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Family Weekend Recap


I hope you had fun over the weekend.

The Family weekend in Canada is almost done. I was hoping to get back to my routines on Monday but it just didn’t happen. I think my body needs more time on some weeks.

We went skating at Square One with some friends. Yes, I survived this one.. After my last accident I need to admit I had a little bit of fear when everyone just started to spin around…but I was fine later on.


We had so much goodies over here. I didn’t take pictures of everything but definitely we ate more that on a regular day.

(pic: from the left Banana split+ green juice; broiled chicken and sweet potatoes, almond cookies).

Today we are totally lazy. Most of the day I spent on doing nothing-love it!!! Now I am sipping my tea and trying to figure it out how to organize myself for the week, prep some food and hopefully relax and watch some movies in the evening.

Talk to you soon,



How about homemade Halva?


I have delayed the post with the Valentine’s dessert recipe simple because I didn’t want to ruin the surprise for Tom.
Days like Valentines require more thought and attention then I would normally put into for an after dinner dessert. And despite the fact that he loves halva, it really bothers me that it is so loaded with the unnecessary ingredients. Every time we are in our grocery store he would buy it and then he wakes up during the night to eat it until it’s done. Do I need to mention his upset stomach in the morning…
So I thought to give it a try..

Honestly I think it’s quite a success. I was not sure how to keep the consistency but I froze it and it was all good.

Healthier  Halva

½ cup sesame seeds (toasted on the pan for a few minutes)
2tbsp of raw Tahini
a pinch of Celtic sea salt
and 1-2 tbsp of honey
raw pistachios

Blend everything together in a food processor. You would need to stop from time to time to scrape down the sides and mix the seeds until it’s well grounded. Shape it into squares and freeze it.
By the time he came home it was waiting for him.

I am pretty excited about this weekend. Lots of happening for us. My yoga studio invited us to a staff party in a circus school tomorrow. I can’t wait to try some acrobatics on the trampoline. Well, if only I have some skills to do so;)
On Sunday we are leaving for Niagara Falls for the night.

And how do you celebrate your Family Weekend?