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This Pasta Recipe Combines the Antioxidant Power of Sweet Potato with Peppery Arugula

One-pot pasta meals pile ingredients together for dinner brilliance. We’ve paired the antioxidant power of sweet potato with peppery arugula but feel free to add other diced small veggies for quick cooking. Ready in 30 minutes Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients • 450 grams penne...

Fresh Corn Fritter Tacos with Cucumber Feta Salsa

If you make three extra cobs of corn one night, you’re laughing the next with these easy tacos topped with tangy salsa and full of juicy cucumber and salty feta. Ready in 25 minutes Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Makes 10 small fritters Ingredients • 3 eggs • 2 cups corn kernals, […]

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Thai Green Pork Curry

The scent of Thai curry cooking is very possibly one of the greatest kitchen smells ever. Ingredients like lemongrass, chilies, garlic, ginger, coconut milk, and spices like coriander and cumin all mingle together to create a heady perfume that pulls people to the table. There are as many versions of Thai curry as...

Use Orange Juice to Tame the Heat in Spicy Shrimp Dish

Have you ever whipped up a spicy dish — chili, for example — and realized when it’s too late that you somehow overdid it and added way too much of the hot stuff? Happily, there are two very simple ways to restore some equilibrium: adding dairy and/or sugar. It’s a balancing act performed all over...

21 Great Eats from Toronto’s Annual Filipino Street Fest

Taste of Manila took over Bathurst and Wilson this past weekend and the delicious Filipino street festival was flush with putok batok eats. From deep-fried delicacies to barbecued-goodness and ube-flavoured sweets, it was a good time for all – even the Prime Minister made a cameo. Check out this photo gallery of...

The top 5 bars in the Junction

Bars in the Junction have only been around for about 20 years – the city overturned the area’s dry designation in 1997. The burgeoning bar scene is less dense than elsewhere in the city, but even among the limited options there’s lots to like. Here are my picks for the top bars in the Junction....

How Toronto’s cold-pressed Juice Bars Stay in the Green

Is Toronto’s cold-pressed juice market saturated? It might seem like it with numerous trendy, glass-ensconced juiceries popping up and then closing in the city. This year, for instance, we lost Union Juice’s two locations (which did juice, but not cold-pressed) as well as The Only Cafe’s The Other...

New Brewery Making International Craft Beer in Toronto

Toronto’s craft beer scene might be expanding, but one brewing facility is keen on introducing our city to brands from outside of Ontario – and now it’s getting ready to brew these beers right here at home. Enter Brunswick Bierworks, a massive new brewing facility that recently set up shop in East...

The Top 5 New Patios on the 501 Streetcar Line

The top new patios on the 501 streetcar line might be just steps from your regular stops, making acquiring a post-commute pint easier than ever. If you’re on the hunt for a quick and easy option on Queen Street East or West, this is where to go. Here are my picks for the top new […]

Chicken Paillard with Basil Avocado Salsa

What do you make in a heat wave? Dinner salads like this that are short on cooking time but long on flavour. Ready 20 Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts • kosher salt • pepper • 1/2 cup diced red onion • about 12 […]