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Food for Thought: Summer snacking
The warm sand, the crisp waves, the golden sun and a group of friends all mix together to make a perfect day at the beach. Sounds good, right? Well, if you are planning a beach day, it's important to make sure you have some good eats and dr... Read more

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Food for Thought: Spectacular spring spots to dine in London
Some new culinary establishments have popped up in downtown London this spring. Their timing is perfect too, as the days get warmer and people of all ages start enjoying the sights and shops of Richmond Row. Here are a few delightful new additi... Read more

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Food for Thought: Kick these killer cravings to the curb
So you have a giant sweet-tooth that seems to have a mind of its own. Finding it hard to say “no thanks” to the pastries and pies of the world? You are not alone. Even as a nutrition student, I find it difficult to resist a donut, c... Read more

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Food for Thought: Crunch on healthy foods during crunch time
It's already mid-April, which means projects deadlines, presentations and exams are coming up fast. Most of us will dedicate these next few weeks to homework and studying, leaving little time for any kind of social activity or healthy exer... Read more

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Food for Thought: International food guides could shed some light into healthy living
Canada's Food Guide is a great tool to make sure you are eating healthy. The diet information is depicted in a rainbow shape to make it easy to read. It is organized by food groups and takes into account a persons age and sex when recommen... Read more

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Food for Thought: Horrible Heartburn
Some say, “When it rains, it pours,” and when it comes to stress life can seem a bit like a monsoon. With exams just around the bend, family issues, social pressures and workload, stress can seem to pile up and bury the unsuspecting. Stre... Read more

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Food for Thought: Nutrition Month: being mindful of a mouthful
March is nutrition month, which means it's time to watch what we are eating and cut back on all the indulgences of the winter season. As a student of the food and nutrition management program, this means this month is the perfect time to spread m... Read more

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Food for Thought: Spice up your party
Theme parties are a fun and inexpensive way to spend your Saturday night. When you think about it - considering the markup of alcohol at bars and the necessary cab rides home - hosting a BYOB-potluck shindig is a lot cheaper for everyone involved. Al... Read more

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Food for Thought: Food fundraisers are nutritious, delicious and charitable
Food sales, gift baskets and charity dinners are all fabulous ways of raising money for a good cause. People always enjoy eating and feel good about eating gourmet if their money goes to a good cause. A great example of how food can be used as a fun... Read more

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Meals for $25 or less: Mythic Grill - Fresh flavour where you can find it
Recently I decided to support Food Fusion, a 10-day charity event that happened in London from February 18 to 28. Twenty-two restaurants in and around London donated a portion of their sales during these 10 days to Heart-Links, an organization in Lon... Read more

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Food for Thought: 100 mile diet - local farms need our support
Recently I attended a Thames Region Ecological Association meeting at the Grosvenor Lodge on Western Road. This free event was open to those in the community who wanted to learn more about the growing concerns with our local farms slowly being pushed... Read more

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Meals for $25 or less: Garlics has a good flavour for a higher price
This week I decided to check out one of my old favourite restaurants that I haven't been to in a while: Garlics of London. A fellow culinarian and I travelled down Richmond Row and found the familiar restaurant in its spot beside the Grand Theatr... Read more

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Food for Thought: The better side of chocolate
For any avid chocolate lover, this time of year can be excruciatingly tempting. Chocolate seems to be absolutely everywhere leading up to Valentine's Day, and gets drastically marked down in price after the 14th, creating all the more reason to i... Read more

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Meals for $25 or less: Veg Out - satisfying anyone with a low budget and a large appetite
My friend and I didn't think this little Richmond-row restaurant would be so packed for a late Sunday brunch on Super Bowl Sunday. Yet Veg Out, a friendly little vegan restaurant with an eclectic decor and all natural feel was packed. They use fa... Read more

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Food for Thought: Cooking up a romantic Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and couples are desperately trying to figure out what to do for a romantic evening with their lover. While a swanky restaurant and a bottle of champagne seems like the safe route for dinner, it is not alw... Read more

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La Casa not worth the wait
Right across from the Covent Garden Market, and right around the corner from the JLC, La Casa sits in a prime spot on King Street where all the action happens. This small restaurant has an Italian style menu with a semi-formal attitude. I've alwa... Read more

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Food for Thought: You can't feed me love
Have you ever heard the saying “eating your feelings”? This is a phrase most of us are familiar with whether we like it or not. Negative emotions can often cause a person to seek comfort by eating delicious and rich foods, binge drinking ... Read more

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Tru - food for the chic diner
From January 22 to February 4 London celebrates a diverse collection of some of the city's most reputable local cuisine in the culinary festival called "Londonlicious." This year, 21 restaurants that vary in formality from casual to black tie offer g... Read more

