RDP Recipe of the Week: Yamburgers

By: Mahta 

Burgers can be healthy too! Here’s a great alternative for those craving a burger.

THE INGREDIENTS: 

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Mash all these ingredients in a bowl! Feel free to substitute brown rice for quinoa.

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Shape the mix into patties and lightly grease a cookie sheet. Bake at 400F for about 25-30 minutes. 

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I used thin multigrain buns for this recipe. Simple, healthy and delicious…you won’t be disappointed!

It’s game day! GO RAPTORS!!! 

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More Birthday Pranks!

We were finally able to prank Amen and Amber. Check out what happened when we did a double birthday prank!

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Fashion Friday

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With preseason games under way the other girls and I are beginning to spend a lot of time at the Air Canada Centre. Always searching for style inspiration I had to talk to our in-arena host Kat. During my time on the Dance Pak it has been impossible not to notice and love her amazing and progressive outfits. While chatting, Kat described her camera-ready style as “tomboy chic”. She always finds a way to add a funky edge to her feminine look and I think that is a great way to play with everyday outfits.

Thanks Kat!

- Kalina

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One of the many fabulous outfits I have seen on Kat. Not only can she rock a graphic tee and make it look classy she always manages to incorporate that splash of red, GO RAPTORS!

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It occurred to me that Rihanna’s style is very much tomboy chic. She always exhibits androgynous style choices and is a great fashion icon for this look.

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Nothing accentuates this boy-girl style like a feminine pantsuit. Cara Delevigne proves that even a tomboy look can be dressed up and fabulous.

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RDP Recipe of the Week: Breakfast in a Cookie

By: Mahta

The most important meal of the day…breakfast. I’ve tried so hard to love oatmeal, but no luck until these cookies came along. This recipe is so simple! I made two different batches, mix ingredients in a bowl and cook at 350F for 15 minutes.

First batch:

  • 1 cup uncooked quick oats
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 cup of chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut

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Second batch:

  • 1 egg
  • chia seeds & flax seeds
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 cup uncooked quick oats
  • raisins and dates
  • silvered almonds
  • 2 tbsp almond milk

My breakfast was complete with raspberries, blackberries, Greek yogurt and a glass of almond milk.

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Most of the ingredients are interchangeable…cranberries would be great too! These cookies are addicting! Enjoy!

See you at the ACC tonight and GO RAPTORS!!!

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Intrasquad Game at Casino Rama !

We hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving weekend! We spent our Thanksgiving Monday at Casino Rama for a Raptors Intrasquad Game. We had an awesome time! Check out a quick video so see how the day went!

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Game Day Fashion Friday: Red Lips

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Red lipstick plays a very important role in the world of Dance Pak and the rest of my life! With the season starting up again I am excited to rock the red more often both on and off the court. Nothing is more powerful and feminine than a great red lip. Adding an intense pop of colour with a lipstick, especially red, is a quick way to add a glamorous element to any outfit…and goes great with your favorite Raptors apparel!   Muah x

 By: Kalina  :)

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From Marilyn to super models red lipstick is timeless and striking. Whether your red lips match your outfit or are completely random they are always effective and will immediately make you feel fabulous.

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There are so many shades of red to play with when it comes to lip colour, try matching it to your skin tone.

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Our amazing make-up artists decided to give us a very classic and glamorous look by pairing a bright red matte lip with a thick liner. Check out Steph and I showing off our new make-up look for the season.

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First Preseason Game!

Yesterday was our first preseason game!! We had so much fun hitting the court for the first time this season. Check out what happened!

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RDP Recipe of the Week: Game Day Veggie Grain Bowl

By: Mahta 

Today is our first preseason home game! I whipped up this quick and easy meal to have before hand, containing refreshing raw veggies and a dressing that makes it all taste so much better.

My ingredients:

  • Brown rice, red leaf lettuce, grated carrots & beets, cucumber, avocado, pomegranate, tomato, chia seeds, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds

I put together what I had in my fridge, beans/chick peas and even tofu would be a great addition too!

Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp tahini, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp honey, ½ tbsp soy sauce, salt and pepper, add water to thin

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Mix ingredients in a bowl with dressing and voila! This should give me that energy I’ll need on court!

Thanks for checking out today’s post and GO RAPTORS GO!!!

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The Foot Locker Raptors Dance Pak travel to Halifax!

We were so happy to be able to travel to Halifax this past weekend for the Raptors Intra-squad Game! Get an inside look at what happened.

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The girls visited Fairview Junior High for an Anti-Bullying talk.

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The girls checking out what Halifax had to offer!

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The girls getting ready to greet the amazing fans at the Raptors Intrasquad Game.

We always have so much fun on game days…check out what we did to get excited and warmed up!

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Fashion Friday Halifax Edition

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This was an exciting weekend for the Dance Pak. Travelling is always a great excuse to expand fashion horizons. Six of us were lucky enough to have the opportunity to come to Halifax, Nova Scotia for the Raptors Intrasquad Training Camp. Coming to the east coast I couldn’t wait to break out my favourite maritime inspired pieces and see what the other girls had packed.

Keep it Hali-fabulous,

Kalina

It only seems fitting to wear plaid while exploring Halifax and it is a classic and quickly growing trend in the fashion world.  Seen on models such as Cara Delevigne during Paris fashion week (right) and right here in the window of a trendy Halifax clothing store.

It only seems fitting to wear plaid while exploring Halifax and it is a classic and quickly growing trend in the fashion world. Seen on models such as Cara Delevigne during Paris fashion week (right) and right here in the window of a trendy Halifax clothing store.

A hat is a great way to finish an east coast style outfit. Nina and I both chose very different yet fabulous hats that were perfect for our fashion Friday. Nina in an adorable maroon bowler hat and I in a simple black riding hat.

A hat is a great way to finish an east coast style outfit. Nina and I both chose very different yet fabulous hats that were perfect for our fashion Friday. Nina in an adorable maroon bowler hat and I in a simple black riding hat.

The beautiful maritime weather was a perfect excuse to whip out our favourite fall fashion must-haves. Between layers, leather, socks, combat boots, and fun bursts of colour, all of us were comfortable, classy and dressed perfectly for this Raptors Dance Pak Halifax adventure!

The beautiful maritime weather was a perfect excuse to whip out our favourite fall fashion must-haves. Between layers, leather, socks, combat boots, and fun bursts of colour, all of us were comfortable, classy and dressed perfectly for this Raptors Dance Pak Halifax adventure!

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