No meat, no problem. If Meatless Monday sounds boring to you, that's because you've never heard of our flavourful and satisfying dishes! For many being a vegetarian is a lifestyle. For us, Meatless Monday is a reason to get creative in the kitchen while also keeping our health in mind.
Warmer weather is almost here and we couldn't be more ecstatic! This means grilling season, weekends at the cottage and poolside tanning. While we're excited for tasty fresh salads, smokey barbecue and ice cream, we can't help but reminisce on all the comfort foods that the colder months had to offer.
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It seems fancy and decadent, but it is so easy to throw together! Once you get your veggies diced up, which you could even do the night before, it's pretty much throwing ingredients into your pan and then leaving the flavours to simmer away while you enjoy Christmas morning with your loved ones.
While we focus on (and maybe obsess over) the nutrients, vitamins or calories in our food, food social enterprises like Newcomer Kitchen are using food's potential to open minds, build healthy communities, and open minds. "You are what you eat" takes on new meaning if we consider not only what is in our dinner, but how and with whom we are dining.
Food is how I think of my cultural identity. It's like a table of food. It has plates of cozido and chow mein, but it also holds the new dishes that my parents have picked up in Canada. Just because there are new plates on the table doesn't mean I have to take any of them away. It just means I need a bigger table.
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If you ever visit Mexico or any Latin American country don't be surprised if you see locals eating chili sprinkled mangos on a stick. Mango and Spice (specifically chili) might seem like an odd combo,...
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I love the harvest that autumn brings to us. It's an invigorating time of renewal and bounty in nature and with Rosh Hashanah on our heels, it's a time for setting intentions for a sweet, bountiful year. My whole family including the gluttons for gluten look forward to eating my gluten free adaptations. I hope to make your year a little sweeter with a couple of fresh ideas for those baskets of harvested apples.
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This dip-dish of tomatoes and roasted bell peppers seasoned with garlic, is traditionally served cold alongside other Israeli appetizers, and is actually considered a salad. Although I would use that term very loosely, as the finished dish is more of a salsa, and warm pieces of bread or pita are the ideal vessel for transferring the ruby substance to the mouth. It's long cooking time allows the juices to cook way down, offering up a rich, almost sticky, sweet finish.
Brassaii restaurant has been a mainstay on the King West block a decade now. Although, they cater to the clubbing and lounge crowds, they've also been able to successfully lure in diners with their se...
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Can you hear it? It's the sound of a million grills igniting, just in time for summer. Somehow, the addition of live fire makes anything taste better and yet we often make a ton of unhealthy choices in the absolute tastiest season for eating well.
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It's not sexy or glamorous, but it works. Eat a normal portion once in a while and it not only satisfies your desire for pasta with creamy sauce (which is a normal part of living) but it also has the super powers of staving off binges and feelings of deprivation from good food.
My search for authentic truffle recipes, not found on the Internet nor in cookbooks, brings me to some inspiring places. Here, in the heartland of truffle culture, in the Central Apennines, I knew I would find something special because this is the only place where truffles can be eaten fresh all year round.
When it comes to popcorn, I wouldn't turn down good old butter or olive oil with a sprinkle of salt, but today I'm rounding up three of my absolute favorite combos for popcorn toppings that I know you'll love if you're looking for something a little different.
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Weight loss experts will tell you that weight loss is 75 per cent what you eat and 25 per cent what you do. Resisting that rice pudding becomes even more important when you know that. You can drop the obvious treats like cinnamon buns, but do you have to give up ALL warm yummies to stay on track? I don't think so.
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Anyway, I recently had the opportunity to feed a group of yogis visiting from Brooklyn, NY. They were a fascinatingly fabulous bunch, and I am not too humble to say that I think I turned a few of them vegetarian (loving, anyway) while they were here. At lunch one day, I decided to toss this green-bomb their way, to great reviews.
Although the holidays are well behind us, the pinch of all that holiday spending is still being felt. On top of that, resolutions made to eat better can seem impossible when budgets are tight. The good news is that there are ways to eat well this winter while trying to cut back on food spending.
I began experimenting with some classic nutrient-packed ingredients and then did something I rarely do: I added a protein powder to the mix. The key was to make a fibre-rich, protein-rich and fat-rich recipe: the trifecta of a power snack. And so, I landed at a chocolate dipped, vanilla macaroon.
This onion soup has an incredibly strong flavour, matching its nutritional power. The body will often tell you when it has had enough and so this soup is best enjoyed in small portions.
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Blue Jays fever has taken Canada by storm! People are getting out of jury duty to watch their favourite team in action and workplaces are setting up TVs so employees don't have to miss game day excitement. I spoke to Chris Joyner, Major League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Toronto Blue Jays, to get the inside scoop on what the Jays are eating to power through their first post-season in 22 years.
With a little prep and creativity, healthy and filling meals can be made every weeknight! Shopping for the week, planning your meals in advance and cooking ahead of time are ways to help get healthy weeknight meals made.
I managed to create a yummy recipe with my mom's garage-sale-find old round dehydrator, so here is living proof that you can work with what you got!
I was at my usual organic grocer, owned by a Korean family. I mentioned needing daikon for my kimchi and the women at the checkout were all excited that I was going to attempt this. I asked what their best tips were. They both giggled and told me their best tip was to buy some already made.
This was one of the first ever recipes I created for my blog, and it has since gone through numerous variations. I have been loving this bread with pretty much everything on it. It is great topped with a simple bruschetta mix with chopped heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil, some minced garlic, olive oil and sea salt.
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.
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Some people think of the fall as cold and flu season, but I have news for you. As winter continues on, we're still in it. In fact, many of us may be best suited for Vitamin D supplements and a Vitamin...
Coming from India, I discovered a new love of eating turkey and all the classic sides that go with it, whether it's candied yams, buttermilk biscuits or silky soft mashed potatoes. But when it comes to appetizers, instead of the usual chips, cheese plates or nuts, I plan to shake things up a bit this year with a few classic Indian appetizers.
. Growing up, we've all heard the story of Cinderella, and how a pumpkin was transformed into a magnificent coach. But this is the first time I've heard of a premier turning into a pumpkin, or vice versa, as the case may be.
I had long been contemplating designing a dish that contains all the colours of the seven main chakras as per yogic tradition/belief. And wouldn't you know it, I just so happened to have all the shades accounted for in my refrigerator.
Even if my kids are asking for mac and cheese for dinner I always ensure I am serving at least one veggie on the side. From an early age they have been trained that veggies are simply part of the meal...
I am on the "meatless Monday" bandwagon, so when it comes to finding delicious vegetarian meals I am always on the lookout. I love the simple elegance of a brown butter sauce and so do my kids! Kids love noodles and butter, well so do I when the pasta is good and the butter has been browned! I use wonton wrappers in place of homemade pasta, making this dish not only delicious but super fast!
I've always loved kettle corn: popcorn with the perfect combination of salty and sweet! Popcorn, after all, is a whole grain -- and though it gets a bad reputation at the movie theaters, homemade popcorn can be a light, healthy and delicious snack that satisfies those munchies. I decided to add a holiday twist to this batch of kettle corn by sprinkling it with a combination of spices that give it a nice warm gingerbread taste. You can also add other ingredients like a drizzle of chocolate, dried fruit, and shredded coconut.
I think that "bliss" is a very appropriate word to describe these treats, as they're chocolatey, fudgy, and full of wholesome ingredients. So wholesome, even, that not only are they considered a treat, but they're the perfect on-the-go snack -- whether you need an energy boost for a workout, or something to get you through those exhausting holiday shopping days.