Dinner

Winter Snack Recipe: Brown Rice Avocado Shrimp Stack

Lindsay Jang | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

I can't get enough of this shrimp stack. Isn't it pretty?! It really makes you look like you've got some impressive kitchen skills but really couldn't be any easier. It's a perfect dish for entertaining but could also easily fit in to your weeknight meal rotation.

A Speakeasy Supper At Toronto's Parcae

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Chef Danny Hassell (formerly of Buca, Bar Buca) and Chef Joseph Awad (formerly of Martin Picard's Cabane à sucre/Sugar Shack), have merged the flavours of Italy and Quebec. And if that unique pairing hasn't already piqued diners' interest, Parcae has another lure to draw in the crowds: its impeccable wine list.

8 Myths To Bust For Stress-Free Hosting

Shawna Scafe | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada Living
Shawna Scafe

Being hospitable is more about welcoming others, as they are, to come share your life with you, as it is. It is about opening up your doors, putting out an extra plate, sharing your space and time and relaxing enough to enjoy the company of another person.

Feeding The Kids Versus Eating As A Family

Her Magazine | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada Parents
Her Magazine

Since when did feeding the kids and eating dinner become two separate activities? Kids with regular family meals have less depression, better marks and higher self-esteem.

Festive Feasting Inspired By Toronto's Café Boulud

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

If you do want to spoil yourself with lavish eats, I recommend any of the specialty meals at Café Boulud, located inside the Four Seasons Hotel. Crafted by Chef Sylvain Assié and overseen by Chef Daniel Boulud himself, you may have a difficult time returning to your regularly scheduled meal times afterwards.

A Tasting Tour Of MLSE's e11even

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

When a restaurant is owned by a company whose vision and mandate does not address food -- but rather sports and entertainment -- it gives me cause for concern. MLSE: Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, is an archetype of this business model. But of course, a company such as this would (inevitably) expand into food-focused outlets, regardless.

Some Sweet Inspiration For Your Holiday Home Decor

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Style
Tiffany Leigh

Leading décor and lifestyle maven Janette Ewen believes that you and I can craft a holiday-worthy home. While I appreciate her optimism, I'm uncertain about my skill set in this department -- but -- when an abundance of decadent chocolate is involved, hesitancy dissolves.

Orlando's Dining Scene Is Experiencing A Revolution

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

Yes, there's still a litany of chain restaurants that reside in the endless string of plazas and strip-malls one sees on International drive. But, as far as the perception goes that it represents Orlando's dining scene -- is an outdated notion -- a relic of the past.

Real Sports Ups its Game

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Up until now, Real Sports Bar & Grill and the Toronto Blue Jays shared some uncanny qualities. Both are well known brands and ongoing support for these entities are due to hopes for a positive experience. But instead, we end up with subpar sentiments -- the former with drab & dismally made bar food and the latter with season after disappointing season.

20 Mouthwatering Ways To Cook With Ground Beef

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Living

Including recipes from Mexico to Morrocco.

Cheese Boutique Host the League of Extraordinary Chefs

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

A few steps inside and already-- I'm engulfed in awe; this shop is teeming with artisan delicacies, the stars of which are the seemingly endless chees...

How I Found My Favourite Chardonnay

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

For a rookie chardonnay sipper like myself, I was eager to learn about the masterful combinations created in this wine style. And I believe that's the beauty of this event. It is open to the public and provides an opportunity for you to try a multitude of wines from around the globe.

Levetto

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.26.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

In its modest dwellings, Levetto is an archetype of a fast-casual entity that's executed with earnest pleasure. It is restaurant-worthy fare at...

Take a Journey Through Vancouver's Most Delicious Dim Sum Spots

Yelp Canada | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Living
Yelp Canada

Vancouver is well known for having phenomenal Asian food and, let's be honest, dim sum is your favourite. Come with us as we take you on a journey through Vancouver's most delicious spots to dine on dim sum.

LOOK: These Christmas Dinners Were The Perfect Way To End The Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 12.25.2014 | Canada Living

What do you love about Christmas more, the presents or stuffing yourself with an extra-special dinner? It's a real toss-up for us. One thing is fo...

A Suburbanite's Guide to Dining Out On Christmas Day (In the GTA)!

Yelp Canada | Posted 02.11.2015 | Canada Living
Yelp Canada

For some the fear of failure looms over Christmas dinner like the ghost of guilt trips past, and for others it's just a regular wintry day deserving of delicious eats. Either way, if you are in the GTA, don't stress! The 'burbs are filled with plenty of delicious dining spots where December 25th is just another business day, open to everyone.

Five Easy Steps for a Stress-Free Dinner Party

Mark McEwan | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Living
Mark McEwan

For red wine, open the bottle about an hour before your guests arrive so the wine can breathe, or serve it in a decanter. Either way, you won't have to worry about opening the bottle in front of your guests or any potential spills. Stoneleigh Pinot Noir is a great option for a medium-bodied red wine that is a real crowd-pleaser and a great match for many different types of food.

Reclaiming Supper Hour -- Who's With Me?

Lori Gard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

It is time we took back what is rightfully ours, families of the world. It is time we re-claimed our rights to that all-important evening hour -- a time once known as supper, which held the power in its reach to gather together people from diverse activities and places and in so doing, press the pause button.

Save Your Dinner Party From Disaster

Paul Shufelt | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Living
Paul Shufelt

With the arrival of the fall and winter season we still have dinner parties to look forward to. Sadly, for many, with that pleasure there also comes the anxiety of, well, making dinner. With that in mind, here are a few suggestions I can share to help put your mind at ease and hopefully make your next dinner party a success.

The Manly (and annoying) Art of BBQ'ing

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 08.18.2013 | Canada
Kathy Buckworth

One of the great things about barbequing is that it is usually easy to suck the man of the house into actually cooking. Something to do with an open f...

The Beginner's Guide to Parties

Kaitlyn Kochany | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada Living
Kaitlyn Kochany

As a person who probably has friends, you may be wondering how to get them over to your house without looking like a total creep. You can't just wander up to someone and bark "Come to my house and I''ll feed you seven-layer dip!" because then you look like a lunatic. Play it cool. Make it a party! Ah, but what kind of party?

Weeknight Meals Made Easy

Amanda Riva | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada Living
Amanda Riva

Weeknight dinners can be stressful to plan, especially if you work late or have kids' schedules to work around. looking for dinner options that use just a few ingredients, makes life easier. In this case we like to call it the half-homemade approach. These easy recipes will keep meals from being stressful and keep you out of the kitchen longer!

Great Leaders are Born from St. Francis Xavier University - Fact or Fiction?

Sarena Dharshi | Posted 02.15.2013 | Canada Alberta
Sarena Dharshi

When questioned upon the divide between the progressive conservative values from his time in office to the conservative values of today, I heard the "has become more right-of-centre" one too many times, paired with his opinion that the party has maintained similar ideologies, thought processes and policies.

New Family Rule: Ditch Distractions at the Dinner Table

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

Technology has invaded our dinner space with television, tablets, and of course the constant use of smartphones, with email and texting. Eliminate the distractions and start talking. Mom and dad need to be the role models for this behaviour, so put away the phone before you sit down at the table, and make it a family rule.

Reasons to Have a Dinner Party (Hint: They're Not Just for Guests!)

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 07.15.2012 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

I had a dinner party this weekend. It was a Hunger Games themed dinner party which may or may not have included a "Pin the Arrow on Katniss's Face" competition. But not all dinner parties have to be that fancy.