Toronto

Fat Girl’s Netflix Companion

9 Sep, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin
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Netflix is monumentally successful for two reasons: 1) everyone loves watching stuff, and 2) Netflix has something for everyone. Anyone who has indulged in a “Fresh Prince of Belair” marathon after a shitty week can testify to the healing powers of Netflix. It’s a near-perfect sensory experience for the weary mind. But until Netflix unveils a meal delivery service, there’s little the streaming behemoth can do to satisfy a hungry belly. In a perfect world, I would accompany a screening…

Toronto

Coffee Talk: Abbey of Abbey’s Kitchen chats Delicious Food Show

9 Sep, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver
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Have no fear Toronto, the Delicious Food Show is here! Happening on October 17-19 at the Direct Energy Centre, the Delicious Food Show time of year is one of my favourites. Why you ask? Well I think it’s no secret that Toronto loves having the opportunity to learn, embracing and indulge in all things food related. Thankfully the Delicious Food Show caters to all, not just foodie elite. With thousands of exhibitors (ranging from food to lifestyle), there are so…

Winnipeg

Boozy Little Black Book: Cherry Noir Collins

9 Sep, 2014  |  by Guest Post
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Contributor Vanessa Kunderman is back with her weekly tips on making your own alcoholic bevvies. Here’s her second installment, this time on a fruity little ombre drink.  I admit it, this recipe calls for those gloriously plump black cherries, but a good old-fashioned red maraschino will do the job. After all, the cherries will be drunk, and they won’t know if they’re black or red. Ms. Collins is bright on the palate, but she totally revolves around the creamy rich taste of…

Toronto

Greenhouse Juice Co. Delivers Deliciousness

9 Sep, 2014  |  by Vanessa Vaillant
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Greenhouse Juice Co. is an organic, cold-pressed juice bar located at Yonge and MacPherson, just north of Rosedale station. They’ve been gaining popularity since opening earlier this year, with two more locations to come and a pop-up shop that’s started appearing at The Detox Market. They have a strong green initiative, only using recyclable glass bottles, and have recently started delivering right to customer’s doorsteps. Greenhouse’s doorstep delivery program brings their juices, nut milks, boosters, and waters right to your home for any order over $34, and delivery is…

Toronto

#WomenCrushWednesday – Denise Bidot

9 Sep, 2014  |  by Amarina Norris
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  As an active member in the fatshion community, I have been cheering along with the milestones that fat women have been reaching over the past few years in the fashion world. In 2009 model Lizzie Miller was published in US Glamour showing some belly, Gabi Gregg started the “fatkini” movement with a single blog post and another notable moment has happened – plus-size model Denise Bidot opened the Chromat show at New York Fashion Week. Once again the internet…

Real Talk: I’m in love with my diva cup

9 Sep, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver
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If I can start this post off with anything, it is the following: I will be talking about my period.  I will be talking about my vagina.  Oh and I will be most certainly be talking about blood of the menstruation kind.  So if you’re totally grossed out by all of that – I’d perhaps come back to join us another day. The diva cup, my friends. Let me count the ways! I always thought that the Diva Cup was…

Toronto

Come One, Come All to Booby Ball! Breast Cancer Awareness

9 Sep, 2014  |  by Alex Giamos
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Welcome new contributor Alex Giamos. We’ve been long time fans of Alex’s body positive and fashion forward blog NotAfraidToWearHeels and are so pleased to have her bring her talents to FGFS.  Calling all fearless individuals with extravagance in their step!Boobyball is back and ready to blow your mind. Last year’s theme wasBoobyU; a smash hit complete with dorm rooms.  So what could they possibly come up this year? Well, in a few weeks Toronto won’t be home to just one circus,…

Winnipeg

Boozy Little Black Book: The Amaretto Fresh

9 Sep, 2014  |  by Guest Post
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This post comes to us from new contributor Vanessa Kunderman. She’s a design and writing freelancer, with a financial column targeted at Millenials, and her latest fantasy and sci-fi novel will be out this fall. This is the first installment in her Boozy Little Black Book, a series of delicious and easy drink recipes.  There is nothing more satisfying than drinking cute bevvies on the patio. And with summer making a beeline for fall, it’s time to test as many new…

Ottawa

Ottawa Food Truck Report: Downtown Deliciousness

9 Sep, 2014  |  by Guest Post
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This post comes to us from new contributor Alison Chase. She’s been a fat food blogger at thatdessertlife.com for nearly 10 years. She’s also an avid and skilled home cook and baker who lives in Ottawa.  In summer 2013, Ottawa’s long-awaited food truck program finally got off the ground, after years of bureaucratic red tape. About a dozen food trucks and carts launched, mainly scattered throughout the downtown core but also popping up here and there in the west end…

#WomanCrushWednesday – Aisha Fairclough and Jill Andrew

9 Sep, 2014  |  by Amarina Norris
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The Toronto International Film Festival is in full effect here and it may have overshadowed a different celebration yesterday – September 9 is recognized as the International Day of Beauty. Aisha Fairclough and Jill Andrew of Fat in the City have been staples in the body positivity movement (this isn’t the first time I’ve written about them) for years and appropriately held their 2nd Annual Body Confidence Canada Awards last night. FGFS Head Bitch in Charge Ama Scriver and I…

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