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January Blues, 2018 Plans + My 300th Blog Post! | Winter 2018 Top Fashion Trends | Calgary Fashion + Lifestyle Blogger // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Business, Fashion, Fitness, Goals, Life, Local Love, Makeup, Pantone, Planning, Vintage, Wellness, Winter

JANUARY BLUES, 2018 PLANS + MY 300TH BLOG POST!


I kept flip flopping back and forth about this post — and that’s part of the reason it’s getting to you on February 1st, rather than January 1st. Should I just publish the TREND GUIDE I had originally planned for these photos? Should I save these thoughts for a traditional New Year, New Goals style post, or my 3rd Blogiversary? Should I open up about all these things? Or should I just proceed with regularly scheduled programming? Do people like more personal posts? Is it okay to publish 2 posts in one day? Will anyone even notice or care?

These are exactly the kind of over analytical, consuming thoughts that I can pretty much guarantee all creatives, bloggers and content creators have faced at one point or another while they’re in the process of creating whatever it is they create. But today, instead of the FASHION content I had originally written to accompany these images, I’m going to share something that’s been on my heart and my mind for the entire month of January. This year, there will be no New Year, New Goals post, like I’ve published every January since starting JustineCelina almost 3 years ago. There aren’t any styled flatlays with planners, coffee and flowers today — because here’s the truth. If you want to make real changes in your life, all the planners, scheduling tools and cute stationary in the world won’t do it for you. Only you can do that for yourself. So today, it’s just me.

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Spring Vegetable Stirfry with Coconut Ginger Tofu (Wild Rose D-Tox Friendly!) // JustineCelina.com #sponsored
Dairy Free, Dinner, Food, Gluten Free, Paleo, Sponsored, Spring, Vegan, Vegetarian

SPRING VEGETABLE STIRFRY WITH COCONUT GINGER TOFU (WILD ROSE D-TOX FRIENDLY!)


Do you remember when we did the Wild Rose D-Tox back in March? If you were following along on Insta Stories, I shared (almost) every meal I made during those 12 days. You may also remember me raving about how incredible our Day 1 dinner was — well, today I’m finally sharing the recipe for my Spring Vegetable Stirfry with Coconut Ginger Tofu with you!

Initially this recipe it was a team effort, with both of us tossing ideas around and throwing things in the pan while this stirfry came together. And we both couldn’t stop eating it! It was the best recipe to come out of our D-Tox. Since the premade sauces and condiments I would typically use in a stiryfry-style dish (think soy sauce, fish sauce, peanut butter, etc.) weren’t permitted, we went in a completely different direction! The result was a colourful medley of spring vegetables in a coconut milk-based sauce — flavoured with garlic, ginger, lime and simple pantry spices ontop of a bed of brown rice, finished with toasted almonds for some extra crunch and protein. In my quest for nut based milks with a D-Tox friendly ingredient lists (not an easy feat, my friends!), I found Almond Breeze’s Unsweetened Almond Coconut Beverage and am thrilled to be partnering with Almond Breeze again today to bring you my Spring Vegetable Stirfry with Coconut Ginger Tofu! It’s totally Wild Rose D-Tox friendly and it’s also totally delicious, even if you’re not doing a detox. This easy to prepare, unconventional spring stirfry is light, clean and nourishing — perfect for weeknight dinners!

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Golden Kiwi Piña Colada Popsicles // JustineCelina.com
Dairy Free, Dessert & Treats, Food, Gluten Free, Paleo, Sponsored, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian

GOLDEN KIWI PIÑA COLADA POPSICLES


Happy Saturday! Today I’m sharing the recipe for my Golden Kiwi Piña Colada Popsicles — a nourishing summer treat made with freshly blended tropical fruit, nutritious greens and decadent coconut cream. These popsicles are all-natural, vegan and free of refined sugar and gluten. Although they taste like a tropical cocktail, they’re made with just 5 ingredients and they’re fun, quick and easy to prepare! They’re picky eater tested and kid approved, making them family friendly and a perfect sweet indulgence for hot summer days. I’ve said it many times here at JustineCelina, but I believe you can nourish and treat yourself at the same time. These cheerful summer popsicles are packed full of so many amazing vitamins and nutrients — largely in part to the gorgeous, golden kiwis used in this recipe. If you like piña coladas… well, then you’ll love this clean twist on a tropical classic!

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Dragonfruit Bubble Tea Smoothie // JustineCelina.com
Breakfast, Dairy Free, Food, Gluten Free, Paleo, Smoothies & Juices, Sponsored, Spring, Vegan, Vegetarian

DRAGON FRUIT BUBBLE TEA SMOOTHIE


When I was at the Asian market last week, I was in awe of the bubble tea selection. There must have been over 50 varieties on the menu! Taiwanese bubble tea is something I love as a treat occasionally, but I know it’s full of less than desirable ingredients and tons of processed sugar. So I decided to create a bubble tea inspired smoothie at home with the beautiful dragon fruit I picked up at the market! My Dragon Fruit Bubble Tea Smoothie is full of healthy, nourishing ingredients, vitamins and antioxidants. I like to enjoy it post-workout because it’s also loaded with clean, plant-based protein. A delicious chia seed pudding base mimics the texture of the black tapioca pearls usually seen in bubble tea, while a spring-inspired combination of dragon fruit, banana, mango, strawberry and creamy Vanilla Almond Breeze gives the smoothie its natural sweetness and soft pink hue. If you’re in the mood for something exotic, try my healthy spin on bubble tea!

