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The holiday season is upon us, which means keeping track of far more than usual. If you're anything like me, that means juggling everything from shopping lists and holiday party schedules, to budgets and gift wrapping on top of what I've already got going on at both work and home.
There is nothing I enjoy more than sleeping in on a Sunday and having yummy waffles. I could eat stacks of waffles and the more syrup, the better! Fortunately, there are now so many healthy options for waffles and you can create a healthful Sunday morning feast that will leave you feeling energized for the day ahead.
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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!
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As a lover of food, and a tourism professional, the fall holds a special place in my heart. The summer air cools, the season's bounty is gathered and celebrations abound. This fall, I'm particularly excited because I'm also returning to Galway, Ireland for the inaugural Food On The Edge Symposium -- where I'll experience a second harvest, of an idea planted by Chef Jp McMahon.
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Anyone who's cooked pasta knows it can go from undercooked to overcooked in a matter of minutes. While cooking a big bowl of pasta may seem simple enough, there are several factors involved to getting...
Fun fact: This country boasts an astounding 774 soup varieties. If you fancy yourself a globetrotting food lover, then you shouldn't be surprised to know that it is Ecuador that offers this grand amo...
I'm not Martha Stewart but I know how to make dining a nearly effortless pleasure. In about five minutes from now, you will too. There are no recipes here but my top 10 tips for being able to make a healthy beautiful meal easily and without going for a big shop, because who needs to add that to a busy day
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.
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.
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.
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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Craving Spanish food but don't know where to start? These staple ingredients should make your choice that much more simple. Graphic designer Christine Rode created What Food Looks Like for a class at...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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)!
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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.
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.
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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 peanut so much I would let her have cookies for break...
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!
For the next five weeks, four parents will put their best healthy recipes up for judgement against Christine Cushing’s own creations. Each week, both sides will be assigned a theme and challenged to c...
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!
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.
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!
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.
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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.
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?
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.
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.