FROM THE KITCHEN: CHILI CHEESE POPCORN

My list of favourite foods is a long one, but popcorn is definitely at the top. Buttered, coated in caramel, or seasoned with my favourite chip flavour, I don’t discriminate against these tasty kernels. So, imagine my delight when I discovered that today was National Popcorn Day!

In my journey to live a healthier life, I have learned to make my own fancy flavours at home instead of reaching for the processed stuff. One of my go-to recipes comes from a fabulous site called kitchn, and is super easy to make. I will definitely be making a bowl when I get home tonight, and join in on the nation wide celebration. Here’s how you can enjoy my favourite flavour, too:

Chili Cheese Popcorn
Melt 1/4 cup unsalted butter in a sauce pan. In a separate bowl, mix together 1/2 cup nutritional yeast*, 1 teaspoon chili powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt (I love my pink Himalayan salt). Pour mixture over popcorn and enjoy.

*If you are thinking “What the hell is nutritional yeast?” you’re not alone. When I first started trying out vegan recipes, it was in EVERYTHING. I was weary to try it out, but now I love it. It’s a great dairy-free alternative to cheese powder. And if you want this recipe to be completely vegan friendly, sub the butter for margarine or your choice of dairy-free butter product.

What’s your favourite flavour? Be sure to let me know in the comments!

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Recipe and image credit: kitchn

AUGUST: A LOOK BACK

August has flown by, and as it comes to an end, I find myself scrolling through the last month of social media posts and looking back what was going on in my life. In addition to curating photos for my blog, I love capturing fun and playful shots for Instagram, too (I am a self proclaimed hashtag-of-the-day junkie). So, inspired by posts from a fellow, and might I add fabulous, Canadian blogger, With All My Affection, I thought I would share some of those posts with you!

This month brought along my birthday, a  girl’s weekend to Buffalo, and a memorable evening in Bobcaygeon watching the final Hip concert. Here’s to a blank slate in September and another memorable month for all of you lovely Peaches, too!

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Follow along with me on Instagram!

THE CURVY EXPO

As this month quickly draws to a close, I can’t help but walk around with a perma-smile on my face. Not only did May bring exciting news of an amazing new job (stay tuned for a spike in #ootd posts), but it also saw the arrival of highly anticipated Curvy Expo and my first-ever blogger meet and greet. If you read my last post featuring “5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Curvy Expo“, you’ll know how over-the-moon excited I was for this event. It promised to be a day to celebrate your curves, and it didn’t disappoint!

I barely had my foot in the door when the Director of Curvy Expo, Meghan Bradley, spotted me and gave me a big hug. And it was this enthusiasm and affection that shined through in every aspect of the expo; from the fashion shows to the vendors, everything was on point! After being treated to a front row seat to catch the latest from Penningtons, AdditionElle, Toni Plus, and Callista Bridal grace the runway, the bloggers (myself included) gathered for a meet and greet filled with smiles and many, many selfies. It was easily one of the best days I’ve had in this wonderful journey of blogging, and I cannot wait to do it all again next year!

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To see even more pictures from Curvy Expo, check out my feed on Instagram!