Breaking Bad [Habits on Vacation]

So I just came back from an amazing 9ish days in sunny, perpetually sunny California. I always feel like [coastal SoCal] is a more palm-tree-y version of Canada – everyone is super friendly and pretty health conscious (as opposed to when you’re accosted by trucker hats, 9,000 Waffle Houses and AYCE pizza in south Florida.)…

CSI: Clean Snack Investigation

Hello again, beautiful minions. So my mom went to a breast cancer fundraiser (Ladies Out Laughing) on the weekend and brought back a huge goody bag of treats. In the bag there was a ‘healthy’ bar and I packed in my lunch today and decided to write about it, like I did for the Vega…

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…

Why Are You So Obsessed With Me?

Hi guys, this post will be nothing but a gratuitous list of things/peoples/items/places I am obsessed with right now (Perhaps some ideas for a birthday gift will pop up…cue beard stroke. Pseudo-beard of course. Ew.) A$AP Rocky’s ‘Long Live A$AP’ album (Especially the track ‘Ghetto Symphony’ featuring Gunplay and A$AP Ferg)  Tracking my two packages carrying…

Tuesdays, I Hate You

  OMG. NO MORE CARBS PLEASE. For whatever reason, Monday and Tuesday are my heavy carb days (I’m talking oats, rice, quinoa…the whole nine yards!) Today I couldn’t bear to finish my rice at 10AM or my oats at 1PM. And I’m struggling to finish my quinoa right now. I’m totally feeling like Bruce Bogtrotter…

De-Flowered: My First Ross Petty!

Yahoo! If you know anything about ANYTHING in the theatre biz in Toronto — read this in a slight British lilt — you know that Ross Petty Productions pantomimes are hi-lariously infamous (or so I’ve heard!) So last night, courtesy of the lovely gals (and manly man) at FLIP Publicity, I had the opportunity to experience my…

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…

Oktoberfest: Embracing My Other Half

Hey hey hey! I can’t believe it’s Thursday…again! Time really flies when you’re in between jobs. (I’m thinking about telling people I’m on a sabbatical, just because it sounds fancy and professional…but I think those are reserved for people in academia. Perhaps I’ll try once and let you all know how it goes.) So tomorrow…