Beyond The Food #6

Thanks for the heads up, September! Seriously though- you came out of nowhere. A warning would have been nice.

This summer was by far the quickest one yet. I feel like I’m just starting to recover from my winter PTSD and suddenly I’m seeing signs for Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Is this some sick joke?

Nevertheless, this summer has been a good one. For my travel-keen self, this summer was relatively calm. Though I’m guessing that’s because most of my travelling is compounded in the next 6 weeks. Should be interesting…

I thought I’d do a recap of some of the happenings this summer, plus a little preview of what’s to come in the following weeks. Though this summer’s been brief, it’s certainly been jam-packed! Let’s jump in:

It’s been years since I’ve visited the Toronto Islands so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to join Nikky and Candace for a day at the beach. True story- I’m so used to never sitting out in the sun that it legitimately didn’t even occur to me to wear a bathing suit to the beach. I hid in the shade but got so hot I eventually just took my clothes off. Sorry friends.

It was a hot and hazy day but a wonderful one with new friends!

island

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{VIDEO} Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies

A recipe and video for Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies made with just 3 simple ingredients and in only 1 bowl! These cookies are ready to eat in under 20 minutes. Healthy snacking doesn’t get easier than this!

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I have no doubts that our very real problem with peanut butter could cover an entire hours worth of reality TV binging. In fact, I’m somewhat surprised they’ve yet to come calling. I’ve only tweeted at them 15 times…

But actually, Lee and I take peanut butter consumption to the next level. We CRUSHED 3 containers of bulk barn organic peanut butter in 5 days. I’ve never been more grateful that the cashier at bulk barn assumes I buy the cheap, regular, sugar-filled PB rather than the more expensive, natural, organic variety that I actually buy. I’m aware it makes me a bad person for never correcting her…I blame the peanut butter.

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A recipe and video for Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies made with just 3 simple ingredients and in only 1 bowl! These cookies are ready to eat in under 20 minutes. Healthy snacking doesn't get easier than this!

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