Mood-Booster Foods

The amount of sunlight we see and how active we are can change drastically in the colder months, affecting our mood and mental health. Even if you aren’t someone who experiences seasonal depression every year, this list of foods can help set your mood right on any day that you’re feeling down.

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On Pumpkin Carving

Mandy Wright feels invigorated and inspired by each and every season, but there’s something about Autumn that feels more personal. In this article, she focuses on the American tradition of pumpkin carving, where it came from, and what it means to her. She also includes a few ideas at the end for how best to cook with pumpkins!

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A Culinary Experiment: Baking A Dessert Using My Intuition

Experimenting in the kitchen can be a creative and rewarding experience. Crave something you can’t find a recipe for? Trust yourself and make it up! That’s Amaan Akhtar’s motto in this article on the fun as well as the difficulties he had while baking a cheesecake using only his intuition (and some ingredients and cooking supplies, of course!).

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The Therapy of Cooking

Cooking - with all of its scents and flavours and sounds - is an engaging activity, and one that is known more and more frequently for its therapeutic abilities. In this piece, Mandy Wright explores the ways that cooking can encourage positive mental health and be an act of self-care.

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