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Black Bean Brown Rice Burgers

I have tried a few veggie burger recipes and they usually crumble and don't stay together. I found this recipe and made some changes. Mostly because I like adding veggies when possible because it can be hard to eat enough in a day.
Again I didn't take pictures because I was being lazy and was trying to get them done fast. I made these on Sunday morning while waiting for breakfast to be delivered (it was Indian food, a ton of calories, and soooo delicious!).

These turned out fairly well but they could have used more herbs and spices. I definitely added enough garlic 😷

I started writing this so long ago that I forget the measurements! But here is an approximate recipe: 1.5 c. or 15 oz can (drained) black beans, half mashed1 c. cooked brown rice1 c. spinach, chopped1/3 c. frozen corn, microwaved for a bit to half cook them2 T of salsa1 egg1 c. bread crumbshalf a small onion, chopped finely1-2 cloves of garlic, chopped finelysalt and pepper1/4 tsp chili powder1/4 tsp cumin You ca…

My 2018 So Far

Hello! I hope everyone is doing well and you're crushing your goals. I hope you had a chance to check out my travel blog about our trip to New Zealand. If you haven't and you'd like to see the pictures, the link is Can we also just take a moment to talk about how long January felt?! I swear it felt like 3 months, and now February and March just zoomed by.
I've been struggling with my workouts the past few months so have been quiet on my Instagram and on here. I just haven't been making exercise a priority and I have to change that. Saturdays used to be my 'go hard' days and I can't seem to get a workout in at all on weekends. I also stopped working out as soon as I get home after work so I'll be getting back into that.

I started a part time course in January so I'm in class once a week and I've been making the mistake of not working out on Wednesday and then I end up missing Thursday as well since class is…

Trip to New Zealand!

Hey friends! I decided to make a separate travel blog to post about my travels. This year was New Zealand. I just got back yesterday so I'm working on each day with lots of pictures but I have to first two days posted about already.

Click here to check it out!

My Newest Addiction...

Hello everyone! I hope you're well and surviving the winter. Only.... 4 more months here 😆 Today I'm writing about - MAKEUP!

I started dabbling with makeup in my early teens but honestly wasn't very good at it (like every 13 year old) and didn't like caking the stuff on. I also rarely had the time in the morning to do it because I was always running late.

Buddha Bowl

I've been trying really hard to meal prep and take healthy, wholesome lunches to work so last week I whipped up these Buddha bowls. A Buddha bowl is basically a bowl of some kind of grain, cooked veggies, and sauce. Possibly the same as a dragon bowl? I'm not sure but they're both delicious.

My Walks to Work

Hola! I've been walking to work for 5 years now, in all seasons. So I've learned a thing or two about how to dress for all types of weather and wanted to share for anyone who wants to walk to work or is starting to and isn't sure what to wear. I walk most days, unless it's pouring rain, super windy (I LOATHE wind), or it's blizzarding or the sidewalks aren't cleared. On the days I don't walk I'll take my car but parking is a pain unless I'm on the early shift. I can get the boyfriend to drop me off as long as I'm ready to leave at the same time as him, as well as get him to pick me up. Sometimes the roommate drops me off too if we're leaving at the same time.

Kelsey - the Grill Master

I have been grilling up a storm the past few days. I bought my boyfriend this grill for Christmas because he misses being able to BBQ but I think I'm more excited about this thing than he is. The picture below was from my lunch yesterday. I made it before work and it was the easiest thing. It took a few minutes to preheat, I threw the burger on and continued getting ready, and it was done 5 minutes later.

Merry Christmas!

It has been SO cold here in Winnipeg this past week and I'm about ready for it to be back to our normal -20C. It's been -30C and with the windchill it's dipping below -40C. 😩


If there's one thing I excel at besides eating, it is procrastinating. I put things off and wait until 'later' to get it done. I once heard that clutter is a sign of procrastination and realized that it's totally true. I'm not a messy person but I definitely have clutter in my apartment because I just didn't feel like putting it away in the first place. Even if it where the thing belonged was right beside or below where I left it.

A Beautiful Fall

I hope everyone in Canada had a lovely Thanksgiving the other weekend! And I hope that everyone is enjoying this beautiful fall weather. I don't look forward to Fall in the Summer, but that's because it means minus 40 weather is close behind it. But I do love Fall. The colors are gorgeous and the smell is lovely. 😄