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  • 2015 food trends to be on the lookout for

    What’s going to be big in food for 2015? Everyone is weighing in. 

    Here’s our take on the hottest food trends we expect to see in 2015. 

    1. Bone broth.

    Healing bone broth is easy to make yourself. (Thinkstock)Healing bone broth is easy to make yourself. (Thinkstock)

    This winter’s “miracle drink” isn’t going anywhere. Experts expect this nutrient-dense — and paleo-friendly, for those unwilling to let go of one of the biggest diet trends of 2014ancient health remedy will continue being at hit in the new year. 

    Make your own sipping bone broth using this recipe.

    2. Cauliflower.

    Cauliflower is set to become the new kale. (Thinkstock)Cauliflower is set to become the new kale. (Thinkstock)

    Already growing in popularity on restaurant menus around North America, we expect to be ordering more cauliflower steaks, roasted cauliflower and cauliflower soups in the coming year. 

    It’s being called “the new kale.” We’re just hoping it doesn’t take off as a baby name, too.

    3. Ugly root veggies.

    Give ugly root veggies a chance in 2015. (Thinkstock)Give ugly root veggies a chance in 2015. (Thinkstock)

    “In line with growing concerns over food waste, this French-born trend gives misshapen and funny-looking produce a place at the table and in recipes where looks don’t matter,” says the Sterling-Rice Group.

    Veggies don’t have to

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  • During the cold winter months, the blanket scarf is one of the most versatile accessories to have in your wardrobe.

    It might be labelled a scarf, but it’s so much more than just a neck warmer. The blanket scarf can be tied, draped, belted and rolled up to serve many sartorial purposes.

    Here are just a few ways to play with your blanket scarf to achieve a multitude of looks.

    The Bird’s Nest

    Step 1: Fold your scarf diagonally in half so it forms a triangle.

    Step 2: Drape it around your neck so the triangle faces your front, then wrap the two ends around your neck with the ends ending up at the front again to achieve a bird’s nest appearance. It should look somewhat messy.

    The Knot

    Step 1: Again, fold the scarf in half so it forms a triangle.

    Step 2: This time, start rolling the scarf from the base of the triangle to the tip.

    Step 3: Now wrap the rolled scarf around your neck so that you end up with the two ends on either side of your neck.


    Step 4: Tie a little knot with the ends to

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  • Secrets for the perfect gravy

    For many people, one of the best parts of the holiday season has to be all the food that comes with the endless parties and get-togethers, not to mention the big meal itself. And next to stuffing, gravy has got to be the best part of Christmas dinner, in our humble opinion. Not only does it elevate every item it touches on your plate, it can save even the driest main dish or make the blandest side more palatable.

    Given how essential good gravy is to a holiday meal, we went to celebrity chef, television personality and magazine publisher Ricardo Larrivée to get the low-down on how to make the best gravy for your holiday celebration.

    Gravy is essential for a turkey dinner. (Thinkstock)Gravy is essential for a turkey dinner. (Thinkstock)

    There are several styles of gravy, from thin jus to a thick sauce, and depending on your family background you’ll likely have a preference for what style you’ll prefer.

    “Gravy can go from a jus where you’re just recuperating everything from the bottom of the pan and you can strain it,” says Larrivée, “Or you can make gravy that you have to thicken.”


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