Monday, April 25, 2016

A Food Sisterhood's kind of Mother's Day - Wining and Dining

The kitchen's full of gadgets that have never seen the light of day, the closet's full of clothes even our grandmothers won't wear and the number of flower bouquets purchased could be enough to decorate a wedding. 

We've finally ran out of mother's day gift ideas after 27 years of brainstorming. Luckily for us, LifeExperiences came along and we were filled with hope again. Let's be real, as great as physical gifts are, they often end up in a box somewhere in the basement until it's time for spring cleaning. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

RECIPE | Quick & healthy yogurt bowl with iögo's new format pouch!

Sometimes, I just want a snack that's easy to prepare but also healthy - especially after working out (I'm trying to be more active this year).  With the weather getting warmer in the city, I find myself craving fresh fruits. What better way to enjoy them than with some granola and yogurt? I picked up the new iogo package the other day, which came in a resealable bag and decided to make a yogurt bowl.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

EVENT | Marine Stewardship Council: Learning where our seafood comes from

For the past little while, the talk of the town has been all about going organic. It's been really interesting to learn about regulations and its impacts. We do have to admit that it's a little daunting to know the non-organic tomatoes we've been buying are not actually supposed to be the size of a watermelon. Another industry that we recently learned about was the seafood market and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and what we can do as consumers to ensure that we're buying sustainable seafood. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

REVIEW | MeNami at Yonge & Finch specializes in unique udons & sakes

Noodles or rice? What a tough call - to me at least. And being quite indecisive when it comes to choosing where & what to eat, it's not an easy decision for me. Luckily, Cristina & Jon (@CJ.noms) and Jeff (@jeffahlei) made it easy for me when they invited me over to try out the newly opened MeNaMi in North York. It has received some buzz since it's opening as a popular Japanese Udon & Sake bar in that neighbourhood.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

REVIEW | Ossington Strip's Ufficio - great for cocktails & seafare

'Never drink on an empty stomach' is a lesson I learned during my time in university and an important one at that. Before a dance-filled night out with girlfriends, what better way to start the night than with good food and cocktails? A few weeks ago, we headed over to Ufficio on Ossington Ave. and Dundas St. W., a new spot that's been getting great reviews by many.


Thursday, March 10, 2016

REVIEW | Boku Sushi offers a "Taste of Tokyo" in Toronto's Distillery District

The night Toronto got 20cm of snow was the night I was at dinner for some sushi and sake - so dedicated, right? Located on Gristmill Lane in the Distillery District, Boku serves a variety of Japanese specialties including blow torched sushi, sashimi and omakase.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

LAUNCH | A Taste of FELIX LA at Gusto 101's Private Wine Cellar

Last week felt like real Canadian winter in Toronto: snowy, slushy and dreadful. Thankfully I had a memorable dinner in the Private Wine Cellar at Gusto 101 - one of my favourite Italian restaurants in the city. The Prosecco, wines and of course the food left me and my tastebuds so satisfied that the cold was the last thing on my mind for the rest of the week.