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The Perfect Mother's Day Gifts for Your Foodie Mom

Abby Langer | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

If your mom or whoever you're buying for is into food and cooking, you might want to consider the following gifts, any of which I personally would want to receive, and that I think are the best options for your foodie mom.

Top Chef Tips to Get the Best Fine Dining Experience

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Always wanting to learn more about the finer things in life, I spoke with Montgomery Lau, Chef de Cuisine at MARKET by Jean-Georges in Vancouver's Shangri-La Hotel. Montgomery shared with me his top tips on how anyone can have the best fine dining experience.

Savour the Early Days of Spring with This Seasonable Dish

Mark McEwan | Posted 04.10.2015 | Canada Living
Mark McEwan

A great spring dish is grilled asparagus salad with morels. Early spring will give you a quick crop of things like baby lettuce, asparagus and strawberries. Wild mushrooms also come into play -- as soon as we get the warm rains in April, you'll find morels popping up in the woods, followed closely by chanterelles.

RECIPE: Lemon Cumin Roasted Carrots

Meghan Telpner | Posted 05.18.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

As we are on the cusp of fresh greens popping up from the earth, I will say farewell to the wonderland of winter with this last hurrah with the root vegetables. I present to you a simple, but flavourful, colourful and delicious roasted root medley, which falls perfectly in line with all that makes this UnDiet Life so vibrant.

Sorghum: The New Must-have Gluten-free Ancient Grain

Jane Dummer | Posted 05.17.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Why is sorghum the new must-have ancient grain for your menu? In addition to being gluten-free, sorghum is a non-GMO, nutrient-dense whole grain with a variety of culinary applications. The whole grain is small and behaves similarly to seeds such as quinoa but with less fat. It also has a neutral colour, a chewy texture, and a slightly sweet flavour, making it suitable for a range of recipes.

This Is What Real Food Looks Like

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Living

Craving Spanish food but don't know where to start? These staple ingredients should make your choice that much more simple. Graphic designer Christ...

Easy Kitchen Hacks To Prepare Healthy And Delicious Foods

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

It's important to understand and be aware of what we are putting into our bodies. We are cooking for ourselves and for our families; it's important that a healthy lifestyle starts at home. I believe that when we are more aware of the good things we put into our body, it not only tastes better, it makes us feel better.

The Dos and Don'ts of a Dinner Party Diva

Claire preen | Posted 02.01.2015 | Canada Living
Claire preen

As we approach the craziness of the holidays, it is a good time to review a few quick tips to help you keep sane during the many dinner parties that you have likely added to your calendar. So I have broken down some simple dos and don'ts as a friendly reminder to all those hoping to ramp up their hostess cred.

Try These Unique and Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Rose Reisman | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

For a satisfying but less indulgent Thanksgiving dinner, start with an arugula and sweet potato salad with a maple dressing followed by a light and mild salmon trout, a harvest quinoa salad and a finale of outstanding mini pumpkin cheesecakes.

Family Dinners Don't Have to Be Perfect

Abby Langer | Posted 12.06.2014 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

A recent study calling family dinners 'elitist' and 'unrealistic' has ruffled some feathers. I don't think family dinners or home cooking for one or more is elitist and unrealistic, but I do think that we have to temper our expectations of ourselves down to what is doable under the circumstances of our lives.

This Father's Day Give Dad Food Fit For a King

Gillian Farber | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Living
Gillian Farber

Fathers (or at least mine) aren't very complex. One thing I know that can and will make my dad a very happy father, is simply good food. So for those of you who enjoy food as much as your dad, here are some do-it-yourself on budget ideas to help fill his belly this father's day (and yours too)!

Cooking by the Book: Is That the Way to Run Your Business?

Anne Day | Posted 07.04.2014 | Canada
Anne Day

Think about your business. Have you found the recipe for success? Often people are so focused on their end goal, that they put on blinkers, and truly miss the side trips along the way, that yes, may take them a bit off track, but the scenic route can also lead to unexpected opportunities.

