Lakefront Cottage On The Mountains | Sutton, Quebec Adventure Diary


Happy Friday, Loves! Two weeks ago, I went on a fun adventure to Sutton, Quebec with Adam and our group of friends to spend a week at the cottage before school started. Despite the looooong 7 hour drive (with multiple stops), I think traveling the distance was well worth the adventure.





We stayed at a large beautiful cottage on Rue Puits with a private lake in our backyard for four nights. The house was absolutely gorgeous! It had a large deck, a balcony connected to the master bedroom, a ping pong table, a billiards table, a home theater with projector, a library, and so much living space to just hang around. As we ran through the house for the first time discovering what would be our home for 5 days, we couldn't believe our eyes. This cottage was so large, beautifully decorated and luxurious that it reminded us of a cottage mansion. We were super excited because we got a great deal on it!




One of my favourite things about the cottage was the VIEW! I spent every morning on the deck, drinking my coffee, checking e-mails, replying to comments, and editing (If you want to see my full travel work routine, click here). The view was absolutely gorgeous! The photos do not do the area justice with how pretty it was all times of the day!

It was interesting seeing how different Sutton, Quebec was from Ajax, Ontario. We shopped for all of our groceries at the local IGA, we bought our alcohol from convenience stores and the SAQ, and we enjoyed Sushi Burritos and Poke Bowls that weren't made by Japanese people but tasted amazing. Despite us not knowing French, so many people were so nice to us here.













The town is also phenomenal for hiking! We went on an hour hike through Sentier Village-Montage, which is basically the village hiking trail. It was so gorgeous that I couldn't help but take photos. While most of us stayed on the trail, Adam and Emil jumped between rocks through the stream and climbed trees on their own adventure.



We had such an amazing trip surrounded with so many fun people in such a gorgeous little town. I cannot wait to visit Quebec again in the future! Next time, I really hope to do more exploring, for sure!

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15 Minute Breakfast Made In A Breakfast Sandwich Maker | #BTSWITHJEN

Happy Friday, Loves! If there is anything I've learned in university, it is that time is of the essence. With balancing lectures, homework, studying, a part-time job, a social life, and other responsibilities--on top of maintaining general physical and mental health--it just doesn't feel like there are enough hours in the day to do everything!

Because of this, it seems so many students skip breakfast--the most important meal of the day--or end up spending unnecessary money ordering take-out at Starbucks and Tim Hortons. What would you do if I told you that you could have a full big breakfast meal in less than 15 minutes with minimal clean up and is healthy for you? Well, my friend, it is in fact possible and I'll show you today!

*Disclaimer: This post is NOT sponsored. I purchased the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker and all ingredients with my own money. I genuinely enjoy using this appliance which is why I am recommending it in this post. Links are also NOT referral/affiliate links.


WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker (Buy It Here)
- Eggs
- Cheese (Of your choice)
- Green Onion
- Breakfast Meat (Of your choice)
- Cucumbers (Optional)


To make the mini omelette I whisked together 1 Egg, Green Onions, Mozzarella Cheese (you can use whatever cheese of your choice, but that is what I had on hand), and a dash of salt and pepper in a small bowl.


When it is whisked completely, I just poured the mixture into the top section of the breakfast sandwich maker and let it cook until I heard sizzling (Around 5 minutes of cooking). This appliance is made of non-stick material so you do not need to spray it before hand. When the mini omelette is cooked fully through, it will just slide out and it is ready to be placed on the plate. I made two of these, so it took me roughly 10 minutes. While the first omelette was cooking, I prepared the egg mixture (from the previous step) for my second one.


I'm not a big fan of bacon or sausage for breakfast, but sure do I love turkey! I didn't have any turkey bacon on me this morning, so I decided to fold up and grill some turkey cold-cuts to make some make-shift Turkey Bacon. It basically tastes the same as turkey bacon to me, anyways. I grilled them up on the bottom section of the breakfast maker and it only took about 2 minutes on each side before they started to get crispy and brown.


And there you have it! A full breakfast meal in less than 15 minutes!

I cut up some cucumbers slices for the side because love having cucumbers in the morning and it makes a cute garnish--but you obviously don't have to do this if you don't like cucumbers. I also added the leftover cheese and green onion on top of the mini omelettes.



And when you're all done cooking, just let the breakfast sandwich maker cool, throw the removable parts in the dish washer, and wipe down the rest with a cloth soaked in warm water and soap.

How easy was that?

I can bet once you try this out, you'll want to make this every morning before class! If you do recreate this recipe using your breakfast sandwich maker, make sure to upload it to Instagram and tag me at @jennibearrxo_! I'd love to see your creations!

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4 Gluten Free Snacks You Won't Be Able To Resist

Happy Monday, Loves! Last week, on a quick trip to my local Farm Boy, I decided to try out a couple of new snacks. After check-out and trying to decide which snack I wanted to munch on first while watching an episode of ATypical on Netflix, I came to realize all of the snacks were gluten free. To be completely honest with you, I was kind of bummed out. There seems to be this stigma (at least around people I know) who think anything gluten-free tastes off and can't be compared to the original recipe. Well, to my surprise, I was proved wrong. All of the snacks I ended up picking up were delicious! So I thought I'd share with you today 4 Gluten-Free Snacks You Won't Be Able To Resist. They all are adaptations of foods you'd already eat anyways, but without gluten.

Disclaimer: This post is NOT sponsored. All products were purchased with my own money and all opinions are that of my own.

Also, I took photographs in a different setting for this post! I was on vacation for the last week and absolutely could not resist taking some beautiful photographs for the blog with this view! Hope you enjoy the change in setting! Let me know, down below, if you think I should do more outdoor photo shoots with my blog posts!


Tutti Gourmet Biscotti (Almond) | These tasty treats are corn free, dairy free, gluten free, soy free and wheat free. They also taste absolutely delicious on the side of your morning coffee. They are still crunchy, sweet, and have a very similar texture to a regular biscotti--except less hard, crunchy and crumbly (which I absolutely loved). You better believe I ate the whole darn bag!

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Nature's Path Granola (Honey Almond) | What better way to enjoy a breakfast parfait than with this organic, gluten-free granola? Honestly, if I didn't read the bag, I wouldn't have even known this granola was gluten-free. It just tastes your average granola you get from the supermarket. I really like the crunch it adds to my Greek Yogurt and would definitely recommend this granola if you are looking for a new brand to try!

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Koukla Delights Vanilla Coco (Vanilla Macaroons) | I've talked about Koukla products before on the blog, but I obviously could not resist talking about them again (read post here)! They are organic, vegan, paleo, dairy free, gluten free, agave free, GMO free, and dehydrated. The Vanilla Cocos are my absolute favourite from the brand! They are very soft, chewy, and taste like your average coconut macaroon but even better! They are amazing for that little snack mid-day where you just need a little bit more energy in you.

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WOW Baking Company Cookies (Chocolate Chip) | To be completely honest, these were the one snack I was worried about the most. I love cookies and was scared that if I didn't like them, they'd taint my love for them. To my surprise, these were absolutely amazing. These are just cookies that use gluten-free flour. They taste like your average chocolate chip cookie (maybe a little bit sweeter--but what's wrong with that?) and the texture is similar to that of the Chewy Chips Ahoy! cookies, if you've had/liked those. My friends, who were very skeptical over gluten free snacks, couldn't resist these! We finished the whole bag in one day!

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These are 4 Gluten Free Snacks I think you definitely should try out! Once you do, you won't be able to resist eating the whole bag. I know I couldn't.

QOTD: What are some of your favourite health food snacks?

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