Okay, okay, I know it isn’t officially summer quite yet, and it won’t be for a little while. However, the weather that us Ontarians have been experiencing as of late suggests otherwise, and even though I’m sure we will be slammed with winter-like weather again at some point because the weather here in Ontario is … More Here’s how to make the perfect mojito this summer
Coffee is arguably something a lot of us thrive off of. Live off of, even. Personally, I drink more coffee than I would like to admit, and that’s after cutting back quite drastically; when I was in university I was drinking eight to ten cups a day, which is a tad excessive. Because I’m such … More Need a reason to drink more coffee? Read this
Comfort food, as the name suggests, is a dish of any kind or form that brings the consumer joy upon eating it. That’s my own personal definition of the term, anyways. It is rather unfortunate that because comfort is intended to bring comfort, it is normally not the most nutritious item of food we put … More Do you have a go-to comfort food?
I haven’t met too many people that don’t like macaroni and cheese, and arguably for a good reason; what isn’t there to like about soft, chewy noodles wrapped in a warm, gooey, cheesy hug? When I was avoiding gluten, dairy and egg in my diet a couple of years ago, it is safe to say … More Here’s how to make the best mac and cheese
I think it is relatively safe to say that within the past few years, avocados have exploded in terms of popularity. I happen to love avocado and have always tried to fit it into my diet, so I certainly have no complaints about it becoming more and more of a staple food in so many … More Yes, avocados really are a superfood
Kitchen scraps, or food scraps, depending on what you prefer to call them, aren’t exactly the easiest things to make use of. It is difficult to come up with a way to incorporate food scraps into your cooking routine, so often times we tend to throw these ingredients away, however, food waste is something I’m … More Here’s how to make use of those kitchen scraps
If you’re a resident of Brant or Norfolk County, there is a chance you have heard of Robby’s Pizza & Wings, either their Brantford or Burford location. And, if you haven’t, I’m reluctant to tell you that you have one hundred per cent been missing out in terms of pizza consumption, as well as wings … More Yes, you need to try Robby’s Pizza & Wings
I know, I know. You likely read the title of this post and said to yourself, ‘what in the literal hell?’ which is a rather understandable thought. Peanut butter is a delightful concoction many of us make use of on a daily basis, but it isn’t exactly something that we associate with personality and its … More Here’s how your choice of peanut butter relates to your personality
As promised, I figured I would share some more nifty and pretty useful kitchen and cooking hacks with all of you in a continuation of my post a couple of days ago. Again, this information comes from greatist.com. “Though you technically can eat strawberries whole, most of us would rather not. Press a straw through the bottom … More Even more kitchen hacks
I’ve been on a bit of a food kick as of late in terms of the topics I’m discussing in my posts. I’m not exactly sure why, and I hope you don’t mind, but for now, I’m sticking with this form of inspiration. Cooking is a rather valuable skill in this thing we call life. … More Have you heard of these kitchen hacks?
I would argue that 2020 was the year of the charcuterie board. While the concept of serving meats, cheeses, crackers and spreads is one as old as time when it comes to entertaining, placing these items on a wooden slab in a beautiful display is where the charcuterie element comes in, and this type of … More Here’s how to make the ultimate charcuterie board
As I sit here writing this post, I am doing so with a tummy full of mashed potatoes, a component of what I had for dinner. Mashed potatoes are, without a doubt, a classic comfort food staple, and I think I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t enjoy this delicious and satisfying dish. My … More Here’s how to make the absolute best mashed potatoes
A few evenings ago, my family and I enjoyed a delectable meal from Devlin’s. The menu happened to be a Southwest theme, and while we ordered quite a few different items, one that stood out in terms of flavour was their Southern rice. I can honestly say it was some of the tastiest rice I’ve … More This is how to make the best homemade Southwest rice
If you reside in Brant or Norfolk County, chances are you’ve heard of Devlin’s. Located in the heart of Mount Pleasant, Devlin’s Country Bistro has been an integral component of the village community since it first opened in 1990. Devlin’s, for my family and I, is a place we prefer to give our business for … More Here’s why you need to try Devlin’s Country Bistro
Since we got a puppy a few months ago, keeping a watchful eye over him and what he tries to eat has been a bit of a challenge. Aside from a few foods that aren’t necessarily the best for pups, he’s eaten Christmas ornaments, magazines, stones and an assortment of animal poop. It’s been fun, … More Here’s what your dog can and cannot eat
