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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Trend Alert {2015} High contrast pattern mixing

942140e4366406a29b073393fdd79768 Summer/Spring 2015 style is all about having fun with your wardrobe.  Your closet might already be full of stripes, florals, dots and plaids, but you probably only typically wear one patterned piece at a time. This season, step out of your comfort zone and explore the world of prints and patterns.  When done right, mixed prints can look fabulously high- fashion and breathe new life into your wardrobe.  The key to becoming comfortable with mixing patterns is to select a base colour and pick very different patterns in the same family that wont compete with each other.  Have a look at these examples of high contrast pattern mixing and try it yourselves!

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13 ingredient chopped salad {Eat clean}

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Chopped Brussel sprouts, kale, cabbage and radicchio.

1/2 cup of cooked black quinoa, 1/2 cup of mexican beans, finely chopped cucumber, parsley and cilantro. Cherry tomatoes, chopped pecans, walnuts and pumpkin seeds.

The Dressing:

1/2 cup of olive oil, 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey.  Whisk and toss.

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{Clean eating} Chocolate milkshake

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Clean Eating Chocolate “Milk”Shake

makes one serving, increase ingredients according to number of servings desired

1 banana, frozen (for easiest results, freeze bananas in 1″ chunks, peeled)

2 teaspoons honey (more or less, to taste)

1 Tablespoon cocoa powder

1/2 cup milk of choice, I like coconut milk (2 Tablespoons if making ice cream consistency)

Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high until combined and milk shake consistency is achieved. Easy as that!

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