Month: March 2015

The scoop on… Lemons

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  • Lemon is an excellent and rich source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies
  • Lemons contain pectin fiber which is very beneficial for colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial
  • It balances maintain the pH levels in the body
    Having warm lemon juice early in the morning helps flush out toxins
  • It aids digestion and encourages the production of bile
  • It is also a great source citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium
  • It helps prevent the growth and multiplication of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections and diseases
  • It helps reducing pain and inflammation in joints and knees as it dissolves uric acid
  • It helps cure the common cold
  • The potassium content in lemon helps nourish brain and nerve cells
  • It strengthens the liver by providing energy to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute
  • It helps balance the calcium and oxygen levels in the liver In case of a heart burn, taking a glass of concentrated lemon juice can give relief
  • It is of immense benefit to the skin and it prevents the formation of wrinkles and acne
  • It helps maintain the health of the eyes and helps fight against eye problems
  • Aids in the production of digestive juices
  • Lemon juice helps replenish body salts especially after a strenuous workout session

Healthy eating: Delicious & Easy salads

Kale Caesar

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Ingredients:

-Kale (washed and torn into bite sized pieces)

-Grated Parmesan cheese

– Croutons (crumble into smaller pieces)

– Lemon

– Fresh garlic cloves

-Olive oil

-chili flakes, salt and pepper

Dressing:

1/2 cup of olive oil, 1/4 cup of lemon juice, 2 teaspoons of grated parmesan cheese, dash of salt and pepper, pinch of chilli flakes.

Add all of the ingredients to a nutribullet or blender.

Toss with kale, additional parmesan and croutons.

Enjoy!

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Balsamic Caprese

Ingredients:

– Arugula

– Fresh basil

– Tomatoes

– Salt and pepper

– Grated parmesan

– Balsamic glaze

Toss arugula and basil with olive oil and salt and pepper. Arrange tomatoes and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Drizzle with balsamic glaze and top with fresh ground pepper.

Enjoy!

A grain free diet for dogs… Introducing Fromm {Mosley approved}

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Fromm is a premium dog food company with years of experience and a commitment to using fresh, nutritious ingredients, plenty of animal proteins, and healthy, allergen-free fruits, vegetables and grains.  A quick look at the ingredient list for any of the Fromm Dog Food formulas, dry or canned, reveals protein at the top of the list, including fresh duck, salmon, beef and chicken. The company does use some carbs and grains such as millet and sweet potato, but only those that are gluten-free and high in dietary fiber. In addition, many of the formulas include probiotics and chelated minerals for better digestion and mineral absorption.

Rating: Fromm Four Star Nutritionals Grain Free dry dog food receives the Advisor’s second-highest tier rating of 4.5 stars.

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{Cocktail Hour} Rosemary’s Blush

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Rosemary’s Blush

2 oz grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed
1 1/2 oz gin
3/4 oz honey simple syrup (recipe below)
1/2 oz lemon juice
rosemary sprig (and more for garnish)
sea salt
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add juice, gin, honey simple syrup, lemon juice, rosemary sprig and salt. Shake until thoroughly chilled, around 20 seconds. Strain into an old fashioned glass (rimmed with sea salt) and garnish with another sprig of rosemary and grapefruit peel. Serve.

Honey Simple Syrup

1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup water
Combine in small saucepan and warm over medium heat. Stir until it simmers, take off heat and let cool.

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Where to go: Toronto {Introducing Furlough}

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Tin ceilings, marble bars, vintage paintings, fresh oysters… mixed with my favourite place to drink {Bar Chef}

Ladies and Gentlemen, I introduce to you… Furlough

I know I’ve raved before about BarChef and my long complicated relationship with the Hickory smoked Manhattan.  Once the word travelled around the city about this hip little bar with a speakeasy vibe, it became more and more difficult to obtain a seat.  It was the place to be, from the molecular cocktails to the hand chipped ice block… it was all about the details.

Furlough is the place to be, any night of the week.  Serving a mixture of small and large plates, including a platter of East Coast oysters, a pillowy pain au lait roll stuffed with foie gras and caramelized apples; and a creamy squid ink risotto with seared scallops.  It doesn’t end there… Furlough’s cocktail list is divided into 16 spirit-forward classics and 16 original recipes that make use of house made syrups, bitters and booze-soaked fruit.  They also have a short wine list, eclectic microbrews and absinthe.  With weekend brunch service scheduled to start this spring.  This is the spot to watch for 2015 in Toronto. Get there.

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