One Ingredient Sweet Potato Topper

I LOVE sweet potatoes. No doubt, they are the perfect side dish. Potatoes in general can be made in so many different ways that it is scientifically (I use that term loosely) impossible to tire of them. In the autumn and winter months, sweet potatoes sometimes become a go-to snack. A baked sweet potato topped…

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte (Vegan)

I’m surprised that all the Canadian vegans have not petitioned for Starbucks to make it’s pumpkin spice latte vegan-friendly yet. Seriously, c’mon Starbs… Even though prime PSL season is over, I still like to treat myself to a homemade pumpkin spice latte on lazy mornings. Heck, I will probably be treating myself to these year…

Note Taking: A Guide

I love writing notes out by hand. It helps me retain the information and, by personalizing the pages, makes it more interesting to study. Here are some general tips to writing out fun, but effective notes. SUPPLIES: black pen highlighter coloured pen marker (a FTP looks a lot nicer, but you certainly pay for it)…

Vegan “Nice Cream” Recipes

I know it’s fall, but is there ever really a bad time for ice-cream? Often referred to as “nice cream”, blended bananas are a much cheaper alternative to a pint of vegan-friendly ice-cream. I was skeptical at first, but as soon as I tried it, I was hooked. More often than I’d like to admit,…

#FrugalFallFun

Despite the first day of fall being nearly a month ago, the weather is finally in line with the season. The mornings are crisp, the days are gloomy, and the nights are early. Fall is certainly my favourite season, but it can be tough battling the first bouts of seasonal affective disorder. This can be…

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadilla

Quesadillas are so easy to make and, filled with sweet potato and black beans, this one is the perfect lunch for fall time! Ingredients: Mashed sweet potato Black beans Tomato Garlic Cumin Shredded cheese (I didn’t put it in mine, but it would have made it SO much better) I started by peeling, boiling, and…

App Appreciation: Flipp

A month into the school year and all you students who are no longer living under your parents roof might have realized how expensive it is to live. Rent, food, toilet paper… why is it all so expensive? Flipp is an app that I’ve been using for a while now and it is so handy. It provides…

September Favourites

September was overwhelming to say the least. Going back to school is an adjustment for everyone, but after last year, I felt extra anxious and misplaced. I certainly felt the consequences of the valuable time I lost that could have been spent furthering my relationships. To keep me busy, I put my whole self into…

DIY Choker

Chain and Charm In the past few years, chokers have made a major comeback. There are so many styles out now, that it is pretty much impossible not to love them! Although, due to their wild popularity, it is possible to find affordable ones, nothing beats a good DIY. This choker is one of my…

Fruity Chia Pudding Recipes

Chia pudding is a great nutritious breakfast or dessert option. Two tablespoons of the tiny seeds provide an immense amount of vitamins and nutrients, including omega-3 fats, protein, fibre, and calcium! Since the seeds themselves have no flavour, the chia pudding recipes are endless. Here is the base recipe: 2 TBSP chia seeds 1/2 cup…

Simple DIY Hygiene Products

I’m all about doing everything that I can to reduce my ecological footprint. Climate change and global warming are real things and, even if I can’t singlehandedly reverse them, I want to do everything that I can. After all, it all starts with one person, right? I’ve been really into making my own personal hygiene…

Beauty Hack: Baby Powder

We’re all guilty of running out of the house with dirty hair. Whether you overslept in the morning or got a last minute invite to go out, sometimes there is just no time to wash, dry, and style our hair. That is probably why dry shampoo quickly became a staple in every girls’ bathroom. Those…