Man Lab Kitchen: Grey Cup Appetizers

The Man Lab Kitchen is open for big sporting events too. While the Grey Cup might be unheard of in America, in Canada, it’s a pretty big deal. No, it doesn’t have the same big parties as the Super Bowl but that doesn’t mean that we don’t throw a bash at Lowdown HQ. So today, the Kitchen previews some of the things that’ll be part of our Grey Cup spread. Continue reading


Man Lab Kitchen: Homemade Halloween Candy

With Halloween just over a week, I thought we’d do something a bit different today. Have you ever tried making your own candy? I haven’t but thanks to some recipes that Bon Appetit has found, I might be willing to give it a try before Halloween. Giving it away probably isn’t a good idea but there’s nothing stopping you from eating it all yourself. Continue reading

Man Lab Kitchen: Labour Day Grilling

This Monday is Labour Day. Since this marks the unofficial end to summer, there’s no time like the present to fire up the grill. So we’ve reopened the Man Lab’s kitchen for the first time in nine months to give you some of our favourite grilling recipes. If you’re looking for recipes that say “turn on grill and slap on steak,” you’ve come to the wrong place. That little bit extra effort means a lot when it comes to flavour and impressing your friends.
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Man Lab Kitchen: Kicking Up The Office Potluck

The Christmas season seems to involve a high number of office potluck luncheons. Unfortunately, these things suffer from two problems. One: Not all of your coworkers can cook something edible. And two: Most offerings are dips or involve cheese. So the Man Lab is going to help you stand out from the crowd with three recipes to make you the king of the office potluck. Remember that everyone loves a man who can cook. Continue reading

Man Lab: Desserts for Canadian Thanksgiving

If you’re in America, you’re wondering what the hell I’m on about with recipes for Thanksgiving dessert. Well, Thanksgiving in Canada is this Monday. Everyone knows that the entrĂ©e for Thanksgiving has to be a turkey. Sides should be stuffing, mashed potatoes, squash and cranberry sauce. But that leaves dessert. I’ve never found a consensus for Thanksgiving dessert. Pumpkin pie seems traditional but apple pie is also a popular dish. I’ve also found another use for pumpkin in your dessert. So here are three Thanksgiving dessert recipes for you to try this weekend. Continue reading

Man Lab: Labor Day Barbecue Cooking

It’s Labor Day weekend here in North America. That means we have one last chance to fire up the grill before cold weather sweeps in. So we’ve turned to the crew at the Man Lab kitchen to help you out with your Labor Day barbecue. Sometimes, food isn’t about getting you laid. It can also be about good eats. So here are some Man Lab approved recipes for Labor Day. And, yes, you can make dessert on the grill. Continue reading