Food&travel journalist/editor, content marketer, recipe developer based in Toronto (know it & surrounding areas well). Latin American food specialist. Fluent Spanish speaker. Seeker of deliciousness.
There’s no better time to pair the luck of the Irish with the glorious, green goodness of an Avocado From Mexico than St. Patrick’s Day. How? Why, with a beautifully green-hued, nutrient-dense cheesecake, of course!
We’ve got a few tasty, easy ideas to make this happen for you in a snap, and all of them are perfect for sharing with friends. These are practical, make-ahead options that are fridge and freezer storable and ready when you are. St. Paddy would approve!
A ripe av...
Crown Princess Fine Dining
Address: 1033 Bay St., 416-923-8784 , www.crown-princess.ca
Hours: Dim sum served daily from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On the menu: Dim sum classics and a smattering of more gourmet takes on the standards can be found on the made-to-order menu. No push carts here with harried hawker-style service. Ruffle collar clad servers adopt a more comfortable pace, dropping off our selections which include the perennially popula...
An impressive looking cake that you don’t need to be a professional baker to pull off! We’re serious! Bake a box of our Compliments Gluten Free Yellow Cake mix tinted with some food colouring , buy store-bought frosting and you’re good to go! Watch the kiddos get wide-eyed with admiration! Well done, you.
Spring Swirl Cake Recipe
Prep time: 5 min
Total time: 1 hr
2 pkgs (400 g each) Compliments Gluten-Free Yellow Cake Mix
blue, red, green and orange (red and yellow) food colouring
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 ...