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Anna Eidt & Her Vintage Plates for a Modern World

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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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…

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
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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…

Kickin’ Ass and Takin’ Names: Flour Girl Cupcakes

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Kirthan Aujlay
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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…

Just Like Ma: Greeking Out in Hidden Valley with Yuli’s Granny’s Greek Salad Recipe

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Yuli Scheidt
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My grandma was the type of cook to keep to the recipe, so any time we noticed she went off script we were there to be supportive. Offer up the yums and the belly rubs to show we really liked it, and that her biggest way of showing us love was appreciated. Really, this kind of thing was very important to her, if you burped after (or during) one of her meals, she’d take it as a “compliments to the…

Come Dish Out on the PC® Insiders Collection™

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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So if you’re a big fan of President Choice and their innovation products, then you may have heard they just recently rolled out their newest PC® Insiders Collection™ for the holidays.  Um, can I just say it’s mega dreamy?!? First things first, there are more than 70 different products featured in the line for this year in four different and distinct entertaining including dine, brunch, mingle and gift. Just recently, I had the chance to go and visit the PC® Insiders Collection™ pop-up…

Real Talk: Plus Size Pregnancy

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Guest Post
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Julia Horel is the publisher at Shameless Magazine.  She’s passionate about reproductive justice, fat acceptance and body image and in this Real Talk she shares with us her thoughts on all those things as she begins her pregnancy.  Like many others, before becoming pregnant, I had a number of worries, fears and questions. Some of my worries were related to pregnancy in general, and some of them were specific to my fat identity. I’m now 19 weeks along in my second…

Food oasis amidst Toronto’s concrete jungle: First Canadian Place’s Food Terrace

11 Nov, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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For those of us who live and work in the downtown core, sometimes food selection can become a bit of a daunting task.  In a city rich with options, it is never a question of where you want to go but more about what will give you the best experience, who will provide you with a unique experience and what selection will go beyond food for that one hour you can escape your desk (if you can escape your desk) and your just…

Skyhigh for The One Eighty’s new fall menu

11 Nov, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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It was just in March of 2015 that we were invited to The One Eighty to check out the brand new relaunch that happened from itself former self, the Panorama Lounge. While the view from the 51st floor was still the same: breathtaking and an obvious draw – it was the food and cocktails that really had us talking. For starters, the menu had lots of different and playful options, that really speak to the culinary vibrancy of Toronto as…

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