I don't usually post about food on here because as I'm sure you've noticed if you watch my stories, my food is not really that pretty But when your chef boyfriend puts together a beautiful meal like this, you document and show it off to the world @mike.ellis.91 •
I love how he can make something out of nothing and make it look and taste ahhhmazing! He also is so good to me and takes into consideration my healthy eating and incorporates it into our meals. But at the same he knows how to feed my inner fat kid (homemade ice cream not picture)
This whole meal was aligned with what I'm learning in my nutrition course because EVERYTHING IS ALLOWED, as long as you drink your #waterfirst and stay #veggiesmost Sure, I had some extra carbs from the wine and ice cream but the whole point of this way if eating is to see what works for your body and what doesn't So whatever you eat or drink, TRACK IT and see what it does for your body and LEARN from it! So simple and SOO freeing Any guesses on what the meat is in second photo? Ps it's not steak Take a guess below and I'll tell you if you're right!
Thank you SO much to everyone for all of the love and kind messages about Mikes big win! We definitely had a full evening of celebrating!
Also I wore normal people clothes and felt super cute so it must be documented Yesterday was the first time I drank like that in a very long time and I definitely felt it a bit today However I did make sure to do a few things last night and this morning to help with the hangover and to help recover faster today!
The night before; EAT, I remember in my party girl days thinking if I didn't eat I'd get drunk faster...and ya of course you do but you also get blackout and turn into a mess faster as well! ♀️So eat dinner, and if your somewhere where there's a lot of food and you truly want to try everything, go for it..Just focus on eating #veggiesmost
Drink water- #waterfirst Like LOTS OF WATER! I know it's not fun to have a glass of water in between drinks but this will save your life tomorrow and also let you enjoy the night longer!
Next day recovery secrets- I don't like to take pills unless absolutely necessary so instead I heal myself with again #waterfirst WATER ALL DAY BABES Also I don't always feel like eating right away with a hangover so instead, I sip on my superfoods shake which is loaded with vitamins, nutrients, mental stimulants to help you wake up and have energy, also digestive ingredients to help your gut feel better after what you put yourself through the night before Your body craves nutrients when it's hungover not McDonalds!
Lastly what really helps me feel better is a WORKOUT! I know I know I'm crazy but seriously even just going out for a walk! Move your body it truly helps and has been my secret to my hangover cure! What are your hangover cure secrets?!
Celebrating on a whole notha level today! Holy smokes you guys he did it!
Oh my goodness I will repeat; to say I am proud is an UNDERSTATEMENT!! This man of mine @mike.ellis.91 I knew he could do it but to hear it's actually true made my heart skip a beat!
It wasn't a day about me at all but MY GOD the 6.5 hours I had to wait to hear from him were torture I spent all day meditating, and visualizing what things would look like for us when he goes all the way, putting hope and love into the universe! But honestly a huge part of this is the fact that we both wanted the win but at the same time we appreciated the opportunity he had just to be apart of it. Didn't take any second for granted and surrendered to the "whatever is meant to be will happen"
I knew right when he called me and asked for a ride that he got it. He didn't tell me over the phone but I could hear the smile in his voice! #swoon I'm seriously falling in love all over again because I'm seeing something inside this man I haven't seen in a while! Excitement, ambition, dedication, creativity, strength, drive, PASSION and PURPOSE! This is only the beginning!
Woke up with butterfly's in my stomach and they are STILL fluttering around! I totally have been using my workouts to distract my mind and help me do something with all this energy and nerves before I puke Big day for my love today!
Mike was one of the top 10 selected from Calgary to compete in the @hawkscholarship Young Chef Competition To say I am excited is an understatement But I do think I woke up more nervous than him like times 100 haha I even cried happy tears after dropping him off because I am SOO DAMN PROUD of my boo thang!! Just to be selected for this first round is a HUGE accomplishment So whatever happens we still be happy for the opportunity! But this is man of mine, he deserves this recognition and this chance to show his skills. His passion and drive matches mine and we are each other's biggest cheerleader! I'm so grateful to have him as my soulmate!
