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Improve Your Overall Health With Chocolate

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgWhile the goodness of chocolate may appear to be solely based on cacao, recent research has revealed another player -- actually trillions of them -- in the contribution to better health. The collection of bacteria in the gut, known as the microbiota, plays a distinct role in ensuring the chocolate you eat will leave you happy and healthy.

Dark Chocolate Nutrient Study Could Help Hearts, Cancer

CP | Marilynn Marchione, The Associated Press | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Living

It won't be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can ...

Do You Know Where Those Valentine's Chocolates Came From?

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada
Debbie Wolfe

What is it about chocolate that says 'love' on Valentine's Day? The first year I was married, I remember an almost overwhelming instinct to concoct h...

RECIPE: Learn to Make Perfect Brownies From This Bakery Owner

Carl Hiehn | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Living
Carl Hiehn

Lorraine Hawley is the down-to-earth owner of Mabel's Bakery in west Toronto. I sat down with Hawley this past Tuesday to talk shop and figure out how she went from a career in telecommunications to owner of one of the most highly regarded bakeries in the city. (And she shares her brownie recipe!)

This Record Is So Good You Could Eat It, Literally

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Music

Music critics often use terms like smooth and sweet to describe songs or albums, but in the case of Croatian rock star Gibonni it has taken on a whole...

Chocolate Prices Fixed?

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada Business

The accused in a chocolate price-fixing case could face a bitter fate if convicted — millions of dollars in fines for the companies and potential ja...

That's Right: I Yell at my Kids

Heather Korol | Posted 06.04.2013 | Canada Living
Heather Korol

Some families have a chore board or a swear jar -- we have a yelling chart. Some days I have the most blocks on the yelling chart but some days I win the best mommy ribbon. I know my mothering isn't prefect but I'm not failing either. I'm trying.

Valentine's Day Chocolate You Can Feel Good About

Hessie Jones | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada Living
Hessie Jones

I am a huge consumer of chocolate. It's not a holiday thing -- it's an addiction. During the holidays, however, it's an excuse to buy more than we actually need. Lately, however, my venture into the topic of Fair Trade within the chocolate industry has brought to light an increased awareness into practices and the injustices that prevail in this lucrative industry.

Give Ethically This Valentine's Day

Cheryl Hotchkiss | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada Impact
Cheryl Hotchkiss

Canadians clearly love chocolate. Each of us consumes an average of 5.5 kg of chocolate per year. This February, I'm asking Canadians to join me in purchasing chocolate that's free from child labour. An estimated 2-million children work in the cocoa industry. But Canadian chocolate lovers do have several ethical options.

Five Tasty Hot Chocolate Upgrades

Cottage Life | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada Living
Cottage Life

No need to drop $4 every time you want a cup of fancy hot chocolate. Use your favourite mix (or recipe) and these simple add-ins; you'll ward off the winter chill with gourmet cocoa from the comfort of your own cottage. Top with whipped cream -- all that's missing is the cardboard cup.

Recipes to Try Before the A-pork-calypse

Amanda Riva | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Living
Amanda Riva

Caused by the sharp incline of the hog's feed prices, many farmers in the Midwest are finding it unprofitable to continue raising pigs for meat purposes. In response to this bacon shortage doomsday, we decided to put together some of our favourite pork-inspired dishes and creations to pay homage to this loveable ingredient.

Welcome and Bienvenue to the Cocoa Cabaret

Amanda Riva | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada Living
Amanda Riva

If we had to idealize our idea of heaven, the first impression after entering the Cocoa Cabaret chocolate ball would be a pretty close description. And really, would you expect anything less from the event that consists of nothing but the celebration of chocolate in all of its fantastic forms?

SavvyMom Roundup: Back To School Tips, Glam Grocery Stores And Yummy Caffeine Bars

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

I'm scrambling to make my deadline on this post because it's already been a busy week full of useful tidbits for parents preparing their kids for back to school routines; trips to Longo's newest store in Toronto; testing out the bar-formm love child of coffee and chocolate and a sneak peeks of a Canadian app designed for new mommies and their babies.

More Good News For Chocolate Lovers

CBC | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada Living

Eating a moderate amount of European chocolate each week may help prevent stroke, a study of Swedish men suggests. The study in Wednesday...

LOOK: Chocolate Science Gets Fruity

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Living

It's the piece of candy we've all been waiting for: Chocolate with half the fat that still tastes just as delicious. Scientists at the University o...

Foods That Increase Your Libido

Rose Reisman | Posted 08.10.2012 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

Are there really foods that can increase and improve your sex health? Studies have shown that a healthy sex life can add years to one's life, build a strong immune system and even lower prostate cancer risk. Too good to be true? Well there's no harm in trying! Here are some foods that will keep you up all night in the bedroom!

Do It Yourself Chocolate: Impress Your Valentine's With These Smooth Moves

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada Living

Decadent and delicious, chocolate is loved by aficionados everywhere. Here are some tempting recipes to try your hand at making this delicious treat.B...

Chocolate Fondant With Honey Mustard Makes Surprisingly Smooth Finish

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada Living

This exquisite dessert provides a velvety chocolate finish to a Valentine’s Day meal. The sweet and spicy blend of honey mustard and chocolate makes...

Chocolate Lovers: Don't Believe The Health Hype (But Don't Discount It Either)

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Edwards | Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada Living

For the millions of people who count it among their major food groups, recent research suggesting chocolate is good for our health sounds like a beaut...