Health + Recipes

HOW TO EAT TEXAS STYLE BBQ WHEN YOU'RE NOT IN TEXAS

Hey, newsflash, I love BBQ. Yeah maybe it’s not the most diet friendly food but everyone needs a cheat meal once in a while and usually mine is BBQ. Or pizza. NOWWW the secret to kick ass BBQ is finding the right spot. This can be tricky if you’re not living in Texas so I’m here to help you out. The SECRET is the smoker. A bad ass smoker makes or breaks your BBQ experience. Calgarians, you are in SOME LUCK.  I’ve toured around looking for the best BBQ joint in town and I am loyal to the best, Hayden Block. This is not the first spot I’ve gone to and I even tried a few more after Hayden Block, but it only confirmed what […].

WEIGHT WATCHER CINNAMON BUNS THAT ARE AMAZING

OMG I am SO HAPPY I tried this recipe out.  Diet life just got WAY better. If you’ve been following me along, you know I have a wedding coming up… MY WEDDING. AKA why I’m kicking my butt into gear. I was on a downward spiral full of nacho binging and life got out of hand/unhealthy. But I’m back. With a secret power. WEIGHT WATCHER CINNAMON BUNS So no. I haven’t signed up for weight watchers. BUT I’m following their points system with the help of our most loyal friend, the Internet. If you want more info on exactly what I’m doing to shed my winter weight, COMMENT BELOW. I’ll write a post explaining exactly what I do.  ONTO THE ROLLS!!! Now, these are not […].

DAY 3: THE NEW HOLIDAY PARTY....THE BEST BRUNCH IN TOWN.

We’re officially in the holiday season. Which also means tons of gatherings to stuff into 4 weekends, which can be somewhat overwhelming. Thank goodness I have a solution for us.  Brunch. But not just any brunch. The best brunch in town.   It can be difficult getting everyone together in the evenings but honestly, send out a group text, organize to meet at Cleaver for brunch and I guarantee you there will be little to no scheduling conflicts.  Now let’s get to the goods. S’mores & Nutella French toast, challah bread, strawberry, maple syrup. Smashed avocado on toasted sourdough, bacon, poached egg, hollandaise. Buffalo chicken benny, hot sauce, celeric slaw. Fried chicken, sausage gravy, fried egg, buttermilk biscuit. Are you drooling yet? The bennies are […].

A CREEPY HALLOWEEN COCKTAIL THAT'S ALSO SASSY... WITCHES POTION

I wanted to make a halloween cocktail that is ALSO sassy….. welcome Witches Potion. Shimmery, boozy but just sweet enough. PRO TIP: Add a gummy worm OR a garnish of black berries skewered on a toothpick.     ♡ PRODUCTS ♡ SECRET BARREL WHITE RUM VINIQ SHIMMERY LIQUEUR ♡ OUTFIT DEETZ ♡ T SHIRT by Urban Outfitters ♡ DECOR ♡ WHITE SKULL from Urban Barn SKELETON HANDS from Homesense PINEAPPLE SHOT GLASS from Homesense SMOKED TEAK CANDLES from Makers of Wax Goods SHAKER from Homesense PLZ Subscribe!!!! That way you’ll be notified when I post a new vid! Also comment below any questions or products you love! xxoo Drea Marie.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STARBUCKS + PSL HACK

We have to talk. So my morning Starbucks run has turned into a daily thing since my coffee maker AND keurig have both called it quits. Currently waiting for my new coffee maker to arrive and in the meantime just getting caffeine whenever I can. My go to drink? Americano misto with soy.  My bestie Tyson messaged me the other day a screenshot of this article from Self Magazine…. What Nutritionists Really Think About Starbucks’ New Almond Milk. They go on to praise the new Starbucks almond milk but what REALLY caught my attention was the nutritional information they reveal of ALL the non-dairy milk options…. One cup of Starbucks’ almondmilk contains: 60 calories, 4 grams fat, 110 mg sodium, 5 grams carbohydrate, 1 gram fiber, […].

LIGHT + FRUITY + FABULOUS SUMMER BEERS

So August 1st hey? Ugh, but it’s okay we have lots of summer left. Why don’t we kick of this month with my FAV summer beers.  If you’re not a huge beer drinker, this post is for you. We love a crisp glass of rosé, bubbly or vino but sometimes an ice cold refreshing beer is what we need while boating, floating the river or lounging on a rooftop.  We also want to ENJOY a beer, not just tolerate it.  These summer beers are extremely flavourful. Think white peach, coriander and passionfruit, grapefruit, cinnamon horchata and berries. FUN RIGHT?!     x BUD LIGHT RADLER This is perfect because it is stocked at pretty much every liquor store, making it easy to pick up when […].

PORTOBELLO PIZZA RECIPE

So I have this recipe that I make and it’s such a hit. Oh and it’s hella easy and insanely quick. It’s also one of those ‘shoot, what am I going to serve with this main?!’ solutions. PORTOBELLO PIZZAS It’s the PERFECT side to a protein dish, or you can seriously eat it as a vegan meal alongside a hearty salad. YUM. I’m not saying I INVENTED the portobello pizza recipe but if you haven’t heard of them, I’m here to let you in on the secret. Alright let’s get at it.  xxoo Drea Marie  .

I Am SO Over Grocery Shopping. Hello Chefs Plate.

But seriously. SO OVER IT. Not to mention the lines at Costco. On a Sunday. *eyeroll* So I started searching for anyway to avoid it and came across Chefs Plate. I had never had a meal delivery service before but loved the idea of Chefs Plate. They deliver recipes and ALL the groceries that go along with those recipes right to your door. PLUS it’s not just in Calgary… they deliver to Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, & Manitoba and they are expanding quickly. So you still cook it AKA it’s fresh for whichever day you want to make it but the prep is cut in half. Maybe even more than half.  NOT TO MENTION the number of times I’ve forgotten something I’ve needed for a recipe and sat on my […].

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