Anna Eidt & Her Vintage Plates for a Modern World

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver

If you’ve ever been scrolling through Instagram, as one does – you might have come across artist Anna Eidt’s plates under the Instagram account name Lousongmade. Her plates are a bit saucy, a bit sassy and a whole lot of fun. One of the very first encounters I had scrolling through her account, was a bright and whimsical donut plate, as documented below. A month or so back, Anna reached out to us, at Fat Girl Food Squad inviting us…


Heaven is a Place on Earth: 2nd Annual LA Cookie Con and Sweets Show

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Linda Dianne

While Los Angeles may be known to most non-Angelinos as a low-fat, no-fat, vegan, green juice paradise, the City of Angels also knows a pâte sucrée from a pâte à choux. And while we tend to keep our love of pastries on the down low, we come together once a year to celebrate all things sweet at the Los Angeles Cookie Con and Sweets Show. Returning for its second year on February 6 & 7 2016, the West Coast’s largest…

New York City

Want to DIY Your Own Tofu? Here’s How!

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Amanda Spinosa

When presented with the idea of making tofu from scratch, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little intimidated. It seems like it would be a very intense process, but I’ll try anything once so I dove in head first with my fingers crossed. When my Make-Your-Own Tofu Kit from Morinaga arrived in the mail, I couldn’t wait to try it out. On their website, you can order all different types of kits ranging from silken to extra…


Real Talk: Self-Caring Through Mindfulness And Breathing

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Fiorella Morzi

Now that a lot of us are breaking from work for a little while, during the rush that is the holidays, let’s make sure we remember to spend time caring for ourselves, re-charging in ways that make sense to our wellbeing and spirits.   It doesn’t really look like winter right now where I am, in the GTA, though the days are certainly getting colder. I have to zip my coat up all the way to the top to cover…


Vegan Cooking with Gillian – Orange Juice Cookies

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Gillian Kreft
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Before we get started, I want to take a second to thank each of you that read these posts every other week. This will be my last one before we end FGFS and I’m pretty bummed. Having this community has meant so much to me and has seriously changed the woman I’ve become over the last three years. I hope that in the future I can find a little corner of the internet to continue making recipes and rekindle the…


Let’s Eat Persimon® persimmons

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Geo Peck
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Apparently, it’s persimmon season! I havn’t heard much about this vegetable/fruit until recently, which makes sense as they are only grown in a few different places in the world, and are all shipped to Canada. But I’m glad that they are shipped here, because it turns out they are pretty tasty, and will surely be permanently added to my rotation of veggies. Kind of like a cross between a tomato and a plum, these guys are slightly sweet and have…


Dishing out Holiday Recipes with PC® Insiders Collection™

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver

Just last week, I shared with you that President’s Choice had released their brand new PC® Insiders Collection™ with over 70 new items for the holiday season.  They had challenged me to take part in their #PCDishOut campaign where I had to make and create dishes with some of the items from the line. Now because I was feeling so inspired, not only did I create one recipe but I created two recipes! These recipes fall into the Brunch and Dinner categories from the new PC®…

Real Talk: The Real “F” Word

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Kirthan Aujlay
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  I still remember the first time someone called me fat. I was 9 years old. My great-grandmother was sitting near me and for some reason felt the need to compare my body to that of my best friend. “Andrea’s skinny. Kirthan’s fat,” she sneered. In that moment, my great-grandmother confirmed everything I had already feared. That I was fat, bigger than everyone else, and most importantly, that everyone noticed. Two years later my height evened out with my weight and…

Los Angeles

Just Like Ma: The Fam’s Pan Con Pavo

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Linda Dianne
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As Fat Girl Food Squad says goodbye and the new year approaches, my mind has been circling around traditions: making new ones and keeping others alive. While my fellow Latino friends were preparing for their annual Thanksgiving tamalada, a traditional tamale making party, I was left wondering what happened with my family’s traditions? When was the last time I tasted my family’s recipe for tamales? And what traditions does my family hold high? Once my initial panic settled, I realized…


Kickin’ Ass and Takin’ Names: Flour Girl Cupcakes

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Kirthan Aujlay

I have a sweet tooth so when Flourgirls Cupcakes got in touch with me asking if I wanted to try out some of their cupcakes, I couldn’t say no. I have to be honest, I’m a bit of a cupcake snob. I love baking my own and I find a lot of bakery cupcakes are never quite as good as the ones I turn out – perhaps they’re too crumbly, the frosting is too oily, or they just aren’t flavourful…