health.feature: Prairie Girl Bakery + Veggielicious

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I’m always on the look out for great new bakeries within the Toronto area (last week showcased TORI’S BAKESHOP)! This week, I’ve found a great new bakery that’s put a very interesting twist on the delicious cupcake. Introducing PRAIRIE GIRL BAKERY – the old-fashioned delicious cupcake that just happens to be vegan.

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healthy.toronto: Gluten Free Garage Review

Gluten Free Garage

As a gluten-free eater (80% of the time – I do cheat), I was immediately intrigued by Toronto’s Gluten Free Garage event. If you’re gluten free, you know that there isn’t as many places that cater to gluten free needs as there should be. Having a one stop shop for all things gluten-free was something I couldn’t pass up!

Luckily, the Gluten Free Garage invited me down to check out their Fall edition of their marketplace. How was it? In a word – perfection!

Come read some of the brands I got to interact (and eat) with at the event!

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toronto.event: Upcoming November Events

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November is gearing up to be a big month for amazing social events! Seeing as it’s the month before Christmas, there’s a lot of holiday spirit in the air.

Don’t know which events to spend your precious time on? No worries! I’ve got a roundup of the must-attend social events for the month of November. Keep reading!

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chic.toronto.fave: Fuel +

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This week’s chic.toronto.fave is coming a day early!

A few days ago, I was lucky enough to be invited to try out a new shop nestled in the Church and Wellesley area. For my gluten-free heart, this was such a treat!

Introducing Fuel +, you new one-stop shop for all things healthy, nutritious, and sometimes, even gluten-free – and this week’s chic.toronto.fave!

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healthy.toronto: Gluten Free Garage Fall Edition

Gluten Free Garage

Guess what’s back by popular demand for us gluten-free lovers! Yes, the GLUTEN-FREE GARAGE, which I initially wrote about this past Spring, is coming back for a special Fall edition!

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healthy.beauty: Green Beauty Alternatives

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You know a lot of our everyday mandatory essentials are sometimes loaded with chemicals and unnatural ingredients. We never really put a lot of thought into these products because they tend to be a daily requirement (do you really think about what goes into your deodorant?).

Lucky for us, the tides are changing. Natural and organic companies are coming out of the woodwork to introduce clean and green products that are just as effective. I’ve got a round up of some great all natural products that you can substitute into your normal routine to create a greener, healthier you!

Read on.

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healthy.toronto: #BATTLEPINK Contest Is On!

BattlePink

If you remember from a few weeks ago, RETHINK BREAST CANCER held their annual ‘O Course‘ where participants raced in honour of breast cancer research. Now, RETHINK BREAST CANCER is holding their second annual #BattlePink! Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, what better time to hold such an event?

What’s #BattlePink? RETHINK BREAST CANCER asks fashion, lifestyle, and beauty bloggers to take part in a contest of sorts to help raise money and awareness for this great cause. Using brands like OPI, Swarovski, and eBay, these great companies offer PINK products to be tried, tested, and reviewed. Showcasing these products in a head to head battle, fans then vote on their favourite of the two! Based on the number of votes, RETHINK BREAST CANCER’s sponsors will make a donation based on the number of votes. Vote often!

Such a great cause! Want to see the battles? Read below!

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healthy.event: O Course Turns PINK for Breast Cancer

Rethink Breast Cancer Event

There is no better way to spend this weekend then helping out a marvellous cause! On September 21st, Toronto’s O Course turns PINK in honour of the second annual Rethink Breast Cancer Pink O Course.

Strap on your sneakers and be prepared to get a lil’dirty!

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healthy.event: Toronto Vegetarian Festival Recap

Veg Food Fest

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to check out the Toronto Vegetarian Food Festival. If you remember from my original event post, this was the 29th year of the festival that takes over the Harbourfront Centre. The three day festival offered over 100 different vegan / vegetarian vendors – everything from vegan bakeries, cooking demonstrations, speaking panels, and how-to’s. What better way to spend a weekend?

Come check out my recap of the event below!

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