5 Ways to Avoid Holiday Germ-Giving

Jason Tetro | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Bad gift-giving, whether material or microbial, should never happen. While there may never be a means to prevent waking up to a disappointing present under the tree, you can minimize the possibility of sharing infection. Hopefully, with these five steps, you can set aside the worry and focus on the spirit of the holiday season.

VIDEO: How To Get Your Kids Cooking

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada
Meghan Telpner

Can you handle this kind of cuteness overload??? When Mia was first born, I wrote a post called "Cookies for Mia Jean" declaring that I loved this ...

Summer Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Mennonite Girls Can Cook | Posted 10.09.2013 | Canada
Mennonite Girls Can Cook

Aside from the thorns, I love berry picking and I pick many a pail full for fresh eating, jam, syrup, pies, and berry toppings. This recipe can be made as a whole dessert in a low casserole or pie plate, or baked in individual serving dishes. The fresher the berries, the better the cobbler!

The Huffington Post Presents: The Main Ingredients Challenge

Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Living

For the next five weeks, four parents will put their best healthy recipes up for judgement against Christine Cushing’s own creations. Each week, bot...

The Main Ingredients: Introduction by Christine Cushing

Christine Cushing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Christine Cushing

With summer in full swing, it's the perfect opportunity for us all to make some small lifestyle changes that will help us eat a more balanced and nutritious diet. So, over the next four weeks we'll be rolling out what we call " The Main Ingredients Challenge". Essentially, I'll select 12 ingredients and have to cook with them according to that week's theme. A "real mom or dad" tester will do the same, and we'll swap results each week!

What Jazz and Cooking Have in Common

Laila Biali | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Music
Laila Biali

Good cooking is not merely the preparation of food for sustenance, but the creation of an experience for the senses. Chefs combine colours, textures, aromas, flavors and shapes in an effort to stimulate and titillate the palettes of their patrons. So it is with Jazz.

Cooking Live With Vikram Vij: Chicken Coconut Curry

Vikram Vij | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada Living
Vikram Vij

On Thursday June 6, at 6 p.m. PST, anyone around the world will be able to take part in a live-streamed cooking class with me. This idea came about because of my belief in families cooking and eating together. Cook Live With Vikram Vij is an invitation to you, to try and have one home-cooked family meal together this week. So I am inviting you!

Nine Ways to Save Money on Groceries

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

Saving money on the food that comes into your home can be as simple as making a few easy changes to your regular shopping and cooking habits. Try these tips to help get the most for your money, including avoiding the wasting of food, especially when it comes to kids.

The Getaway: Farm Cooking in Prince Edward County

Lisa Jackson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

I'm getting the ultimate field to farm culinary experience at From the Farm Cooking School, located two hours east of Toronto in Prince Edward County. Personal chef and food writer Cynthia Peters teaches classes on the art of seasonal cooking from her 1830's heritage farmhouse.

What They Teach You In Culinary School

Lisa Yeung | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada Living
Lisa Yeung

Ever wonder what it would be like to up and leave your life as you know it and become a famous chef? Abandon your mundane everyday routine to toil your way to the top in pressure-cooker kitchens run by explosive geniuses prone to tossing your hard work in the trash at the mere hint of imperfection? Sounds dangerous and exciting, but who really wants to take the leap?

The Sweet Life: Chatting with Crave Cookies and Cupcakes!

Terri Higgins | Posted 04.28.2013 | Canada Alberta
Terri Higgins

I truly believe that personal style is not only evident in the colour of your walls or the position of your couch; but in the way your home interacts with you and your guests.

Three Predictions About the Internet That (Kind of) Came to Pass

Neil Seeman | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada Business
Neil Seeman

In this era of Big Data, three visions of the future of the Internet have crystallized. Depending on which vision emerges as correct will impact knowledge-generation forever. There's the Zuckerberg Vision, the Tim Berners-Lee Vision and the Jimmy Wales Vision.

Coco-Nutty: Are Coconuts Good for You?

Shannon Kadlovski | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Living
Shannon Kadlovski

If we are told to limit our intake of saturated fat, but increase our intake of coconut (which contains saturated fat), how does this make any sense? Is coconut good for us or not? Coconut is in fact a nutritious superfood that is rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. It's incredibly healthy, nourishing and versatile.