Overnight Gluten-Free Vegan Oats in a Jar

It seems like Oats in a Jar are the newest trend with food recently. Well I’m all for it! They’re very nourishing, and simple to make. All you need is a few ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry and fridge.

The best thing about having oats for breakfast is that they’re super high in fibre, which means you’ll stay fuller longer! They slowly release energy into your system, therefore making them a great satisfying way to start your day! One cup of oats provides 6 g of protein and 4 g of fibre. Among all grains, oats have the highest proportion of soluble fibre. This gel-like fibre travels through your intestinal tract and helps to trap substances associated with high blood cholesterol. Studies show that people with high blood cholesterol who eat just 3 g of soluble fibre per day can reduce their total cholesterol by 8% to 23%. Crazy eh?

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Here’s what you’ll need for your homemade Oats in a Jar!

12-16 oz Mason Jar (or jar with a sealable lid)

1 Cup Almond Milk (unsweetened vanilla, Blue Diamond Brand)

½ Cup Gluten Free Oats (Bob’s Red Mill is the BEST)

¼ Cacao Nibs (RAW)

1 Tbsp Cacao Powder (RAW)

2 tbsp Coconut Sugar (or sucanat or agave)

½ Mashed Banana

Directions

  1. Put all ingredients in a mason jar, screw on the lid
  2. Shake until all ingredients are combined
  3. Refrigerate overnight
  4. Add more milk if necessary 🙂
  5. Enjoy your delicious breakfast!

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xo

Erinn

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Can Valentine’s Day be Everyday?

Valentine’s Day can be such a wonderful holiday, full of love, romance, red roses, passion and gratitude for your significant other. However, the other 364 days of the year our focus tends to shift. You pay more attention to what you don’t value about your partner—annoying habits, different ways of doing things—than what you actually value, why you actually fell in love with them in the first place. The day after Valentine’s Day can be a rude awakening for how “romance-less” your daily life is– you wake up to your partner snoring, taking forever to get out of bed, and then forgetting to pick up groceries after work.  It’s easy to forget why you first fell in love with them. But does the day after Valentine’s Day have to be a lunch bag let down? Can you still have romance in your everyday life?  Of course you can!  

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Here’s a few great ideas for bringing Valentine’s Day in your everyday life:

Have a 20 minute daily catch up: Make 20 minutes a day to have a face to face conversation with your hunnie (with NO distractions, no children, no t.v, no phone, no computer).  I’ve found this to be very helpful to make sure we’re both on the same page, and working as a team on a daily basis.

Schedule Date Nights: Schedule time for you and your significant other. In our busy world, full of the never ending to-do lists, and day planners, make the time to go out for dinner, and/or have a glass of wine together and just catch up on life. With our busy schedules, Michael and I have started doing this more and more.

Plan to watch a funny movie…and LAUGH: curling up on the couch with a classic comedy is always a great option. Laughing out loud together keeps you seeing the fun side of one another that you fell in love with in the first place.

Plan a vacation: Having something to look forward to is always fun! It can be as simple as planning a weekend away together to a B&B, or as elaborate as a three week long vacation to Bora Bora. Vacations are great for making you unplug from reality, if you can manage to stay away from your distracting electronics…(I’ve struggled myself!) When I come back from a distraction-less vacation, I’m that much more rejuvenated and ready to take on the world.

When I was doing some research about how to keep Valentine’s Day going throughout the year, I came across a great article by Noelle Nelson from Hitched Magazine. She suggests that you should make a list of all those things you value about your hunnie, both big and small. What a great idea! Whether it’s how he makes the coffee on Sunday mornings, or how much he worries about doing the right thing, or wants to cheer you up when you’re blue. Whatever it might be, write it down. Add to the list every day. Let your partner know, in words, how you value them: “I love how conscientious you are in making decisions, how you want to make sure you take everything into account.” This can be a great team-building exercise with your partner to show them how much you value them.

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I hope that this helps you bring Valentine’s Day, love and gratitude in your relationship everyday. Our world needs a little bit more love!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Much Love,

Erinn xoxo

P.S Happy Valentine’s Day Michael, I love you so much sweetie! 2014’s going to be great for us! xo

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Happy 1st Birthday Kelly’s Bake Shoppe!

