Meatless Monday with Vegan Girlfriend: Tofu Vegetable Curry

3 Mar, 2015  |  by Guest Post

This guest post comes to us from Megan at Vegan Girlfriend. You can find the original vegan and gluten-free recipe here. Winter is awful here, we know, but we might as well make the most of it and embrace being able to enjoy hot dishes once again! This curry recipe provides comfort food at its finest: Ingredients: 2 tomatoes, diced 1 standard package tofu, extra firm or pressed 1 large sweet potato, baked and cut into cubes 1 standard can light…


Niagara’s Upper Canada Cheese Company

3 Mar, 2015  |  by Guest Post

The town of Lincoln may not be on your list of food lover destinations, but that’s a mistake. Located in the Niagara region of Southern Ontario, Lincoln is comprised of Beamsville, Vineland, Jordan, Jordan Station, Campden, Tintern, Rockway, and Pelham Union. In Lincoln, you will find vineyards, fruits and vegetables from the farmers themselves, and some of the best restaurants and shops. One such example is the Upper Canada Cheese Company, the only creamery in Canada whose cows’ milk cheeses are crafted…


Kickin’ Ass and Takin’ Names: Aminda Wood

3 Mar, 2015  |  by Yuli Scheidt

 In this week’s edition of Kickin’ Ass and Taking Names, we’re profiling treasure hunter and lifetime collector Aminda Wood of Toronto. Aminda repurposes items to make her whimsical jewelry that’s as much of a storyteller as it beautiful. She’s created multiple sold-out collections for TIFF, including our favourite for the Stanley Kubrick themed collection to coincide with last year’s exhibit. We asked Aminda some questions about her kick ass work and about being a capital B Boss.    Who are you and what do you do? I’m Aminda, a…

#WomanCrushWednesday – Sharon Jones

3 Mar, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones is a bringer of joy. It doesn’t matter if you’re standing in front of her at a show or you hear one of her songs in the grocery store, guaranteed you’re feeling better instantly. Maybe you’d even consider dancing in public because you feel so good. Or maybe without your knowledge your feet have already started tapping and you have to sway the rest of your body back and forth for balance reasons but also for groovy reasons….


Can’t Say No to NAO Steakhouse

3 Mar, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver

Whenever I tell people that I write about food, the biggest question I get asked is: “where is a good place to get steak?” Although Toronto is filled to the brim with fantastic Italian, Thai and Mediterranean restaurants, it seems like some people just want a nice big steak for a fancy night out. Although you can always recommend old haunts like Morton’s The Steakhouse or The Keg, why not something a bit more high-end? Opened in November, NAO Steakhouse…


Real Talk: Look & Feel Great in Lingerie

3 Mar, 2015  |  by Guest Post

Want to hear a little plus-sized positivity today? No matter your size, you can look and feel sexy in lingerie just as much as any other gal. It’s true. You can rock something sexy and your curves will look awesome in the process. But as with any shopping trip, it can be a little intimidating buying something you’re unfamiliar with. Instead of going in blind, take a look at some of our tips on how to ace your next purchase….


Wanderlust: Meals of Hong Kong, Macau & Beijing

3 Mar, 2015  |  by Guest Post

After a friend’s big fat Cantonese wedding drew me to China, I set out on a three-week culinary exploration in the land of dumplings, custard tarts and jasmine tea. Hong Kong Previously eschewing baked goods, I relished all the glutinous offerings in Hong Kong. Chinese-style bakeries were ubiquitous, offering pastries in all their bleached-flour glory. Unaware of what I was buying, biting into each pastry was often a surprise. Sometimes I would find sweet pork floss or bean paste. Othertimes,…


Vegan Home Cookin’ with Gillian: Bánh Mì Steamed Buns

3 Mar, 2015  |  by Gillian Kreft

The Vietnamese Bánh mì has been in the food spotlight for some time now, with chefs adding their own twist on the classic sandwich, or making amazing dishes inspired by it (I’ve even seen Bánh mì pasta and tacos!) One thing is certain, it is taking over the scene and I am a HUGE fan. Today I’m doing a slightly different take on the Bánh mì — and it’s vegan! We have an Asian market in town that sells frozen steamed buns…

Introducing #SpringSmoothie with Almond Breeze

3 Mar, 2015  |  by Siobhan Ozege

We did it, everyone. It’s the first day of spring, and we are ready to shed our extra layers and start eating seasonal fruits and veggies again, and most importantly: consuming cold beverages without judgement. For me, that means iced coffees, lemonades, and importantly: smoothies. I. LOVE. SMOOTHIES! They’re super easy, affordable to make at home, and pack a nutritional punch if you are crunched for time in the mornings, or looking for a mid-afternoon pick me up, or refuel after…


Meet Your Meat Maker: VG’s Meat Mentor App

3 Mar, 2015  |  by Carly Mcleod

On a cold, cold day in February, I had the opportunity to meet my meat maker at VG Meats in Stoney Creek. VG Meats are a household name and are fiercely passionate about beef. The Van Groningen’s have made meat a family affair by striving for greatness and being innovative with the processes and experience of their business. Each brother in the VG clan has studied a different aspect of the business, with their own distinct and integral role which…