Spread some holiday spirit this season by volunteering in your local community. Whether it’s at a soup kitchen, preparing food packages at homeless shelters or fundraising to help out your favorite cause, there’s no better season than the holidays to do something meaningful and good.
Here are some ways to lend a hand, along with a couple of avocado-based, warming soup recipes to nourish body and soul.
Volunteers are always needed in just about every town or city across the cou...
By Mary Luz Mejia
Living in Madrid and visiting Spain subsequently really jolted my taste buds out of their slumber. I discovered dishes throughout Spain that, while simple to prepare, insist on being made with the very best and freshest ingredients. The trick to making great food, no matter where it’s from is simply that: Using what’s in season – fresh and flavourful – to let ingredients shine.
Spain is blessed with a terrain that gives its cuisine the option of just-fished seafood, acorn-fe...
Part of Sobeys Holiday 2017 digital experience and SM holiday campaign. Worked on the ideation of the season's recipes, this video (those are my hands making the cake and sauce), as well as approving storyboard and video concept with vendor from start to finish.
Arepas, those golden brown discs made of corn masa (dough) that usually get stuffed or topped, are the “daily bread” for a lot of Latin Americans (Especially if you hail from my home country of Colombia or neighbouring Venezuela.) Although not technically a bread, they can be consumed at any time of the day, much like the leavened stuff. They’re served up plain alongside a steaming bowl of frijoles (beans), buttered for breakfast and topped with a fried or scrambled egg, or stuffed with all s...
Spanish Red Wine and Garlic Meatballs
By: Food and travel journalist, Mary Luz Mejia
These albondigas, meatballs, are cold-weather perfect: their bite-sized, saucy goodness makes staying in and sharing a beautiful thing. Sop up the sauce with some good bread and keep the Tempranillo or Garnacha flowing.
3 tablespoons of Spanish olive oil
15 medium to large garlic cloves, peeled
3 x 3cm slices of crusty bread
1 lbs of ground veal
5 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon of ...
Digital magazine and interactive experience for Sobeys Inc.- Canada's second largest, national retail grocer. Oversaw the editorial and rich media (gifs, videos, cinemagraphs and infographics) for this quarterly magazine experience.
By the time most of us get to university, we're still woefully financially illiterate. At least I was.
Almost as soon as I stepped on campus, I was bombarded with credit card offers from just about every bank. Some, I recall, offered students freebies designed for dorm life, coupled with generous credit limits.
Here are some of my hard-earned credit lessons from my time at school, which I didn't learn in any classroom. Based on what I learned, I hope to do a better job guiding my daughter by ...
It’s not news that we eat with our eyes first. This is especially the case when you gather family and friends around the table for a holiday meal like Thanksgiving. Well, something you’re sure to be thankful of when the holiday’s roll around is our eye-pleasing presentation tips. We can also help you show off your newly-minted plating and table setting skills with a couple of crowd-friendly, avocado-based delights to boot!
Set the Scene
Whether you want casual elegance, high-end formality, or...
Relaxing in the Mile High City.
Beautiful Denver, Colorado is known as the Mile High City. It’s located on picturesque, high-rolling plains with mountains rising up in the east to heights of 11,000 feet, and the front range of the Rocky Mountains soaring just beyond them.While the city itself is not actually in the mountains, the snow-capped peaks surrounding it dominate Denver's picture-perfect panorama.Add to that a climate that offers 300 days of sunshine, a farm-to-table dining approach, ...
There’s no better time than Halloween to indulge your imagination and delight every ghoul and boy! We suggest you trick and treat your guests to some wickedly good, avo-based horror d’oeuvres and snacks. There’s a frightfully good Frankenguac on the menu, along with some eerie deviled eggs and sweet Halloween blondies, all sure to make any Halloween gathering spooktacular!
Guacamole is a party go-to, and it lends itself to some creative twists for Halloween. Frankenguac, anyo...
Make no mistake, holiday season is party season. Since most of us lead busy lives, hosts appreciate when guests arrive with treats in-hand. Need some ideas? Here are some tips to ensure you and your party dish arrive in style!
Dill’s the season
Dill is one of the most versatile herbs around. Potatoes, avocados, and salmon all love dill. This dish combines all of the above and looks good when you show up at the party. Simply halve and roast some fingerling potatoes. While the potatoes are in t...
Who doesn’t love avocado toast? It’s a quick and filling fix for an anytime meal. But if you ever feel like changing things up a bit, there’s a different combo you could try. You get to keep the creamy goodness of your favorite avocado topping while swapping out your toasted bread for…sweet potato! It’s simple and it adds a touch of sweetness — as well as a different set of vitamins and minerals — to your default bread choice.
Here’s how to make the most delicious avocado sweet potato toast: