A Holiday Appetizer Everyone Will Love w/ Natalie Cumberbirch

By Natalie Cumberbirch – Nov 28th, 2018 You’re going to a potluck; they say bring whatever. The easiest option would be a bag of chips and salsa. Maybe you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, so you choose a couple of cheeses and salami to throw on a wooden board. But let’s say you really want to impress people… These prosciutto … Read More

5 Simple Hacks For Keeping On Track This Holiday Season w/ Natalie Cumberbirch

By Natalie Cumberbirch – Nov 19th, 2018 I’m no nutritionist or health expert, but like every other person I’ve overindulged during the holiday season. Become best friends with the cheese board at that awkward staff party, said yes to a few too many holiday cocktails, and refuse to turn down any baked goods being offered. The downfall, you feel like … Read More

RECIPE – World’s Best “Kale Caesar w/ Chicken”

By Henry Gould – Nov 12th, 2018 It’s lurking on every “premium casual” lunch menu, every hotel restaurant, sports bar; even craft breweries. For a plant that was once reserved only for garnish around buffet salad bars, kale has made such a dominant push into North American food culture that it has almost become a meme in and of itself. … Read More

RECIPE – Hungarian Goulash

Let’s be honest – now that we’re in Fall / Winter mode, people are secretly happy they have an excuse to eat those comfort foods that don’t seem appropriate on a hot July day. Most probably assume their favorite dishes aren’t healthy, and therefore tend to avoid eating and cooking them on a regular basis for fear of falling off … Read More

RECIPE – Homemade “Ajvar”

By Henry Gould – Oct 25th, 2018 This summer I was lucky enough to spend a week in Croatia, and in addition to the amazing weather, beaches, wine and architecture, the food really blew me away. Everything was a cool mix between Eastern European and Italian, which makes perfect sense given Croatia’s geographic location. Ajvar is a condiment they serve … Read More

RECIPE – Roasted Vegetable Salads

By Henry Gould – Oct 15th, 2018 Cooking for yourself is not only one of the best ways to maintain a healthy diet, it can be a huge source of pleasure, particularly if you’re cooking for others. The kitchen can be intimidating, but if you start to learn the basics it can be a real gateway to eating better, as … Read More

RECIPE – Rolled Turkey Breast w/ Speck, Goat Cheese and Arugula

By Henry Gould – Oct 3rd, 2018 It’s Thanksgiving weekend! For some of you, that means going home to families houses, eating the traditional roast turkey with cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy mashed potatoes, the whole 9 yards. And that’s all great. But for others, it might mean a smaller gathering of a few friends, maybe two or three, which doesn’t … Read More

RECIPE – Shredded Chicken Tacos

By Henry Gould – Sept 12th, 2018 I have to say, I’m a little embarrassed to post this recipe because it’s almost too easy to make… quite literally fool proof. Follow the directions and I can almost guarantee it will turn out perfect. The beauties of this recipe are many. Allow me to elaborate on some of them! It’s very … Read More

Breaking Down The Mediterranean Diet

By Henry Gould – Aug 28th, 2018 Greetings #YardHard faithful! Hope everyone is catching as much late summer sun as possible. I’ve recently returned from a holiday in Greece and Croatia, which renewed my interest in the so called “Mediterranean Diet”. something I wanted to do a deeper dive on for the purposes of this blog. The Mediterranean Diet – … Read More

RECIPE – Grilled Steak w/ Chimichurri

By Henry Gould – Aug 6th, 2018 Folks, let’s get real. It’s the middle of summer, the temperature is nudging 30 degrees celsius, and the last thing you want to do is turn your kitchen into a sauna. The answer? Your trusty outdoor BBQ. Whether you use gas or charcoal, a BBQ allows you to get some late afternoon sun, … Read More