I'm totally #fangirling over here because he impresses the hell out of me and I admire him so much! #swoon I still have a few more hours to wait until he's done so I'm gonna go dive into my work and put all of my energy into helping my team rise up and get my new babes set on the path to crushing their goals! Cheers to the fricken weekend!
When I was really little my oldest brother was put in charge of babysitting me one night, and he fed me an entire bag of shredded coconut. Well, I guess he offered it and the rest was all me- but can ya blame a kid?
Well I got sick off the coconut and vowed I would never eat it again! Even the smell of it grossed me out...
But somehow, something magical has taken place in the last couple of years because my taste buds have grown up and I have fallen back IN LOVE with coconut 🥥
Queue: Coconut milk, coconut caramel, coconut flakes, coconut chips, coconut smoothies... and coconut yogurt!! These parfaits were a big hit at my workshop and are incredible easy to make again and again!
Parfait recipe is on the blog!
Are there any foods that you used to hate as a kid that you’ve grown up to love?!
Our Annual Hats & High Tea event is one of the hardest to work but also the most fun and rewarding. @rancheyyc donates 10% of the proceeds to the @breastcancersoc of Canada. Thank you to all that attended our event today and contributed additional donations to such a great cause #thankyou
Chia pudding is one of the easiest + healthiest things I enjoy making. I use a small can of coconut milk mixed with chia seeds and agave nectar. That’s usually my base and as you can see... I really ran away with the toppings and made a galaxy Cause why not?! Food can be pretty & delicious!
So, Clover is out of daycare for 9 whole days in a row this week. I know I did this for the first 21 months of her life, but now that she goes to daycare a few times a week I am suddenly at a loss for what to do and how to keep her busy!!
Not to mention it’s a snowy forecast So I think we should do some crafts indoors. If you have any fun projects for [nearly] 2 year olds send them my way.
And pray she goes easy on me Dave is out of town again too, so it’s just us!
Blackberry Crumble Bars These are the first recipe I made from @laurentoyota ‘s new cookbook and they got me hooked holy hell, they’re addicting!!
Best served HOT right outta the oven. Just don’t burn your mouth like I did
I highly recommend her cookbook if you haven’t already swiped one! I actually can’t remember the last time I even followed someone else’s recipes and it’s actually pretty fun and less work than always trying to come up with winner winner dinners erryday
Mi Casa es Su Casa!
Come hang out with me and make yourself at home on Saturday April 21st and experience the mind blowing joy of making nut mylk, nut cheese, and dairy free yogurt!!
Space is limited, tickets in bio Goodie bags to take home with you and you’ll be feeling like a Plant Based Pro in no time
It's a beautiful day in Fishcreek Park today @rancheyyc
Beetroot and Smoked Salmon Salad with goat cheese @rancheyyc I could eat this all day #yum
Women’s chef coats. No more wearing a boxy mans jacket. #hescoyyc#calgarychef#yycfood#looklikeaboss #Repost@blackwood_apparel with @get_repost
Our Addison chef jacket 'MVJ26' is similar to our basic women's chef jacket but with added detailing like piping and two front pockets. It is tailored with a flattering tulip bottom and left sleeve pen pocket. Contact us for color and fabric availability!
I couldn't decide which to post so I'm posting them all --> #TBT to last night's Cork & Cuisine dinner "Pasta in the Park"... S'mores Ravioli is what life is all about #OurChefIsSoTalented@chefjennykang
Pancake Inventor's Notebook, as a young, independent, culinary man, one of my first kitchen purchases was a JØTUL NR. 6 - Norwegian cast waffle iron, with five hearts in a circle. Waffle iron photo employed one strobe, snooted, bounced low off the glass back-splash, to light the black. Tomorrow we'll post a Valentine's day special... #yycbreakfast#yycfood#yyclocalfood#YYCfoodlife#yycchef#yyceats #yyclife#CalgaryChef