Toronto “Fallidays”




Recently Toronto was named “The most diverse city in the world” by BBC Radio. Over half of Toronto residents were born outside of Canada and a whopping two hundred and thirty different nationalities now make up our city’s population. This makes our city one of the most exciting places to live, anywhere! And with the fall season upon us, and winter just around the corner, many of us are gearing up for festivals and celebrations that add history and culture to our national and civic fabric. Continue »

Vegan Butternut Brownies




Taking a stroll through the Fiesta Farms Garden Centre the other day and looking at the beautiful displays of so many varieties of pumpkins and squash reminded me that it’s been two years since the publication of The Everyday Squash Cook, and with that came a deep hankering for one of the most requested recipes from it, Butternut Brownies. Truth be told, my husband and I make these brownies quite often, for ourselves and friends and families who don’t really have the time to make them, and recently we have been making batches of vegan brownies as well for our vegan friends. Continue »

Bob’s Red Mill




Last month Fiesta Farms was graced with a visit by a true celebrity! None other than Bob Moore, founder of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods  was in our store, talking to customers, answering questions and discussing all things great and small regarding his company and the vast array of products they offer. Yes, Bob himself, the character on all those packages is a real person, and there he was in our store! Continue »

Restaurants For Change




“Never underestimate the power of good food cooked and eaten with others.” – Nick Saul, President & CEO of Community Food Centres Canada

If you have missed the previous iterations of the fund raising dinners, Restaurants for Change, despair not. The annual fundraiser that brings together this country’s top culinary talents is happening in fifteen cities across Canada, including right here in Toronto on Wednesday, October 19. On this date, memories of our own Thanksgiving feast will be only nine days old, and supporting this great cause is a wonderful way to “pay it forward” and to truly show thanks by sharing and advocating for healthy food for all. Continue »

Fabulous Falafel





Anyone who is vegetarian, or has “gone vegetarian” for a while has likely had a falafel or two. And depending on what you add to the falafel, they are vegan as well as vegetarian! Falafel is the fried patty made from ground chickpeas, fava or other broad bean; the smushed beans are most often mixed with onion, garlic and spices and either deep-fried or pan-fried until they are crispy on the outside and still lovely, moist and soft on the inside. Continue »

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    you can opt for store-bought...

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    ...or make it at home

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    ready for frying

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    or squash them a little and pan-fry them!