IG: This photo is awful, maybe I’ll take a better one tomorrow. Or maybe not. But what matters is that dark chocolate and nut butter is delicious 🍫+ 🥜. These hearts are filled with organic peanut butter. Peanut butter is one of those things I don’t eat very often due to its often high pesticide content as well as its high likelihood of containing mold. But when I do, I enjoy it and then move on. You can also use almond or other nut buttas. Find a silicone mould or adorable paper cups and melt some dark chocolate chips in a double boiler. A double boiler is when you put a bowl over a pot of boiling water and melt the thing in the bowl so it doesn’t burn. Pour a thin layer into the mould or cups. Let it cool in the fridge. Add your nut butta. I also added cacao nibs because I like a crunch. Then add another layer of melted chocolate to seal it up and cool in the fridge. VOILA! Nut-butta-chocolate-heaven. I took a photo of one of these bitten into so you could see the nut butta but it was also a terrible photo. At least they’re delicious. Maybe l’ll try again tomorrow in the daylight. Tomorrow is a new day, folks! Make some nut butta cups 😘 Goodnight

This photo is awful, maybe I’ll take a better one tomorrow.
Or maybe not.
But what matters is that dark chocolate and nut butter is delicious 🍫+ 🥜.
These hearts are filled with organic peanut butter. Peanut butter is one of those things I don’t eat very often due to its often high pesticide content as well as its high likelihood of containing mold.
But when I do, I enjoy it and then move on.
You can also use almond or other nut buttas.
Find a silicone mould or adorable paper cups and melt some dark chocolate chips in a double boiler. A double boiler is when you put a bowl over a pot of boiling water and melt the thing in the bowl so it doesn’t burn.
Pour a thin layer into the mould or cups. Let it cool in the fridge.
Add your nut butta. I also added cacao nibs because I like a crunch.
Then add another layer of melted chocolate to seal it up and cool in the fridge.
VOILA! Nut-butta-chocolate-heaven.
I took a photo of one of these bitten into so you could see the nut butta but it was also a terrible photo. At least they’re delicious.
Maybe l’ll try again tomorrow in the daylight.
Tomorrow is a new day, folks! Make some nut butta cups 😘
Goodnight.




#nutbuttercups #love #hearts #darkchocolate #nutbutta #peanutbutter #almondbutter #easypeasy #takethatReeses #delicious #tryit

IG: Monster Mouthes are perfect for Halloween or any kid-filled occasion where you want to include healthier snacks as well as spark a chuckle😆. Simply slice up some organic Granny Smith apples🍏, pop in some sunflower seeds for teeth (or slivered almonds for an extra evil look), slice up some strawberries🍓 for tongues and use organic peanut🥜 or almond butter as your glue. For eyes I used a dollop of white chocolate🍫 and dark mini chips but you could really use anything. Pro tip: I brushed the apple slices with fresh lemon juice to prevent them from browning🍋. Let me know if you try this at home⤵️ Hope everyone had a fun Halloween

Monster Mouthes are perfect for Halloween or any kid-filled occasion where you want to include healthier snacks as well as spark a chuckle😆.
Simply slice up some organic Granny Smith apples🍏, pop in some sunflower seeds for teeth (or slivered almonds for an extra evil look), slice up some strawberries🍓 for tongues and use organic peanut🥜 or almond butter as your glue.
For eyes I used a dollop of white chocolate🍫 and dark mini chips but you could really use anything.
Pro tip: I brushed the apple slices with fresh lemon juice to prevent them from browning🍋.
Let me know if you try this at home⤵️
Hope everyone had a fun Halloween! 😘




#playwithyourfood #healthysnacksforkids #monstermouths #socute #delicious #realfood #nutrition #holisticnutritionist

IG: PSA – keep corn on the cob AWAY from doggies!🌽🚫🌽🚫 Repost from @truffletheblacklab I spent the last 3 days in the hospital because I ate a corn cob. My mama has no idea where I got it from but I ate it and it got stuck in my tummy as it often does in doggos. I was throwing up lots, had bad pain, didn’t want to eat or drink and had no energy— it was horrible! The doctors finally booked in emergency surgery for me after they couldn’t get me to feel better any other way, when I miraculously pooped out the second piece of corn cob that was causing me so much trouble (the first I threw up). I was very lucky that I didn’t need surgery and that I got it to come out, but this isn’t often the case. So doggy moms and dads, keep your doggies far away from corn cobs! PLEASE SHARE or tag someone who needs to know this First photo by @k9_klub 💕

PSA – keep corn on the cob AWAY from doggies!🌽🚫🌽🚫 Repost from @truffletheblacklab
I spent the last 3 days in the hospital because I ate a corn cob. My mama has no idea where I got it from but I ate it and it got stuck in my tummy as it often does in doggos.
I was throwing up lots, had bad pain, didn’t want to eat or drink and had no energy— it was horrible!
The doctors finally booked in emergency surgery for me after they couldn’t get me to feel better any other way, when I miraculously pooped out the second piece of corn cob that was causing me so much trouble (the first I threw up).
I was very lucky that I didn’t need surgery and that I got it to come out, but this isn’t often the case.
So doggy moms and dads, keep your doggies far away from corn cobs!
PLEASE SHARE or tag someone who needs to know this!




