Bruhe: Old School Nutrition in YYC

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For the last few years, YYC has been exploding with new places to eat. Lately, a number of them have been very nutrition and alternative-diet focused. I stumbled upon Bruhe on Instagram and it definitely joins the ranks of nutritional hot-spots in the city! Bruhe means broth in German and the focus of this mini cafe is to “celebrate food the way it was in generations past!” They are WAPF inspired which is a “nutrition education foundation” which focuses on the research of Dr. Weston A. Price and his conclusion that great health is achieved through the consumption of nutrient-dense whole foods and animal fats. You can read more of the mission here. Bruhe is also GAPS aware. You can ensure that you are thoroughly nourishing your body with anything you consume from this place.

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So far, I have tried the bison bone broth, bulletproof coffee and the liquid gold turmeric drink.

Bone broth is high in collagen which helps to heal our gut lining and it is great for anyone to drink or add to soups as it helps to boost immunity because of all of the minerals.

Their bulletproof coffee is upgraded, organic coffee beans blended with grass-fed butter which is considered a brain-powering healthy fat.

I love golden milk and their liquid gold turmeric drink does not disappoint. There are SO many benefits to turmeric including being an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant among about 600 other benefits! I highly recommend giving this one a try!

There are a few other items on the menu including Kombucha and Chaga!!

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Located in Ramsay, Bruhe is a great stop on your way home from work or, if you’re like me and drive to other neighbourhoods to walk, have a stop in and try one of their fabulous and nutrient dense menu items!

The Beautycounter Holiday Collection is here!

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Holiday gifts, made safe!

I will let the pictures speak for themselves. These are great, luxurious and high performing products! Your friend’s and family will not be disappointed!

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One of two palettes. They offer a variety of flattering eyeshadows, blush, bronzer, and highlighting powder.

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My daily skincare routine

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I have always had problematic skin. It peaked in high school when I used a line of skincare products that were marketed as a “safer” alternative to traditional skincare lines. This brand was definitely not for me and completely enraged my skin to the point of where I now have acne scars. But, all that is water under the bridge now. My skin has cleared and I have used a variety of non-toxic skincare products for years now. I always liked what I was using but I never LOVED it. Well, I am here to tell you that I have definitely found a skincare routine that I LOVE!

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I usually wash my face with the nourishing cleanser, then use the rejuvenating toner pads followed by the nourishing day cream and the balancing face oil!

I made a little video about what I use!

Thanksgiving Recipes for the Vegetarian

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It’s Thanksgiving weekend and I am not a turkey fan. I am also not a full-fledged vegetarian but as I have spoken about on Thoughts in a moment before, we do eat a mostly plant-based diet – plus cheese because, obviously.

Thankgiving is definitely one of my most favourite times of the year! I LOVE food! I am often asked to bring a vegetarian alternative to family dinner so, I thought I would compile a list of a few of my favourites and some recipes that I am dying to try!

Sweet Potato Pasta

Vegan Ceasar Salad

Stew with Dumplings

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Sweet Potato Casserole Sweet Potato Casserole 

Vegan Sweet Potato Chili

Lentil and Goat Cheese Stuffed Sweet Potato 

Roasted Eggplant

Hasselback Yams

Vegducken

Two-potato Lasagne

Vegan Mac N Cheese

Vegan Zucchini Gratin

Pumpkin Risotto

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Salted Caramel Apple Tart

I also highly recommend checking out this guide to holiday cooking for Vegans! 

 

Why you don’t want to miss this opportunity!

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I had tried out some of the Beautycounter products a few months back. I had used so many better beauty products that weren’t full of chemical crap in my quest to live my life as toxin-free as possible. I will be honest, I wasn’t expecting much because I had tried so many safer products and had been disappointed. There were a handful I liked and some I loved but I couldn’t find a brand that I found I consistently loved. Well, I have to say that I was BLOWN AWAY by the performance, quality, and lack of toxins that are in these products. They are luxurious yet rate extremely high on the EWG! I love every product and in a few short months, these products have helped to dramatically improved my skin.

The makeup is high performing, I am still shocked it is actually good for my skin!! I love, love, love the Tint Skin Foundation – this is my absolute favourite product, as I have spoken about on here before. 

I loved the Beautycounter products so much that I decided to jump on board and sell these products because I love them that much!

Now is a great time to jump in as a Canadian Beautycounter Consultant because Beautycounter just launched in Canada and we need more people to help spread the mission of Beautycounter. Sharing the mission is all part of it, Beautycounter is an education first company. As consultants, we are not only selling products, we are sharing information about harmful toxins in every day items while offering people an amazing safer alternative!

 

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Those who know me know I am extremely concerned about eating quality foods as well as the quality of the products that I put on my skin. I have finally found a company that I can truly say I love the products and I believe in their values and mission. These products are extremely high quality and completely safe! I feel extremely confident recommending these products to everyone and I am so excited to share this mission with anyone who wants to join! It’s a fun time.

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