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24 Oct, 2018

About those new veggie hot dogs at IKEA

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

I was feeling down in the dumps today and around lunchtime I decided that I needed to get myself out of the house and cheer myself up in the process. The exact reason WHY I hit upon IKEA hot dogs as the solution, well, who knows why. I will say that their new veggie hot […]

The other day I was strolling by Starbucks and I treated myself to a frothy iced coffee beverage. I was happy with my purchase for about 10 seconds. It tasted fine, but the price tag left a bitter taste in my mouth. The plastic cup and straw I brought home to recycle didn’t make me […]

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On April 2 I posted an update with the gleeful news that we’d finished the Whole 30 dietary reset and that I was feeling pretty good AND hit my goal weight. Well, I couldn’t let that be the last thing you heard about our Whole 30 because what happened afterwards deserves a mention. It was […]

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02 Apr, 2018

Annnnnnd we’re done. (Whole 30 wrap up!)

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

The last days of Whole 30 were probably the hardest, not because I was ready to throw in the towel, but because there were more obstacles than usual. Good Friday was officially our Day 30. We had Easter dinner at my inlaws and I ate as per the plan although I was sorely tempted to slather […]

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23 Mar, 2018

Whole 30: Day 23 update

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Recipes and Food

Last night I attended a special event at the Ottawa-Gatineau Auto Show that was hosted by Ford Canada. It was an opportunity to mix and mingle, learn a little bit about new additions to their fleet, and of course, check out the hundreds of vehicles on display at the Shaw Centre. (Which, by the way, I […]

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