Monthly Favourites March 2017

Monthly Favouites March 2017 -

Monthly Favourites March 2017

Ok, I’m going to blow your mind right now, you guys.  Can you believe that basically a quarter of 2017 has passed already?  I’ll just give you a minute to process that while I go grab a cookie………

Are you ok?  Are you still with me?  I know, I know.  I can’t believe it, either.  March was a rough one for us weather wise.  One minute it was nice and sunny and promises of spring and lovely weather were in the air.  Then? Then, it was crazy winds and bitter cold.  Mother Nature played tricks on us round these parts.  Why you be hatin’ on us, girl?

Anyway, let’s get to it. Let’s check out what’s been happening around these parts, shall we?


Shepherd’s Pie with Guinness Lamb & Horseradish Mash –

Shepherd's Pie {with Guinness Lamb and Horseradish Mash} -

Veggie Korma –

Veggie Korma {vegetarian, gluten free} -

Zucchini Noodle Curry Coconut Soup with Grilled Tofu –

Zucchini Noodle Curry Coconut Soup with Grilled Tofu {vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free} -

Coffee Donuts with Peanut Butter Chocolate Glaze –

Coffee Donuts with Peanut Butter Chocolate Glaze -


Blueberry Almond Biscotti from Ciao Chow Bambina (pictured below and photo credit) –  Biscotti + hot coffee + Saturday morning…’nuff said.  Add blueberries and almonds to the mix and it’s heavenly.

Easy Braised Lamb Shanks from Tasty Ever After (pictured below and photo credit) – With all this cold weather we have been having, I will seriously face plant into this polenta and eat that lamb shank caveman style.  No lie.  Honestly, does the weather even matter?  If it were sweltering hot outside, I’d still eat this faster than you I can say ‘I’m not sharing.'<—-really, don’t ask.

Easy Braised Lamb Shanks -


Grace & Frankie Season 3 on Netflix –  I LOVE this show. It stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin; they are friends and have opposite kinda personalities, but have so much chemistry together.  I laugh my little buns off every time I watch it.  I could quite literally start from season 1 and watch all over again….and probably still laugh at the same jokes!  So endearing.

Into the Badlands on AMC.  Like, whoa. Action packed to the max.  There’s tough warriors.  There’s  battles for land and all sorts of drama goin’ on.   And the female characters?  They kick butt!  This one is not for the faint of heart.  It is graphic violence.  It has been such a long time since season one aired and I have been waiting so long for season 2 to be released.  It’s wicked! By the way, you can binge watch season 1 on Netflix.

Logan – This is the final movie that Hugh Jackman (aka Wolverine) will be playing this character.  What a movie!  There’s this little girl in the movie, played by a young actress, Dafne Keen, and I think she steals the scene every time she is there.  She’s fierce, tough, and super cute.  Even if you aren’t an X Men or Wolverine fan or aren’t up to date on the series of movies, I think that this movie totally stands on its own.  I laughed, I squealed, I cried.  Now, that’s a good  movie, don’t ya think?


Hubby and I don’t really listen to much country music.  However,  just the other weekend, hubby turned on the music app Spotify and searched the classic country genre just to see what was there.  A song played by Dolly Parton called ‘The Story’ which was released in February.  You have got to listen to this song.  The words, the story, is beautiful.  I love it.  It’s one of those songs that makes ya feel all kinds of warm, gushy feelings.  And, if I’m having a day (you know those), it just may make me cry in the best kind of way.


Though I’m technically an adult, I’m pretty sure I’m not fully there yet (or, truth be told, ever will be).  Just recently there was a new Nintendo system released called ‘Nintendo Switch’ so I had to get my little hands on that… know, for nostalgia purposes and all (aka lies I tell myself).

The game I’m really looking forward to being released for this system is ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ (which is not out until December) #WhyDoIKnowThis?  So, until Mario’s release, I purchased a Zelda game called ‘Legend of Zelda – Breath of the Wild’.  It’s totally a guilty weekend pleasure!  I was never a Zelda player, but now?  Loves it, I do.  It’s an adventure game and apparently really big and takes a while to finish.  I’m not the best player in the world and pretty sure it’ll be the only game I’ll ever play ’cause it’s taking me so long, but I am progressing and having fun. So………

Confession time!!—–>

I curse like a little sailor and freak out get feisty playing this game.  It’s intense and there are monsters and I get so involved.  Hubby sits next to me on the couch looking at me like I’m crazy.  He is probably wondering ‘who is this person??’  I’m sure he is going to hide the game away pretty soon, lol.  It’s like the 1980’s all over again with me playing Sega’s Master System staying up late and then crying cause I have to get to the next level. Oh, memories.  But, I maaay have a problem.


