Monday Motivation: Happy Monday!



Happy Monday!!!


– Coco & Cowe team

Happy National Taco Day! Two Recipes That We Love



I LOVE tacos!  And since today is National Taco Day (yes, it’s a thing) we wanted to share a few of our favourite taco recipes.  To keep it interesting we chose two that aren’t exactly traditional, a vegetarian option with roasted cauliflower and chickpeas and an open faced beef taco, or what it’s more traditionally known as, a tostada.

We’ve also included our favourite simple margarita recipe, because, well, what are tacos without margaritas?  Our margaritas are made with Patron and Cointreau for a strong, tangy cocktail that skips a lot of the sugar.

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Roasted Chick Pea and Cauliflower Taco:

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Have A Lovely One


Fitness Friday: Coffee-It’s Good For You!



Since I was a little girl, I have had a deep love for coffee. My grandfather would always save me the last few sips of his cup – of course by then it would be very little actual coffee and more sugar and cream.


The smell. The taste. The desire for it would perpetuate into my adult years. Only now I sip Americanos or espressos with dairy free milk.


The debate around whether coffee is good or bad for you is supported by several arguments on both sides. In my experience, less is more. I am a fan of coffee and could not imagine my life without it. It makes early mornings tolerable because it’s warm and soothing. I couldn’t imagine catching up with friends at a local café or taking a business meeting without the presence of a cup of Joe.


For each reason coffee may be considered “bad” for you, there is a “but wait”:

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What I Learned From Getting Fired


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I recently read an article about notable women who succeeded after being told no. In the article, Anne Wintour, the infamous editor-in-chief of American Vogue states that she was fired by Harper’s Bazaar earlier in her career. She says “I worked for American Harper’s Bazaar. … They fired me. I recommend that you all get fired. It’s a great learning experience.”

I couldn’t agree with Anna more.

I too have been fired, laid off, whatever you want to call it; it’s really the same result. In 2013, I was in a very different place in my life. I had been working for the same employer for 5 1/2 years and my job had become stagnate. I hadn’t experienced any growth for at least 3 years and I didn’t particularly love the person I reported to, it was just a mess.

I didn’t see a way out. For one, I made great money and living by myself and having a load of debt, mortgage and more, I couldn’t fathom just leaving. Then one day, to my surprise, that decision was made for me.

Two years later, I can tell you that being fired was the best thing that happened to my professional career.

Here a few things I learned after being fired:

1. It’s not the end of the world

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