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Canadian Living

March 2019

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

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sweet deed

I felt like a guest of honour upon arriving at Minga Lodge in Ecuador when I received this beautiful necklace made from the leaves of a guayusa plant. You could win your own dream trip to this locale. For more details, see page 41.It was a hard job, but someone had to do it: fly to the picturesque Ecuadorian Amazon and learn how to sustainably make chocolate for the benefit of local farmers (read “Cacao Cares,” page 42). When longtime Canadian Living partner We presented me with the opportunity to participate in this journey, one of the many life-altering volunteer trips the charitable organization offers, I didn’t jump—I leaped. And the experience did not disappoint.The air at Minga Lodge, the site of the We Agricultural Learning Centre, is fresh in…

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12 tricks, tips and ideas we love this month

1 SPOT ONWhile animal print might not be a new trend, it rarely ever goes out of style, and we’re seeing a ton of it roll over from winter into spring. At first glance, the pattern might seem bold, but it’s surprisingly wearable—some would even call it the new neutral.how to wear THE TRENDTHE LESS DARING CAN TRY A LEOPARD-PRINT SHOE OR BAG.SeaVees SNEAKERS, $144, shopbop.com.WHEN BUYING A LEOPARDPRINT DRESS, STAY AWAY FROM ANYTHING TOO BODYCON. INSTEAD, CHOOSE A LOOSE, FLOWING VERSION.Talula DRESS, $110, aritzia.com.2 PERK UP WITH CACAODark chocolate (especially when it’s made from raw cacao) is truly a superfood, providing more antioxidants per gram than blueberries. It’s one of the best sources of magnesium and boasts theobromine, a naturally occurring mood-and energy-boosting alkaloid. Try it in one of…

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sheet pan buttermilk chicken

JUDYINC.COMSHEET PAN BUTTERMILK CHICKEN & SWEET POTATO MEDLEYMAKES 4 TO 6 SERVINGSHANDS-ON TIME 20 MINUTESTOTAL TIME 3. HOURS1¼ cups buttermilk¼ cup pickle juice (from dill pickles or cornichons) half onion, thinly sliced5 cloves garlic, smashed1½ tsp kosher salt½ tsp each smoked paprika and pepper1 whole chicken (about 1.5 kg), cut in 8 pieces (or 2 each bone-in skin-on chicken breasts and legs, halved)1 bunch carrots (with stems), leaves trimmed1 680 g bag mini sweet potatoes, halved diagonally¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided½ tsp each salt and pepper, divided12 cherry tomatoes1 bunch kale, stemmed and torn in large piecesMarinade In large resealable plastic bag, combine buttermilk, pickle juice, onion, garlic, salt, paprika and pepper.Add chicken to Marinade; seal bag. Massage to evenly coat. Place on baking sheet; refrigerate for 3 hours…

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fashion & beauty

BEAUTY NOTEPrimers come in many textures and with different ingredients, so tailor your pick to your skin type and concerns.look of the monthPERFECTLY PRIMED SKINBridging the gap between skin care and makeup, a primer can help sustain your beauty look through-out the day.PHOTOGRAPHY, CARLYLE ROUTH. HAIR AND MAKEUP, JUKKA/MOROCCANOIL/MAKE UP FOR EVER/PLUTINO GROUP ■…

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find your colour-correcting primer

SMASHBOX Photo Finish Reduce Redness Primer, $50, sephora.ca.GreenGreen-tinted primers will help neutralize redness, which is especially helpful if you have rosacea or you’re in the midst of a breakout.LANCÔME Miracle CC Cushion, $45, lancome.ca.PurplePrimers with a purple hue help combat yellow or sallow tones. If you think your skin looks dull, this one is your best bet.NYX COSMETICS Colour Correcting Liquid Primer, $18, nyxcosmetics.ca.Peach or pinkIf discoloration is your concern, opt for a peach or pink primer, which brightens while helping neutralize blue and purple tones. ■…

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prime directives

What does primer do?“First and foremost, primers are designed and formulated to help makeup wear better and longer,” says Casale. It’s the invisible step that truly makes your makeup application easier and your product wear longer.When do I apply primer?Primer is the first step of your makeup routine, which means it directly follows the last step of your skincare regimen (which should be SPF). After applying primer, continue with the rest of your makeup application, including foundation and concealer.Is primer really necessary?“Although primer does add another step, it’s important, given the many benefits one formula can have,” says Casale. “Primer can alter the skin’s finish while also extending makeup wear; with its other skin-care benefits, it’s a true all-in-one product.” ■…