Toronto Has The Best Restaurants For Cheating

…it’s not what you think, I swear. This beeyotch is loyal to the bone. 😉 Anywho, enough of me being inappropriately sassy. I have less than a week left in my off-season…craaaazy right!? I’ve been trying to cross off all the foods I drool over while I’m in competition prep so I’ve been busy hustling all…

Catching Fire: Bellwoods Brewery & OddSeoul Toronto

Everyone loves a pop culture reference, amirite?! You’ll get the reference after I begin my tale into the hipster depths of Toronto’s food scene. So it’s off-season which means I get meals of choice/desired meals/”cheat” meals (I don’t like the negative connotation of this word, but now you know what I’m talking about!) My lion-maned…

No Wolverines in Sight: Origin Toronto

What’s cookin’ good-lookin’? Yeah, you. I’m always posting about fitness and my competition journey and experiences but I went to a really cool restaurant yesterday for the first time in forever: Origin Toronto. For the record – not to totally copycat Casey’s food blog series – but: I AM NOT A FOODIE.  Man, hit me…

What’s a Hush Puppy? Electric Mud BBQ

The first thing I thought of when I walked into this culinary establishment: (Sidenote: If you haven’t seen Beasts of the Southern Wild, I highly recommend it.) Scene: Warm, sunny evening. Side street. Discarded couches on the curb. Feeling hip. Cool exterior with benches outside. Bum fight going on about beer at the neighbouring LCBO. Enter the…

Oh Margarita God: Playa Cabana Cantina

OMG (Oh Margarita God) was what I was exclaiming last night in the best Mexican place in The Junction (in my humble opinion, of course.) Playa Cabana Cantina is the “spin-off” of Playa Cabana on Dupont and it is possibly my new favourite place. My co-worker/graphic designer/awesome new babe friend/best wingwoman suggested this place for…

Food Pornography: My Toronto To Do List

So there’s this (paraphrased) list of restaurants that I’d like to try in this vast metropolis of Toronto. As soon as April 22 hits, you’ll find me spending money I should be saving on food that someone else has prepared with love and passion (instead of the utter disdain I currently share for my egg…

Toronto’s Cupcake Sweetheart: Prairie Girl Bakery

Birthdays: cake, presents, pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey, loot bags. Those were the days! (Although, I never was one for pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey: I have terrible directional skills with my eyes open, let alone closed.) So it’s an old friend’s birthday and I wanted to get her a cupcake. They’re cute and — dare I say, have been trendy —  for the…

The Way to a Man’s (or Bacon-Lover’s) Heart

The way is via Maple Bacon Cupcakes with Bacon Buttercream and Candied Bacon Garnish.   I had this urge to be adventurous and try these out — and let’s be serious here; I had a craving for bacon. This was probably the most complex and hardest recipe that I have ever attempted.  I made everything from…

Super Garlicky Potato Soup

Last week I had this insatiable craving for potato soup, but I didn’t exactly know where one bought potato soup. I knew my old faithful, Sky Blue Sky Sandwich Company would probably have it, but that’s all the way in the Annex…likely worth it, but by the time I found out that they did have potato…

Butter, Sugar & Chocolate…Oh My!

Pre-holiday Winter: that period between Remembrance Day (or the beginning of December if you’re a tight-butt no-fun person), that is filled with Christmas music in department stores, mass amounts of chocolate and other holiday treats, and the biggest VISA bill your bank account will hate you for. Every year, I meet up with my old…

Low-Carb Chocolate Chip Banana Flax Muffins

Mmmmmm muffins. They come in so many different mouth-watering flavours: chocolate chip, blueberry, and those pumpkin spice ones from Starbucks with the cream cheese filling in the middle — drool. But, like every other scrumptious food out there, they are not friendly to the hips and thighs area (at least, that’s how it is for…

Triple-P Shake

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian followers! I’ll have you know that I gained two pounds from my Thanksgiving yesterday. But in my defense, I had two thanksgiving dinners…and I have another today! It’s not my fault that I love squash, potatoes, turkey and sweets! So in honour of my glorious weight gain, I have…