the side, you know, those digestive biscuits! My mom always bought them for us when we were kids. Digestive biscuits? I'm googling them to find out why they are called that! haha


Today we are celebrating Connie's birthday. Connie is my wonderful mother in-law who is now, one of my best friends. We have become soul mate friends. I told Tod he's lucky to have such a cool mom and he said "SHE'S NOT COOL!" I'm like "Ya! She is!" We like all the same things and we talk and talk for hours. And both Connie and Glenn are healthy eaters like us so we have them over for dinner often.

I am so excited to make her dinner tonight. I am making a creamy fettuccine pasta with roasted cauliflower, a beet salad with green onion and my regular garden salad, both with my honey garlic salad dressing and for dessert a gluten-free layered cake with coconut cream, oatmeal cookie crumbled in the middle and chocolate and date caramel all over the top. Hope it turns out ok! I'm honestly just throwing ingredients together like I usually do and pray for the best! Stay tuned this week for pictures!


This chocolate sauce is the same recipe that I used for my peanut butter chocolate cups. So it has a hint of peanut butter in it. You can use what ever liquid sweetener and nut or seed butter you like!


MANDY'S COOKIES, DIPPED IN CHOCOLATE
Makes 25-30 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie
Dry

  • 2 cups gluten-free flour blend, see below
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, ground in coffee grinder or high speed blender
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, ground
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut sugar (optional)
  • a dash of celtic sea salt
Wet
  • 1/2 virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unpasteurized honey

Chocolate Sauce
  • 1/4 cup cacao butter
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 heaping Tbsp. cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 2 Tbsp. unpasteurized honey
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract


1. Cookies - Preheat oven to 300° F (150° C). Add dry ingredients to a bowl and stir.

2. Melt coconut oil on the lowest heat in a frying pan. Add honey and vanilla. Stir until combined and add to the dry ingredients and stir well. 

3. Dough will be a bit crumbly. Grab 1/3 of the dough and roll it in to a ball.

4. Roll ball all of dough between a piece of parchment paper and saran wrap with a rolling pin. Roll so the dough is it's 1/2cm thick. (Too thin and the cookies will be hard crackers.)

4. Cut the cookies into squares, rectangles or triangles, or use a cookie cutter. I started using a round cookie cutter and then gave up! Cutting rectangles is where it's at! Add the cookies to cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.

5. Bake cookies for 10 minutes. Let cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack. Save parchment paper on cookie sheets for dipping cookies in chocolate.

6. Chocolate Sauce -  Melt cacao butter in a medium pan on low heat. Add all ingredients. Stir well to combine and turn off heat. Let cool so chocolate mixture thickens. Dip cookies in. Make cool patterns and dip however you like. Let dry on the parchment paper used previously. Pour the rest of the chocolate into muffin cups and place in the fridge to eat later! Extra treats! Score!




Gluten-Free Flour Blend
  • 1 cups brown rice flour
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 cup potato starch
Mix and store in an air tight container and use for cookies, cakes, breads, muffins and more


Enjoy!
♥ Mandy



Please read my last recipe - Warm Spiced Apple and Cream Parfait with a Date Caramel Drizzle

THE DISEASE-FREE REVOLUTION

The Disease-Free Revolution is a new inspiring and informative health book that was just released onto paper back a couple months ago, AND in a matter of fact, I am friends with the author!

His name is Ron Garner. He is a BEd, MSc, a health researcher, educator, author and public speaker. He has devoted his life to natural health and his been a great inspiration to many people who have read his books.

Three years ago I came across his book Conscious Health, at 25 years of age, when my husband, who was my boyfriend at the time, handed it to me and said "Here, read this if you want to live." (Not exactly, but pretty much)

As I read through the long book I became confused, defensive and a tad bit angry. I was learning that almost everything I've ever known about the world of health isn't true. That milk isn't good for me and doesn't give me strong bones, that it really isn't safe to be drinking our tap water, that doctors don't help us fix the problem, only the symptom, and that most of the foods I am eating are hurting my body.

