Canadian Living January-February 2020 - Vol.45 No.01

The Canadian Living Magazine for helpful articles on food, cooking, health, relationships, family and lifestyles in Canada.

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1 min
great expectations

Every December, we’re asked to take time to think about the months to come and make some resolutions that will change our lives in the coming year. Usually, though, those resolutions disappear faster than the daylight on a January day. New diets, new routines, new attitudes, new mantras—they all come and go, leaving us feeling guilty and depressed or stressed out. Well, this time around, we’re proposing a different scenario. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with bettering ourselves, but the truth is, to paraphrase a line from Bridget Jones’s Diary, we’re mostly pretty great just as we are, thank you very much. That’s why, for 2020, we’re advocating embracing just a few small changes, ones that have a big impact. To that end, our stories this issue focus on simple, pleasureable ways…

5 min
11 tricks, tips and ideas we love this month

1 CROCHET CHIC Crochet novices and petit point experts will love these convenient kits by We Are Knitters. After choosing a project based on skill level, size and yarn colour, a kit complete with needles, yarn and pattern is home delivered so you can start needling right away. Though classic blankets and scarves are available, you can also choose from dozens of chic designs such as chunky cardigans, striped sweaters, boho beanies and more. Home knitting has never looked so professional. We Are Knitters Navy Winter Collection KNITTING KITS, from $80, 2 Superfood spread Made from totally tasty pure, dried coconut flesh, this spreadable topper is a great alternative to butter or cream cheese. You can even add it to your smoothie or baked goods. Available in three flavours (coconut, almond and chocolate),…

3 min
let it snow

SO EXTRA! Kids 14 years and up can ride along with resort staff members while they groom the trails at the end of the day. 1 Sun Peaks Resort, B.C. The second largest ski resort in Canada, this hotspot near Kamloops receives enormous quantities of snow while reaping the benefits of an average of 2,000 hours of sunlight every year. The village centre features a large skating rink, bungee trampoline and tubing facilities, and for the really adventurous, try out the organized snowshoeing excursions complete with campfires at night and dogsledding at dusk through the darkening forest. SUMMIT: 2,152 metres VERTICAL DROP: 882 metres TRAILS: 135 2 Fernie Alpine Resort, B.C. With more than 100 trails, this destination in the Canadian Rockies is a true paradise for skiers, snowboarders and powder lovers. But it’s also a choice family…

2 min
hot dips!

WARM ARTICHOKE & SPINACH DIP MAKES 4 CUPS HANDS-ON TIME 10 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 30 MINUTES 1 cup raw cashews¾ cup unsweetened cashew beverage3 cloves garlic, minced3 tbsp lemon juice1 tsp Dijon mustard¾ tsp salt pepper2 cups baby spinach leaves1 625 g jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and quartered2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley2 tbsp chopped fresh mintbaguette toasts, crackers and/or veggies In food processor, blend together cashews, cashew beverage, garlic, lemon juice, mustard and salt until smooth. Season with pepper. Add spinach and half of the artichoke hearts; pulse just until mixture is combined and chopped coarsely. Spoon into four greased 1-cup baking dishes or pans. Reserve 3 artichoke hearts; chop remaining artichokes and scatter over top. Bake in 425°F oven until hot and bubbling, 15 to 20 minutes. Broil until browned, about 3 minutes, if…

2 min
now trending

SWEET & SUBLIME Chanel’s Sublimage Make-Up Removal Collection (a gel-oil, makeup remover water, skincare soap and exfoliating vanilla seed scrub) will not only meet, but also exceed all your beauty needs. At the heart of its formula is antioxidant-rich planifolia vanilla water and detoxifying harungana extract, which will help illuminate your complexion over time. ONLINE OLD SCHOOL Iconic cosmetic and skin-care brand Avon has partnered with The Face Shop, a coveted store to shop for Korean beauty products (which have recently been taking the North American beauty industry by storm), to create a curated selection of top-of-the-line yet affordable facial and makeup products. Items from the line include cleansers and wipes, facial oils and moisturizers, as well as cosmetics from foundation to lipstick to mascara. AVON.CA. BARELY THERE MARCELLE’S FLAWLESS CONCEALER BOASTS STAR INGREDIENT VITAMIN…

2 min
spot on

1 Prolonged exposure to UV rays is most often the reason for the appearance of pigment spots. However, lentigo—the scientific name for photoaging seen on the face, neck, décolletage and back of the hands—can be prevented. The secret weapon? You guessed it! Daily application of a broad-spectrum sunscreen, even in winter! 2 Melasma, or pregnancy mask, can also appear because of UV rays, but despite its name, pregnancy isn’t the only risk factor: Oral contraceptives and other hormones, as well as photosensitizing drugs, including certain antibiotics and antidepressants, can also put you at risk. So, remember to check the contraindications of your prescriptions to see if you’re more photosensitive than you thought. 3 Many over-the-counter products promise to reduce brown spots, but one thing is for certain: The results will be better if they’re tackled…