Food & Drink

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Ina Garten's Shortbread Cookies from Food Network Canada: This buttery shortbread cookie recipe by Ina Garten will be a holiday favourite for years to come. 

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What's the best thing about the holidays? All those culinary indulgences, of course! I love spoiling myself, and others, with wonderful edibles (and maybe a few libations). This holiday season, consider these food and drink gifts for the foodie (and foodie wannabes) in your life.

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After a week of spooky treats (and likely loads of sugar), it's nice to have a recipe for dinner that is fast, easy and super nutritious. This Extra Vegetable Fried Rice from Cookie + Kate is vegan and gluten-free, and packed with loads of heathful veggies like snow peas, asparagus, broccoli…

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If you are anything like me, your grocery shopping has become such a routine endeavour that you can probably do it with your eyes closed. I know exactly where all of my staple food items are and I am usually in such a rush to be somewhere else (*anywhere* else, actually!) that I rarely even …

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I love oysters! I love big ones, small ones, salty ones, iodized ones (whatever that means!), sweet ones and all of the oysters in between. My relationship with oysters is somewhat similar to my relationship with wine: I know what I like, I can detect the subtle differences in flavor when yo…

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No one wants to make a complicated dinner, let alone one that requires a multitude of dishes. Busy families rejoice - here are 5 sheet pan dinners that are easy to make and everyone will devour.

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It's hard to find a good family-friendly restaurant, one that allows for noise and restlessness as well as offers a good selection for even the pickiest of eaters. So here are 10 family-friendly restaurants in the West Island that not only have ambience but great service and a forgiving natu…

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My Big Fat Greek Cookbook is a comprehensive, contemporary overview of Greek food, recipes, and family culture as documented by the son of a Greek immigrant as his mother, Evdokia Antginas, neared the end of her life. “I am not a famous cook nor a celebrity chef - this cookbook was born out …

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The Westwood is a gorgeous restaurant in the heart of Laval serving up a delicious and freshly prepared menu of grilled and seafood delicacies. Their bar, with its slew of seductive libations, is the perfect meet-up spot, and the staff is not only friendly but extremely knowledgeable about t…

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It's hard enough coming up with creative lunch and snack ideas for their school day, let alone figuring out what to give them to hold them over until dinner when they get home. Here are 3 yummy after-school snacks your kids will love.

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Fall is the perfect time to get cozy and warm together in the kitchen and prepare a delicious seasonal-inspired dinner together. These 5 scrumptious fall dinners never disappoint.

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One of the best ways to encourage healthy, adventurous eating is to get your child in the kitchen with you. Try these 5 kid-friendly recipes for your little chef and let them enjoy the fruit (or veggie) of their labour:

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The school year is upon us and that means packing lunches AND planning dinners too. These quick dinners for school nights are good enough that you can use the leftovers to pack up lunches for the next day. Plus, they're easy to make and super delicious!

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This classic cheesecake gets a summery upgrade with the addition of shortcake. Use local strawberries to really amp up the sweet flavours of this delectable dessert. It's a hit with a crowd so make it for your next family barbecue!

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Montreal has no shortage of restaurants. It is what we are known for. But sometimes a restaurant with some flair or a unique theme is in order. Whether for a fun Girls Night Out, or for a special milestone or birthday dinner, or even just as a fun night out with the fam squad, we have got yo…

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FIOL is more than just a glass of Prosecco - it is the only wine that can be used as the base for speciality cocktails and in mixology. FIOL is therefore partnering with vendor restaurants in Montreal, Quebec City and Toronto to highlight the FIOL infused cocktails on their menu. This progra…

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I love brunch. It is one of the best things about the weekend! And it would seem that I am far from the only Montrealer with a love of dining out between the hours of “just-opened-my-eyes” and “time-to-make-lunch”. There seems to be a breakfast restaurant on just about every street corner (u…

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Anchovies are totally optional in this recipe. The garlic, however, is not! Make this quick and easy dinner, and then enjoy the leftovers for lunch the next day! Get the recipe here at delish.

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It’s everything you know and love about tacos….in soup form! This quick and easy Taco Soup is made with beef, corn and beans. It’s thick, hearty, and a total crowd pleaser. Don’t skip the toppings. They seal the deal!

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I first tasted kombucha several years ago. It was the RISE Chlorophyll kombucha. It was alright. Kombucha is like a fine wine - it is an acquired taste. My husband had already acquired the taste (because he worked, at the time, for a trendy tech company in Montreal that had a RISE account an…

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Many cultures around the world have a variation of dumpling soup. This version gets its flavour from the curry paste and rice vinegar. Get the recipe at Hello Flavour.

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The beauty of this classic Italian pasta dish is that is comes together quickly with ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry, like spaghetti, canned tomatoes, garlic, anchovy paste and crushed red pepper flakes. Get the recipe at Food Network.

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Make a double batch of this quick vegetarian chilli, full of black beans and sweet potatoes, and eat it for lunch the next day or freeze the extras for another night. Get the recipe here: Eating Well.

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Is there anything more comforting and delicious than authentic fried chicken? Nope, we didn't think so. And this recipe is the real deal. Get the ingredients and instructions here Genius Kitchen.

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According to a press release, Tim Hortons is launching “Timmies Minis” - kids meals that will be available at participating Tim Hortons in Canada starting today. Between hockey practice, school, play dates, you name it, Timmies Minis were created to be convenient and perfect for families on the go.

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For years we've been pairing chocolate with wine. We've even ventured into pairing chocolate with champagne. Even coffee. But the latest trend seems to be matching decadent chocolate varieties with a wide range of natural teas.