Friday, 24 October 2014

Friday Favorites

TGIF Friends! Just one week to go until Halloween! Now is the time to put the finishing touches on your costume! Mine is a Halloween staple! I'm getting ready for a cozy fall weekend with some shopping, coffee dates with friends and a movie night at home with my Sweetheart, the dog and my new little kitten! Before I say adieu, check out this weeks Friday Favorites! Xx

seasonal favorite flowers from The Potting Shed at The Root Cellar

favorite fall must haves, cozy sweaters and lots of them

favorite truth

favorite Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Here is a great idea on what you can do with those leftover pumpkin seeds you might have sitting on the counter from carving that amazing festive pumpkin! Try roasting them!

Here's what you'll need:
2 cups pumpkin seeds
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp seasoned salt

Remove the seeds from your pumpkin and wash them; Dry using paper some towels. Next, lay the seeds flat on a cookie sheet and allow seeds to dry overnight.
Mix the pumpkin seeds in bowl with some olive oil and seasonings. Stir until completely combined. Next, pour the seasoned seeds onto that cookie sheet again and bake in a 250 degree oven for 60-90 minutes. Turn seeds every 15 minutes. Cook until your desired brown-ness. I like mine a little bit crispy! 
Enjoy! Xx

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Superfood Hero - Wheatgrass

I thought that wheatgrass was one of those things that only extreme health food junkies would drink. The few times that I have had wheatgrass in the past I nearly gagged from the taste. I would toss it back like I was doing a shot and then shudder at the bitter aftertaste. Could good health really be worth subjecting myself to such taste torment?

Wheatgrass belongs to a specific group of superfoods that are called super greens, and these mainly include the leafy green vegetables such as spinach, rocket, kale, chard, and broccoli. After reading further on all the added the health benifits and the fact that wheatgrass is super high in protein, fibre, vitamins, amino acids, enzymes and can strengthen your immune system (mine has always been rather low), I found myself wanting to turn to this green juice once more. Not to mention that wheatgrass is extremely cleansing, detoxifying and provides an incredible boost in your energy levels! It's crazy to think that just one ounce of wheatgrass has the same nutritional value as 2.5 pounds of leafy green vegetables. Now, second time around, I have rediscovered wheatgrass and have found that I actually do not mind the taste! Just one ounce... I can handle that! Xx