Good morning, friends!
I hope you are all having a great morning so far. It is officially FALL now – anyone else rejoicing? – and it is time for another favourites round up. I will be recapping some of my favourite things, moments, recipes, etc for the month of September, and I would love to hear what YOU guys are loving in the comments below!
So, without any further chatter, let’s get into the favourites : )
The Kelowna Wine Country half marathon
that took place September long weekend in beautiful Kelowna, BC. It was the first time in so long
(I’m talking like ten years) since I had been to Kelowna, so the trip was much over due and it was great to run the race with my aunt and enjoy race weekend with Ryan and the pup.
Yup, still obsessed with this Mexican black bean salad
. It is packed with veggies and the flavours are so fresh. No fancy sauces or spices needed. Plus it lasts well in the fridge (in an airtight container of course), so makes great lunches throughout the week.
The SPCA Paws for Cause walk
was a great event we attended with my family and the pups. I look forward to bringing Nala again next year!
Fresh salads and veggies all day, every day. I have been experimenting with more fall-inspired recipes, and this salad with maple tahini dressing
did not disappoint. Tahini is such a versatile ingredient, especially in salad dressings as it adds a bit of thickness, so I look forward to bringing more of those recipes to the blog. You can’t go wrong with a big salad!
And because this is so relevant to me right now. I am the type of person who complains about how hot it is in the summer and immediately looks forward to fall. There is something about the crisp air and changing of the seasons that I just love. On that note, I am also that person who is bundled up in 101 layers come fall/winter because I am so freezing. Yep, there is no in between for me!
During the middle of this month we started a training program with Nala. It is all postive-reinforcement and clicker training based. She is super smart (proud parent over here), and it is fun to see her catch onto things so quickly and respond to the clicker. Soon enough we will be phasing out the clicker as training progresses, so fingers crossed it is an easy transition! So far, so good though.
Pumpkin spice oats topped with a swirl of unsweetened applesauce and a spoonful of almond butter. If this doesn’t scream fall, I don’t know what does. Maybe if I ate it out of a real pumpkin.
Yep, I bet you saw this coming considering I have been making my way through all the Harry Potter books again these last few months. I am determined to finish by Christmas!
What are YOU loving this month!?