All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker.  It’s a debut book for the author.  It’s a fictional story and kind of dark, but I can’t put it down.  It’s about a young girl who gets attacked at a party and then she is given a drug to medically erase her memory of the attack.  Apparently, there is going to be a movie made out of this one.  I don’t want to say too much about the book, but so far it is being told mainly via the psychologist who is treating the attacked girl.  Not exactly bed time reads, but such a page turner.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my Monthly Favourites March 2017.  And if you missed my last Monthly Favourites, you can check it out here.

So, tell me, what were some of your favourites from this past Month?  I’d love to hear about it!

Have a fabulously relaxing food-filled weekend!  Hope you get to chill out like this little guy; he knows how to do it!


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Monthly Favourites February 2017


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Monthly Favourites February 2017

We are that much closer to spring, you guys.  Can you just feel it?  Smell it in the air?  Bring it on, I say.  February was a pretty tasty month.  There was lots of snow ’round here and mother nature was pretty rough on us, but that meant more time inside ‘practicing’ some recipes.  Yeah, that’s what I’ll call it.  Any excuse to eat something good, right?  Hehehe.   Anyway, let’s get to it. Let’s check out what’s been happening around these parts, shall we? Continue reading

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Monthly Favourites December 2016

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Monthly Favourites December 2016

Hi everyone!  How has the holidays been going for you so far?  Lots of good eats &  drinks with  family and friends?  I sure hope so!  I’ve been eating my way through the holidays….lots of time for healthier stuff in the new year, right?  For now, bring on all the chocolate, cookies, turkey and cheese plates ’cause girl be hungry (except for the day after Christmas Day!)  I was so full that I’m only eating 3 days later!  Haha!  Just kiddin’, but, boy, was I stuffed! How could I resist my momma’s cooking?  Impossible!  And have you been wearing your Santa hat, onesie and Christmas socks all through the season like me?  Um, no?  Yeah, yeah, I don’t do that 😉 #Itotallydo.  Anyway, let’s get to it. Let’s have a look at what’s been going on around here this past month, shall we? Continue reading

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Monthly Favourites November 2016

Monthly Favourites November 2016 -

 Monthly Favourites November 2016

Hellooooo there!!    So, we’re less than a month away from Christmas day.  Can you believe it?  Where did November go?  It’s like I blinked my eyes and it was gone.  You feel the same?  So much to do.  Not to worry, there’s still lots of time!  Positive thinking, right?  Anyways, let’s get to it. Let’s recap what has been going on ’round here this past month and what I’ve been loving!   Continue reading

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Monthly Favourites July 2016 – Monthly Round up & Faves!

Monthly Favourites July 2016

Monthly Favourites July 2016

Hey everyone!  Well, here we are again to another monthly favourites & round-up. Any big plans for the upcoming weekend?  I wanna hear all about it (especially if it involves good eats 😉 )  Hubby and I will be having a little staycation next week (fingers crossed for nice weather), so I won’t be having a post and minimal time, if any, on social media.  A girl needs a break every once in a while to recharge, doesn’t she?  But, rest assured, I will be back the following week all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed with a delicious recipe for you guys!   Pull up a coffee, get comfy and enjoy, my friends.  Continue reading

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Monthly Favourites May 2016 – Round up & Faves!

Monthly Favourites May 2016, Girl Heart Food

Monthly Favourites MAY 2016

Hey guys! Happy Friday! Woot woot! Bet you didn’t think you’d hear from me today, did ya?

Well, I’ve decided to do a ‘Monthly Favourites’ for Girl Heart Food for each month. Yay!  I’ll try to post the Monthly Favourites a week or so following the end of the month, perhaps on a Friday. That way, you’ll have something to peruse while you’re drinking your morning coffee on the weekend. Always thinking about you guys 😉

Over the course of a month, most of us try new things and I thought this would be a great way to spread the love and share some of the things that have made me smile.  Plus, it’s a great way to keep the conversation going and get to know a little more about me and what floats my boat.  I just may suggest something that perks your interest.  And, obviously – please, if you have anything to share that you think I’d enjoy, I’d love to hear it!

Basically, for my ‘Monthly Favourites’ I’ll  have a small summary of the recipes that I have posted during that particular month (just in case you missed ’em) as well as a list of stuff that I have liked.   I’ll try to cover topics such as: Continue reading

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