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CONTACT


JustineCelina is passionate about working with brands, businesses and other creative professionals to craft beautiful, thoughtful, engaging stories. Over the past 6 years, Justine has had the pleasure of partnering with a plethora of her favourite brands — including Almond Breeze, Empress Gin, HomeSense, Inspired Greens, Litehouse Foods, Miele, Physicians Formula, President’s Choice, Sabra, SAKS Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH, Samsonite, Sephora Canada, Smartfood, Sport Chek and Tourism Calgary, among others.

JustineCelina‘s creative lifestyle content has been featured across numerous esteemed media outlets and currently garners over 3.5 million impressions monthly, channel-wide.

JustineCelina is PR friendly and available for partnership and sponsorship opportunities, collaboration and creative consultation. You can get in touch at hello@justinecelina.com and request a Media Kit to learn more about JustineCelina.com and how we can work together!


Testimonials


It has been an absolute pleasure partnering with Justine! She is professional, organized and delivers fresh, impeccable content. We appreciate her attention to detail and creative approach to helping spread brand awareness to her Canadian audience. Looking forward to working on our next project together!

~ Amanda Goodhue | Communications Manager | Physicians Formula 

“Justine is an exceptional content creator, writer, and social influencer, and is a consummate professional. I’d highly recommend her to any organization looking to engage a high-profile, top-shelf caliber content producer.”

~ Kyle Russell | Manager, Content Marketing | Tourism Calgary

“Brookline has had the pleasure of working with Justine on several campaigns, always with strong results. She is prompt, professional and produces high quality content that authentically aligns with partner brands and campaign needs. Brookline has found Justine to be a true collaborator who brings creative ideas and incredible attention to detail. She is excellent to work with and we highly recommend Justine.”

~ Alex Handley | Account Executive | Brookline Public Relations

“Justine is lovely to work with! Her professionalism shines through in her prompt and detailed communication — and she creates gorgeous, high quality content. We would be very happy to work with Justine again.”

~ Christine Cooper | Marketing Coordinator | Victoria Distillers


Sponsorships & Partnerships


Put my 13 years of professional experience in the advertising industry  to work for you! JustineCelina offers a variety of partnership and sponsorship opportunities for businesses. Each collaboration is unique and carefully crafted to represent your brand and product. For inquiries, please email hello@justinecelina.com with the words “Partnership” or “Sponsorship” in the subject line.


Media Kit & Press Inquiries


Would you like to request a Media Kit? Have a press-related inquiry? Please email hello@justinecelina.com with the words “Media Kit” or “Press” in the subject line.

Note that I do not accept unsolicited guest post inquiries or publish concepts, content, graphics or images that I don’t personally create.


Events & Speaking Engagements


Have an event coming up that you’d like me to attend and/or cover? Looking to book JustineCelina for a speaking engagement? Shoot an email to hello@justinecelina.com with the words “Event” or “Speaking” in the subject line for availability and rates.


Advertising on JustineCelina.com


JustineCelina offers advertising space to businesses that align with my brand and demographic. Email hello@justinecelina.com with the word “Advertising” in the subject line for additional details and rates. Graphic design services are available for blog advertisements.


Creative Consultation


JustineCelina offers creative consultation services on a contract basis — including creative direction, art direction, design, styling, photography, writing, content development and consultation. Please email hello@justinecelina.com with the word “Consulting” in the subject line to discuss the details of your project.


Reviews & Features


Have a great product or service that you think I’d enjoy? I’d love for you to send it my way. If you’re brand representative or company interested in JustineCelina reviewing or featuring your product or business in a blog or social media post, please write to hello@justinecelina.com with the word “Review” or “Feature” in the subject line.


Content Features & Image Licensing


Interested in featuring my content or licensing high resolution images for web or print? Let’s chat. Send me a message at hello@justinecelina.com with the words “Content Feature” or “Image Licensing” in the subject line.


Copyright


Interested in featuring my content on your website or social platforms? Permission must be granted in order to do so.  Please email me at hello@justinecelina.com to request permission to feature my content. Failure to do so will result in a removal request and / or subsequent legal action.

Upon approval, my standard copyright policy allows external publications to use 1 image, with a link back to the original post (or @mention in the beginning of the social caption) and full credit given to JustineCelina. Altering reposted images in any way (including the addition of text, graphics or filters) is not permitted.

Reposting without permission, or posting entire recipes, text or tutorials and copying / pasting JustineCelina‘s content on any platform is not permitted and will result in a removal request and / or subsequent legal action.