I started reading about how the digestive system really works and how we need enzymes from living foods to help break down our food in order to get nutrients to make energy. I learnt about the acid-alkaline balance and how energy levels will get low if we eat too much acid food, which makes us sick. I learnt about how stress and our emotions make our bodies have a negative charge and it is as harmful as heating bad foods. I read about how our bodies go through healing crises and that is what being sick is all about. I learnt about the food we need to eat when we are sick to help those toxins exit our bodies. I read about being real and authentic, about putting the ego aside and letting our soul, our real selves do the thinking and talking.

My mind was literally blown. After 400 some odd pages later I could not comprehend what I had just learnt. Tod said, "Now you know what to do to live a long healthy life with me and the kids. Let's get married and have many babies!" (Not exactly, but pretty much)

So the list started off with one thing that I changed. It was lemon water. I drank warm lemon water each morning and haven't stopped since. It's half a lemon, squeezed into a glass of filtered water, and I drink it over 5-10 minutes. I did a post on lemon water here if you would like to know more.

Then the list became two things, then three, then four, then twenty. I started using celtic sea salt instead of table salt, then I started looking for organic food like fruit, veggies, meat, cheese, chips, juice...and so on. We added more vegetables to our plate at dinner. I stopped drinking & smoking around this time. Then I decided to stop drinking milk and change to almond milk, which I only used for baking because it honestly doesn't taste the best. I started drinking only herbal tea, green tea and filtered water. I stopped buying Seth candy at the corner store every time I went to get gas and cut back on all refined sugar and other harmful sugar. I stopped using a microwave and started heating everything in a pot and in the oven. I started baking more with whole ingredients instead of buying baked goods. I started preparing all my lunches at home, instead of eating out at restaurants during work. Around this time I started losing weight. As I ate healthier it naturally just fell off me. My sleep each night was deeper, which left me feeling rested each morning. I started eating only fruit for breakfast and saved the eggs and toast for lunch on weekends. I switched to sprouted grain bread. I stopped mixing protein with carbs for better digestion. I switched to all safe body care products. I started going to Zumba classes and saw improvement in muscle tone quickly. I was at a diet of 50% alkaline foods and 50% acidic foods.  My menstrual cycle cramps went away and my face cleared up. I also stopped dying my hair. At this point my anaemia was gone, my skin was clear, I was at my natural body weight, I was rarely sick and I was preaching my diet to everyone who asked about it! I was stoked on life, and still am! 

This is about the time Tod and I got married so everything became "we" instead of "I". We stopped eating all refined sugar, no chocolate bars, no candy bags, no M&Ms at the movies, we stopped eating cheese and gluten. We stopped eating so much meat and cut back to twice a month, just enough to make sure we got extra iron and B12. We got iron and B12 from other sources.


And then we realized that I wasn't getting pregnant. I don't know if my body just had an overload of crazy change but all of this happened over 1 year! So I decided to email Ron and ask for help! He responded so fast and he was sooooo nice! He said he knew a couple things that would help and he gave me links to two websites and told me to get the book Pregnancy, Childbirth and Children's Diets by Dr. Joel Robbins. I ordered the book and then I read the sites that he recommended... and guess what? BAM! I got pregnant that month.

Throughout my pregnancy I had many questions for Ron, like "Is cod liver oil good for me?" "Should I be taking chlorella and spirulina?" "Our hemp seeds okay for me?" "I can't stand the taste of veggies during pregnancy! Is this normal?"

And he always answered me back in a timely manner, always so polite and happy to help! He became my friend. My mentor was really my friend! I was so happy!

I started working on a health book/cookbook, which is totally just a secret project but would like to publish it one day, when I had a good list of awesome recipes that I created, earlier this year. I emailed Ron and asked him if he had any updated research on health that I could add to my book! He said, "Yes and in fact I am writing a new book. It is at the editing stage. So how about you help me edit it and then you can take what you like."

