Slow Roasted Riesling Braised Chicken


Slow Roasted Riesling Braised Chicken

This recipe is based on a traditional coq au vin recipe. Delicious when simmered to perfection, it’s been adapted to use a crisp dry Riesling rather than a typical Burgundy wine.
 4 strips turkey bacon, diced
2 tbsp (30 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
4 bone-in, skin-on organic free-range chicken breasts Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 large shallots, peeled and cut in half
4 carrots, chopped
1 fennel bulb, trimmed and diced into
3/4 in (2 cm) cubes
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 cups (350 mL) dry fruity Riesling
1/2 cup (125 mL) low-sodium chicken broth or stock
4 sprigs thyme
4 sprigs parsley
1 fresh bay leaf Finely grated zest from 1/2 lemon
2 tbsp (30 mL) minced flat-leaf parsley
Slow Roasted Riesling Braised Chicken

Avocado Lime Cheesecake Bars



Avocado Lime Cheesecake Bars
While cheesecake normally provides an avalanche of calories from cheese and cream, this healthier citrusy version obtains many of its fat calories from nuts and creamy nutrient-dense avocado. Plus, it’s no-bake!
Consider sprinkling some coconut flakes on top. Placing a sheet of parchment paper over the cheesecake will also help keep it from browning too much during storage.

Avocado Lime Cheesecake Bars

2 cups (500 mL) organic rolled oats
3/4 cup (180 mL) pecans
1/2 cup (125 mL) dried cranberries
1/4 cup (60 mL) melted coconut oil
2 tbsp (30 mL) honey
1 in (2.5 cm) piece fresh ginger, grated or finely minced
1 tbsp (15 mL) unflavoured gelatin or agar-agar powder
1 1/4 cups (310 mL) milk
1/4 cup (60 mL) coconut sugar, sucanat, or other raw-style sugar Zest of 2 limes
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract Juice of 1 lime
2 ripe medium-sized avocados

Dyeing for great hair



Dyeing for great hair
Conventional products show their true colours
Approximately 33 percent of women over 18 and 10 percent of men over 40 colour
their hair. With recent concern over the safety of beauty products, harmful chemical ingredients used in conventional hair dye have come under scrutiny. What exactly are we using to help us hide those unwanted greys?

Dyeing for great hair  Conventional products show their true colours  Approximately 33 percent of women over 18 and 10 percent of men over 40 colour  their hair. With recent concern over the safety of beauty products, harmful chemical ingredients used in conventional hair dye have come under scrutiny. What exactly are we using to help us hide those unwanted greys?

OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD
Although today’s dyes are far less toxic than they were before 1980, some studies indicate that health risks are still present. A 2010 study revealed “an increased and statistically significant risk for bladder cancer among hairdressers, in particular for hairdressers in jobs held [for] 10 years [or longer].