Food

Harvest time in Halifax

September. A time of fresh starts, lengthy syllabi and the brutal end of healthy eating habits. Nutrition can take a back seat when the stresses of being a busy and financially strained student set in.  As far as produce goes, the attempt to buy fresh can seem fruitless in more ways than one. Add the…

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Zero-waste coffee shop and store coming to Halifax

Kate Pepler can fit the garbage she accumulates in one year in one small jar.   Items such as food stickers, clothing tags, straws and pill bottle wrappers are the few bits of waste that end up in the jar.   Pepler grew up on Toronto Island: a green oasis in Lake Ontario, within spitting distance of…

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Putting your money where your mouth is

Wanting to go vegan has never been as easy as it is today, especially in cities like Halifax.  More vegan restaurants are opening and others are including vegan options in their menus. Grocery stores are carrying vegan alternatives, and health supplements are more readily available.   But at the cost of not eating Miss Piggy –…

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Five-hundred people fed for Thanksgiving

The season of sweaters, pumpkins, and changing leaves is approaching, and with it, Thanksgiving; the holiday we all associate with an abundance of food – mainly turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie.  For a lot of people, this time of year is when we come together with those we love to show our thanks for…

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Delicious dishes to serve at Thanksgiving dinner

Tang Bing – Northern China Submitted by Lianne Xiao This recipe is simple and came from Lianne’s father’s memory. Ingredients Flour Cooking Oil Water Sugar Directions Cooking oil: I am not sure how much, like less than half a rice bowl of cooking oil.  Dough: use 2 hands full of flour and mix with water. …

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Benefits of meal prep

Disclaimer: This piece reads like sponsored content. It’s not, I just really love this program.  Good food, saving money, and learning how to cook, there’s a lot to get excited about in meal planning. For those that don’t know, meal planning is figuring out what to make for a week and then buying all those…

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Carrot Zucchini Apple Sauce Cranberry Orange Muffins

  Mi amigo Charlotte Cowan was in the midst of a physically and mentally stressful time. After she fell on the ice while walking and fractured her elbow (on her writing arm!). I decided that as a friend, I can attempt to sympathize with what that might mean for her, but due to Charlotte’s stubborn…

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Fresh Rolls

  Not sure about you folks, but we like to keep things fresh. The best way to do this in the winter is to get together with some friends and some of your favourite veggies (we pick up all of ours at the DSU market!) and make some fresh rolls. Everything here is vegan and…

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World of dreams

Dan Weir is living a barista’s dream. Blasting a self-curated playlist on a tape player in a crisp white space and pulling delicious espresso all day, he is living his definition of success. Sporting a bearded smile and simple grey sweater, he said, “There is nothing else I would want to do.” Weir opened Weird…

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Krista’s in the kitchen

Mac and cheese, pizzas, burgers, fudge and cookies. Believe it or not, these foods are being featured in a local dietician’s new cookbook. Krista McLellan lives in Halifax and created a cookbook specifically for students. World food for student cooks features healthy, cheap, easy and quick recipes from around the world. “Although it is pretty…

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