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Brunch on a budget

Posted by Rachel Herscovici on April 2, 2015 @ 09:05 a.m. EDT
Tags: Brunch, Frittata, Recipe, Waffles


Brunch has become a ritual of sorts, especially in our student culture. We plan it methodically

and deal with life’s biggest problems over the mid­morning meal.

It’s the ultimate foodie experience: you show up to your favourite spot and gorge on scones, eggs and smoked salmon like it’s your day job. And on Sundays, it is.

We have British author Guy Beringer to thank for inventing this weekend tradition. He coined the word “brunch” in his 1865 article entitled “Brunch: A Plea” in Hunter’s Weekly.

Brunch evolved into a meal adopted by the influx of non­church going folk in the post­war era of North America. Since most restaurants were closed on Sundays, hotels took on the idea to offer luxurious spreads.

According to Beringer, “[b]y eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, brunch would make life brighter for ... Read more...

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Post-St. Patrick’s Day smoothie cure

Posted by Katherine Meagher on March 13, 2015 @ 10:11 a.m. EDT
Tags: Detox, Smoothie, St Patricks Day


With green cocktails, green jello shots and green beer, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations can leave you feeling a little bit — you guessed it — green.

There are a lot of theories on how to best recover from a hangover — some swear by a big, greasy breakfast, others a big mug of coffee.

A few will even tell you that nothing beats the hair of the dog that bit you — a bit of whatever you were drinking the night before may do the trick.

It’s generally better to avoid large quantities of dense foods the morning after a big drink.

Greasy foods can be hard on your stomach, particularly if you’re already feeling a bit sick.

Coffee can be a bit more forgiving, particularly if you’re so devoted to your cup o’ Joe that skipping a morning will ... Read more...

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Shrimp-stuffed avocados

Posted by Betsy Hu on February 4, 2015 @ 11:57 a.m. EST
Tags: Healthy snacks, Recipe, Stuffed avocado

I’ve come across many pictures of stuffed avocado on Pinterest and Instagram, but they’ve never really explained how to make it.

I finally came up with my own recipe. All the ingredients are relatively healthy, rich in protein and contain good fats. Even the butter isn’t that bad for you, if eaten in moderation. It’s better than margarine, which contains more chemicals and oils. The other ingredients, such as shrimp, avocado and eggs, are all whole foods, which helps with digestion and metabolism. Eggs and shrimp also have loads of protein that will give you energy through the day.

You can’t go wrong with avocados ― they’re rich in omega-3 and contain heart-healthy fatty acid.

Here’s the recipe below to make a healthy and filling snack.



½ tsp. of butter
1 tsp. of salt (add more or ...

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Super Bowl oven fries

Posted by Chloe Sobel on January 30, 2015 @ 10:23 a.m. EST
Tags: fries, Super Bowl


Growing up, my mother never made French fries at home.

It was partly because we didn’t have a deep fryer and partly because of her deep-seated belief that frying things is “bad for you”. Though she may be right, there’s no denying that oven fries are easier and cheaper to make.

They’re also the perfect Super Bowl snack — few dishes have the universal appeal of the fry. Make a ton before the big game so you can pig out on them while cheering on whichever team you’ve declared arbitrary allegiance to. It’s the American way.

You can also try variations to this simple recipe to add your own personal twist, whether you’re craving something cheesy, saucy or spicy.


• At least one large baking potato (more depending on how many people you’re feeding)

• Salt

• Olive ...

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Quick and healthy breakfast ideas

Posted by Lauren Wininger on January 20, 2015 @ 01:52 p.m. EST
Tags: Breakfast, Cookies, Cooking, Eggs, Fruit, Smoothie


When you’re rushed to make it to an early class, breakfast is often the last thing on your mind. Luckily, these recipes don’t take long to whip up and can be made with everyday ingredients. They’re healthier than a bowl of sugary cereal but taste just as delicious. With these four healthy breakfast ideas, you’re day will be off to the right start.

Thumbprint breakfast cookie

I know what you’re thinking: cookies for breakfast? I was thinking the same thing before my roommate showed me this recipe. Not only are these cookies crazy good, they’re also really healthy. You can also mix it up and try adding some cocoa powder or raw peanut butter. Either way, these cookies are amazing. I promise you won’t feel so bad about eating the whole batch in one sitting.

