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Asparagus Soup

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | February 21, 2018

Easy to make and oh so good Asparagus Soup (Servings 2-4) Ingredients: 1 yellow onion, diced 2 tsp. olive oil 1lb. asparagus spears ½ head cauliflower, chopped 4 cups organic, low-sodium chicken stock Sea salt & cracked black pepper Directions: 1. Snap ends off asparagus. Shave 3 spears with a vegetable peeler to create ribbons,…

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Costa Rica did not disappoint

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | February 12, 2018

Where should I begin? The Happy Monkeys just returned from12 days in Costa Rica engaging in the culture, exploring the incredible biodiversity, learning, giving back and of course taking time to relax, laugh and enjoy the beautiful country.  From Volcanoes to sea life, English to Spanish and acting out what couldn’t be communicated in words,…

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Quick and Easy lazy veggie skillet lasagna recipe

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | February 9, 2018

Think it’s impossible to make lasagna on a weeknight? This dynamic mix of veggies and pasta still delivers comforting flavour but comes together quickly because there’s no fussy layering. Prep time 15 minutes Total time 25 minutes Portion size 4 servings Ingredients 6 lasagna noodles 1/2 cup ricotta cheese 1/4 cup fresh basil 1 tablespoon…

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Do you want to get high?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | January 21, 2018

With all the talk about legalizing marijuana here in Canada I have so many questions? I’m not sure where I really stand on it. I”m not really apposed and I’m not really for it. Frankly it really isn’t going to play a role in my life personally so I’m not all that passionate about it.…

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Who wants to go on a 5 day hiking get away to Sedona?

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | January 14, 2018

Hiking has become my new passion, whether it’s in my own back yard or somewhere around the world. I love to explore and find new trails, see new places, challenge myself physically and meet new people. I want to share my passion for hiking and healthy lifestyle and have created a unique affordable way to…

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Happiness Jar

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | January 1, 2018

Last year I stumbled upon a fun idea called a happiness jar. It’s a rather simple idea, easy to make and brings me comfort when I’m feeling a little blue. The idea behind the happiness jar is to jot down on a piece of paper each day something that made you happy and pop it…

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