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Happy Birthday today to our bakery, Kelly’s Bake Shoppe!

Our bakery is ONE YEAR old today! It feels like just yesterday we were frantically getting everything ready, hiring our team, designing our chalkboard, hanging lights, and testing the ovens…

I’m so proud to be able to work here every single day. It’s a magical place to be. I mean, come on, how could you not like working with cupcakes every single day. It also doesn’t hurt that I get to work with my Mom (best friend Kelly Childs)…xoxo

Thank you so much for supporting us over the past year at Kelly’s. We couldn’t have done it without you. We love all of you! <3

As a token of our appreciation, come in to Kelly’s Bake Shoppe today for FREE Cupcakes and Cake Pops! We’ll have lots available, but I have sneaky feeling they’re going to go really fast!! Come in early 🙂

xoxo

Erinn.

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Happy 50th Birthday Ken!

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 Happy 50th Birthday Ken!

Well, in case you didn’t already know, Ken is my amazing Step Dad. He’s such a generous, patient, passionate and kind soul. I feel so blessed to be able to work with him on a daily basis, and learn as much as I have from him.  He’s an endless wealth of knowledge in so many different aspects of life. I admire his business sense, and all the things he’s accomplished. Ken has been his own boss for his entire life, and he’s been able to help me to grow so much as a leader at Kindfood and Kelly’s Bake Shoppe. He’s always coming up with new ideas and wants to build our businesses bigger, better, and stronger than what they are, and even though it can be scary sometimes, I absolutely admire his tenacity.

I am so grateful that my Mom and Ken found each other. They really are a great team, and they both do such a wonderful job of balancing each other out. They’ve definitely found their match.

Here’s to Ken!! Thank you Ken for everything you have done and continue to do for me. You are such a wonderful person.

Happy 50th Birthday!!!

Xoxo

Love,

Erinn

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Gratitude for My Family…

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I began to think about what Thanksgiving means to me. To me, Thanksgiving is a time of year to express gratitude for the amazingly supportive people in my life! It can be so difficult to realize this on a daily basis with the hectic way most of us live our lives (I’m guilty of it too!!). This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for my FOUR wonderful parents, so supportive, so inspiring, and so strong. So really…what are all of you thankful for? Well, here’s why I’m so grateful for my FOUR Parents!!!

Last week Michael and I had my Dad and Step Mom, Amy over for dinner at our condo. We had such a great time gabbing and catching up with them…They just have a great way about themselves, and I’ve been trying to put my finger on what “that way” exactly is! PerhapsI’ll figure it by Thanksgiving…. 🙂

My Dad is so awesome. He’s such an incredible Man, so true to himself and I’m so happy him and Amy are together and so happy. They’re such an awesome couple and they balance each other so well…I love it! They’re always up to date on the coolest things from the new Apple info, new health tips, and cool TED talks. I love talking to them! My Dad has always been there for me, through thick and thin he always has my back, and through some of the hardest times and some best times, he’s always been a voice of reason and the one I go to when I need another opinion. He’s someone to balance me, and give me a good perspective on life. Even though the ‘busi-ness’ of life can get in the way of us getting together as much as I would like to, his voice is in my head helping me get through every day. I’m so grateful for his support. I love him so much!!

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My Step-Mom, Amy is just fantastic. She’s a beautiful, independent, and strong woman. I truly respect all of her accomplishments, I mean, she’s run over 15 marathons. I have some of the best conversations with her and she has a way of talking that’s so calming and logical. I really don’t know how she does it (Amy…please share). She had a great talk with Michael last week about giving up ‘control’…I know Michael…controlling? Who knew? Well, Mike’s been stressing out lately about leaving Kindfood with our staff for a few days, while we go away on a family trip, because as a lot of you know, he’s the face and personality of Kindfood. Amy put everything in perspective for him and made him have a bit of an ah-ha moment!!! After talking to Amy, he’s realized what he needs to do to empower our wonderful employees and show them how to be him! It’s so nice to hang out with them and get a third perspective on business and our personal lives…because after eating, breathing, and sleeping work 95% of the time it can be so rewarding to get a different perfective on those things. I so value everything Amy says and I’m so grateful to have her as my Step Mom. I love her so much!!

