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Spring has finally arrived in Calgary and with that comes a feeling of newness, of change, of growth and for me happiness. It’s been a long winter here again and when the weather finally breaks I just want to be outside all the time.
I want to smell the grass growing again, see the tulips coming up from the earth and witness everything being “born” again in Calgary.

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If you follow me on Facebook you will see that I am learning to run now. I am an avid walker and last year averaged 20,000 steps a day.

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That’s 2 1/2 hours of walking every day or about 20 km. It was a ton of walking!
And while I still love to walk, I found my weight loss had plateaued and I needed a boost in my workouts. I started with a personal trainer 3 days a week and he has me lifting weights and is showing me that I am stronger than I think.
I truly love it!
Don’t tell Kyle though or he will get me huffing, puffing and sweating more.
With spring here Kyle put me on a running program and I started off with just 5 minutes of running, 1 minute of walking for a bit and now I am able to run 6 km.
We took it slowly and I have discovered that I like to run. It is really difficult at times but I feel really proud of myself when I accomplish a goal.

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Have you started exercising this year?
Are you challenging yourself to try new things? Let me know in the comments below.
The recipe I am sharing with you all is a gluten-free nut crust. This gluten-free crust is super easy to make and what I love about it is that all you need is a few cups of nuts, some sugar and a bit of butter. I use vegan butter now because I am trying to make recipes dairy free also.

Gluten Free Nut Crust


  • 2 cups raw pecans
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup melted Earth Balance vegan ‘butter”


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a food processor add pecans, almonds and salt and pulse until nuts are evenly ground.
  • You don’t want the nuts ground into a fine dust.
  • Add the brown sugar and pulse 2-3 times.
  • Add the melted butter and pulse a few times until mixed.
  • Divide the nut crust into 8 large ramekins and press down evenly.
  • Bake in oven for 15 minutes, or until slightly golden.
  • Remove from oven.
  • At this time your are free to fill your crust with whatever filling you like. (I made lemon meringue tarts with mine!)
  • Enjoy!
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
gluten free nut crust recipe
gluten free nut crust recipe
gluten free nut crust recipe