Enjoy a taste of the sea with Ricardo’s shellfish pasta recipe

3/4 lb (340 g) spaghetti 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 3 tbsp butter 1/2 lb (225 g) frozen peeled shrimp, thawed and diced 2 tbsp unbleached all-purpose flour 1 can (142 g) small clams in water 2 zucchini, diced 1 cup (150 g) frozen peas, thawed In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the spaghetti until al More...

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By SLPundit On Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
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Veggie tacos with melty cheese just right for the barbecue

There’s no better way to beat that summer heat than to fire up the grill for my veggie tacos with melty cheese. I prefer poblano peppers for their mellow bite, but feel free to use green bell peppers instead. More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
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Grant van Gameren launches his second Mexican resto of the year with Quetzal

Grant van Gameren is opening his second Mexican restaurant of the year with Quetzal. Unlike the vegan Rosalinda on Richmond St. W., Quetzal is a wood-fired kitchen at 419 College St. that serves $ 80 seafood More...

By SLPundit On Monday, August 6th, 2018
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Bacon, lettuce, tomato and egg sandwich

By RicardoSpecial to the Star Mon., Aug. 6, 2018 Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Egg Sandwich This classic sandwich comes with a new twist: spicy mustard glazed bacon.  (Ricardo) 4 eggs 2 tbsp (30 More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, August 4th, 2018
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We found the best brow gel ever

Fact: Hundreds of beauty products launch every season. Other fact: Zero per cent of humans have time to try each one. In The Kit’s If You Only Buy One series, we do the deep-digging and test-driving to select More...

By SLPundit On Friday, August 3rd, 2018
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These five summertime wines are delicious and dirt cheap

Summertime calls for crisp, easy-drinking wines that leave room in the budget for fancy frappuccinos, great getaways and, if you’ve got wee ones, summer camp. With that in mind, here are five dirt cheap, More...

By SLPundit On Friday, August 3rd, 2018
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My wedding workout diary

By Caitlin KennyThe Kit Fri., Aug. 3, 2018 About a month after exclaiming a shocked, teary-eyed “yes!” to my kneeling boyfriend, my excitement for our wedding began to morph into intimidation, More...

By SLPundit On Friday, August 3rd, 2018
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Being fashionable doesn’t have to mean paying top dollar

Fri., Aug. 3, 2018 The shirt Atelier New Regime top, $ 52 (originally $ 80), ateliernewregime.com Alexander Wang shoes, $ 395 (originally $ 660), nordstrom.com Atelier New Regime top, $ 52 More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
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Ricardo adds a twist to the classic steak and potatoes dinner

Steak And Sweet Potato Fries Mayonnaise 1/2 cup (125 mL) mayonnaise 4 tsp (20 mL) prepared mustard 1/2 tsp (2 mL) curry powder Sweet Potato Fries 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into large spirals or sticks More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
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Jumbo garden sandwich makes for an ideal picnic option

My favourite picnic foods are hand-held. It cuts back on dishes, cutlery and mess — which means less for you to lug around. Enter my jumbo garden sandwich, because why make six small sandwiches, when you More...