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

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Yuli Scheidt

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

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…

Goodbye and thanks for all the memories!

12 Dec, 2015  |  by FGFSadmin

Hey fellow fat babes,  It comes with great sadness, much thought, and a heavy heart that after almost three years, the Squad is going on indefinite hiatus as of January 1, 2016. Fat Girl Food Squad has been a labour of love, not just for Yuli and Ama, but all the Squads across Canada and the United States.  We cannot express the amount of gratitude we want to show our contributors and guest writers, many of whom have been with…


Vegan Cooking with Gillian – Cheesy Potato Casserole

11 Nov, 2015  |  by Gillian Kreft
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When I was younger scalloped potatoes & potatoes au gratin were some of my favorite dishes. You can probably tell through my posts that potatoes are my favorite food, hands down. I haven’t found a good alternative to the potatoes I ate growing up as a vegan and thought I would combine a little from each recipe to make this vegan version. It’s closer to scalloped potatoes than potatoes au gratin but it still has some of the characteristics of…


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…


#WomanCrushWednesday – Editor in Chief for the Fader, Naomi Zeichner

11 Nov, 2015  |  by rochellelatinsky

This week I’m dedicating my very first #WomanCrushWednesday post to a woman who’s way with words and love of Drake is almost bigger than the entirety of the The 6ix (Toronto). I recently had the opportunity to meet a long time journalistic idol of mine – Naomi Zeichner. Naomi is currently the Editor in Chief for The Fader. A publication that continues to remain relevant and interesting despite the perpetual slog for page views. Her interview style and casual ease is…


Skyhigh for The One Eighty’s new fall menu

11 Nov, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver

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…


Different Ways to Cook with All-Bran

11 Nov, 2015  |  by rochellelatinsky
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When you think of All Bran the first thing that comes to mind is fibre. Little did I know that the pantry staple of my childhood is an excellent addition to all kinds of dishes. I recently had the opportunity to sample some tasty dishes where All Bran was the star. Chef Craig Harding of Campagnolo graciously opened up his restaurant to myself and a few other media folks to showcase why All Bran is not just a breakfast treat….


A Taste of Ylfa Helgadóttir’s Iceland

11 Nov, 2015  |  by Geo Peck

Every year, an oft forgotten country sends out its feelers to the rest of the world, pleading “I’m here! I’m here! Look at all my awesome things!” And that tiny, awesome country is Iceland. It also happens to be my favorite place, but I really do think you should try to find that out for yourself by going for a visit. If you can’t make it there to meet Iceland in person, there is always The Taste of Iceland to…