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Food for Thought: Gloomy about gluten-free diets
It's hard for most people to imagine what life would be like if they couldn't eat bread, cake, crackers, pizza, cookies or pasta. All these items contain a common ingredient: gluten. Gluten is found in so many of the foods we eat on a regul... Read more

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Food for Thought: Stepping in the right direction for successful 2010 goals
The plentiful feasts of Christmas have come and gone and it's a brand new year to start eating clean and healthy again. For some people, New Years Day begins a train of overwhelming thoughts for self improvement strategies and desirable goals to ... Read more

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Avatar inspirational
Avatar (2009) Cameron brings magic back to the movies in Avatar, an exhilarating sci-fi special effects showcase. Set in the year 2154, the story follows Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a wheelchair bound war veteran who enters the avatar program fo... Read more

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Green Living: Enjoy winter weather the green way
Canada has been labelled as an extremely disappointing contributor to gas emission decrease goals. This basically means we are far less eco-friendly than other countries around the globe and it is almost embarrassing what this country is bringing to ... Read more

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Food for Thought: Bring a dish that will please the heart and soul
It's getting closer to Christmas time and plenty of Christmas parties are scheduled for the weeks to come. If you happen to be hosting one of these parties, or if you are invited to a potluck, you are probably wondering what you should bri... Read more

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Green Living: Holiday habits that help save resources
If you haven't noticed, this year's weather so far has not quite been what we would expect for a typical November (or December) in London, Ontario. Usually, our winter apparatus is already in full gear as we scrape the ice off our windsh... Read more

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Food for Thought: No Christmas is complete without healthy holiday treats
It's my favourite time of the year! Christmas holidays are just around the corner, and I can't wait for the lights, holiday music, and colourful decorations that come along with them. Heck, I'll even tolerate a bout of snow for a few week... Read more

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Moore at it again
Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) Capitalism: A Love Story is the latest documentary by well renowned film artist Michael Moore that begins with footage of American citizens being forced from their homes by the law for having unpaid bills. The movie... Read more

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Green Living: How do you know what you are if you don't know what you're eating?
For the past couple of weeks, I have been studying genetically-modified foods: i.e. foods that have been scientifically altered by mixing the DNA of organisms in order to adopt certain “beneficial” traits. Some examples of added qualities... Read more

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Food for Thought: A smart diet today for a healthy body tomorrow
With my birthday just around the corner, it's hard not to think about getting older, and consequently, my own mortality. In each of my classes, I hear statistic after statistic about different digestive diseases, and how likely I am to get them, ... Read more

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Green Living: A strike against eco travelling or a breath of fresh air?
As the London Transit Commission's strike makes for a more challenging trek to school, students are teaming up, car-pooling, biking, walking, and cabbing it. While the roads are bare of city buses, they are now fuller of eager cars. So the questi... Read more

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Food for Thought: Enjoying your beer for more than just the alcohol
Beer is the drink of choice for so many people, and has such an important role worldwide. It is such a versatile drink, being appropriate in almost any social situation; it can be drank to celebrate a birthday or to compliment a classy dinner. Beer ... Read more

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London Short Film Showcase an impressive collection of local film
The London Short Film Showcase 2009 was held at Museum London this year, which impressed all as a perfect venue for the event. The surrounding artwork made an inspirational atmosphere while movie-goers and movie-makers alike mingled over wine and hor... Read more

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Green Living: A new point of view inspired by nature
I've never understood why it's so hard for people to get the saying, “stop and smell the roses.” I guess I've just always had that view on life: to appreciate the little things; moreover, the tiny things, and even the seemingl... Read more

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Food for Thought: Easy healthy food ideas for the cooking challenged
Some people are just unlucky in the kitchen. They seem to be able to burn almost anything, and claim the only thing they know how to make is Kraft Dinner. Does this sound like you? Cooking can be challenging, but there is hope for you yet. The kitche... Read more

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Couples Retreat a good laugh for all
Couples Retreat (2009) Couples Retreat begins with an intriguing introduction, and a quick look into the everyday lives of four married couples. The story unravels with some seemingly harmless interactions between the couples that reflect how thei... Read more

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Green Living: On a date with the environment
These days, dating can be just as challenging as sitting through job interviews. So, why not give yourself an advantage by demonstrating an earth-conscious attitude? Perhaps there's an environmental activist girl or guy you're looking to impr... Read more

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Food for Thought: The origins of Halloween goodies
Halloween season comes and goes so quickly. Every year we look forward to the tradition of dressing up, carving pumpkins and eating candy around the end of October (and into November if we have some left over!). These traditions have been around for ... Read more

