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Top 10 Foods to Stay Cool This Summer

food can either have a heating effect on our bodies or the reverse, a cooling effect. Here is my Ayurveda-Inspired list of Top 10 cooling foods this summer. There is nothing more comforting than a big bowl of stew on a cold winter's night. It never fails to make me feel warm and cozy as the temperature drops. But with rising temps, the sun beating down and sweat trickling between the shoulder blades, a bowl of hot soup is probably the last thing on your mind. That's when you need something crisp and refreshing to cool the palate and the body....
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Rotisserie Chicken: Unexpected Weeknight Rockstar

Watch: CTV The Social — Rotisserie Chicken: The Unexpected Rock Star of Weeknight Dinners. Three meals that transform an accessible grocery staple into multiple weeknight dinners that taste great and benefit the health of people and the planet. Rotisserie chicken is a cheap and cheerful item that most people have on their shopping lists, after all it helps ease the stress around weeknight dinner, right? In this segment, I would like to share how this readily available grocery store staple can help transform our weekly routine and create soul-satisfying, mood-boosting meals using ingredients that have a lower environmental impact, protect personal...
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How to Shop Your Pantry on CHCH Morning Live

Watch: CHCH Morning Live - How to Shop Your Pantry to Reduce Food Waste Do you ever buy groceries only to realize you already have some of those food items in your pantry at home? One of the recipes that Chhitwal-Varma shared was a turmeric mac and cheese topped with crunchy oats. What I do with this to give it that pantry twist is that I use canned, evaporated milk because that’s another ingredient that people said they have tons of and they didn’t know what to do with it. To make the crunchy oat topping, roast unflavoured, instant oatmeal...
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Go Small – Low-Waste Ideas to Celebrate the Festival of Diwali

Watch: CHCH Morning Live - Low-Waste Inspo to Celebrate the Festival of Diwali There is a notion about Diwali that’s big lights, new clothes, big gatherings, delicious food and fireworks in the sky, and all of that is true. But this year, in this time, may I suggest we prioritize the planet and go small, and green, and choose low-waste. Reuse, recycle, re-purpose, upcycle all of these words that have the same meaning – use what we have and make it shine to truly represent the spirit of this festival of lights. There is a profound reason why Diwali falls on the...
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How to Make Curry

Watch: CHCH Morning Live - How to Make Curry – October Comfort Cooking Making curry and busting myths. I take what is normally a complex combination of spices and flavours and simplify it using 7 ingredients so it can be replicated in your kitchen even on a busy weeknight. Watch the segment and take your cooking up a notch with my kitchen hacks and planet-friendly twists. https://youtu.be/qHpPKcOUNB0 How to Make (North-Indian Style) Curry; Sharing Tips and Busting Myths Curry has been making all the food headlines recently so I wanted to come on here and tackle this amazing, aromatic, sometimes-misunderstood dish...
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