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I’ve been trying to put my finger on how I feel when we see them and I’ve figured out that I always feel re-energized!! I feel like I have a newfound inspiration, and a drive to do better and be a better person. It’s amazing and I love it!

If we’re talking about parents, I can’t forget to add in my two cents about my Mom and my wonderful Step Dad Ken. My Mom, Kelly Childs is just awe-inspiring. I recently wrote a blog about her 50th Birthday (check it out!!). She pushes me everyday to do better, and to be a better person. I admire her so much and feel so blessed to be able to work with her on a daily basis.

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Ken, my Step-Dad is amazing! He’s so determined, so passionate, motivated, and incredibly generous all at the same time! I really don’t know how he does it. He’s so kind, patient, strong and unmoving. I feel so blessed to be able to work with him on a daily basis, and learn as much as I have from him, he’s just an endless wealth of knowledge in so many different aspects of life. Ken has been his own boss for his entire life, and he’s been able to help me to grow so much as a leader at Kindfood and Kelly’s Bake Shoppe. I’m so happy my Mom has Ken in her life. They balance each other so well… especially when my Mom can get a little bit stressed out and overwhelmed with everything going on…(sorry Mom, I’m selling you out!! ) They’ve really found their match!! I love them both so much!

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I really can’t explain how grateful I am to have TWO amazingly inspiring Moms and TWO go getter Dads in my life. I’m so proud to be able to call these four incredible people my parents. I love them ALL so much!!! I’m a pretty lucky girl. 🙂

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Xo

Erinn.

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Green Smoothies are MY LIFE!!

Green Smoothie Obsession!!

I’m pretty sure everyone who knows me and who sees me on a daily basis knows my absolute love (and partial obsession) for green smoothies. I’m always carrying one in my hand, walking up to the bakery (Kelly’s Bake Shoppe) in the early AM, or grabbing one in the afternoon from Kindfood (my favourite spot to make smoothies). Every morning, I start my day with 1- 2 litres of the addictive stuff! (It can keep me going until at least noon every day).  I love the feeling of nourishing my body and fueling it as best as I possibly can for the day ahead…which can usually be pretty crazy!! :))

Some of the notable health benefits of drinking green smoothies (and some that I’ve noticed myself) are: weight loss, digestive health, mental clarity, and supporting the immune system. I’ve found this to be particularly true in my own life. Before I began my green smoothie quest I always felt like I was missing something in my daily routine, something nourishing, healing, and satisfying. I felt like I was healthy, but my body wasn’t functioning “optimally”. Since I was little I’d had digestive issues, and what I used to call ‘bellyaches’. After I started drinking green smoothies on a regular basis, those severe digestive issues disappeared and I was back on track!! They also helped my mental clarity….which I noticed tremendously throughout my University Career at McMaster. I felt like I didn’t have to study half as hard, and was able to come out of those big scary exams feeling like I’d aced it! It used to feel like a chore to make sure I was taking in enough greens on a daily basis, but now there’s no need to think twice about it!

I start with dark leafy greens as my base…. kale, spinach, romaine are the usual suspects. It’s good to change up the greens in your smoothie a few times a week, as your body can build up alkaloids in your system, creating bloating and an inability to absorb those nutrients. Variety is the spice of a “healthy” life!!

Using dark leafy greens in a smoothie are great because your body can easily digest the broken down fibres of the greens and will use it right away!!! Blending helps make greens’ full spectrum of nutrition readily available to the body. Nutrients are encased inside plant cells and getting their benefits requires these cells’ walls to be ruptured. Greens need to be worked down to a creamy consistency, but most people simply don’t chew that much! Blending addresses this problem, helping your body absorb the maximum amount of nutrition from your greens.

