Charleston Travel Guide: What to see and eat in the Low Country

Canada and cold are practically synonymous, so A and I escaped the sub-zero temperatures for five days earlier this month to the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina. Bye, snow boots; hello, sunglasses!

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Eating and Stampeding: Our top Calgary picks

A week in July at one of the world’s biggest festivals in a city we’d never visited was bound to be exciting, but just how great a trip we would have was yet to be known.

The Calgary Stampede, which ran from July 8-17 this year, is an event on many peoples’ bucket lists – if not for the top-tier country music line-up, world-class rodeo acts or epic parade, then for the infamous deep-fried food concoctions and sky-high midway rides.

We went for all those things, and more, which we’ll later get into. But we also learned that Calgary is a city with an impressive food scene and home to innovative, widely recognized chefs creating masterful dishes with a diversity of flavours. Continue reading “Eating and Stampeding: Our top Calgary picks”

Refined Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cups: This is what dreams are made of

Four ingredients, no-bake, vegan and decadent

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Five days of oatmeal: recipe ideas to fuel your mornings

Oatmeal seems to have had a resurgence as of late — it certainly has for me. And why shouldn’t it? The breakfast staple is inexpensive, healthy, hearty and versatile. 

Growing up, my Dad would make a big pot of oatmeal every morning as fuel for our busy school day ahead — he called it “funky porridge,” adding in any mix of pantry ingredients handy that day (apple cinnamon was a favourite). At the time, I spooned in brown sugar and poured a swig of milk, but these days a swirl of almond milk on top does the trick. But just like back then, a bowl of this delicious and nutritious classic keeps me full all morning long. Continue reading “Five days of oatmeal: recipe ideas to fuel your mornings”

Battle of the brownies

We’ve previously done a Battle of the Burgers post. Well, welcome its sweeter neighbour, Battle of the Brownies!

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Sugar-Free Snack Swap

Similar to Cookie Swaps popular around the holidays, my sugar-free version had guests make and bring something refined sugar-free to share and take home so people could get new recipe inspiration for healthy snacks.

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