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Winter Hydration Guide

Looking to combat that winter dryness? Does your skin get dull and flaky as soon as the first cold front hits? If you answered yes, then we definitely have a few things in common. I personally have such dry skin and the winter season just makes it so much worse. There’s nothing more uncomfortable than the itchy and tight feeling you get when your skin is begging for moisture! Especially under layers of clothing! 

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Mushroom Risotto

Need a warm and comforting side dish? How about something easy to make with few ingredients? Something sure to impress the in-laws? This gluten-free and vegan mushroom risotto is sure to hit the spot and please everyone at your table! 

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Vegan Pecan Pie

Isn't it the season for pecan pie? I'm thinking it's time to share my recipe with you because I know you'll love it. For the pie crust, I found it at Costco. It's vegan and the brand is called "Pate 2000". If not, any pie crust will do.

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Vegan Ice Cream in Montreal

1. Ca Lem: They have original flavours like COCO PANDA and not to mention all the hype surrounding this brand with their trendy image. 2. Hoché Glacé:  If you fancy a good vegan "McFlurry" or banana slipt, you are in the right place. If you go there, ask for the whirlpool. My favorite flavor is definitely oreo and cookie dough.   3. Swirl: New Ice cream Parlor that's 100% vegan! 4. Dalla Rose:  Located on Notre-Dame West, their hand-made ice cream is definitely worth the detour. Several vegan options including ice cream sandwiches. 5. Wild Willy's:  Located in the West Island and in a small village, this ice cream parlor offers several vegan options. It's definitely worth the detour.    

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The miracle hangover prevention our readers can’t get enough of

I’ve got a confession to make. I really - and I mean really -  don’t deal well with hangovers. Even if I just go out for a couple of glasses of wine with the girls, I pretty much have to wave the next day goodbye. The 3 am migraine kicks in like clockwork. At 8 am nausea comes knocking, putting me straight off my breakfast. By 2 pm, my Saturday is history: full-force sluggishness kicks in, and all I can bring myself to do is sit in front of the TV and, with a cup of green tea in hand, crush an entire season of Friends.

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It’s Not Easy Being Green

Last year marked 30 years for myself being meat-free, completely vegan for 19, and when one hears that someone is Vegetarian or Vegan it is a natural assumption that we eat loads of salads and get tons of greens into our daily lives.  Some days yes, some days no.

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Prebiotics vs. Probiotics

Probiotic supplementation has become an important part of the daily routine for many people.  Research continues to support the role of probiotics in a variety of preventative measures and intervention strategies, and approval of these health claims by regulatory bodies like Health Canada further speaks to the value these important supplements provide.  But getting the most out of your probioticsupplement requires additional work, especially if you are following a restrictive diet.

Continue reading → par: Chelsea Brennan