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Gonzo Ballet a treat for Shatner fans
Gonzo Ballet (2009) The documentary Gonzo Ballet is not about a dancing muppet (thank goodness), but rather it is a full-length feature about the making of a ballet called Common People, created by well-known choreographer Margo Sappington. Common... Read more

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Food for Thought: Dangerous diets: Losing more than just weight
No one is really comfortable with their body image. Whether we want to lose weight, look younger, grow taller, be more muscular, curve less or curve more, we are never completely satisfied with the way we look. Even the most attractive of supermode... Read more

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Opening eyes to food industry practices
Food, Inc. (2008) Food, Inc. is a shocking documentary about where our food comes from. It reveals the truth about American food producers, farms and factories. In the film, the stories of different farmers in the U.S. shed light on horrible truth... Read more

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Green Living: Time to live by the three Rs: reduce, re-use and recycle
Since we were kids, we've been reminded again and again to reduce, reuse and recycle our waste. But, it occurred to me that many of us have likely not really thought about what these three little words actually mean. While we, as a society, tend ... Read more

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The Invention of Lying has its moment of truth
The Invention of Lying (2009) The creator of BBC's original The Office, Ricky Gervais, wrote and starred in this new romantic comedy The Invention of Lying (a.k.a. its original working title This Side of the Truth). This is a story of an alte... Read more

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Food for Thought: Tea hits the spot
Do you find that you need a kick-start in the A.M.? My early morning is just not allowed to start until I get my first cup of tea. I love tea. Black, green, yerba maté, and masala chai alike; as long as it has caffeine, I'm down. I also enjoy a ... Read more

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Green Living: Vinegar, lemon juice, cornstarch not just for cooking
Natural and homemade cleaning products can be just as effective as store-bought chemicals, but more importantly don't contain toxins. With their use, not only will you and your pets' environments be healthier, but they also save you money. He... Read more

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Love Happens-mindless romantic comedy
Love Happens (2009) Aaron Eckhart and Jennifer Aniston star in this romantic-comedy about a self-help author who happens to fall in love while still grieving over the death of his wife, and an independent florist who enjoys flexing her vocabulary ... Read more

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Food For Thought: Healthier Thanksgiving dinners and loving leftovers
Pretty much everyone (except for the unfortunate turkeys) looked forward to the long Thanksgiving weekend. Poultry, potatoes, cranberry sauce and stuffing fill the hearts and stomachs of most students and teachers alike as we spent time with our fami... Read more

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Green Living: Time to implement your own environmental action plan
Wondering why the weather's been so wacky these days? This year, our summer seemed more like fall, and recently, our winters have felt like those experienced in the Arctic. Though our weather patterns are all messed up, some people still don'... Read more

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Food For Thought: Keep that wicked cold/flu away
With cold and flu season creeping up, more and more people around us are getting sick and spreading it. This is only to be expected when spending your day in a densely populated space like Fanshawe College, so how do you make sure you don't get a... Read more

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs deliciously fast-paced and funny
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) A science geek tries to impress his sardine-producing town by building his greatest invention yet- a machine that turns water into food. Obstacles include his technically challenged fisherman father, his gu... Read more

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Green Living: Shopping that's Eco-friendly
Every once in a while, I like to spend a few dollars at the shopping mall. Okay, maybe more than just a few dollars, and maybe more than every once in a while! But, when I do splurge, I like to make sure that I think about the environment (if not so ... Read more

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Food For Thought: Avoiding horrible hangovers with careful consumption
While I sat on the patio at Winks Eatery with a few friends, a warm jacket and a pitcher of beer, I couldn't help but notice the increase of students that joined us in the drinking spirit on such a chilly night. The place was extremely busy and a... Read more

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Green Living: Bottled water unnecessary evil
Bottled water leaves a bigger footprint than you think. So, what's all the hype about bottled water? Why are environmental activists so opposed to bottled water when we have all learned to recycle? Well, you're doing a lot more damage to the... Read more

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Food For Thought: A fast break for breakfast
It's one of those mornings when you need that fourth snooze-button sleep time and end up having 20 minutes to get ready for school. You slap on some clothes, run a brush through your hair and run out the door with only one eye open and the crease... Read more

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Food For Thought: Debating the healthier lifestyle
To eat meat or not to eat meat? Many of us ask ourselves that question when deciding what dietary orientation we should follow. There are so many different classifications of what we consume and don't consume, it's hard to choose one that sui... Read more

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Food For Thought: Eating healthy a matter of planning
It's that time again! Summer holidays are at an end and it's time to stock the fridge for the busy “back to school” month. It's not easy to make sure you eat healthy on tight time and low budget, so here's a few food ideas... Read more

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