Potstickers are truly a delight to experience. If you’ve never had one, or if you’re unfamiliar with what they are, potstickers are a Chinese dumpling that is typically consumed in China and other regions of East Asia. They’re a significant component of meals and signature dishes served and enjoyed throughout the Chinese New Year, but … More Here’s how to make potstickers at home
For whatever reason, food just seems to taste better when consumed in the late hours of the evening. We all know eating late isn’t the best practice as it can be a hindrance to our metabolism, but from time to time, you gotta cave and raid the fridge after binging Netflix for hours and it’s … More Yes, eating late at night really is as bad as you think
You simply cannot go wrong with a classic, coveted, juicy, meaty hamburger. It’s such a simple creation yet so delightful, and unless you’re vegetarian or vegan, I would wager that hamburgers are one of the best choices of comfort food to enjoy in existence. I could be wrong in my assumptions, but I do love … More Here’s how to make the best homemade hamburgers
For anyone who hasn’t made use of a vegetable powder, it is understandable why the purpose of it may be questioned. Why take vegetables in a powder form when you can just eat them as is? While this is an absolutely valid question, for people like myself who aren’t the biggest fan of veggies but … More These are 2020’s best vegetable powders
It’s hard to comprehend how anyone could dislike ice cream. Aside from tooth sensitivity or an allergy or intolerance to dairy, I simply cannot understand why one would refrain from consuming this creamy creation sent from the angels themselves. If you weren’t already aware, dogs happen to love ice cream. I can’t exactly speak for … More Ben and Jerry’s … for dogs
I’m not the biggest fan of mushrooms. I can appreciate them in the sense they’re incredibly versatile and offer a multitude of benefits to those of us who consume them, but I just cannot get past their texture. I can do button mushrooms from time to time, but not the bigger, badder guys. Blagh. Despite … More Check out these mushroom types and the benefits they offer
With each passing year, we humans are able to witness new developments in technology and innovation that surpass any previous findings. It is pretty spectacular that our fascination, admiration and appreciation of a new development can be quickly redirected towards the newest and best thing, and it goes to show how far we have come … More Making shoes from … mushrooms?
Bad habits are easy enough to unconsciously undertake. Small, irregular behaviours, in time, become more prominent and repetitive, unfortunately resulting in, often times, a habit we wish we hadn’t picked up. Poor habits are understandably something all of us have some experience with, and I would wager that more of us dabbled in shitty habits … More Did 2020 prompt you to start a bad habit?
I wouldn’t exactly say that the benefits of drinking green tea are obscure. In fact, I would say it’s quite the opposite; most of us are aware of the health benefits that come from green tea, but despite being conscious of this beverage’s advantageous properties, I question how many of us are aware of what … More Yes, you should be drinking more green tea
If you’re a resident of Ontario, then you, like me, are facing lockdown round two. After the first lockdown we experienced and all of the negative effects it had on numerous small businesses, I was sincerely hoping we wouldn’t enter another; alas, here we are. I would just like to say that while it is … More Order takeout – it’s more important than ever
Caesar salad is quite arguably a staple dish in the North American diet. You really can’t go wrong with a classic caesar salad; I would wager even the pickiest vegetable eaters make an exception for caesar salad. The thing about caesar salad that truly makes it so delicious is the dressing. And, there is a … More Here’s how to make the best homemade caesar salad dressing
Holiday-oriented drinks are, for a lot of us, an integral component of the holidays. Sipping on a Christmas inspired beverage is a sure way to get into the holiday spirit, so it makes sense why there have been so many festive drinks created to commemorate this celebration. I’m not too savvy with Christmas drinks, so … More Here are some festive drinks to try out this Christmas
Energy is a rather essential component of daily life for most of us. Pretty well everything we do in a given day requires energy; talking, moving, and even thinking. Considering how heavily we depend on energy to be able to function, when we’re finding ourselves to be feeling a little sluggish or lethargic, it can … More Feeling sluggish? Try these foods for energy
I’m going to be a bit of a humbug and admit that I seriously dislike gingerbread in any form. I’ve never liked it and doubt I ever will, and I struggle to comprehend how so many of us can truly enjoy this holiday-oriented treat. Despite my lack of appreciation for gingerbread, I recognize that a … More Here’s how to make the best gingerbread this Christmas
We all know how important it is to drink enough water. As humans, our bodies heavily depend on water and the properties it offers, so it makes sense why water consumption is drilled into us from a young age. While we’re all aware of the importance of drinking water, it turns out that water consumption … More Can water make you happier?