DAVIDsTEA has always been one of my favourite shops to stop by in the mall. When they came out with The Macaron Collection, I was ecstatic! With Spring just around the corner, I rounded up a few things that remind me of warmer weather rather than this dreary cold that Toronto has been given. With 6 macaron-inspired teas and 3 super cute mugs for spring, you will be transported to Paris in minutes.
Every year around Halloween, DAVIDsTEA brings back seasonal teas that were well loved but discontinued "back from the dead". The Back from the Dead coffin set contains 3 teas including Maple Sugar, Stormy Night and Swamp Water. Only 2 of these teas are available separately so to get the third flavour, you have to get the coffin set. Act now since this is a limited edition set and once they're gone, these flavours might not be back next year!
Hey Toronto! I've got some exciting news!! The Food Writing Awards and I have teamed up to show you what Canada has to offer in terms of your favourite Canadian cookbook authors! Read more to see how you can RSVP for this FREE event!!
I've been really wishing for summer weather as the days here in Toronto have been super cold (where did that snow come from?!). Hey Mother Nature, I thought it was supposed to be Spring already!! Despite the snow, I've been trying to stay positive and make my favourite summer dish: pasta salad! All of those delicious flavours always work out so well and are a perfect addition to any BBQ or pot luck get together. I made a macaroni pasta and the results were fantastic! Seriously though... look at that beauty!!
It's the new year and everyone wants to get healthy! I recently received a copy of The Planet Friendly Diet by Cat Smiley ($29.95 CAD & USD). which is a book that features some cool tips to get healthy while also staying on a budget. I love to cook and really enjoyed testing out some of the recipes found in here. These fresh recipes are easy to make and super handy when you're not able to think creatively as there is a daily guide as to what to eat and how large your portions are. One of my favourite recipes within the book was the Baked Tilapia and I never knew that cooking with fish was so easy!
You hear about it all the time and definitely know that you should... "Healthy eating is so important, healthy eating is amazing..." But sometimes you just want a nice burger or some fried chicken. Amirite?! Don't lie... Seriously though, we all want burgers. Honestly speaking, I went from eating straight up junk food every day to eating healthy in little to no time. It's so important for you to treat your body right and here's why you need to cut some of that grease out of your life!
WayGood Tea is a Seattle-based company that specializes in different teas. All of our their teas boost your metabolism and burn fat to help you stay in shape. Sourced from around the world, founder Gar Lee developed a line of cleansing teas to improve daily life! WayGood Tea has ingredients that will help you with different areas that we all need a little help in:
Looking for new ways to mix up your breakfast with superfoods?! Chia is part of the mint family and a seed considered to be a superfood. Founded by the Aztecs, "chia" is a Mayan word for "strength". Chia seeds have grown in popularity over the years due to the many health and nutritional benefits it provides. From omega-3's, protein, calcium and gut balancing fibre, Prana ProactivCHIA is a versatile way of enhancing health and maintaining healthy gut flora. Added to smoothies, cereals, yogurts, salads, dressings or juices, the possibilities are endless!
When you're planning a workout, there's already so much to think about... what type of exercise, how many reps, staying hydrated.. etc. I just started getting my own exercise regimen in and it's tough (read here!). It's no wonder that we forget that what we put in our bodies is also an important part of our workout routine! So, what should we eat as the best pre work out foods?