Hi, I'm Maria - The writer of this space.

I am a mother, daughter, sister, friend, and lover of life who lives with "My Little Taste Tester" in the colorful city of Ottawa, Canada.

I love anything to do with food. My favorite foods are dark leafy greens (think kale, collard greens, swiss chard), fruit (bananas, avocados, mango, and young coconuts are my favorite), and chocolate (especially dark chocolate). "My Little Taste Tester" says his favorite foods are chocolate mousse and pizza.

Our bodies are just like anyone else's: good nourishment helps them thrive. Our souls needs catering to as well. What I choose to feed myself and "My Little Taste Tester" with and how I choose to nourish our hearts and souls makes a huge difference in the way life plays out.

This beautiful place will serve as a space where I can feed myself and "My Little Taste Tester" physically as well as spiritually, where we can learn to love our body, what we put in it, and how to take care of our inner needs.

You’ll find encouragement, love, guidance and a few laughs thrown in for good measure.

It’ll be like a big, ongoing dinner party, with you as the special guest.

Will you join me at the table?

 Read a little more about me here.

Or read eleven things that you probably didn't know about me here.
Health, Happiness, Sun Kisses and Hugs xo


  1. I'm looking forward to reading through your blog - so nice to have connected with you :)

    1. Hello Lou! Thank you so much for stopping in to say hello :) I am so grateful for our connection xo

  2. I found your blog after reading a comment you left Erika (My recovery diary). I am a fellow "ED recovering person" and look forward to reading more of your blog.
    PS: You are gorgeous and your son looks so lovely

    1. Aww! Thank you so much for your kind words! I recently subscribed to your blog as well - everything looks great by the way! :)

  3. Wanted to stop by and say hello! How fun that you're in Ottawa. My brother's girlfriend lives there so maybe I'll get to visit one day!
    P.S. Your favourite foods are MY favourite foods :D

    1. I absolutely adore Ottawa and I would love the opportunity to meet up with you if you ever decide to come for a visit! Good, clean food would definitely be on the menu! :P

      Thanks so much for visiting! :) X