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5 Restaurants every Desi Must Try in Toronto

22 March 2017

I’m sorry, but you cannot call yourself a true foodie if you haven’t gone and had a meal at these restaurants.

1)    Banjara :  Located right near Yonge and Eg, this restaurant has raving reviews, mostly for it’s spicy vindaloo goat, mala packed butter chicken, and buttery naan.  Your mouth is probably watering right now, it’s ok, no one's judging

2) ...

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Maple Leaf enters a fast-growing category: plant-based proteins

23 February 2017

Mississauga, Ont. - Maple Leaf Foods has entered a new market: that of plant-based protein foods.

Canada's leading consumer meat protein company has acquired U.S.-based Lightlife Foods Inc., a manufacturer of refrigerated plant-based protein foods for US$140 million. The deal is set to close in March.

Maple Leaf says the move is a way to get into a fast-growing category and it's part ...

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Ranveer Brar is opening his first Canadian restaurant

21 February 2017

Acclaimed Indian chef Ranveer Brar is launching his first restaurant in Canada, named Mayura. It will be a 12,000-square-foot restaurant at 200 County Court Blvd. in Brampton.

Brar has opened more than 20 restaurants worldwide, including Banq in Boston. Alongside serving as a judge for Master Chef India, Brar has hosted several television shows and released his first cookbook in 2016.

He's wel...

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Chickpea Flour, the Protein-Packed Wonder

26 January 2017

Chickpea flour, also known as Gram flour or Besan in the South Asian countries, is widely used as a staple ingredient in different recipes and cuisines. From a somewhat healthy Dhokla, to oily Bhajjis and Pakoda's to desserts in form of Besan Ka Laddo, it is used in all South Asian communities.

Even in Canada we see increasingly number of flour varieties in the grocery stores ...

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Sugar - The New Tobacco

26 January 2017


"What we see depends mainly on what we look for - John Lubbock".

This phrase only applies when we know what we are looking; a study found that there are 30 different terms for added sugar. The same study also found that two-thirds of packaged foods and beverages on Canadian grocery shelves, including some infant formulas and baby food, contain added sugars. Some of the item...

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The Key to a Healthy Lifestyle

20 January 2017

This chart depitcs the various foods that we consume on a daily basis. The idea is to have a balanced diet to live healthy.

Fruit and vegetables are a vital source of vitamins and minerals and should make up just over a third of the food we eat each day. It's advised that we eat at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day.

There's evidence that people who eat at lea...

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Being a Torontonian!

12 January 2017

We may be best known for our constant complaints about the weather and commuting, but underneath all that snow, Toronto is and always will be the city of good food.

Whether you're trying out one of the latest foodie hot spots like Bar Isabel or the city's hidden gems tucked away in west-end plazas, food courts in Markham, Ont. or food trucks during summer festivals, the city has a long list of dishes to offe...

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Multifaceted Roles of Chef

11 January 2017

The love of food, the ambiance of the restaurant, the cuisine and the orderly conduct of a maestro, inspire budding chefs in making deliciously cooked and meticulously served meals. But how do maestro chefs do it when so much of preparation is involved?


They play multifaceted roles (4-in-1) to serve and entertain with best of culinary art.

The Ent...

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Foodie's Day Out!

22 December 2016


An Actor with a sweet tooth, actually, make those 32 sweet teeth. He also loves spicy Indian-Chinese and doesn’t care about calories when on a holiday. And, someday, he wants to retire to Goa and spend his time cooking and painting.


What makes this foodie unique, lets find out…



Which ...

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A Healthy Dangal!

14 December 2016

A Healthy Dangal

Salman Khan's popular lines from a movie, "Ek Baar Jo Maine Commitment Kar Di, Phir Main Apne Aap Ki Bhi Nahin Sunta", goes well for another Khan from Bollywood, who takes self-control and commitment to a new level.

Aamir Khan not only mastered a whole new fitness plan but also a wholesome food diet regime to lose weight and be fit-again after gain...

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Half of millennials consider themselves to be foodies!

12 December 2016


Farmers and food companies are ignoring millennials at their peril, says the author of a book on the food habits of 15 to 35 year olds.

The generation makes up one-quarter of the world’s population and will surpass baby boomer...

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The Other Woman in my Husband's life!

24 October 2016

The Other Woman in my Husband's life!

Sugar-coated phrases like, I love my mother-in-law, but...are commonly used by women while talking about their mother-in-law. For instance, I love my mother-in-law but she cannot stay out of my kitchen. I love her but she salted Saag Gosht to her taste. Or, I know she tries to be helpful but our cooking styl...

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