Not only did my jaw drop but I think I peed my pants a little bit. I called my husband right away. I was sooooo over the moon excited that my favourite author was writing a book and he wanted MY help editing it! I called my mom and my mother in law, my girlfriends and my sister! And then after I helped Ron edit his book I asked him to write a foreword for my health book and he did! And then he came back and asked me to write a testimonial for the back of his book. "Yes of course I will!" And now my name and my health story is in the back of Ron's new book! And it goes like this....

Mandy Dugas, 28. British Columbia, Canada.

I grew up on a meat and potatoes diet, and in my 20’s lived off of pizza, fast food, micro-waved, processed, and packaged food. I drank liquor, smoked, was overweight and was always too tired to exercise. I was plagued with numerous allergies and throat infections. To make matters worse, my young son developed eczema all over his body and was often sick. I did exactly what the doctor told me to do but repeated visits to the hospital and antibiotic treatments did not stop his illnesses. I was envious of the vitality and energy that runners had and I wondered why my son and I couldn’t have that kind of health. I was very unhappy. I met my husband, Tod, in 2011. He had a healthy glow that attracted me to him. He was a runner and I wanted to be healthy like him. I asked him how he did it and he said he followed the advice in a book called Conscious Health by Ron Garner. As I began reading this book I was skeptical because it went against my lifestyle and everything I had been brainwashed to believe. However, it had worked for Tod so I changed my diet and lifestyle and, as I followed Ron’s recommendations, I began to feel awesome. I changed my son’s diet too and after a while his eczema started to fade and we both were rarely sick. I lost weight, my skin cleared, my monthly cycle cramps disappeared and I finally had the energy and desire to start exercising. When Tod and I married in 2012 we tried to have a baby, but without success. I emailed Ron asking him for help. He suggested a couple of dietary changes which I made right away – and I got pregnant that month! The pregnancy went very smoothly and I exercised until 8.5 months. We now have a beautiful, healthy baby girl. She had one minor cold in her first year and has had no teething pain. She has clear skin, bright eyes, and is a perfect example of health because she has had the benefit of Ron’s nutritional knowledge from day one. I am happy and excited about my life now. We owe all our thanks to Ron and his books. They are life-changers, and we recommend them to our family and friends when they remark on our glowing health and want to know how we did it. Thank you Ron!

_______________________________________________________________________


He sent me a copy of the book and signed it for me too! I was so overly stoked on life the day it came in the mail. I opened it and saw this....


Then I flipped to the back to find my testimonial. And there it was, on page 244, my name in bold. Something I had written was in a book! My favourite author’s book!


My husband came home from work and I couldn't wait to show him. As soon as he came inside I ran to greet him at the door. I held the book behind my back and after I asked him about his day I brought out the book and showed him the page with my name! I was so so sooo excited. I'm still excited! Tod read the page and he got all gitty just like me. "That's so cool! Your story is in a book! And it's Ron's book! That's just so cool!! Great things happen when you’re a good person. I love you babe!" kiss kiss smooch smooch.



This has been a pretty big year for me. Seeing the development of our healthy daughter has been so amazing and rewarding. She honestly just had a cold for one day! ONE DAY! Is that even possible? I always had a cold for 2 weeks! And also being involved with Ron's book, creating my own health book/cookbook and deciding that I want to help people as a job. It's my passion.

ABOUT THE DISEASE-FREE REVOLUTION

So this book is a real eye opener. A real smack in the face/wake up call for most of us. Everyone who eats a "regular" diet full of candy bars, microwaved food, milk and cereal, chips and dip, with hardly any whole foods, is in for a big surprise! All that stuff is causing disease. And you know what cures disease? Alkaline food! Alkaline food cures everything, from bad skin, to the common cold, to diabetes, to disease, to cancer. People with stage 4 cancer have sweared that by changing to an alkaline diet they have cured their cancer. Don't believe me and think I'm wrong? Google it. Talk to people about it. The news about alkaline foods healing cancer is getting bigger and more and more people are talking about it every day.

