Royal Wedding Themed Cooking, Baking, and Crafting!

With the Royal Wedding fast approaching, these family friendly activities will help make the event extra special and memorable. Invite friends over for a viewing party and wow them with these easy to make gourmet hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and dazzling fascinators. Kellogg’s partnered with former Royal Chef, Darren McGrady to give breakfast a posh makeover. I had…

Behind the Scenes with Global Chef Canada

  I had the chance to go behind the scenes with Rahil Rathod, the recent Gold Medal Recipient of the Canadian Culinary Federation (CCFCC) national competition. Chef Rahil has earned the honour of representing Canada in the upcoming World Chefs Global Chef Challenge this July in Malaysia.   Seventy Nations are competing in the Global Chefs…

Introducing Il Fornello’s New Vegan Menu!

Il Fornello has been a longtime Toronto favourite for wood-fired pizza and fresh made pasta. I attended a media-tasting yesterday to sample their all new vegan menu. Luckily, I took tons of pictures because words alone wouldn’t do it justice. It was an absolute delight! Il Fornello brought in a vegetarian chef, Margie Cook, to…

Savoury Macarons, the Next Big Thing?

I was skeptical at first too. I love macarons, especially high-quality imported French macarons. Just last month, I did a head-to-head comparison of two of Toronto’s biggest names Ladurée VS Nadège. Read all about the epic showdown and see who came out victorious here. I considered myself well-versed in the macaron scene… But savoury macarons? Nadège had a featured Brie and…

Mindful Monday-Visualization Meditation Exercise

Happy Mindful Monday everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and feel ready to make the most of the week ahead. I went hiking yesterday, on one of my favourite trails, near the Royal Botanical Gardens. We saw a lot of wildlife and beautiful spring landscapes but the best part was seeing Elowyn…

Cherry Blossoms in High Park, Worth Braving the Crowds?

For Torontonians, it’s not just holidays that mark the passing of seasons. Certain locations throughout the city take on special significance at various times of the year. Nathan Phillips Square for the Cavaclade of Lights, the Distillery District Christmas Market, Harbour-front Summer Festivals, Exhibition Place in August for the CNE, and the annual Spring Pilgrimage…

Black Bean Falafel Patties

Andrea Banerjee This beautiful weather makes me crave food cooked on the barbecue! Since we definitely don’t have one in our condo, I love to make plant-based burgers to fulfill the craving. While my Southwest Burgers are a favourite, this is another experimental burger patty that I’ve been enjoying lately. I love falafel, but there’s no…