#WomenCrushWednesday – feminist artist Frances Cannon

11 Nov, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver

I’m not going to lie, I don’t remember how exactly I stumbled across Frances Cannon’s Instagram page but one night when I was doing my usual thing of endlessly scrolling through image after image of photos, I came across it. There in front of me was one of her images that stopped me dead in my tracks and for good reason, too. This Melbourne based artist name is Frances Cannon (whose work can be found via her Instagram page and…


Vegan Cooking with Gillian – Quick & Easy Leek & Potato Tart

11 Nov, 2015  |  by Gillian Kreft
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This will be my third Thanksgiving as a vegan and every year I try to come up with something different  (and QUICK/EASY) to serve. Last year I veganized my favorite potatoes au gratin recipe and this year, I wanted to try to makes a rift off a savory cashew tart. I found some beautiful looking leeks at the grocery store and thought they would be great in a tart with some buttery yellow potatoes. I’m definitely making this for friends-giving…


Proactiv Chia makes for easy breakfast

11 Nov, 2015  |  by Vanessa Vaillant

Chia seeds are one of the hottest superfoods right now and rightfully so.  They are high in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, and vitamins like manganese and magnesium.  Prana’s organic Proactiv Chia has brought these tiny power seeds to the next level by adding probiotics to the table.  As Jamie Lee Curtis has taught us, probiotics aid in digestion and general healthy gut flora.  What’s not to love?  Chia seeds are an easy way to add tons of nutrition to whatever…


Wanderlust: A Love Letter to Montreal

11 Nov, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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Dear Montreal, It’s hard not to be captivated by your city. With each and every single visit, I find there are more and more things that I am discovering and falling in love. Your city has a frenetic yet calm, cool and collecting pace – something that as I get older and older, I’m craving more and more with each passing day. Everywhere I look and turn in Montreal, be it that cobblestone street or farmer’s market, I feel as…


Real Talk: On #SmallBoobsClub & Idenity

11 Nov, 2015  |  by Yuli Scheidt
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Some of the harshest criticisms I’ve received for being fat have been from myself. Sure, in elementary school  I was called Crater Maker, was told I could block out the sun, and during swim practice Anthony P. liked to draw attention to “them rolls” in his loudest voice so it would carry over the dome of the Aquaplex. But those insults are tame in comparison to the things I said to myself in my head daily about being Plus Size…


Cooking in the kitchen with MissFresh

11 Nov, 2015  |  by rochellelatinsky

October was a pretty busy month for me. In between the election and other life commitments I found myself absent from the kitchen. I like to get at least one super healthy meal in a day to keep my energy up and that good glow on my skin, but time simply wasn’t on my side. Then fate intervened and MissFresh came into my life. MissFresh is the newest company on the block that offers “unique recipes and pre-portioned fresh ingredients…


Women of Iceland: Taste of Iceland to Spotlight Women in Food

11 Nov, 2015  |  by Yuli Scheidt

As flights to Iceland remain astoundingly affordable, the Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Oceans has been more and more on my mind. I’m extra excited about this year’s Taste of Iceland events because of the on focus on women. I did a fist pump at my desk when I read that the spotlight chef for the dinner at Luma was Ylfa Helgadóttir. Ylfa is chef de cuisine and co-owner of Kopar, where the kitchen, management and FOH…


Bookmarked: Dietland by Sarai Walker

11 Nov, 2015  |  by Carly Mcleod
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As someone who loves books,  (full disclosure: I am a person who usually sticks to non-fiction), I jumped at the chance to read Sarai Walker’s Dietland. Finally, a feminist adult fiction book I could sink my teeth into. Dietland followed me to the beach, and on a road trip this past summer, and is coming out on top as my favourite read of 2015. We meet Plum Kettle, a fat woman who answers as a for a teen girls’ magazine…


Real Talk: Avalai – The Care Package for You & Your Period

11 Nov, 2015  |  by Yuli Scheidt
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The next best thing to no taxes on tampons and other feminine hygiene products, would be if these “luxury” items where free. So the next-next best thing is actually a really great thing. Avalai  is by Canadian women, for Canadian women who get periods, delivering tampons, pads, and snacks right to your door. I’m one of the 30% women who do not have regular or predictable periods, so it was kismet that my package from Avalai came to my door just when…


Meet Us At The Red Tomato

11 Nov, 2015  |  by Kirthan Aujlay
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Toronto is all about pizza. It seems that every month there’s a new place in town claiming that its pizza recipe is the only one you need in your life. The options are endless and why not? All you need is a quality crust, flavourful sauce, and cheese and you can do just about anything with it. When Ama and I were invited to try some new additions to the menu at The Red Tomato (a long time staple of…