#WomanCrushWednesday: The Ladies of Idiosyncratic Fashionistas

1 Jan, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
[Toronto] Amarina Norris - #WCW

Jean and Valerie don’t give a rat’s ass about what you or anyone thinks about them. They are fabulous. They are really smart. They are gorgeous. They have incredible style. They live in the moment. They wake up happy. They approach fashion as an art form, not as a status to be maintained or achieved. They are cool. Their positive vibes are infectious. They aren’t afraid to be themselves. They are tough. They are feminists. They know what they’re talking…


Real Talk: My Body Hair is None of Yo’ Business

1 Jan, 2015  |  by Alex Giamos

When I quickly pitched writing a piece about body hair for FGFS, I was really surprised and pleased that someone wanted to write it with me. Finding a format that best fit this type of article was a tough one, but Fiorella and myself wanted it to be as straight forward as possible. Below is our interview style take on growing up, and growing into, having body hair. -Alex Growing Up Fiorella: When I began to show leg hair as…


Cookin’ Vegan Chick’n & Dumplings

1 Jan, 2015  |  by Gillian Kreft

  In the winter months a favorite of my mine is my mother’s chicken and dumplings: thick, rich, and so incredibly comforting. Even better are the leftovers when the dumplings turn soft and pillowy and the soup turns to stew. Now that I’m vegan, my mother helped me veganize this cold weather recipe that will give you a delicious soup AND great leftovers.     What you need for this dish: Soup: 1/4 cup Butter (or 1/2 butter 1/2 oil)…

Blunders in the Kitchen

1 Jan, 2015  |  by Carly Mcleod
the (almost perfect) banana bread

I place the banana bread in the oven and flick the oven light on so I can see it through the little window. “That wasn’t so complicated,” I think to myself. I start to pack away the ingredients and then it hits me. I forgot the vanilla. “THE VANILLAAAA! Jeremy, I FORGOT THE VANILLA!” I scream, feeling a little let down that the banana bread won’t be “perfect”. I can hear him get up from his chair, half-laughing. He meets…

Woman Crush Wednesday: Lauren Crow

1 Jan, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris

Lauren Crow describes herself as an “honest photographer”. The bulk of her photos are raw, gorgeous feminist portraits of herself, friends and people she meets when travelling and I find it easy to linger on her work. I am actually late writing this because I spent a bunch of time looking at her photos all over again. Sorry, not sorry. What strikes me the most is the kick ass feminism and unrelenting self-love of it all. Lauren says it the…


Contest: Win tickets to Steam Whistle’s Winter Craft Beer Festival!

1 Jan, 2015  |  by Geo Peck

Canadians know that beer and food are the perfect way to make our winters a little less hellish, and it’s time to get your snowsuits on for a festival that will give you both. The Winter Craft Beer Festival will take place outdoors at the park around Steam Whistle’s Roundhouse brewery on January 31, and this fest promises to be full of all things Canadian kitch. There will be beer, poutine and toques, and for the 25 dollar entry fee you…


Guest Chef in TO: David Santos at the Drake One Fifty

1 Jan, 2015  |  by Fiorella Morzi

When I think of my European grandparents’ cooking, I’m reminded of the freshest ingredients from their backyard garden. They made each meal unique and ripe in flavour. Naturally, I savoured every big, well-seasoned bite. As the son of Portuguese immigrants, NYC-based chef David Santos is busy drawing on his Portuguese heritage to inspire cooking that brings me right back to that garden. An esteemed executive chef, Santos owns Louro (Portuguese for bay leaf), a restaurant in the West Village of…

Kickin Ass and Takin Names: Lora Grady of PS You’re Beautiful

1 Jan, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver

Welcome to a new(ish) column we’re introducing at Fat Girl Food Squad called Kickin’ Ass and Takin’ Names. This column is going to ask women who we thinking kick-ass and take names in business (all types of business) and how they got there! If you have someone you think we should profile, comment below! We would love to hear your suggestions! This week we’re featuring Lora Grady, who runs the amazing body-positive blog, P.S. You’re Beautiful and who we’re throwing our…

California Wines at Nota Bene

1 Jan, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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As the temperature dips and we are feeling heavy hearted about all things snow, often times I find myself California Dreamin’ of sunshine and delightfully warm beachfronts.  However, being the working girl that I am – it’s hard to fly myself out to California at a moment’s notice. Instead it’s easier to bask in the glow of all things California Wines taking over Nota Bene this month.  Chef David Lee was able to escape and was inspired by the different…


Women Crush Wednesday – Domonique Echeverria

1 Jan, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris

Here’s where I’m at right now: I’m so effing bored with mainstream fashion that I didn’t even watch the Golden Globes this year, as I usually do, in track pants and eating spaghetti. I’d just watch and wait to see if anyone will show up in Rodarte and scoff at all the monotone floor-length fancy dresses as I get tomato sauce on my shirt. Too bored to even scoff now. Watched Sherlock with spaghetti instead. After I stopped putting fashion…