Who Rescued Who?

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I have lived on my own for a while now and longed for a pet for two main reasons; the first one being that I love animals, and secondly being that dogs undeniably make for great company.  For many years due to rental reasons I wasn’t allowed to own a pet, but I recently settled into a place which was pet-friendly.  The only thing I had to overcome from there was my fear of my inability to be a good pet-owner.

I was looking online at Adopt a Pet when I came across Pepita’s picture.  I fell in love with her picture and upon reading that she was a three-legged dog from the streets of Mexico, my desire for her grew.  I filled out an application and within a couple of days I was going to meet Pepita at her foster home.

Where dreams meet reality.


Sightseeing through Alberta, Canada.

A couple of weeks ago I had an amazing experience traveling through Alberta, Canada. I frequented locations such as Banff (including Banff National Park), Jasper, and Lake Louise. I was also lucky enough to be able to drive down to The Lussier Hot Springs in British Columbia, Canada.

Every drive through Alberta and to British Columbia was breath taking with views of mountains all around. The quote “it’s not about the destination, but the journey” could not be more applicable when driving in Alberta.

Four days and almost 1000 pictures later, there were a lot of photos to go through. Unfortunately, I failed to note the majority of the locations as well and so unless it was geotagged or obvious to look at and know, I was unable to organize the photos as much as I would’ve liked to. Also, it’s my first time with what I consider a “fancy” camera and it took some getting used to. Photography is definitely not my forte, but hopefully it improves over time and practice.

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Crispy & Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

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Cookies are my favorite snack.  I can eat a lot of cookies in one sitting, it’s always been an infamous talent of mine.  I do my best to always cook my baked goods at home so that I know exactly what is going into my food, and furthermore my body.

Cookies are undoubtedly my favorite thing to bake despite how pesky they can be at times.  I strive to get the right balance between a crispy cookie that’s also moist and chewy.  I came upon this recipe and tweaked it to make it my own.

They are best fresh as they are moist, making them chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside.  Store them in an airtight container and they’ll be just as good the next day with a little less moistness.  Understandably so, nothing ever beats warm, fresh cookies straight out of the oven.

The perfect cookie does exist.

Grilled Cheese & Kale

A healthy twist on a quick, simple lunch.

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I’m obsessed with grilled cheese.  Seriously, I could eat it every day, and there are points in my life in which I admittedly do.  Unfortunately, grilled cheese isn’t exactly known for it’s healthy contents.   While cheese does have high levels of calcium, grilled cheese slobbered in buttered then fried doesn’t exactly scream “CLEAN EATING”.  How did we change that?  By adding kale, of course!  Kale makes everything better – or at least healthier.

Kale, a more commonly known superfood, is a rich source of several vitamins and minerals packed with antioxidants and numerous cancer-fighting substances.  With just one cup of kale a day you receive 684% of your recommended daily value for Vitamin K, 206% for Vitamin A and 134% for Vitamin C.

It tastes best with a side plate of crispy sweet potato fries (don’t forget the chipotle mayo!) or on its own as a light lunch with a side of ketchup.

Guilt free grilled cheese here.