Tag: Food Fight

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    A Fight for Healthy Food

    June 1st, 2012     by Naz Afsahi     Comments

    Growing up I was lucky in being able to bring a packed lunch to school (even if I was sometimes jealous that I couldn’t always participate in pizza and chocolate milk Fridays). If you happen to go to school where the norm is to purchase your lunches on the premises and you worry about healthy choices, you might find an friendly advocate in Martha Payne, a 9-year-old from Scotland who was fed up with her … READ MORE

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    The Great Candy Caper of 2010

    January 10th, 2010     by Diandra Oliver     Comments

    Recently my partner and I relocated to Vancouver Island from the wintery north to take a new-ish life: long growing seasons for gardening, future island hopping, and new jobs! Little did I know that by relocating from an amazing job where I felt I was actually making a difference in my community to a smaller island community meant that jobs are actually few and far between. In desperation to ensure I could pay my bills … READ MORE

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    How It All Vegan 10th Anniversary Edition: Even More Delicious!

    September 24th, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    It’s no secret that I adore Sarah Kramer and her amazing vegan cookbooks. I’ve profiled her pocket-sized Vegan A Go-Go and interviewed her for my Shameless Women column. Now the 10th Anniversary Edition of How It All Vegan has been released and it’s better than ever! Ten years after its first release HIAV is still one of the most popular vegan cookbooks around and a staple of any vegan cook’s kitchen. I had the chance to interview … READ MORE

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    Gingerbread Punks

    May 28th, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    I love to cook, but honestly baking has never really been my thing. I’m well known in my circle for producing oddly shaped birthday cakes and cookies that taste….um…”unique”. That being said, if anything were ever going to make me attempt to bake again, it might just be these amazingly fun vegan Gingerbread Punks submitted by Isa on the Post Punk Kitchen. I love the punks, but I’m thinking of decorating mine as Joan Jett, Patti Smith, … READ MORE

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    A Meaningless Fling

    May 18th, 2009     by Mir Verburg     Comments

    You know what I hate? I hate when marketers take things I love with all my being, and make them look ridiculous, vapid, and stereotypical. Take chocolate and sex. There are other sweet treats, but none are such a miraculous mixture of sweet, bitter, sharp and spicy as a decent chocolate bar (especially the chili/peppercorn variety). And as for consensual physical pleasures, I am including all sorts of activities here: massage, sexy dancing, making out in the park, … READ MORE

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    I Need Your Vegetarian / Vegan Help!

    April 24th, 2009     by Desirée O     Comments

    First of all, this is not a post about the pros/cons or ethical/eco/health issues of vegetarianism. For my own reasons, and after one failed attempt a few years ago, I’m again going vegetarian, perhaps even vegan (I love cheese, but my tummy doesn’t!). I’ve been meat-free for a few months now and things are going great. I’m feeling awesome! My complexion has changed for the better, I’ve dropped a few pounds (I’m not trying to loose weight, … READ MORE

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    Tasty Election Night Goodness

    November 4th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    If you’re staying in tonight to watch the election, why not treat yourself to Obama’s Family Chilli Recipe? 1 large onion, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped Several cloves of garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pound ground turkey or beef 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground oregano 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/4 teaspoon ground basil 1 tablespoon chili powder 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar Several tomatoes, depending on size, chopped 1 can red kidney beans Saute onions, green pepper and garlic in olive oil until soft. Add ground … READ MORE

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    “Vegan A Go-Go” is sure to be yum yum!

    October 27th, 2008     by Desirée O     Comments

    Sarah Kramer, who Herbivore magazine called “The World’s Coolest Vegan”, is currently touring with her new cookbook, Vegan A Go-Go. Having tried recipes from her previous three cookbooks (which have sold over 150,000 copies combined), I’m definitely looking forward to trying out some new tasty meatless delights! With an awesome 150 recipes, Vegan A Go-Go is meant to fit in the backpack of the herbivore on the road. Recognizing that finding decent vegan cuisine can be … READ MORE

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    woman cannot subsist on yogurt alone

    June 2nd, 2008     by Thea Lim     Comments

    I shook my fist alongside Catherine when she blogged about the Yogurt Wars. However, I have my own yogurt scandal: the conspiracy to deny me fatty yogurt. (I spurn you Liberte, for denying me yogurt that is both organic AND full-fat!!) So I loved this video poking fun at the bananas notion that all a gal needs is her pilates mat and (fat-free) yogurt to weather the trials and tribulations of life… (Found on Salon) … READ MORE

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    a pretty corny contribution