Ron starts off his book asking the question Why a Revolution? He says
In my firmly held opinion that is exactly what we need, because we are being deceived and lied to on a regular basis by the very people and industries we have been taught to rely on four our health and nutritional well-being

He really helps us understand that we need to take control of our own lives. Our health needs to be in our hands. We are the only ones who are looking out for ourselves! And we need to fuel our bodies with adequate nutrition to be able to cleanse our bodies of sickness and disease.

He uses a quote by Ghandi that I love,

You need to be the change you wish to see in the world.

Ron then goes on to help us understand why and how we get sick. Which in fact is really our own doing. We need to know how the body works in order to help it get what it needs to be healthy. And he goes through all the organs of the body that help us digest and absorb nutrients and gain energy. He really helps us understand the digestive system. 

We also learn about the acid-alkaline balance. How our health depends on it. Ron talks about how our body heals and what we need in order for it to start healing and killing off disease. He shares many common deceptions and lies we have been brainwashed to believe. He sets us straight. He talks about how beneficial gardening is and how we get electrons from the earth that refresh our systems. He goes over topics like:
  • ignoring the acid-alkaline balance
  • eating wrong combinations of food
  • overeating
  • using stimulants
  • eating too much sugar
  • too much red meat
  • eating junk food
  • too much cooked and processed foods
  • too much protein (yes, too much!)
  • too many dairy products
  • soy and soy products
  • too many wheat products
  • drinking unhealthy water
  • overuse of prescription drugs
  • getting too many vaccinations
  • not  exercising regularly
  • not getting enough rest and sleep
  • weakening our immune system
  • living under continuously stressful conditions
  • electromagnetic radiation exposure


Ron talks about how we can cleanse and detox our bodies back to health, through baby steps. Or if you’re in health trouble right now with cancer or disease, you can do a MAJOR health transformation right away. He talks about what probiotics, oxygen, clean water and enzyme are, and how they are VERY important for our health. The back of the book contains a list of all acidic and alkaline foods to help us out. Ron also gives his story and how this lifestyle changed his life and freed him from past ailments. The book is such a good read. There are also some great recipes too.

I hope more and more people learn about how alkaline food can really save lives. I'm clearly not going into detail in this post about alkaline foods today, but please read this book so you can find out for yourself! 

Thank you so much Ron for giving me the opportunity to work with you on this book and for being such a wonderful mentor! I will always be grateful.

________________________________________________________________________________


If anyone would like to leave a comment or a question, please do so with an open mind and remember, if your reading my blog, read it as a friend. Hurtful, jealous, or defensive comments will be deleted. Thanks for understanding.








WARM SPICED APPLE & CREAM PARFAIT WITH A DATE CARAMEL DRIZZLE


I just want to start off this post by thanking all my readers for taking time out of your day to view and comment and on my posts! I hope you all have made a recipe or two from my site and have enjoyed them as much as my family and I have.

It's been quite the challenge, emotionally, going from the standard American diet, 3 years ago to the diet I am at now. This diet we are currently on is our lifestyle choice, and it is based on how we feel after we eat. Trust me, some foods don't mix well! Even when you are healthy. It's really been a blessing to finally find the food that works well for my body. And I am only saying this because I am so surprised at how fast I healed after I ran that 8K last Sunday. I was stiff for two days and now I'm 100% back to normal. But I wasn't always like this...

I was born pigeon toed and that was a major issue growing up. I remember going to the doctors when I was young. He said to me, "Mandy, if you don't correct this problem now you are going to have surgery by the time you are 20 years old." Those words have always stuck with me.

