Category Archives for Food & Drink

September 29th, 2014

Brunch in the Afternoon

Brunch in the Afternoon - Sara du Jour

A little while ago, I hosted brunch at my apartment for a few of my closest friends. The great thing about hosting is that you get to set the rules of the game. In this case, it meant that for one day, everyone had to operate on Sara time.

That meant brunch – in the late afternoon. (more…)

29. September 2014 by saradujour
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August 25th, 2014

Naturebox Canada Review

Naturebox Canada Review - Sara du Jour

I’ve never been one for subscription boxes. Things like Birchbox, and Glossybox, which send you a surprise selection of beauty samples each month for a set fee, hold little appeal to me.

For one thing, I’m very choosy with makeup and know exactly what I want (and don’t want). Giving up the ability to choose for myself in order to get a bunch of randomly-selected miniature products and potions that will just clutter up my bathroom counter is just not my thang.

Naturebox takes the idea of the subscription box, and applies it to healthy(ish) snack foods. Now this is exactly my cup of tea. Here’s why. (more…)

25. August 2014 by saradujour
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July 4th, 2014

Recipe du Jour: White Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake

Sara du Jour: White Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake Recipe

I’ve been trying to eat really healthy again over the past month, and while most of it has been smooth sailing, the thing that’s been the hardest to say goodbye to are processed sugar and fat-laden desserts, like cakes, brownies, and ice creams. Since munching on fruit just wasn’t cutting it when it came to my dessert cravings, I decided to invent a solution.  (more…)

04. July 2014 by saradujour
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April 20th, 2014

Housewarming Dinner Party


I’ve been dreaming of hosting my own dinner party for quite some time, so when it came time to throw a housewarming for my apartment, I knew just what I wanted to do. Instead of a standing room only-type shindig, I planned a more formal sit-down dinner for a few of my closest friends one Saturday evening. (more…)

20. April 2014 by saradujour

March 1st, 2014

Recipe du Jour: Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Crostinis

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted a recipe! This is what I served the other night when I had my relatives over for dinner at my apartment. (more…)

01. March 2014 by saradujour
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September 3rd, 2013

Recipe du Jour: Watermelon Salad


With autumn just around the corner, this end-of-summer recipe takes full advantage of ingredients that are currently in season before they disappear for the long, cold winter: watermelon and berries.

This salad is both beautiful and refreshing, making it an ideal side dish for summer entertaining, or a light and healthy meal for one. (more…)

03. September 2013 by saradujour
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August 17th, 2013

Recipe du Jour: Simple Guacamole


Avocados are the bees’ knees. They’re so good, they practically don’t need anything else added to them. But combined with a few simple ingredients, whipping up a yummy & healthy guacamole is easy as pie. (more…)

17. August 2013 by saradujour
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July 4th, 2013

Recipe du Jour: Veg Scramble


You really can’t screw up scrambled eggs. (Though Gordon Ramsay would disagree.)

They’re quick, delicious, and fuss-free. And as great as plain ‘ol scrambled eggs are, adding in some veggies makes them even better. You won’t even notice you’re eating something healthy! (more…)

04. July 2013 by saradujour
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June 9th, 2013

Recipe du Jour: Tomato Basil Salad


In the warmer months, when it’s hot and sticky out, there’s nothing better than to come inside and enjoy a cool, refreshing meal.

Here’s one of my favorite salad recipes, filled with fresh, Italian-inspired flavours. As with all my recipes, this one’s quick and stupidly simple. (more…)

09. June 2013 by saradujour
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May 8th, 2013

Recipe du Jour: Green Smoothie


I don’t often make smoothies, because I prefer to eat my fruit and veggies in their whole form. But sometimes I’m not in the mood for a jumbo salad, and a smoothie is a great way to get some extra greens in on those days. (more…)

08. May 2013 by saradujour
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April 21st, 2013

Recipe du Jour: Fruit Infused Water


We all know that water is the healthiest thing for us to drink. Our bodies need water for just about everything. But let’s face it: sometimes water is dead boring. So occasionally, it needs to be dressed up a little. (more…)

21. April 2013 by saradujour
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April 11th, 2013

How To Have A Lovely Day

I’ve decided to have a perfect day. Sure, I have a final exam tomorrow, but I’m off today with absolutely no plans, and I’m going to make the most of it.

It’s currently 9:30 in the morning, and this is what I’ve done so far. I will update this post in real time, as the day progresses!


1. Wake up bright and early, alarm clock-free. (more…)

11. April 2013 by saradujour
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March 30th, 2013

Recipe du Jour: Avocado Sandwich

This is the simplest, most delicious healthy lunch (or snack) you can make: an easy avocado sandwich.

First, let me break down for you exactly why avocados are the best things ever, and why you should eat one every day. (more…)

30. March 2013 by saradujour
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March 29th, 2013

Recipe du Jour: Berry Parfait


This was today’s breakfast, and it was so sinfully delicious (and simple!) I knew I had to share. It’s barely a recipe – just three ingredients thrown together, but here you go. (more…)

29. March 2013 by saradujour
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March 14th, 2013

Benefits of Lemon Water


Let me start by saying, lemonade this is not. This isn’t something you drink in the summertime because it’s sweet and refreshing and tastes great. In fact, you’re likely going to make some hilarious facial expressions while forcing yourself to drink it. I certainly do! (more…)

14. March 2013 by saradujour
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