Collaborations & General


Are you a fellow creative or blogger looking to collaborate, or just want to say hey? Shoot me a line at hello@justinecelina.com — I’d love to hear from you!

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Appies & Sides, Baking, Breakfast, Dairy Free, Dessert & Treats, Dinner, Food, Gluten Free, Lunch, Roundups, Salads & Bowls, Smoothies & Juices, Soups, Spring, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wine & Cocktails

20+ PLANT BASED SPRING RECIPES


Spring is definitely in the air… can you feel it?! The weather is absolutely beautiful here in Calgary as we approach Spring Equinox — and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I’ve been taking every opportunity to get outside to enjoy long walks, runs and hikes as I work towards my health and wellness goals for 2021. Each year as we transition into spring, I also find myself  lightening up our meals and incorporating lots of fresh, seasonal produce, edible flowers and bright, herbaceous flavours! Over the last couple of years I’ve begun publishing seasonal recipe roundups here at JustineCelina — and in reviewing my archives, was surprised to discover that I hadn’t yet created a spring version. So, I’ve scoured my virtual recipe box to compile my favourite 20+ Plant Based Spring Recipes across culinary categories, from breakfast through happy hour! If you’re looking for some healthy, veggie-centric (and largely vegan), spring meal ideas utilizing all the gorgeous seasonal produce available to us from March though June, you’ve come to the right place!

While I’m perpetually testing new recipes, I’ve also published a solid repertoire of spring-inspired eats over the past 6 years (some of which are Wild Rose D-Tox Friendly!). Today I’m excited to share them all with you in this convenient, easy-to-browse format that you can come back to again and again. As always, my recipes are simple, seasonal, free of dairy, gluten and refined sugar and packed full of  fresh, nourishing ingredients — perfect to make after a weekend grocery run or trip to the farmer’s market! These whole food dishes are also budget friendly, with many yielding large batches (perfect for families, spring meal prep or batch cooking and freezing!).  From my kitchen to yours, I hope this roundup of tested-till-perfect, plant based eats and drinks inspires you enjoy and experiment with seasonal produce, herbs and blooms this spring!

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28 Plant Based Recipes Made With Pantry Staples, Frozen Food and Sturdy Produce | Plant Based Pantry Staple Recipes 2020 | Plant Based Recipes Made With Sturdy Produce | Freezer Friendly Vegan Recipes | Immune Boosting Recipes 2020 | Recipes to Keep You Healthy | How to Stay Healthy 2020 | Cheap Plant Based Recipes | Easy Plant Based Recipes | The Best Vegan Recipes 2020 | The Best Dairy Free Recipes | The Best Gluten Free Recipes | Calgary Food and Lifestyle Blogger // JustineCelina.com
Appies & Sides, Baking, Breakfast, Dairy Free, Dessert & Treats, Dinner, Food, Gluten Free, Lunch, Roundups, Salads & Bowls, Smoothies & Juices, Soups, Vegan, Vegetarian

28 PLANT BASED RECIPES MADE WITH PANTRY STAPLES, FROZEN FOOD AND STURDY PRODUCE


Happy Saturday, friends. How’s everyone doing? These are certainly strange and uncertain times. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine blogging about this topic, under these circumstances! But like many of you, I’ve been reflecting on how I can best serve my community in this time of need — and its been so heartening reading stories of individuals and businesses stepping up to care for one another. I’ve always taken great comfort in preparing nourishing meals for myself, my family and my friends — and that extends to all of you! In light of recent world events and the different realities we’re all currently facing in this unprecedented situation, this week I focused on what I could do here at JustineCelina to help. As we spend more time in our homes over the next few weeks (or months) and adapt to a new normal, we’ll inevitably be cooking and eating more meals at home — something I’m very passionate about. So, I rescheduled the pretty cocktail I had originally slated to publish on Spring Equinox (which is now live!) to bring you 28 Plant Based Recipes Made With Pantry Staples, Frozen Food and Sturdy Produce — the ultimate resource in feeding yourself and your family well, and economically, during this challenging time. 

I’ve scoured my virtual recipe box to compile 28 extensively tested, plant-based, inexpensive, easy to prepare, immune boosting recipes from breakfast through dinner (with snacks in-between!). Each of these recipes are free of dairy, gluten and refined sugar, but many also yield large batches — which are perfect for families, meal prep or freezing to ensure you have nutrient dense meal options on hand. I’ve always been one to keep a well-stocked kitchen — the majority of my recipes focus on inexpensive but versatile, plant based, pantry, freezer and fridge staples that pack a nutritional punch. I’ve also sprinkled this mega-post with ingredient substitution ideas and tips for maximizing the life of your produce, so you can make the most of what you have on hand (this is actually how my most inventive recipes are conceived, food never goes to waste in my kitchen!). We’re all in this together — so if you’re craving some time in the kitchen cooking, baking and recipe making, I’ve got you covered! 

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