Posts Tagged ‘Recipes’

Want to DIY Your Own Tofu? Here’s How!

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Amanda Spinosa

When presented with the idea of making tofu from scratch, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little intimidated. It seems like it would be a very intense process, but I’ll try anything once so I dove in head first with my fingers crossed. When my Make-Your-Own Tofu Kit from Morinaga arrived in the mail, I couldn’t wait to try it out. On their website, you can order all different types of kits ranging from silken to extra…

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

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®…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Enter a World of Cake Magic with Sweetapolita Bakebook

7 Jul, 2015  |  by Aviva Cohen

Flip through the Sweetapolita Bakebook and it presents like a child’s fever dream. It is the real life version of when Homer ran through the Land of Chocolate or if you ever played the board game Candyland and wished it were real. This very sweet bake book, created by Rosie Alyea, also the creator of the Sweetapolita website is full of 75 fanciful cakes, cookies and more. The book is filled with fun cool little surprises like making your own sprinkles,…

Cooking at Home with Chef’s Plate

7 Jul, 2015  |  by Vanessa Vaillant
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The idea behind Chef’s Plate is smart.  They send a box right to your door filled with exactly what you need to cook a full meal with the recipe included.  Each week they offer six different meal options through their website which you can order as a two or four person plan.  The subscriptions are flexible and you can cancel at any time, so there isn’t the same commitment as something like a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box.  They also…

Easy Cookin’ with Minute Rice [CONTEST]

5 May, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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I’m going to level with  you here: when most recipes call for rice, I have absolutely no shame in grabbing a box of Minute Rice.  Like most, I just don’t have the time to put into making a perfectly cooked batch of rice and I don’t own a rice cooker. For years and years, food recipes and chefs have told us that anything instant, frozen or canned is a huge no-no when cooking things from scratch.  But the reality of the…