My feet pointed inward, which affected my knees, which affected my hips, and from there, my spine and so on. I was very self concious. I had a hard time in high school with gym class. After running a couple laps around the field my hips throbbed and I would get shooting pains under my knees. Months passed and then finally I complained to my mom and told her I couldn't run anymore, it was too painful. She gave me excuse notes so I wouldn't have to run and my teacher almost failed me for it. I always remembered what the doctor had told me, Surgury is in your future.

My parents started taking me to see a chiropractor. Who cracked my hips and my neck. He said my hips weren't in line and it was throwing out my back and I needed to remember to try to walk with my feet pointed straight. I just couldn't remember to walk straight 24/7. And when I did remember I looked funny, like I was focusing too hard and then my legs started to throb. Advil and I were good friends for years.

Since then I have been afraid of being active. I hated living with pain. I stayed away from sports and I became lazy, all out of fear.

I remember living in Victoria, my son Seth was 3 and I was 23. We lived on a main road and I would watch the runners run past our home every morning. I would ask myself questions like Why do they run? What's the point? Does running actually bring them pleasure? How do they have so much energy? What drives them to do this? Am I missing out? It doesn't matter...I can't run anyway...


It wasn't until Tod and got together that all of my questions were answered. He had such a beautiful passion for running. He said when he would visualize his future he would imagine himself happy and running. He ate healthy food to fuel his body and he worked out at home to help build strong muscles for running. He had an amazing glow that attracted me to him. He would run two 7km runs each week. I was blown away.


I ate healthy for 6 months before Tod said to me, "Babe, I think your next step in your health journey is to become active. You've been eating healthy now and you look great but I think exercise brings people happiness and you should get yourself out there. Get active and fit."

Right away my defences went up. So much fear and pain from my past arose. I think I even cried about it. Tod didn't understand that my past was so painful in that area. He never meant to insult me or make me sad. He only wanted what was best for me and I knew that I should at least try something. So I went to hot yoga but with my extremely low blood pressure that didn't turn out so well. Then my mom invited me to a Zumba class and I instantly fell in love. We worked out our arms and abs, did squats, cardio and used our brain, all by dancing to music! All the ladies were so nice and I felt great doing it. I worked up a sweat every class and started to build muscle.

And get this, I started running! I haven't had any knee pain, any hip pain, no problems whats so ever. I'm even surprised. I think it's because I ate so healthy for 6 months before I started working out. All that alkalizing food really helped my body heal. I am now proud to say that at 28 years old I have run two 10km races, one 8km race and one 5km race. And I thought I would never be able to run. Seth and I are running a 5 km race this Sunday together. Me and my little monkey! I am so overly happy, you have no idea! And guess what? I'm still pigeon toed.

My exercise of choice is Zumba now, and yogalattes. Tod's thing is running marathons every week. I love supporting his dream and going to running events with him. He is such a hot date (lol).

So now that you know my story of how I got to this point, I would love to share my wonderful warm spice apple and cream parfait recipe with you! This recipe is free of dairy, nuts (does coconut count?) refined sugar, gluten, flour, preservatives and soy. Enjoy!


WARM SPICED APPLE & CREAM PARFAIT WITH A DATE CARAMEL DRIZZLE
This spice blend reminds me of Autumn and Christmas. While the apples cook in the spice sauce they absorb all of the flavour. Peal your apples or leave the skins on for extra nutrients, either way they taste heavenly. The apples go perfectly with the cream and the sweet date caramel. Gosh, you could even eat this for breakfast, it's that good for you.

Serves 4

Ingredients

Apples and Sauce

  • 5 apples, cored and chopped into cubes

  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 lemon, squeezed
  • 1 Tbsp. virgin coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp. unpasteuized honey
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract

Cream
  • 1 can coconut cream
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. unpasteurized honey, maple syrup, or 2 drops liquid stevia

Date Caramel
  • 8 medjool dates, remove pits and soak in hot water for 20 minutes
  • 3 Tbsp. maple syrup #2
  • 3 Tbsp. virgin coconut oil

What to do

1. Apples and Sauce - For the apples, peal if you wish, cut out the core and chop into small cubes. Place a medium frying pan on low heat and fill with sauce ingredients. Stir well and then add chopped apples. Stir and cover. Let cook for 5 minutes and then gently turn and stir, cover again and cook until soft but not mushy. Let cool for 10 minutes uncovered.

