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Weekend Brunch: Drake One Fifty in Toronto

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By: Natalia Dziubaniwsky

I love trying new brunch spots in the city, so when the opportunity came to try the newly launched Soul Brunch at Drake One Fifty, I knew I couldn’t resist. Having frequented the popular weekend brunch at the Drake Hotel a few times (whose famous blueberry scones have a following of their own), I had yet to visit their sister restaurant.

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A Winter Warm-up at Pho Vistro in Toronto

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By: Natalia Dziubaniwsky

There’s something about a bowl of warm and steaming pho that really hits the spot for me.

A popular Vietnamese soup, pho consists of flavourful broth, rice noodles, herb and vegetable garnishes, and meat such as beef or chicken. This bowl of soup is sure to warm your belly during the coming winter months or satisfy your appetite and taste buds during any season. (more…)

Easy Butternut Squash Soup

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By: Natalia Dziubaniwsky

With winter coming, I wanted to try a new butternut squash soup recipe and recently had the chance to partner up with Sears on their Kenmore Pro Heavy Duty Professional Blender.

I was really surprised to learn that this blender can create a hot soup from raw ingredients with no pre-cooking required. Somewhat skeptical about this, I chose a quick and easy butternut squash soup recipe to test this feature. Since I’m nowhere near Martha Stewart in the kitchen, I’m all about simple step meals. (more…)

Artisanal Pizzas + Rustic Italian Eats at Masseria – Toronto

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By: Natalia Dziubaniwsky

Toronto’s artisanal pizza craze doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon.

New establishments offering time-honoured crispy and doughy pies seem to be popping up faster than I can keep up with. No complaints here though; in the name of the love of pizza, I will gladly scour the city to sample every new pie shop. (more…)

Orange Julius Spinach Smoothie Recipe

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By: Natalia Dziubaniwsky + Lisa Ng

Trying to get more protein and calcium into your diet? Love a good smoothie?

I’ve been eating more yogurt lately because it’s a quick and easy way to boost my protein intake and energy levels. I love to make this green smoothie in the morning to get a good serving of fruits and vegetables in one go. It truly does start my day off right and I make better food choices later because of it. (more…)

Ovest Cucina e Vineria

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By: Natalia Dziubaniwsky

Italian is one of my absolute favourite cuisines. I visited Italy for the first time a couple of years ago and was blown away by the cuisine and overall philosophy of food. I was amazed at how meals made from scratch using a few simple ingredients could be so mind-blowing and memorable. Ever since then I have been chasing that same experience, and jumping at the chance to try out new Italian fare at Ovest Cucina e Vineria in Toronto. (more…)