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Ingredients for Salad

I love salads. I love that salads are no longer simply lettuce, tomato and shredded carrots with a choice of 3 dressings. Salads are now practically a meal group of their own. The best are the salads that are easy to make and delicious in taste. The following recipe is super kid-friendly for them to make and eat. My daughter practically made it herself and gave it her 2 thumbs up rating for taste. Also, I highly recommend this salad for any pot luck or Holiday gathering you might have where you’d like to bring something that everyone takes seconds but is not labor intensive and is really affordable to make. This recipe is from the Liquor Commission Board of Ontario (LCBO)'s most fabulous publication: Food & Drink, Summer 2009 edition. Enjoy!

Happy New Year!! 2014 has arrived and there is no better time to start something new than right now.
You're probably ready to settle back into a routine and reevaluate your health and fitness priorities.  I’m certain most of you have resolved to work out more, eat better and be a healthier you.

People love to have all of the facts.  They hear a tidbit of information or half of a story and find it necessary to ask as many questions as possible in order to feel as though they have all of the details.  Then they piece together the information that they have gathered, add in anything they feel is missing and share the “story” with others.  Sadly, much of what they share is fiction, and that is how rumors and gossip are created.

Have an anniversary, milestone or wedding coming up? Before getting into the nitty gritty of planning your event, one of the first things to do is find the right venue. With Montreal acting as your backdrop, you are privileged to have a vast amount of...

When I recently asked my followers what they would like tips on, a few asked how to maximize small spaces ... There are several different answers to this question, but what I find most effective is using furniture pieces that serve a dual purpose.


A few weeks ago, my husband and I went to our first prenatal class.
It was mostly about relaxation techniques that could be used during labour, and that aspect of the class was very informative. There was, however, little information provided on drug-related pain relief like epidurals and the instructor seemed to discourage the use of any “interventions” that could ease pain and/or speed up delivery.  I left the class feeling judged and unsupported in my possible choices during childbirth.

When my husband and I met and fell in love, our cultural and religious differences had a definite impact on the evolution of our relationship.
I was a non-practicing Jew.  He was a semi-practicing Catholic, Filipino.  We realized family_blogreally early on that in order for us to thrive and grow as a couple, compromise would have to be at the root of what defined us.    It took lots of practice, several fights and a tremendous amount of effort, but I feel that we’ve really mastered this art and compromise now plays a HUGE role in how we are raising our son.

Here at Wise Women Montreal, we're big fans of a bright lip. We love how transformative a colourful lipstick can be. It can intensify your eye colour, define the shape of your mouth, dress up a plain white t-shirt and make you feel just a little sexier.

When preparing for this blog post, I searched “benefits of yoga” which yielded almost seven million results in just 0.17 seconds! After clicking through a couple of the links, I decided that instead of rattling off an impersonal list of benefits that yoga is widely known for I’ll share with you the ways in which yoga has benefited me. Although I initially started yoga to get in shape and deal with stress, the reasons that keep me coming Dawn Mauricioback to my mat have changed. I now see that these benefits are interdependent, build on each other, and continue to evolve and deepen.

i-quit2-1046x489 The New Year is a great time to reflect and take stock of where you are in your career.  Is your work satisfying?  Or do you feel ready for a change? Are things not working out the way you had hoped?  Qutting your job, in favour of finding something more suitable takes courage and honesty with one's self. I have quit three important jobs in my career.  The first when I was in my ealy 20s, with a tyrant for a boss, and little "on-the-job" experience, but I knew enough to realize the situation wasn't right.
I quit and went to Cuba for a week. Best decision I could have made at the time.