RECIPE | Pumpkin Breakfast Granola.

And we’re off to the races, kids! The first of what I’m sure will be many, pumpkin-centric recipes. I don’t post many sweet or baked goods recipes, so I thought I’d throw you all off on this fine Thursday, with something completely out of the norm, with this Pumpkin Breakfast Granola! Continue reading

LIFESTYLE | Where My Inspiration Comes From.

Hey AIM’ers! I hope you’re doing well on this fine Wednesday. I know I haven’t posted any fun recipes lately, and am pretty well lagging on that front, but it’s been an interesting couple of weeks.

I always find I have a bit of a struggle getting back into gear after my birthday. I need some time to reflect on the year I have left behind, and plan for my year ahead. I typically recipe test on weekends, but this past weekend decided I need a little brain break to charge my batteries, and gear up for the new season, and year 32.

With all that being said, being creative (and blogging, in general) can be a bit of a draining activity. Especially when you’re committed to posting 5 days a week (or more, like some of my fellow bloggers out there). It’s easy to loose that motivation, and some times difficult to find the inspiration to keep you ticking. I’ve always wanted this platform to be inspiring for others, and if I’m not inspired, what good am I to post anything? So, I decided today is my turning point, and I wanted to share with you the things that inspire me to jump back on the good foot, and do good things for myself, and those that surround me. Continue reading

LIFESTYLE | My Autumn Edit.

Ok, I feel as though it may be safe to say that Fall is upon us. The temperature is below 20 degrees Celsius, and I’m wearing loafers today. My sandals didn’t quite make the cut, and my fingers are frozen. I know it may not be September 22nd, but I’m calling it, and I’m not one bit saddened about that. Today, I’m sharing with you some of my Fall picks for keeping my life feeling a bit more warm and cozy. Hibernation time is here so be sure to surround yourself with some of these awesome items. Continue reading

RECIPE | Caprese Salad.

So, yes, today is my birthday. But for those that don’t know me very well, I’m not a huge fan of celebrating my birthday. My preference would be to cozy up in some pj’s, watch some stupid show on Netflix, and drink a big fat bottle of red wine. I’ve never actually get my way in that respect though, and in the end do love to get together with some great family and friends, so that’s what I’ll do tonight. But, I get the bottle of wine every other night for the rest of the week, OK? 😉

I posted a vinaigrette recipe yesterday, and figured it would be appropriate to post the second salad that I used the vinaigrette for, a classic Caprese Salad. Did you know this salad is actually called such because of it’s colours: red, white and green? The colours of the Italian flag! Continue reading

RECIPE | Basil Pesto Vinaigrette.

Guys, srsly, after the week I had last week, I had the most refreshing weekend known to man. It rained on Saturday, and there’s almost nothing better than rain on a Saturday. You never feel guilty about staying in and cleaning/cooking on a rainy day. So, that’s what I did. I cooked like a mad woman (very well, I may add, recipes to come), and cleaned the apartment from top to bottom. Given that it was so successful, in between errands on Sunday, we did the same thing. It was a much needed weekend of “adulting”, and I’m feeling rejuvenated for a busy week ahead because of it. Without further adieu, here is snippet of my weekend’s recipes, this Basil Pesto Vinaigrette. YUM. Continue reading