How-to · University · Wellness

Finances! Or, How to Be Frugal and Fun at University

So you're a new university student. It's fun, exciting. It's your first time living away from home, but with that comes a whole lot of responsibilities. It's probably the first time you're dealing with major expenses, and for once every dime you work for is important to keeping you off the streets. The first steps:… Continue reading Finances! Or, How to Be Frugal and Fun at University


Ultimate Sore Throat Remedy

Everyone hates cold season. As a Canadian, I can tell you that the fluctuating temperatures do nothing to help my immune system. Last week it was 20˚ Celsius, and this morning it was snowing! Despite my attentiveness to the weather forecast, I always find myself unprepared. My solution is to bring a hat, gloves, and… Continue reading Ultimate Sore Throat Remedy

Food and Diet · vegan

Rich, dense, (vegan) chocolate cake

The first thing I must say is that I didn't think up the idea of this recipe on my own. I found Sam Turnbull's chocolate cake recipe, and and used it as a base to make my own recipe. It's super simple and one of the best cake recipes I've ever tried, vegan or not.… Continue reading Rich, dense, (vegan) chocolate cake

Food and Diet · Vegetarian

Old-style hot chocolate

This is my own personal hot chocolate recipe, that is in my opinion the best. Instant hot chocolate is good, but can never quite compare to the real thing. The recipe can be found at the bottom of the post. Ingredients: serves 2-3 500 mL milk 8 oz. dark chocolate (high quality) 1/4 cup sugar… Continue reading Old-style hot chocolate

Food and Diet · Vegetarian

Goat Cheese Grilled Sandwich

This is a recipe I came up with on the stop when I was about 10 or 12. My dad had told me to make a good sandwich for my mom (they both worked very hard), so I set about working on a creation. Turns out, it was pretty good. It's vegetarian, but not vegan.… Continue reading Goat Cheese Grilled Sandwich


How I will lose weight (and how you can too)

This is more of a food planner than anything, something so that I can remind myself what I want to do. Women are supposed to eat between 1,800 and 2,200 calories a day. When I pick up a soda, or a snack that says "only 100 calories", I think, "that's not very much!". The truth… Continue reading How I will lose weight (and how you can too)