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Top 7 Ways to Hibernate this Winter

I’m sharing a blast from the past today. It’s a post I’ve published before – but totally still useful in keeping busy over the cold and long winter months for my friends who don’t live somewhere hot.

Have you been hibernating? When it’s dark at 5 o’clock and your toes are freezing, the last thing you want to do is hang outside all day. So here are my suggestions for fun activities to do inside:

 

1) Go for Indian Food – The hot, hot heat of spicy Indian flavours will keep the fires warm, not to mention your sinuses clear. Round up your besties and make it a girls night out. The spices in curry are full of antioxidants and good for you. Finish your meal off with a refreshing and healthy mango lassi – a yogurt based smoothie. Try my recipe at home for a delicious Cauliflower + Chickpea Curry.

 

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Cooking with Kelsey Nixon!

Kelsey-Nixon-Alt-Summit

I am officially back from ALT Summit! After spending a week or so in Salt Lake City for my first ALT blogging conference and visiting Park City to work on my skiing skills – I am wiped. My brain is actually about to explode from all the new things I’ve learned…which I will share with you all tomorrow!

But first things first. I had amazing time cooking with Kelsey Nixon from the Food Network as part of a series of sponsor dinners held on the Wednesday night before ALT actually kicked off. I also love that we are sort of the same height (see above). The night started off with me rushing to the venue straight from SLC airport after a two-hour mechanical delay at LAX – blergh.

Birthday-Cake-Sprinkles

The 20 or so bloggers that signed up for the cooking class + dinner with Kelsey all squealed with delight when we saw the mini rainbow sprinkle cakes spread throughout the kitchen at Orson Gygi. They did double-duty as decor AND dessert – so smart! (more…)