Hey there, pal.

I know there could be a lot of reasons why you stumbled across this site today. Maybe you, like so many others, were googling something like “hipster lunch” and here I was. Or perhaps a friend recommended a recipe to you over a coffee date where you both admitted your weakness for food blogs.

However you got here, I’m glad you came.

A little about me. When I started The Healthy Hipster back in 2011, there were fewer healthy living blogs out there and the ones that did exist tended to speak to a demographic that just didn’t represent my lifestyle. I was inspired and motivated by their stories, images and creativity, but the women I saw on my screen were young suburbanite newlyweds with mortgages and desk jobs. I was single, just out of grad school and living on my own in Toronto’s “west queen west” hipster mecca.

This blog was my attempt to chronicle a different kind of “having-it-all” – in the modern single-lady sense. A daytime life of farmers markets, kale salads and hot yoga classes…followed by late-nights, warehouse parties, and (of course) bearded boyfriends.

In the years since, I’ve grown up a little and changed a lot. I’m much less rigid in my approach to food, fitness and am generally kinder to myself than I was in my early 20’s. I’m trying to learn what balance looks like for me now, as a gainfully employed 28 year old. I mean don’t get me wrong I still love beards and parties in bushwick but I also want to like…self-actualize and make a difference in the world. Know what I’m saying?

Full disclosure. I’m not a nutritionist, a yogi, a personal trainer or a life coach. I might share tips and advice on this blog, but these thoughts and ideas are my own and may or may not work for you. I just hope that in reading some of the crap I’m going through, you’ll gain something close to insight…

Or you’ll just get a good cookie recipe, I’ve got a bunch of those.

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  1. Christine Kerr

     /  May 26, 2011

    Wow, you rock girl! Amazing, all of it and where may I ask did you get the time to create this and to keep it up? Must be the healthy eating and exercise. All I can say is this is awesome! Thanks for letting me know about it, I shall visit regularly! Lots of love, Christine

  2. Nice blog! I seen your comment on KERF about tea – in Canada 😉 – where are you from in Canada?!

  3. I just found your blog and I’m so excited to find another Toronto blogger who’s in exploring the city, music, arts n stuff!!

    Pls stop by my blog if you have the chance 🙂

  4. Too much Pabst makes you feel like crapst. Love it!!

  5. I love how your goal is to create something new and fresh to the “food blog” scene. Totally needed!
    Looking forward to reading more! Amen to the local and organic fooods 🙂

  6. Hi! I’ve discovered your blog recently and I totally love it! I love your simple & nutritious recipes = totally my thing 😉

    I’m a (tobe) Canadian, too!

  7. cassandrantonia

     /  September 2, 2011

    I LOVE your blog. So glad I discovered it today! I too have a passion for healthy living, indie music shows and artsy pics. 🙂

  8. I’m so happy I found your blog; you’re awesome! I loved your “what’s with the name?” page and recipes. Great philosophy and style 🙂

  9. Cute and inspirational blog 🙂 and I’m from the GTA as well 🙂

  10. jessi

     /  February 14, 2012

    Feeling your blog man, I love finding blogs backed by actual cool, real, young people. And Canadian too! Just awesome =)

  11. I happen to read your blog about Rustic Chocolate Hazelnut Tartelettes, and made one for my sister yesterday, and guess what, my sister did like the taste of it, given that my sister doesnt tend to like sweet foods, well, thanks for your posts about it.

  12. Tricia Bain Lipton

     /  February 19, 2012

    I love you; and your blog 😉

  13. I just found your blog and it’s great! Love your tagline. I laughed out loud…you might get me in trouble here at my quiet office. Anyhoo, looking forward to more great stuff here.

  14. Hey there! Just stumbled on your blog and I really like it!! “I mean… someone had to represent for all the single-lady-academic-feminist-foodie-homemaker-coolkid-types out there.” – so cool 😉

  15. best tagline everrrrr

  16. I just found your blog today – love its vibe! I’ll be back : )

  17. Just found your blog, love it so far! Totally bookmarking a couple recipes already haha


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