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So enough talking…here’s my favourite smoothie! We first tried it at our go to restaurant in Palm Springs, California, called Palm Greens. They’d named the smoothie after Tim Bradley (World Boxing Champion), who just so happens to be completely VEGAN! Go Tim Bradley!! For all of you out there who say vegans don’t get enough protein, you haven’t seen Tim Bradley.  He’s a world-class athlete!!
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My Favourite Green POWER Smoothie!

1 Cup Kale (stems and all)

1 Cup Spinach

2 frozen Bananas, diced.

1 Apple, (cored)

1 Tbsp Fresh Ginger, peeled.

2 Tbsp Fresh Mint

2 Cups, Fresh Filtered Spring Water (no TAP WATER!)

This smoothie is so fresh and delicious. I’m totally addicted!!! (Michael will tell you!) 🙂 If I’m ever looking for an extra kick of protein and nutrients I use either Vega or SunWarrior Protein (Vanilla is best for this recipe). They are really great companies, that make 100% RAW vegan protein powders loaded with plant-based nutrition!!!

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You can really jazz up any green smoothie to taste like whatever you want. Use blueberries, raspberries, and oranges with kale and spinach to make a super antioxidant smoothie. Or, a simple chocolate (cacao), almond butter, spinach and banana smoothie is a great start for those who are a little weary of the green stuff…and also great for those of us who LOVE chocolate and nut butter combo (I’m guilty!).

Any way you put it…green smoothies are where it’s at. They have protein, tons of fibre, vitamins and minerals, and are a great way to start your day. So ditch the coffee and take the plunge to green smoothies!! I promise you won’t regret it!

xo

Erinn

Happy 50th Birthday Mom!

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Dear Mom,

Happy 50th Birthday!!!

How can I even begin to explain what in incredible Mother you are (and have been) to me?

I know you’ve been stressing out (big time!!) about turning the big 5-0 but guess what?? It’s here, and you look more beautiful and radiant than ever!!  You’re a sensational woman and an inspirational Mother. You’re spice and passion for life is absolutely infectious, and your incredibly kind heart doesn’t go unnoticed. You will drop what you’re doing at a moment’s notice to help a loved one (and sometimes a complete stranger) in need (I see you do it all the time!!). You’re incredible! You’re always there for me when I need someone to talk to and bounce an idea off of, even if you’re busy doing fifty other things at once. Thank you for that. It means the world to me.

I’m so grateful for the way you raised me, and the strength, independence, passion, and elegance that you’ve instilled in me. You’ve always told me to shoot for the stars, and I’m so thankful for that… because look at where WE are today!!! I would never have thought 5 years ago that we’d be running two amazing businesses TOGETHER, and taking the baking world by storm! I’m SOO lucky to be able to call you my mother, I’d just like to say thank you!

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I love our (crazy!) life together. I love being able to work with you everyday. I mean, most people would only dream to have a relationship like ours! I love sneaking away from work to go out on crazy shopping sprees with you (Oops…Sorry Ken!!), finding exciting new recipes and cooking dinner at home together, having creative business meetings at Kindfood and Kelly’s Bake Shoppe (I know…who actually likes having meetings!?!), laughing about the crazy things that happened that day (…and sometimes the crazy people, haha!), and dreaming up new cupcake ideas and recipes in our beautiful bakery.  I feel so fortunate to be able to work with you every single day.

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Thank you for being my best friend and the coolest person in the world. I am forever grateful of the amazing Mother Daughter bond we have. Thank you for choosing me to be your daughter. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I respect you, admire you, and adore you.

I love you immensely.

Happy 50th Birthday!!!

Love your daughter,

Erinn.

xo

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Welcome!

Welcome to my Blog!

I’m an entrepreneur, passionate about health, happiness, and kindness. I’m so looking forward to sharing with you my knowledge and understanding of my world thus far, and I hope you will come along for the ride with me!

I own and operate Kelly’s Bake Shoppe, Kindfood, with my Mom (and my best friend too might I add, Kelly Childs). We have so much fun every day baking delicious cupcakes and serving delicious healthy food that anyone can eat!!

Bon Apetite!

xo

Erinn

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