This Baby Spinach Salad is my go-to salad when I’m feeling lazy. It’s so easy to make, there is really no excuse for me to not eat my greens. Ok, it’s a work in progress… but I’m learning to love salad. You could easily switch up this salad by trying different fruits and nuts. Strawberries might be nice, actually. … View Post
There are 2 things that I crave when I’m having a rough day. 1. Music (specifically, tracks 3, 4, 7, 9, 15 and 20 from the Essentially Naked album by Bif Naked) 2. Chocolate Both of these things can make me feel better on any given day, but when I’m grumpy or upset they become must-have items. I’m not sure why,… View Post
I’m notorious for eating fast food for lunch. Usually, it’s because I’m rushing around and I feel like I don’t have enough time to prepare a yummy, healthy lunch. So I end up grabbing whatever is nearby, and that’s usually not something healthy. Recently though, I went to a restaurant called Freshii with a friend who is on the paleo… View Post
This was an old April Fools post that I had written. The content was silly, but I still really like the image I made.
Kale seems to be really popular these days. It’s probably because this dark leafy green vegetable is full of vitamins and minerals. Honestly though, I don’t think it tastes very good. It has a strong flavour and a tough texture that I just don’t enjoy. On the other hand, I could eat kale chips by the plateful! These easy to make… View Post
What is a SeasonsBox? SeasonsBox is a monthly subscription service that “strive[s] to introduce you to luxurious environmentally conscious products that meet [their] highest quality standards and that will stimulate your senses.” Each box includes 3-5 full size luxury products that are selected to match a theme. The theme could be a season, holiday or other special occasion. I believe the… View Post
Paramount Butcher Shop 4646 Heritage Hills Boulevard Mississauga, Ontario Hours: Monday – Sunday 9:00AM – 9:00PM (905) 890 -1700 http://paramountbutchershop.com Paramount Butcher Shop is the first meat “boutique” that I’ve come across. According to their website, their mission is to “provide our customers a new and exciting experience,” and they offer “the highest quality of halal meats, poultry and deli, presented in… View Post
A few weeks ago Padma Lakshmi was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Padma is one of my favourite TV personalities and her segment on the show was a lot of fun. She cooked a lentil salad from her cookbook, Tangy Tart Hot & Sweet, and made Fairy Water. I was eager to try making my own Fairy Water because I’ve been trying to… View Post
The new year is well on its way, and I’ve finally started to set my annual goals. One of them is to be more organized… which always seems to a struggle for me. I get overwhelmed fairly easily. The first area of my life that I need to organize is my cooking routine. I absolutely hate coming home from work… View Post
Nestle has given a few of their most popular treats a spooky new look. These special edition wrappers are too cute to pass up! I purchased mine from my local 7-Eleven, and I’ve heard that they are available at Shoppers Drug Mart too. Look for a special stand-up display; usually near the entrance of the store. The chocolates themselves are… View Post
Young’s Produce 3008 Bloor St W Etobicoke, ON Grocery shopping has never been the same since my mother came across Young’s Produce in Etobicoke. This tiny store carries a variety of fresh produce, including local and organic fare. They also have a lovely floral area with a staff member on hand to assist you. Best of all, almost everything is affordable…. View Post
R.I.P. Anthony Sedlak April 12, 1983 – July 6, 2012 In 2008 I interned on a TV program called The Main, which was hosted by a young and energetic chef named Anthony Sedlak. We were filming the third and fourth seasons of his cooking show in Toronto. In the four months that I spent there, I became close to several… View Post
In my last full post I talked about PC Cooking School classes and today I’d like to introduce you to someone I met there. Patricia Muzzi is a personal chef and the founder of Mood Food Culinary. What is mood food? In simple terms, it is how the foods we eat affect our brain. Pretty neat right? Check out our… View Post
*~ Happy Holidays ~* I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season filled with lots of good food!!!
Rosewater 19 Toronto St., Toronto 416-214-5888 http://www.rosewaterroom.com/ Summerlicous: $20 Lunch They’ve changed the name from “Rosewater Supper Club” to just “Rosewater” Warm Asparagus Salad with Rhubarb Jam Crostini, Baby Greens, Hollandaise When you eat all the separate parts together, it’s very tasty. Rosewater Strip Loin Burger: Monterey Jack, Caramelized Onion, Chipotle Mayo, Country Style Fries This may look… View Post