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Just like every December, my 18th December was too warm. Not just too warm for sweaters or hot chocolate, but too warm for the Christmas party cheesecake recipe. The recipe was a combination of my grandma’s and Chef Mike Ortega’s suggestions. The end result was meant to set perfectly into…


Originally published on Iridescent Women.

Diet culture is like radiation: the more you are exposed to it, the greater likelihood you have of getting hurt or killed by it. When women encourage diet culture through their speech or behavior, they are sending a message to the women around them that…


Originally published on Iridescent Women.

When I chose the assignment to write a review on the Netflix Original Movie “Moxie” that came out today, March 3rd, I watched the trailer and expected an easy movie. I figured the most radical it would get would be with the issue of dress…


Eating Disorders and the Holiday Feast

For people like me — that is, people with eating disorders — managing daily life is difficult even on ordinary days. Food, a necessary part of our culture and routine, becomes an enemy and an obstacle, but a need nonetheless. When the holidays roll around, and our lives become centered…


As someone who doesn’t love pumpkin or sweets in general, this is my favourite fall ice cream. The fact that it’s vegan and relatively low on sugar is a pretty cool bonus. This ice cream is easy to make and comes out soft straight out of the freezer without a…


3/5 stars | Screamer’s Pizzeria | $$ | Vegan | 685 Franklin Ave | 718 623 6000

Although the decor of this establishment screams Vegan Californian Hippie, the service at Screamer’s is awful. It really seems like no employee wants you there. No matter the time of day or size…


Bread of the Dead

I’m not sure I have what it takes to write a set of memoirs, but if I did, this would be my favourite one. This vegan Pan de Muerto was inspired by my childhood in Northern Mexico and my immigration to the US as an adult. Easy to make between…


The Argument Against my Morning Runs

After an espresso and a handful of almonds, I made my way to a 2.5 km track near my dad’s house. It was just another Saturday morning in high school. From early morning till lunchtime, I’d run laps around the track for hours. The inspirational quotes under pictures of thin…


1. Café 2’s Tomato Soup — currently closed due to COVID-19

After peeling off the layers that kept you warm on your way to the Museum of Modern Art, you leave behind most of what you came in with at the coat check and make your way toward the art. In an attempt to forget the stress of the week and…

Mishgza

Mexican senior at The King’s College.

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