Category Archives: healthy living

Cheesy Broccoli Soup

As the gorgeous fall we’ve been having begins giving in to the onslaught of Winter we turn to warming soups to beat the cold back just a bit longer. This cheesy broccoli soup’s a good-un, superstar team of  broccoli and cheese are joined by hipster and veg-friendly quinoa for some added heartiness. Meanwhile, upstart nutritional yeast brings a bunch of cheesy flavor so you can use less of your precious cheese. What I’m saying here is this soup will warm you up and make you feel like you’re eating healthy. Is it actually healthy? I have no idea! I’m just a comedy wife, but things like quinoa, broccoli, and nutritional yeast are good for you. So why not? If there’s one thing comedy wives do know about though, it’s cheese. Continue reading

A woman goes walking in heels, you’ll never believe what happens next: Mindfulness

It’s spring in Montreal, is anybody still thinking about their New Year’s resolutions? Have we all given up and moved on by now? This year I had a great New Year’s Resolution: Be less of a klutz. I am the absolute worst, I stub my toes while walking, cut my fingers while cooking, I poke myself in the eye when I talk too animatedly, I even have a standing feud with my Brita filter. While I want it to provide me with lightly filtered water, it would rather constantly get knocked over by me, releasing torrent upon torrent of water onto my beautiful hardwood floors.

Being less of a klutz is probably a good idea, but just how does one go about this? I actually found my answer in a very unlikely place, turns out the blueprint to a better life was hiding on my social media feed the whole time. Through reading some helpful and repetitive lists, I discovered that the solution to my problem of being less of a klutz, and many other problems associated with our hectic modern lives, is practicing mindfulness.

These days the art of being non-judgementally present in the moment is touted everywhere from therapists offices, to yoga studios, to corporate jargon. There’s got to be something to it. Continue reading

That Kale Salad

It’s that time of year again! It’s kale season. You might think from the way the stuff is everywhere that all year is Kale season, but it’s actually now. The magic of Kale is that it actually tastes better after the first frost. It’s a hardy bastard that laughs in the face of our harsh Canadian winters. For that I like it, but I still prefer other leafy greens like swiss chard and and beet greens for every other use, aside from this salad. Continue reading

The Upside of Downward Dog, or A Pregnant Pause

As a woman who recently had a baby, the past year was full of completely new experiences, some great, some not so much. One of the most wonderful things about pregnancy, though, was prenatal yoga. I have been practicing yoga for years, and wasn’t about to stop for 9 months just because I happened to be gestating a (potential) human being.

The yoga studio I frequent is located in a busy, hipster-y part of town so the classes are typically jammed-packed. Like mat-to-mat, staggering your standing postures packed. Oh, and its hot yoga. So you basically spend 1 ½ hours sweating next to strangers. As horrific as that sounds, its actually pretty great. So when I found out I was expecting, I was sad to have to hang up my mat (since hot yoga and preggos do not mix) or find a new studio.

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Date anyone you damn please.

Don’t date a girl who wears boots, one of these days those boots are gonna to walk all over you.

Have you noticed these articles lately? They’re called: “Date a girl who does this” or “Don’t date a girl who does that,” mainly written by women, about women. I am not a fan. I’m not even totally sure what bugs me about this trend so much. It might be because there is something limiting about labeling people as “girls who read” or “girls who travel” – and while we’re here, since when are we ‘girls?’ I mean, women, at least, if you’re going to bother dating someone, date a woman. Continue reading