2. Cream - Add coconut cream, liquid sweetener, and vanilla to a cold bowl. Previously frozen works best (the bowl). Mix with a hand held mixer or better yet an electric mixer, until cream becomes thick and holds shape.

3. Date Caramel - Soak dates in hot water for 20 minutes, then strain. Melt coconut oil in a pan on the lowest heat. Add dates, maple syrup and melted coconut oil to a high speed blender and blend until a thick paste forms. Add paste to a piping bag or a Ziploc bag and cut the very tip of the corner so a small hole forms - to pipe out the date caramel.

4. Combine! Add cream, apples with 2 tsp. of sauce and then top off with date caramel! This treat will please anyones taste buds. Garnish with shredded coconut if you like.

My kids ate this faster then I did, and then they ran to the kitchen for more!

If you would like something MORE to your parfait, add some of my Maple Granola and give it that nice crunch that everyone loves. Recipe here.



♥  Mandy
Happy healthy eating!

RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY


The rain has been nonstop here on Vancouver Island.

I love the way the rain brings birds to our back yard. They are busy eating all the worms that come out of the wet soil. Wood peckers, Robins, Steller's Jays, and Finches.

My kale is really loving the rain too. It seems like it was a late year for the tomatoes and kale. I'm going to be busy making kale chips and kale salads in the next couple months.


Kyri and I miss playing outside so we decided rain or shine that we would spend a bit of time in the garden. Boots, scarfs and coats were put on and we had such a good time seeing all the new life that had sprung up over the past couple weeks that I forgot it was even raining.


The grey skies do make me miss summer. I'm just so addicted to Vitamin D! But I sure love the sound of the rain. And I love the way the rain drops sit on the leaves and grass.



We are planning on running in another marathon this weekend. I am doing a 5 km run with my mother in law and Seth, my 8 year old son. We all ran it last year and had a great time. I'm still a bit stiff from running the 8 K on Sunday but I'm not in pain at all! And I never trained once! The reason I was able to pull that off is because I work out hard 3-4 times a week doing Zumba and Yogalattes and because I fill my body with such beautiful whole foods.



I recently got a new book. It's called The Disease-Free Revolution by Ron Garner. And I am really enjoying reading it for a second time. Ron let me help him edit it and I got to add my testimonial to the back of the book! I placed an order and 11 of my friends bought a copy. I am getting amazing feed back from friends and family about little steps they want to take to regain their energy and vitality. I am so happy for them all! Even my parents have really made some important changes. If there was ever a book to help change your life, in a positive, motivational way, it's this book!


I am getting ready for my first night away from Kyri. I am visiting an old best friend in the big city! I have been pumping and am looking forward to catching up with my dear friend. We were best friends all throughout grade school. We were attached at the hip and have HILARIOUS memories together. We liked all the same music, movies, tv shows, but had different taste in boys, which made a beautiful friendship! Kaihlee here I come...in 10 days!


Then for the last Friday of the month, we are having a Halloween Partay! Which is one of my favourite get togethers. We invite all of our friends who have kids and I make all the treats and snacks. We play games and give out prizes. We dance and have Halloween trivia. We are having a Thriller Dance Off this year. YES! SO STOKED! The kids are allowed to invite 3 kids each from their class. Kyri has two little friends she has invited as well. This was our party from last year.

Well I hope all of you are having a wonderful fall. It's so hard to stay motivated during this gloomy weather, but I just think that every day counts and all our feelings are all valid. For my next recipe I want to make a honey baked meringue with spiced apples and coconut whip cream. Stay tuned for sure!


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