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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…

Clif Bars – not just for eating!

9 Sep, 2015  |  by Megan Stulberg

This guest post comes to us from Megan at Vegan Girlfriend. You can find original vegan, raw,  and gluten-free recipe over there. The babes at FGFS would like to congratulate Vegan Girlfriend for hitting 10 000 followers on Instagram last week! Got a hectic on-the-go lifestyle like I do? Clif Bar & Company has come out with a brand new gluten-free trail mix bar. They were kind enough to send me five different flavours to try: dark chocolate peanut butter, dark chocolate almond…

TIFF-Inspired Popcorn with REESE Peanut Butter & Chocolate spread

9 Sep, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver

It’s that time of year again: it’s time for the Toronto International Film Festival – otherwise known as TIFF. While it is fun to read all about the flashy parties and celebs coming into town, the most important thing about the festival is the eats. Yes, you read that correctly: the food. Every avid movie-goer knows that before you hunker down into your seat, grabbing a bag of popcorn is key. However, for those of us not able to attend…

A #LiveUncorked moment with FGFS: drink and draw with Campo Viejo

8 Aug, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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Just last week, Campo Viejo posed the question to us as part of their #LiveUncorked campaign, “how do you express yourself and your passion” by living uncorked? Immediately when us gals at Fat Girl Food Squad thought about what living uncorked meant to us, we knew what we needed to do: gather around for our very own drink and draw! It was a bright and sunny Sunday afternoon when Yuli, Vanessa and myself gathered on my backyard balcony with paints,…

Ontario Lamb is Something to Taco About!

8 Aug, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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If you’re like me, you like meals that are quick and easy to make. When you’ve had a rough day at work, you don’t want to spend a long time making dinner.  It’s just another thing to add to the list of added stresses that you don’t want to think about. Another reason dinner hour is important to me is that it’s one of the only times that my partner and I get to spend together. So the other evening I…

Just Like Ma: Grandma’s Mole

8 Aug, 2015  |  by Linda Dianne
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There isn’t a memory of my grandmother, which is not tied to the kitchen. From a young age, I watched in amazement as she opened up weathered cookbooks in English and began deciphering recipes like an archeologist studying ancient glyphs. I was consistently surprised by the mouth-watering food she created — despite her never-ending struggle to pronounce most of the ingredients on her grocery list. With just one whiff, you were hit with immense love intermingling with the tartness of…

Wanderlust: Banff – Part 3

7 Jul, 2015  |  by Yuli Scheidt
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We’ve reached my last day in Banff. Thanks for following along, if you missed parts 1 and 2 look for them here! I hope I’ve in some way convinced you to visit Alberta, whether you’re down for the food or the scenery or just all of it. Go West. In the planning stages of this trip I was asked if I’d be more inclined to climb a mountain or take a chair lift to a bistro. I know my limits…

Wanderlust: Banff – Part 2

7 Jul, 2015  |  by Yuli Scheidt

I promise to be less emotional with this second part of my travel-log from Banff, Alberta. There plenty more meals and memories to share so read on! If you missed Part 1 you can find it here. My second day in Banff started in good form with a breakfast buffet at the Sleeping Buffalo. Strategically, I packed my plate with things to fuel me for a full day. Eggs, build-your-own granola yoghurt and the venison sausages became stand-bys. After a…

[CONTEST] Want to be a Menchies Frozen Yogurt Summer VIP?

7 Jul, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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If you haven’t noticed by now summer has finally arrived.  And if you’re like me, you have been exploring every way imaginable to beat this heat —that includes shoving a frozen bag of peas down your shirt to beat the boob sweat.  Don’t deny you’ve done that, you know you have girl. So you would not believe my face when I got an e-mail asking me to be a summer ambassador for Menchies Canada.  Do you know what that means awesome…

#FeedYourOriginal with TABASCO® Original Red Sauce

7 Jul, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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If there is one thing I joke about as a food writer, it’s about how much hot sauce I have gifted to me.  If you ever need to spice up your life, just holla at a girl and I’ll hook you up. I’m actually not joking, call me. But the one thing that remains tried and true regardless of all the hot sauces and different concoctions of pepper mashes and spice blends that are currently residing in my cupboards and refrigerator…