Crunchy Avocado Fries

Hey, did you hear the news? It’s 2018 and avocados are still totally amazing. Of course they are great in their natural state, but avocado fries are a real thing of beauty. If you haven’t tried avocado fries yet, here’s your chance. And although at first glance it may sound a little strange hear me out: […]

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Nice to Matcha!

I did something just over one week ago I never ever thought I would do. I gave up my afternoon coffee. The why is a whole ‘nother story, so let’s not get into that (I’ll get into it on my next personal update I promise). All you need to know is that I, Jen Standing, […]

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Forget #FOODINSPO : How to be Healthy Without the Hype

Okay, yes – I’m as guilty as the rest of them! Over the past few years I have been putting in a lot of hard work to make aesthetically pleasing meals. This started pre-instagram, to be fair, because I’ve always been a believer that you eat with your eyes first. And I love making beautiful […]

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NEW EBOOK! Easy Peasy Meal Prep Guide

Special Announcement! I’m very excited to share with you guys my newest ebook!   This is something that I get asked about almost weekly – Meal Prep. So many people make it too complicated – or too boring – or it just simply takes too long! This ebook is simply a guide to help ease […]

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Make it Happen Monday

Just when it gets tough. Just when you think you can’t go on any longer. Just when you’re sure it’s game over. That’s when you’ve gotta push through. Keep going! This week and every week!  

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Ambition vs Agoraphobia

When I was in grade 7, we were given a project in art class that required us to choose one word that we felt best described ourselves – we had to write it on this big poster paper and make it, well, a piece of art. I used vibrant colours, big, graffiti-esque lettering, and I […]

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January Update

Every single month of 2017 was a whirlwind, and it looks like 2018 will be no exception. Can I complain? Heck no! I’ve had some really amazing things happen in January and I’m so excited to share it all with you guys! Most notably I had a visit this month from someone I’ve known on […]

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Make it Happen Monday

Did you miss it? I definitely felt the absence of Make it Happen Monday over the past couple of weeks! I gotta be honest with you guys –  in starting 2018 I thought about discontinuing the Make it Happen Monday series. With being stretched so thin, it just meant one less thing to stress about […]

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Can Testosterone be used to Treat Depression?

When my partner casually mentioned to me the other night that he’d heard of instances where testosterone has been used, successfully, to treat depression, my ears perked up. From what I’ve learned over the years, depression is a pretty sneaky demon. Scientist actually haven’t yet nailed down why people get depressed. No, seriously, they haven’t! […]

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Gluten Free Banana Cake

For someone who lives pretty modestly, I’ll admit that I eat like a Queen. A Queen who cooks for herself of course, but like royalty none the less. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I think there is a big part of me that really enjoys having control over what I put in my […]

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