BBQ Salmon Bowls With Avocado Mango Salsa From Pinch of Yum!

Okay you guys…. this salmon recipe is so good. Like honestly I have never had Salmon in any restaurant that had this much flavour, plus the mix of sweet with the avocado mango salsa just kicks it up 10 notches. I am not taking credit for this recipe though, I got this bad boy from reading the Pinch of Yum blog which is a food blog run by the lovely Lindsay Ostrom. She shares the …

Red Lentil Coconut Curry Soup

I promised a blog post for this recipe so here it is! This soup recipe is what dreams are made of. Its comforting, flavourful, delicious, filling and just warms up the soul! Perfect for a chilly Winter day in Manitoba. I just love cooking with lentils too. I find them so versatile, delicious and they are so nutritious! Lentils actually have about the same amount of protein as a steak making it a great protein …

My Personal Training Business is Launched!

Guys, I am so excited that Raquel Lodge Fitness is FINALLY happening after being in the works for so long! I have been pondering on the idea of personal training for a while, and I kept going back and forth, being too scared to do it, wasn’t sure if I would be good at it or if it was the right thing for me. But now that I finally took the plunge and launched it, …

Dieting vs Healthy Habits. Whats the Difference?

Wait hold up…. You can eat and live a healthy lifestyle without being on a diet? ABSOLUTELY YOU CAN. You can absolutely take care of yourself, eat healthy, adopt healthy habits that make you thrive and feel good without being on a restrictive diet. And I am about to break down the difference. I feel like there is so much grey area when it comes to dieting and eating healthy. Like when I post on …

What Letting go of Dieting Has Taught Me

DIET. That one word we are all so familiar with, and one that the majority of us probably tried and then failed. I have grown to hate that word. Keto, Atkins, mediterranean, paleo, juice cleanses, raw food diets, intermittent fasting and MANY more are all forms of dieting. Call it what you want but if you are following some sort of strict plan to lose weight, cutting out certain foods or food groups for fear …