July 2021 Archives

Stush Patties | The Best Beef Patties in Toronto

Recently for Sunday lunch we headed out to pick up some Stush Patties at the Cheese Boutique food truck on Ripley Avenue. If you haven't had a Stush patty yet, find yourself one asap because they are delicious. There are a variety of flavours including beef, jerk chicken, lentil and veggies, swiss chard, curried shrimp, jerk soy chik, jerk pulled pork and ackee & salted tofu patties... all made with top quality, natural ingredients. So, so good.

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The brilliant "patty reinventor" Opal Rowe makes a patty that is bursting with flavour. Stush primarily sells to retailers and food service businesses, but you can order directly from the Stush Patties website. Her amazing team pops up all over the city so be sure to follow Stush on Instagram to find out where they will be next, and get there fast because these flaky delicious pockets of flavour sell out fast. Rosie :)

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Traci Melchor Talks Drag Race on The Kit | by John Paul Ricchio

My latest for The Kit is a conversation with Canadian TV icon Traci Melchor, who has just been announced as a judge on the second season of Canada's Drag Race. In this exclusive chat with my dear friend, we talk drag race, Pride, and what the LGBTQ2S+ community means to her. Enjoy! JP xo

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The Best Calcium Supplements for Preventing Osteoporosis

My grandma had osteoporosis, and so does my mom. The fact of my inevitable deteriorating bone tissue has been haunting me like a hunched-over skeleton for awhile, so I decided it was finally time to research calcium supplements, buy them, and start taking them every day. Adults between 19-50 years of age need 1,000 mg of calcium daily. I don't eat nearly enough calcium-rich foods to get the adequate calcium intake to slow my bone loss, so I am happy to have now found two things- Sisu Calcium & Magnesium tablets with D2 (Sisu is based in British Columbia) and House of Wellness to sell them to me (House of Wellness is a Canadian online health store that offers high quality health products at affordable prices.)

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They are made in Canada, contain calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D, and are dairy, wheat, gluten free, with no added sugars. Because they contain a high dose of calcium citrate and magnesium, you need fewer pills to supplement your calcium intake. They contain vegetarian vitamin D2 to bring on the calcium absorption, which is crucial- you can take all the calcium tablets you want but if your body isn't absorbing them, you are wasting your time and money.

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I've saved you the time price comparing- you won't find these cheaper anywhere than right here from House of Wellness. They offer free shipping over $25 within the GTA (within 24 hours- I loved this because once I decided my bones were disintegrating I wanted those tablets fast) and free shipping over $75 across Canada. Right now if you use the code GET10, you can get $10 off your first order over $75. A terrific Canadian product from an excellent- and affordable- Canadian health store. Rosie :)