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My day at Kensington Market – famous food bloggers, food tours and delicious food

My day at Kensington Market – famous food bloggers, food tours and delicious food

Today was the first sunny (and warm) weekend that Toronto has had all spring so I took the opportunity to visit one of my favourite neighbourhoods – Kensington Market. Little did I know that I would stumble upon a famous food blogger, a food tour in progress and have some of the most delicious fries(…)

Pork meatball recipe

Pork meatball recipe

This is the pork meatball recipe I used for an experiment that my friends and I did to see if the meat in Chinatown is safe to eat. (Note: The key is not to use too many ingredients so the flavour of the pork can really shine through) Pork meatballs (makes 24 mini meatballs) Ingredients:(…)

Loblaws launches No Name Naturally Imperfect

Loblaws launches No Name Naturally Imperfect

I was so happy to hear the other week that Loblaws is selling discounted produce in Ontario and Quebec. It will be sold under a new No Name brand called “Naturally Imperfect” as a way to reduce food waste and make healthy food more accessible. This is just months after I watched a food documentary(…)

The cronut craze is still happening

The cronut craze is still happening

I haven’t had a chance to visit New York City this year yet but ran into a friend who was just there last week. She a dietitian and a foodie just like me and she told me about a bakery she ran into that had line ups down the street to try something called a(…)

Croissunday

Croissunday

I have a to give a big shout out to my friend Liz who told me about Croissunday (#croissunday), also known as Croissant Sunday, that happened over the weekend. This is the second year that NADÈGE Patisserie has done Croissunday where specialty croissant flavours are available for one day only. I have been a huge fan of(…)

Nutrition Month 2015 – Cooking with lentils event

Nutrition Month 2015 – Cooking with lentils event

Every year, Canadian Lentils organizes a hands-on cooking demonstration for dietitians across Canada to kick off nutrition month. This year, the Toronto event took place at Cirillo’s Culinary Academy – a beautifully design cooking studio that offers six different cooking stations for cooking events. The event was hosted by Gloria Tsang, Vancouver-based dietitian, founder of(…)

The Restaurants Canada Show 2015

The Restaurants Canada Show 2015

I’ve gone to a number of food events this year but was feeling a little underwhelmed after attending some of the consumer shows so I decided to check out a food event that was for industry only. The Restaurants Canada Show took place over three days from March 1 to 3 at the Direct Energy(…)

ChocoSol Traders – Jaguar chocolate workshop

ChocoSol Traders – Jaguar chocolate workshop

I just want to give a quick shout out about an upcoming event that is happening for people who love chocolate. ChocoSol Traders is having a Jaguar Chocolate Workshop on Thursday, March 12 from 6-9pm. I had the pleasure of taking a hands-on workshop at ChocoSol Traders last year and was blown away by how much I learned about what is(…)

Product review: SodaStream sparkling water makers

Product review: SodaStream sparkling water makers

I have been seeing SodaStream sparkling water makers everywhere these days. SodaStream promotes itself as a company that makes water exciting – encouraging you to drink more water by making water fun while being sustainable. When I first saw these machines I thought it was a way for people to make their own homemade pop but(…)

Chocolate isn’t good for you after all

Chocolate isn’t good for you after all

As a dietitian I keep hearing this questions time and time again – is chocolate good for you? Some common responses: Yes! Because it contains anti-oxidants. (This is true) No. Because chocolate contains a lot of fat and sugar. (This is also true) *sigh* I always find headlines like this exhausting because truth be told,(…)