• Top 10 Health Benefits of Eggplant

    Draped in a gorgeous, grape-tinted skin, this misunderstood vegetable was previously rumored to have no nutritious merit. Research has shown time and time again that this perception couldn’t be further from the truth. From baba ghanoush to ratatouille, there are various vessels of indulgence for this vibrant veggie! But these “garden eggs” must be baked or grilled […]


    A Little Pizza Heaven
    This red truck offers up the same tasty, beer friendly ‘za that is served to the young, hip set at their storefront location in Osborne Village. As my awesome co-worker Gillian says (who often edits all these articles, #blessherheart), “their garlic butter crust is so good that you should flip the pizza around […]

  • Glazed Lemon Pound Cake Loaf

    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 55 minutes
    Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
    Servings: 10


    1/2cupbutterat room temperature
    1cupwhite sugar
    3largeeggsat room temperature
    2Tbsplemon zestfrom about 1 large lemon
    1Tbsplemon juice
    1 1/2cupsall-purpose flour
    1/4tsptable salt
    1/4tspbaking soda
    1/4tspbaking powder
    1/3cupsour creamremoved from fridge 15 minutes before using


    1/2cupicing/confectioners’ sugar
    1Tbsplemon juiceplus more, as needed


    Preheat oven to 325 F. Spray an 8×4-inch loaf pan with baking spray and line […]

  • Cider-Roasted Pork Tenderloins

    Try this mouthwatering roasted pork for dinner tonight. Cider, maple and fresh ground herbs create the perfect marinade.

    Marinating this succulent pork overnight makes a luxurious and speedy weeknight dinner the next day. Here, pork tenderloin gets a marinade of cider, maple syrup, freshly ground herbs, ginger and rosemary leaves. Are you drooling yet?


    1 (12-oz) bottle […]

  • 5 Delicious Ways to Use Fresh Asparagus

    Yes, eating asparagus does make your pee smell. But once you’re past that, there are plenty of reasons to fill your plate with more of this spring superfood. The bright-green veggie is packed with good-for-you vitamins and minerals like vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6, as well as folate, iron, copper, calcium, protein, and […]

  • 10 clean eating recipes for spring


    Hi! It me. In salad form. This salad is the happiest spring recipe I can think of. It’s inspired by a recipe from The First Mess, so naturally it’s loaded with all kinds of vegetable texture, crunch, and color such as: riced cauliflower, sliced apples, roasty chickpeas, avocado, fistfuls of herbs, […]

  • How to Grill Perfect Lamb Rib or Loin Chops

    whether you’re a lamb lover, hater, or somewhere in between, it’s worth trying your hand at lamb on the grill. It’s one of the greatest ways to cook this incredible meat.

    A Chop Above the Rest

    When considering the right chops for the job, you pretty much have three different options. First, the economical shoulder chops, cut […]

  • 8 Unexpected Ways to Use Sriracha

    This fiery red sauce is full of flavour and a favourite in Asian cooking. If using this spicy sauce in stir fry dishes isn’t fulfilling your cravings, here are 8 ways you can kick it up a notch with a liberal dose of Sriracha.

    1. Sriracha and Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts

    Pan-roasting gives a golden brown crust […]


    1. Cut up the chicken properly
    Satisfy both dark meat and white meat preference but using a whole chicken cut into pieces. Whether you cut up the bird yourself or buy it pre-butchered, it pays to go an extra step and cut each chicken breast into two or three pieces. Smaller breast pieces will have a […]