always say thank you

laugh a lot – always say thank you – give more than you take

JaktRx Banana Coconut Crêpes

Oh the comfort of crepes.  I’ve played around with different gluten free recipes but none seem to quite match up to the deliciousness of l’Érablière du Lac-Beauport’s traditional wheat-filled version.  However, the recipe below offers a version that can actually compete in the same universe as the true Québecois variety.

JaktRX’s vanilla whey protein powder acts like a flour substitute and doesn’t make the crêpes tough like a lot of protein supplements tend to do.  This recipe is super easy to make and super duper delicious to eat, plus it’ll grow your muscles!

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There have been times through this MBA program that I really feel like I’m helping not only myself, but some others around me get their degrees.  I don’t mean this to sound conceited in an “I’m so smart and righteous” kind of way.  I know others in my program who have expressed the same sort of sentiment, just somewhere along the lines of feeling like they’re doing more than their fair share of the work on projects.

Mr. Bean is being more subtle than most

Mr. Bean is being more subtle than most

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Fall Swallowed Me Up

Well two months have just flown by since I made the promise to keep this thing up to date more regularly.  I suppose that means I failed on my promise.  However, the MBA program has been surprisingly time consuming and I’m still figuring out how to balance it all within my life.  I’m so unbelievably grateful for and happy with the path that I’m currently on but it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the silly amount of volume in this program.

School? Please no.

Winter is upon us in Ottawa and I’m filled with this awesome feeling of hopefulness and mostly just excitement for the snow and skiing to come.  Hence why I felt the need to share this wonderful picture from the first major snowfall of the year.  Just two happy pups in the snow!


Petey and Rza.

Petey and Rza.

Where Did I Go?

That’s a good question.

It seems a summer without direction caused me to write a handful of standardized tests and begin the application process to every academic program at every university in North America.

That’s really just an excuse for my absence and not really relevant to the life of this blog at all.

I’m currently being swallowed up by the first month of an MBA program while trying to simultaneously complete my applications to several medical schools (whose admission people are anxiously waiting for me to click “Submit” so they can quickly hit “Send” on the rejection email – no really, they don’t even send real paper letters anymore).

So it’s with this naivety that I renew my commitment to this blog and vow to bring it back to life.  Stay tuned!

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Massive [Paleo] Banana Blueberry Muffins

My Granny was a truly wonderful lady.  Amongst her many lovely attributes was a skilled hand at baking.  While her baking was fairly simple compared to today’s diverse varieties of sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, etc., it was honest and delicious.  I will always remember her stressing the importance of using ripe bananas and sour-ing the milk with a bit of vinegar when making banana cake.  I would beg her to make it on every single visit but she absolutely wouldn’t unless she had sufficiently ripe bananas, singing “Yes I have no bananas, I have no bananas today!”.  Catchy tune eh?

The recipe below falls a bit short from my Granny’s dairy, gluten, and white sugar-containing banana cake.  This one is still very yummy but in a 2013-gluten-free-[hipster]-Paleo-[Crossfit] way.

Blueberries hidden within.

Blueberries hidden within.

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