    March 28th, 2008     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

    For my Film Friday this week, I’m offering not a review or a critique, but a Shameless Exclusive. A friend directed me to this short video made by New York artist and musician Jessica Segall. It’s a history of corn told in shadow-puppetry - a fine mix of art, history, politics, oh and just a little sci-fi. (Of course, if you think about it, lots of food-politics stuff is way more Twilight … READ MORE

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    The Yogurt Wars

    March 7th, 2008     by Catherine Hayday     Comments

    I’m pretty sure probiotics do good things for your digestion. Prebiotics too (prebiotics are the new probiotics, after all). But man do I dislike being “challenged” by my food. It must be exhausting to keep track of what all your foods are telling you to do. Only 4 days left to go on your dare with Metamucil. Wearing a red dress to show Becel you care about women’s heart health.* And now keeping track … READ MORE

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    Breast Milk Cheese

    February 20th, 2008     by Elle E.     Comments

    I’d wager my winnings from Hot Flash that we’ll all agree this video is creepy. Yes, it has the dreaded “breast-bared-but-nipple-censored” thing going on, but exactly how and why it’s so disturbing may be up for debate. From Treehugger: “This send-up of the new greenwashing trend in advertising will give you a good belly-laugh, if you don’t pause to consider the tragic fact that even human milk is not free from chemical contamination.” First I thought it was … READ MORE

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    A refreshing look at weight loss

    February 15th, 2008     by Zoe Cormier     Comments

    I was out with a couple of my best girlfriends earlier this week, both of whom have suffered, and continue to suffer, from acute anorexia. You wouldn’t know it to look at them - they both make efforts to eat properly, so they don’t look underweight - but inside their heads they say it’s a constant battle. In the spirit of tackling their problem head-on, they’ve agreed to meet up once a week to eat … READ MORE

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    The way to my heart is through my critical analysis

    February 14th, 2008     by piKe krpan     Comments

    It seems that women are rejecting cooking for shoes - well, the ones who can afford to, anyways. According to this article in the The Tyee, “liberated women” don’t want to cook. Noting the trend for women (read upper-class, slightly rich, and I would venture to guess, white women) to consider cooking as old-fashioned and low-class, this piece pretty insightfully considers how cooking food, no matter its cultural and political importance, has often been associated with … READ MORE

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    Snow Cake!

    November 22nd, 2007     by Catherine Hayday     Comments

    As a proud Canadian, I loves me some snow. Loves it, loves it, loves it. When I wake up in the morning, look out the window and see white rooftops, I squeal with delight. Seriously, squeal. Which can be hard on a sleeping partner (who fortunately finds it “charming”). And Toronto didn’t mess around this year, our first snowfall is big and fluffy and pretty and yay! I say boo to the forecasters … READ MORE

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    Your Morning Coffee, With a Dash of Feminist Economics

    November 18th, 2007     by Allison Martell     Comments

    Slate reports on research by American economist Caitlin Kowles showing that women wait abot 20 seconds longer than men to be served at coffee shops. Check out the original paper here. Knowles has eliminated a few possible causes other than sexism - no surprise, it’s not because women order fancy drinks or flirt with the barristas. Tyler Cowen, over on economics blog The Marginal Revolution suggests that women are more indecisive, but doesn’t really dispute … READ MORE

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    No Cameras Allowed - the Bananas are Shy.

    October 1st, 2007     by Elle E.     Comments

    The food system is a juicy topic lately. We’re starting to understand just how ecologically complex our food system has become, but there are political and social issues at play as well. If you’ve ever tried to untangle the mystery behind how our food is sourced, you’ve probably asked yourself questions like, Why is local food sometimes more expensive than imported food? How hard is it for Ontario farmers to get their goods to local … READ MORE

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    Bike Further, Eat Closer

    August 21st, 2007     by Elle E.     Comments

    If you’re looking for some fun on Vancouver Island this Labour Day weekend, you might want to check out the latest camping-biking-fundraiser from bikefurthereatcloser.com Chelsea Trousdell, a student at Emily Carr, and Marla Temoin, a recent graduate of the University of Victoria are gearing up for an intercontinental quest to raise awareness for climate change. They will ride their bikes 30,000 km - from Victoria, BC to Argentina, around South America, up the East Coast of … READ MORE

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    Happy fair trade week

    May 9th, 2006     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

    According to Fair Trade Toronto, May 1-15 is Fair Trade Week, as declared by Transfair, Canadas national Fair Trade licensing body so happy fair trade week, everyone! The point of the week is to improve the livelihood of developing world farmers and workers through educating consumers about Fair Trade and building the market for Fair Trade Certified products in Canada. The next event coming up in Toronto is on Wednesday, May 10th at 7 p.m. … READ MORE