Goodbye February – I’m not sorry to see you go! This was one of the coldest Februarys I’ve ever experienced, and for someone who hates the cold, it was pretty awful to get through. It did have some great moments and some awesome recipes coming out of my kitchen though. Check out anything you may have missed this month below:
// Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen recipes
These nut free banana chocolate chip date bars are my new favourite snack. I just adore date bars – and the banana chips add the best crunch!
For Valentine’s Day I made my guy his favourite ice cream in cookie form: jamoca almond fudge cookies. They’re vegan and made with whole wheat pastry flour, but you can’t even tell!
It was Mardi Gras this month as well, so I rephotographed and reposted this healthy shrimp and chicken sausage jambalaya recipe that I had previously blogged about a few years ago. Now that I have a better grasp on food photography, I think I might start doing this with more of my old recipes!
Fried egg on toast with herb oil. Do it!
// Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen posts
I’ve seen a lot of talk about alkaline foods in the media lately, so I wrote this post about the truth about the alkaline diet to clear things up! Spoiler: foods won’t make your body more acidic or alkaline.
Looking to incorporate more whole grains into your diet? Check out this post for 25 healthy whole grain recipes from some of my favourite food bloggers!
In honour of Heart Month and Valentine’s Day I wrote this post about 10 ways to be a healthy couple. It includes a giveaway for Canadians for a 3 month membership to GoodLife Fitness – be sure to enter if you haven’t already!
Have you ever wondered which tests are the best for diagnosing allergies? Read this post to find out: the problem with allergy testing.
For the first time ever, I started an editorial calendar for the blog. Well, kind of. It’s nothing fancy, but it keeps me organized and helps me plan ahead. Also, I’ve been using an Excel chart to keep track of my future post ideas which has been a much better tool than just writing them on a post it note on my desktop.
I also got Lightroom to edit my photos. Before this I always used Windows Live Photo Gallery to edit my photos, which has always worked fine for me. But other bloggers I’ve talked to said that Lightroom is a must, so I decided to bite the bullet. I’m a bit overwhelmed though – any tips?!
// Off the blog
One of the most exciting happenings this month was getting hired as a dietitian for a Canadian grocery chain. I’m seriously so excited to work for them because they are very health focused and share my passion for bringing families back into the kitchen.
JZ and I celebrated Valentine’s Day by going to the Cambridge Mill (part of my favourite restaurant group that also owns Spencer’s on the Waterfront and Bread Bar) for dinner. I had the most fantastic roasted squash ravioli with beef cheek and Parmesan cream. And for dessert we split a rich chocolate tort with vanilla ice cream and caramel. It was the perfect meal!
// Favourite links
What was one highlight of your February?