Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Green Tea Shake for Hot Days | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn

A Green Tea Shake for Hot Days | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn

Just discoved this great site!! Check out this green tea smoothie...mmmmmmm


Matcha Shake
makes one drink

1 tablespoon matcha powder
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup milk
handful of ice

Place the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve in a pint glass.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Blue Star Restaurant

My family may not be EAT CLEAN...but its in the blood to LOVE FOOD!!

If you are EVER in Welland, Ontario...this is a great place to stop in for a home cooked meal!!!

My Baba and Dedo!!
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The Blue Star Restaurant


Perfect Change!

This is Harley and I on Mother's Day (how fitting!!) when Ronnie and I found our new home. We did a drive by and instantly fell in love with the overall ambiance and energy that the home and area gave us. We knocked on the door 1 hour before the open house began...and it was confirmed!!
This is just out front of our home at the Lake Gibson park.

Its shocking to think that on that day I had so much confusion running through my mind at this time.....
I was thinking about re-routing back to Vancouver and starting up where I had left off....and all of a sudden...this home came. It brought us a sense of peace.  A purpose and place that we felt destined to. I never knew that feeling would come for something other than my husband!! But we both felt that way and we knew that this is where we needed to continue our journey of life.

Post Options

I am confident that our decision to stay in Niagara Region is the correct one. The deal on the house went smooth, and in the meantime I was interviewing for the LCBO for a Retail Store Manager position. With the 17 years retail management experience I have gained, this seemed to be the challenge and direction I was looking to take my career. I just accepted the position!! I am happy to state that I will be starting my new career on July 12th and in the meantime, I will be taking a few weeks off for me to begin our modernization renovation in our new home!

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Eat Clean Sweet Treats!

Monday, June 21, 2010 

Thanks to Tosca Reno, I got this email today, and just in time too!! I have been craving sweets lots! I do have a sweet tooth and with Fathers day yesterday...well I indulged!!  Following some of this great advice is a good way to get around that sweet treat!!

Advice from You! 

On May 27th, the You Tell Us question of the day was: “What’s your favorite Clean treat to beat a sugar craving?” The response on and The Eat-Clean Diet® Facebook Page was spectacular! 

Here's a selection of your great ideas for Clean treats: 

11 Guilt-Free Treats to Satisfy your Sweet Tooth! 

Metaxia F., via Facebook
1. quotation An apple with natural nut butter does the trick! quotation 

Meghan M., via Facebook
2. quotationMelt 80% chocolate and drizzle it over clusters of chopped almonds and dried cranberries. Then pop them in the freezer to harden. They are bite size and one does the trick! quotation 

Carol G., via Facebook
3. quotationGrilled pineapple, peaches and plums. Great dessert! And they caramelize so nicely on the grill! quotation 

Mary H., via Facebook
4. quotationHalf of a Clean-Eating Power Protein Bar from The Eat-Clean Diet® Cookbook! quotation 

Courtney M., via Facebook
5. quotationSliced frozen bananas with a square of 80% cocoa grated over top! quotation 

Kristi K., via Facebook
6. quotationA serving of Greek yogurt with frozen blueberries and Clean granola. It’s sweet, cold and crunchy all in one! quotation 

Stephanie M., via
7. quotationThe banana roll-ups from The Eat-Clean Diet® for Men! quotation 

Kristi B., via Facebook
8. quotationUse a microwave steamer and steam an apple or pear for about 1-2 minutes. Then top with cinnamon and chopped almonds. quotation 

Vinita P., via
9. quotationCottage cheese with peach slices!quotation 

Jessica R., via Facebook
10. quotationDried figs stuffed with raw almonds.quotation 

Malvina C., via Facebook
11. quotationMy favorite treat is a banana. Boring, I know, but it works every time.quotation 

I hope that next time you get a craving, you ditch the candy bars and reach for one of these Clean treats. And remember – portion size is key! 

Don’t forget to answer today’s You Tell Us question of the day: It’s the first day of summer! How will you adapt your workout to take advantage of the warmer weather?

Have a great week! 

Tosca Reno 

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What's in my fridge??

People are always interested to know what I have in my here you go!! This is a random snapshot of what I have...
Almond Milk...MMMMMMMMM Unsweetened Vanilla!!
Chocolate Soy Milk (from PC....seriously the best treat ever!)
Activia Yoghurt (this was purchased by Ronnie...I dont normally buy any sweetened yoghurt, I prefer the original plain lowfat, and add honey)
Natural Eggs (love em!)
I think that is a bag of spinache? If not its in there somewhere???
Organic Skim milk for Ronnie
Apples and Pears
Veggie bin....very empty!!
Earth Balance Margine
Bulk Barn-Natural Crunchy peanut weakness
and Random condiminets....

What's in your fridge??? Email me or post it! I would love to find out!!!

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010


I have recently discovered MBERRY, thanks to Anthony Tomasic, who sent me a sample pack!
mberry Miracle Berry

mberry offers your taste buds a revolutionary new sensation with the mberry tablet. All natural and made from only the finest hand-picked miracle berries mberry tablets contain absolutely no fillers.

is unique in the sense that such a small tablet could pack so much punch! I was surprised to discover how this little tablet super charged my taste buds! There are many combinations that you can mix the mberry with. I liked mine with greek yogurt! yummy!!!