Shy Kids Love Candy

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Vanessa Vaillant
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I love candy.  Toronto-based band Shy Kids recently created a video for their song Rockets entirely made of candy.  I knew I wanted to know about them from this fact alone.  I had the chance to chat with Walter, Matt, and Patrick of Shy Kids about their new album Lofty, as well as this candy-filled music video. The members of Shy Kids have backgrounds in film.  They went to Ryerson university together and created a short film titled Noah which…

#WomanCrushWednesday – Amina Mucciolo

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris

  Everyone can always use more magic in their lives and Amina Mucciolo is the absolute embodiment of a magical person. A lover of all things unicorn, Amina runs her design firm Studio Mucci with an aesthetic that exudes colour and positive energy. Named after her love for tassels (which you can find in her delightful online store), her personal style blog TasselFairy Chronicles features all the incredible projects she’s been working on, and what she’s been wearing while being a boss…

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Real Talk: Mental Health and Cymbalta

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Amanda Spinosa

Living with mental illness is no joke. Living with an outdated diagnosis can make life even more difficult and confusing than it already is. That had been my situation for the past ten years.   At the age of thirteen, I’d begun feeling depressed for the first time. I felt pretty alone; middle school is not exactly the time in your life when it’s cool to talk about your feelings, so I kept them to myself for the most part….


A Simple Pumpkin & Seafood Risotto from Ricardo Cuisine!

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Geo Peck
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Fall is here again! And we all know that with it will come the seemingly endless barrage of unnecessary “pumpkin spice” recipes on the Internet. In my opinion all those sweet pie flavours totally ruin a perfectly decent and underappreciated vegetable, the noble yet quaint pumpkin (although I do love the odd PSL). So instead of a triple pumpkin spice brownie (yawn) I have here a simple Pumpkin and Seafood Risotto – with not even a hint of cinnamon. I…

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Cookin’ Up Lasooni Gobi (Vegan / Gluten-Free)

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Amanda Spinosa
Lasooni Gobi

If I die young, bury me in curry, lay me down on a bed of garlic naan; I adore Indian food. Lasooni gobi/lehsuni gobhi/lasuni gobi, however you choose to spell it, is one of my favorite foods of all time. I was first exposed to it years and years ago at Jaipore Royal Indian Cuisine, which has a reputation for being the very best. Both fortunately and unfortunately for me, I live ten minutes away which my belly loves, but…


Toronto is treated to the New Boulud

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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In June of this year, Toronto’s own Café Boulud closed its doors to the public. The restaurant located inside the Four Seasons was at the forefront of many rumours in Toronto’s food world: why had the restaurant closed, would it be re-opening and how did namesake Daniel Boulud feel about this. After a whirlwind two month renovation including a brand-new interior and re-tooled food program, Café Boulud re-opened in September to much fan fare. The New Boulud, as it was…


What’s up with Starsbucks new PSL?

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Kirthan Aujlay
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A few weeks back, Starbucks saw the return of its venerated Pumpkin Spice Latte. This year, however, the PSL is slightly different from its predecessor. Starbucks has launched a full on PR campaign to make sure everybody knows that the Pumpkin Spice Latte now contains actual pumpkin and has done away with its caramel colouring. This change stems from a campaign led by the so-called Food Babe after an “exposé” she did last year in which she claimed to reveal…

#WomanCrushWednesday – The Babes in The Craft

9 Sep, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
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  I’m not one of those people that started feeling old once I entered my thirties but coming to the realization that The Craft was released almost twenty years ago was a little jarring. I’ll process that later. For now I want to talk about how formative this flick was when I was a witchy 90s teen in a smallish town. Clueless was already out and it was a big deal but for me it was lacking in the sullen teenager vibes….


Real Talk: Using water therapy as self-care

9 Sep, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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I am the type of person who is never not on the go. Because of that, I had been looking for alternative ways to partake in self-care that actually make me feel relaxed, natural and feel like a good investment in myself. As humans, we’re carrying a lot of stress around with us: in our bodies and in our minds and it really truly effects our everyday living. So I had looked into and heard a lot of healing waters…


Vegan Home Cooking with Gillian – Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

9 Sep, 2015  |  by Gillian Kreft
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There are a lot of great things about writing this column but I have to say, the best part is having an excuse to fulfill my food cravings. I was desperately craving some grilled cauliflower steaks and since I haven’t shared my favorite summer version with you guys yet, it gave me the perfect reason to make them! These are full of smokey, savory flavor and are great served over some grains or even a big salad. Usually, I’ll half…