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Canadian Living

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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Canada
Language:
English
Publisher:
TVA Publications Inc.
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In this issue

1 min.
sweet deed

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 a way that’s intoxicating to a city dweller like myself. The lush surroundings are the epitome of a sight for sore eyes, while the sound of the adjacent Napo River offers an unbelievable backdrop. More inspiring still are the farmers, whose industrious spirit…

4 min.
12 tricks, tips and ideas we love this month

1 SPOT ON While 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 TREND THE LESS DARING CAN TRY A LEOPARD-PRINT SHOE OR BAG. WHEN BUYING A LEOPARDPRINT DRESS, STAY AWAY FROM ANYTHING TOO BODYCON. INSTEAD, CHOOSE A LOOSE, FLOWING VERSION. 2 PERK UP WITH CACAO Dark 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 our chocolaty recipes at canadianliving.com/darkchocolate. 3 CORAL…

2 min.
sheet pan buttermilk chicken

SHEET PAN BUTTERMILK CHICKEN & SWEET POTATO MEDLEY MAKES 4 TO 6 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 20 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 3. HOURS 1¼ 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 pieces Marinade 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…

1 min.
find your colour-correcting primer

Green Green-tinted primers will help neutralize redness, which is especially helpful if you have rosacea or you’re in the midst of a breakout. Purple Primers with a purple hue help combat yellow or sallow tones. If you think your skin looks dull, this one is your best bet. Peach or pink If discoloration is your concern, opt for a peach or pink primer, which brightens while helping neutralize blue and purple tones.…

1 min.
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.”…

1 min.
next-level primers

FIGHTS POLLUTION This pick is cooling and quickly absorbed, but the real story is that it protects against pollution, environmental stressors and blue light (from your screens), thanks to plankton extract. FIGHTS SIGNS OF AGING If you’re looking for a primer that more broadly addresses a range of skin concerns—think fine lines, uneven texture and enlarged pores—opt for one with ingredients such as vitamin E and other antioxidants. THE BODY SHOP Tea Tree Pore Minimiser, $20, thebodyshop.com. FIGHTS ACNE This primer helps minimize pores and control oil in the short term, but with the addition of tea tree oil, you can count on it to minimize future breakouts, too.…