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R O S L Y N  πŸ‰ Vegan foodie & health nut πŸ‰ North shore through & true πŸ‰ Travel blogger @worldlywandering πŸ‰ Encouraging the world to eat more plants

Happy Friday everyone! I'm heading out on another overnight hike this afternoon (shocker, I know πŸ™ˆ), so I'm fuelling up this morning with avo toast, @spreadem_kitchen pesto, and sautΓ©ed tomatoes from my garden πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

T R E A T Y O U R S E L F ✌🏻🌸 I like to live a balanced life in that I exercise when I can, put whole, organic foods in my body to the best of ability and indulge when I have a craving.
I've tried restriction and it definitely led to unhealthy results.
So you do you and treat yourself because it's almost the weekend!

The difference between getting it and keeping it is genuine passion πŸ‘ŠπŸ»

I love to sit, relax, and eat my breakfast in the morning but lately, I've been spending more time taking photos of my food πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Not going to lie, this leaves me feeling pretty rushed in the morning before work but balancing your passion and your 9-5 is HARD. Anyone else agree? So for now, I'll sacrifice doing my hair in the morning if I can get creative and take photos like this πŸ‘†πŸ» instead.

At the end of the day, all we really need to accomplish is joy. Everything else, in the grand scheme of things, is insignificant.

When you hit the fruit jackpot πŸ™ŒπŸ» Local, organic and I can eat as much as I want with zero guilt πŸ€—

I feel most at peace when I'm near the water. The ocean reminds me of my youth and being lake side brings me back to my childhood.
I love being in the action of the city, but there's something about the water that makes me feel at home.

P I C N I C E S S E N T I A L S 🍝 It may be rainy out today but we managed to catch the last of the warm weather last night and pack a picnic for a secret spot near horseshoe bay.
I had frozen homemade pesto in the freezer so I mixed that with sautΓ©ed home grown tomatoes (I'm obsessed), red pepper and basil.
So simple and SO full of flavour.
What's everyone's plan for this rainy Sunday?
I'm moving out soon so a trip to Ikea is in store for me!

Summertime calls for fresh ingredients πŸ… and bright colours 🌱 // This homemade bruschetta with fresh basil on herb and olive bread was the best idea I've had in a while.
Took 15 min to make and involved minimal clean up πŸ™πŸ»
INSTRUCTIONS:
- Chop: two generous handfuls of your favourite kind of tomatoes (home grown is best!), 1/4 of a white or red onion, two large cloves of garlic, and 1/2 cup fresh basil.
- Mix with 1 TB of good quality olive oil, Himalayan salt and pepper.
- Brush sliced bread with olive oil and broil in the oven till crispy. - Place a heaping scoop of the topping on the toast and serve!

✌🏻 is always better than ☝🏻

With 100% transparency, I can say that I experienced a lot of anxiety coming home from my multi day hike this weekend. All of which had to do with social media and feeling the need to post pictures of my trip and catch up on everyone else's weekend.
It was the first time in a long time that I've transitioned from absolutely no connection to the online world for four days, to being bombarded with messages, notifications, comments, mentions and likes all at once.
It's a really overwhelming feeling, and in all honesty, it sucked.
The time I spent "catching up" with everyone else's lives, made me feel A) less content with the way I spent my weekend and B) more anxious to post photos from my hike.
How twisted is that?
There I was, fresh out of the woods and feeling no more than mildly satisfied about having completed one of the greatest physical challenges and most beautiful hikes I've ever done.
It's incredible how we fully immerse ourselves in social media without any kind of emotional armour to protect ourselves from the horrible ways it makes us feel.
It's a nasty game, and no one ever wins.
I'm thinking I might make a more conscious effort to take days, especially weekends away from social media.
I know it can be used for good instead of evil, so let's try to find that silver lining.
How do you balance the need to constantly be plugged in?

CAMPING ⛺️ MEALS

Ate a lot of dehydrated meals last weekend which are great when you need to pack light and gain all your calories back quickly, but nothing beats a homemade meal like this @fieldroast spaghetti 🍝 we brought with us.
We pre-made the sauce and added it to spaghetti noodles with the "sausage". Filling, so flavourful and definitely loaded with enough calories for a 10KM hike day πŸ™πŸ»

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