FRIDAY | FAVES

{ Sometimes you just need to look out the window… }

Well, what a week is has been! From Fresh Prep meal deliveries and flight check-ins, to fender-benders and minor concussions, I am more than happy to see this week come to an end. Plenty of work still to come this weekend though, as I prepare for a few scheduled posts next week, some upcoming freelance opportunities, and the Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival on Sunday! There is something so comforting knowing that all of this craziness can be drown in a few delicious craft beers at the PNE, on what is supposed to be a beautiful day. What do you have planned for the weekend? Anything fun?? Continue reading

RECIPE | Lemon & Herb Spatchcock Chicken

I have been wanting to share a “Spatchcock” recipe with you guys for years, but truthfully it is usually simply too good to wait for the photo-op – ie. it’s gone before I realize that I haven’t taken any photos! This time, I was determined to share it with you guys. So, we let it rest for a few minutes longer – enough time to take a few photos – and it quick frankly just make it better.

The best thing about a spatchcocking something is it really takes a lot less time to cook – you’re exposing more surface area to the heat at one time – and, it a heck of a lot easier to maneuver on the BBQ. Grab a good solid pair of tongs, and you’ll have a juicy and delicious Spatchcock Chicken in now time! Continue reading

LIFESTYLE | Father’s Day Gift Guide

It’s kind of fun putting together a Father’s Day Gift Guide at the age I am. I have to stop to think about what to put in here because not only am I trying to decipher what my father would want, but I’m also thinking about what my friends – whom are father’s – would want too. I think, I’ve done it though, and what I’ve come up with is a good melange of the two. It still doesn’t end my beliefs that men are WAY too difficult to shop for. 😉 Continue reading

LIFESTYLE | #TravelTuesday | How to Stay Healthy on Vacation

We regiment ourselves to “losing weight” or busting our asses at the gym for that beach body to take with us on vacation, but when we actually get there, it’s surprising how natural it is to “gain weight” or completely forget that it’s always good to treat your body like a temple. I’m not saying that I’m the best at staying healthy on vacation, as I too indulge a little too much from time to time, but I can appreciate that there are a few things that I do to keep myself in check. Easy, simple things, that don’t require you to stay sober, nor say no to the delicious food that you’re bound to come across whilst abroad. Here are my tips for only gaining 2 pounds, rather than 5 pounds, while on vacation. 🙂 Continue reading