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Vegan and gluten-free cookie dough bites

Posted by Kyla Craig on January 13, 2015 @ 02:30 p.m. EST
Tags: Cookie Dough, Gluten free, Healthy, Recipe, Vegan


Now that 2015 has begun, many of us have set New Year’s resolutions that we may or may not keep. For some, these resolutions include changes in diet, like choosing gluten-free options or becoming vegan.

These vegan, gluten-free cookie dough bites are a yummy treat that are very easy to prepare. There’s no baking involved and they can be eaten raw because they don’t contain any eggs. With just five ingredients, they won’t take you more than 20 minutes to make.

Cookie dough bites are, in my opinion, a revolutionary idea in the world of baking. Now you can safely and guiltlessly take part in what’s arguably the best part of baking chocolate chip cookies ― eating the raw cookie dough.

Even if you’re not on a strict gluten-free or vegan diet like myself, you can still enjoy these delicious ... Read more...

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Grey Cup game menu

Posted by Brent Moore on November 26, 2014 @ 11:32 p.m. EST
Tags: Chicken burgers, Fries, Grilled peppers, Protein, Sweet potatoes, Vegetables

Grey Cup food

After running over the Edmonton Eskimos last weekend, the Calgary Stampeders are facing the Hamilton Tiger-Cats this Sunday for the 102nd Grey Cup. What better way to celebrate than by hosting a barbeque blowout?

Barbeque season is drawing to a close so it’s important to take advantage of the weather while it’s still here. This Grey Cup meal is cooked entirely on the grill and features a balanced mix of protein and veggies.

If someone else is hosting, these items can be prepped at home and cooked on location. Make sure you get a good spot on the couch because this year’s Cup is going to be fun ― and delicious.

Sweet potato fries with simple aioli
Sweet potato fries are an easy fan favourite. Serving them with a garlic aioli will take them to the ... Read more...

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Flavourful fall soup

Posted by Monica O'Rourke on November 23, 2014 @ 06:01 p.m. EST
Tags: Comfort food, Fall, Recipe, Soup


Nothing is more comforting during the long, barren winter than a homemade soup, especially when dealing with an abundance of essays and exams. This soup will warm you up, keep you full and is quick and easy to make. Most importantly, you’ll have plenty of leftovers. This recipe can also be altered for veggie or meat lovers, those who can’t handle spice and those who put hot sauce on everything.


Yields approximately 8-10 servings

-One tetra box (900 mL) of chicken broth

-One can (796 mL) of diced tomatoes

-One jar (650 mL) of mild or spicy salsa

-One can (453) of refried beans


-One can (540 mL) of black beans

-One can (540 mL) of chickpeas

-Two chicken breasts (can be leftovers)


There are two ways to make this soup, depending on whether or ... Read more...

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Wining and dining

Posted by Brendon Dawson AND Ekaterina Manoilenko on November 7, 2014 @ 10:21 a.m. EST
Tags: Cheese, LCBO, Wine


Often associated with dinners, galas and other pomp activities, wine is typically left on the rack during Friday afternoon LCBO visits.

Brendon has been working in a restaurant since high school and developed an affinity for fine grapes shortly after completing his SmartServe.

Ekaterina has loved wine since a young age — there are different rules in Russia — and had the opportunity to explore many vineyards in Cape Town this past summer. The best to way to get into wine is to simply start drinking it. This shouldn’t be as intimidating an exercise as students make it out to be; wines are labelled to describe their flavours, after all.

Wine is beautiful because it’s a constant and enjoyable learning process — new grape varietals, locations and methods are continuously complementing ancient techniques. We’ve done the work for you ... Read more...

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Crunchy millet muffin recipe

Posted by Natasa Bansagi on October 27, 2014 @ 12:36 p.m. EDT
Tags: Baking, Muffins, Nutella, Recipe

Millet muffin

If food is meant to bring people together, I can think of nothing better than muffins to do the trick. The sound of the cooking timer has never failed to propel me into the kitchen and has often led to negotiations in my family about who gets to “clean up” the remaining chocolaty batter from the bowl.

It’s the unique crunchiness of millet muffins, however, that makes them stand out to me. A gluten-free grain, millet has high protein content and contains many nutrients, such as magnesium, calcium and fiber.

Paired with a boiled egg and your choice of coffee or tea, these muffins make a great breakfast. You can also freeze them to enjoy a tasty treat at any time.

2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/3 cup millet
1 tsp. baking powder
1 ...

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