Episode 29: Twenty Questions


Hey everyone! Hope you’re all having gorgeous summers and making lots of memories. Laura and I sure are! This week on the podcast, we’re playing twenty questions. As always you can listen to the episode at the link here or by subscribing to us on iTunes. We’re also on Stitcher if you’re into that.

This week we’re doing something a little bit different than usual. The time difference + summer schedules + vacation days = no good time for us to record an episode together, so we decided to record it separately! We sent each other ten random questions and recorded our answers on our own. The result is pretty funny, occasionally awkward, and always informative. We hope you come away knowing us a little bit better than you did before.


You’ll have to listen to the episode to find out what that whole cake mess is about, and to hear all our other questions and answers! Some examples:

  • What’s your morning beauty routine like?
  • Have you ever visited a country where you could see yourself settling down?
  • What could you eat every single day and not get sick of?
  • What are you most looking forward to in the next 365 days?

Be sure to tune in! And as always, we’d love to hear your thoughts about this episode or any ideas you have for upcoming episodes. You can let us know in the comments below or on Twitter and Instagram!

Thanks for listening!


Strawberry Chia Jam

Strawberry Chia Jam 2

I wouldn’t call myself much of Jam Person so much as I’d call myself a Wannabe Jam Person. In university I’d often be charmed by the gorgeous jars of Crofter’s Jam in my grocery’s organic aisle and I’d sometimes succumb to a jar of morello cherry or apricot, only to realize upon getting home that I actually never eat jam. Ever. Then it’d languish at the back of my refrigerator until it’d inevitably go bad. I’d try to channel my grandma, who loves a bit of homemade jam or marmalade on her toast, but I’d always forget about jam being a thing that one might possibly eat.

I think that’s what makes me love this recipe. I halved it, which means I was left with less than half a cup of jam to enjoy. This is the perfect amount of jam, in my opinion! It won’t go to waste, but I won’t feel overwhelmed by the need to eat jam in a thousand different ways. As I’m typing this, I’m getting a little flicker in my brain – a memory of a book where they have to use up a lot of jam.

Sidebar: A-ha! A short Google search revealed the beloved book of my childhood, Jam by Margaret Mahy. Looks like it was a New Zealand author who wrote it, which means I would have read it at my grandmother’s house. I told you she liked jam.

Strawberry Chia Jam 3

If you’re a lover of jam, you’ll absolutely adore this recipe. It’s so incredibly simple and straightforward, and the results are absolutely delicious. Honestly, I had a very pleasant surprise when I tasted it – I really did not expect to like it as much as I did. And I used frozen strawberries, so I can’t imagine how delicious it would be with fresh ones. A very simple, absolutely perfect recipe if you’re a Jam Person, or even if you’re a WBJP.

You can find the recipe on Oh She Glows right here.

Build Your Own Burrito Bowl

DIY Burrito Bowls

Lately, I’ve been way into burrito bowls.

Crunchy lettuce, fresh tomatoes, avocado, beans… need I say more?

Up until now, I’ve left it to the professionals. I don’t know how it took me 23 years to realize that personal burrito bowl assembly was not only within my realm of possibilities, but also incredibly easy!

Not to mention, burrito bowls are a total crowd-pleaser.

Just prepare the bits and bobs and allow everyone to assemble their own! My personal favourite ingredients:

  • baked sweet potato (sliced, bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes in olive oil)
  • black beans
  • corn
  • cherry tomatoes
  • avocado (or make your own guac if you’re feeling industrious!)
  • refried beans
  • rice (perfect use of leftovers)
  • sauteed bell peppers + onion, with low-sodium taco seasoning
  • organic salsa
  • chopped lettuce
  • Daiya cheese

DIY Burrito Bowls

You’re sure to have plenty of leftovers for packed-lunches. You can even shake it up by wrapping the same ingredients in a tortilla or in lettuce leaves.

Lettuce know how it goes!