#PSA #doghealth #donotfeedyourdogthis #🌽 #puppy #sickpuppy #betternow #truffletheblacklab #labsofinstagram #blacklablove
First photo by @k9_klub 💕

IG: Celebrating 1 year since we *officially* moved— to this new city / village / community / home that we knew very little about, but just felt so right. After spending 30 years in Toronto, this move was a big deal for me, but I still had complete faith that it was the right move. (IT WAS). Feeling immense gratitude for the 365 days spent putting down new, sturdy roots and curating a profound sense of home, community and family. Here’s to many more years of all of that

Celebrating 1 year since we *officially* moved— to this new city / village / community / home that we knew very little about, but just felt so right. After spending 30 years in Toronto, this move was a big deal for me, but I still had complete faith that it was the right move. (IT WAS).
Feeling immense gratitude for the 365 days spent putting down new, sturdy roots and curating a profound sense of home, community and family.
Here’s to many more years of all of that! ❤️




#movingdayanniversary #oneyear #newhome #newcommunity #newlife #family #love #community #change #newroots

IG: Out of the kitchen/garden this weekend and off to my 4th annual Archangel Summit in Toronto🙌🏼. SO ready to be inspired and humbled (yet again) by this year’s lineup of AMAZING speakers (and attendees; this event pulls some real rockstars together!) @archangelacademy 🙋🏻‍♀️hands up if you’ll be going too 📷@saramonikaphoto

Out of the kitchen/garden this weekend and off to my 4th annual Archangel Summit in Toronto🙌🏼.
SO ready to be inspired and humbled (yet again) by this year’s lineup of AMAZING speakers (and attendees; this event pulls some real rockstars together!)
@archangelacademy 🙋🏻‍♀️hands up if you’ll be going too! •



#archangelsummit #archangelsummit2019 #dream #inspire #motivate #connect #toronto 📷@saramonikaphoto

IG: ARE PETS THE NEW PROBIOTIC?😲 • “Some intriguing early research suggests links between the microbes that our animal companions bring into our homes — and that we breathe in and swallow — and the microbes that thrive in our digestive tract. ‘Exposure to animal bacteria may trigger bacteria in our gut to change how they metabolize the neurotransmitters that have an impact on mood and other mental functions… Netzin Steklis, a biologist at the University of Arizona who is working on a study of the elderly to learn more about how living with dogs changes their skin and gut microbiomes, says that pet owners have long known that animal companionship can lift our mood. ‘But it is not just an oxytocin story anymore,’ she said, referring to the brain chemical often called the hormone of love. She suspects that the physiological effect of their bacteria in our guts may contribute to the well-known antidepressive benefit of pet ownership.” [From @nytimes article ‘Are Pets the New Probiotic?’ By Richard Schiffman, 2017 – LINK TO FULL ARTICLE IN PROFILE 📷@saramonikaphoto

ARE PETS THE NEW PROBIOTIC?😲

“Some intriguing early research suggests links between the microbes that our animal companions bring into our homes — and that we breathe in and swallow — and the microbes that thrive in our digestive tract. ‘Exposure to animal bacteria may trigger bacteria in our gut to change how they metabolize the neurotransmitters that have an impact on mood and other mental functions…
Netzin Steklis, a biologist at the University of Arizona who is working on a study of the elderly to learn more about how living with dogs changes their skin and gut microbiomes, says that pet owners have long known that animal companionship can lift our mood. ‘But it is not just an oxytocin story anymore,’ she said, referring to the brain chemical often called the hormone of love. She suspects that the physiological effect of their bacteria in our guts may contribute to the well-known antidepressive benefit of pet ownership.” [From @nytimes article ‘Are Pets the New Probiotic?’ By Richard Schiffman, 2017 – LINK TO FULL ARTICLE IN PROFILE⬆️]




#Microbiomehealth #functionalmedicine #dogmom #catmom #benefitsofpets #guthealth #mentalhealth #holistichealth 📷@saramonikaphoto