I’ve been thinking about it for a while and last night I finally did it. I changed my Twitter handle to my real name.
When I first joined Twitter in May 2007, it wasn’t as mainstream as it is now and the people I connected with were other geeks like me, mostly online friends from my gaming communities. It was before I joined Facebook, before I started blogging, and using a real name on the Internet just wasn’t done in any of the communities I belonged to. So like I did on forums, ICQ, Messenger and everywhere else I used my gaming handle HotelQueen. (more…)
How ironic that as I was writing this post I saw the following come up in my Twitter feed:
Greek yogurt isn’t just for breakfast! It’s one of my favourite things to bake with; I add it to pancakes, muffins and the like to add moisture – and protein, bonus! – without tons of fat.
I’ve never been a big fan of potatoes, and they’re not something I choose to prepare very often. However since going gluten free a few months ago I’ve rediscovered them a bit, and one of my family’s new favourite side dishes is double stuffed potatoes, with my favourite secret ingredient, greek yogurt. (more…)
You’ve heard it over and over again: “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. And it’s so true, but many people still struggle to fit a healthy breakfast into their day. Whether you’re busy rushing off to work or school, or getting the kids fed and dressed and out the door, mornings can be a really hectic time for many of us.
Here are three ideas for quick and easy weekday breakfasts that will get your day off to a great start with minimal effort:
Make and freeze pancakes and waffles for reheating in the microwave or toaster oven. In our family we have a rule that breakfast must include a protein serving, and my kids love these high protein pancakes that more than fit the bill with 18g of protein per serving. Top with nut butter or fresh fruit for a breakfast that is ready faster than your morning coffee.
Each Day Is a Blessing
My dog Sadie wakes up with an enthusiasm that is astounding. Her eyes open, followed instantly by her tail wagging, and her running to climb on my chest and lick my face. She is so excited to greet the day, see her people and just TO BE. She wakes up and bounds, while I wake up and shuffle and grumble. I need to take a lesson from her and remember that each day is a blessing, and I should show a little more gratitude that I opened my eyes yet again this morning. (more…)
I’ve been a little absent from my regular blogging home here, but in addition to being busy at home with some personal goals, I’ve been out and about around the ‘net and even on news stands! It’s been a great start to the year in terms of reaching some new audiences and doing a few different things. Here’s a couple of the highlights: (more…)