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 […]

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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  

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I Am SO Over Grocery Shopping. Hello Chefs Plate.

Drea Marie is SO OVER grocery shopping. So she found Chefs Plate, a grocery/recipe delivery service in Calgary, AB. CHECK IT OUT.

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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Turkey and Chickpea Skillet // EASIEST Protein Packed Dinner

Calgary based lifestyle blogger Drea Marie shares her quick and easy healthy turkey and chickpea skillet. Perfect for busy weekday nights.

So November hey? That month stuffed between Halloween & Christmas. That month where we all panic post Halloween candy coma that we need to shop, decorate, SAVE, budget, bake, plan & mayyyyyybe lose a couple pounds for the Holidays. Sound any bit familiar? Well, you look fabulous anyways so skip the bootcamp and make this INSANELY healthy and QUICK dinner skillet for the fam. You’ll not only feel good about eating this instead of tater tots & spaghetti BUT it is so quick you can use that extra time during weekday evenings to browse Homesense or plan your holiday festivities. GENIUS.     When I say protein packed like I mean SERIOUSLY protein packed.  I created this recipe when I was attempting a black bean sweet potato […]

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