Mallory Dash

Your Facebook requests answered: Healthy and tasty BBQ ideas

“Okay. Summer time is here and I love BBQ. Healthy and tasty ideas please. Thank you” says Enlightened Eater Facebook  fan Donald Stokes. I’m with you, Donald, both in terms ...

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Health Canada’s nutrition label reform: Why ask consumers for comments?

This past Friday, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, unveiled several initiatives including more information on the proposed changes to nutritional labelling regulations. There were indeed some positive proposals ...

Stéphanie Kilgast

Your Facebook questions answered: Is carrageenan safe?

  “I’d like your thoughts on if carrageenan is safe. My understanding is that it has been shown to be harmful in studies on animals and in very high concentrations, ...


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Grilled Asparagus and Trout with Chimichurri

  Can you get enough of local asparagus? I certainly can’t! Here’s ...

Sugar Snap Pea & Lentil Salad with Mint Vinaigrette

  Have you heard about the buzz about the Fun de Lentil ...

Snack Girl’s Crunchy Sweet Roasted Broccoli

This recipe from Snack Girl to the Rescue! (Harmony Books) by Lisa ...

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Theophilos Papadopoulos

Delaying lunch: smart nutritional strategy or food folly?

    How many times have you delayed your lunch so you could finish up some work or maybe because you thought it would be helpful for your girth control? After all, if there are fewer hours between your midday meal and dinner, you might think it would help you manage your weight. According to […]

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Have you signed the petition for the Making Healthier Choices Act yet?

The Ontario government continues to ignore the health experts’ opinions on including sodium  in the Making Healthier Choices Act .  Instead, the government is proposing that only calories be posted for all standard menu items in chain restaurants.  While checking out the calories on various options is important for consumers, , leaving the sodium out […]

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The healthwashing continues: no artificial colours

Candy is still candy- no matter what colour it is While some candy companies are ignoring the research on artificial food colours, others, like the Dare Foods, are using parental concerns to healthwash their products. It’s not the first time I’ve written  about Dare  and their attempts to healthwash their candy  (RealFruit Gummies Mango with […]

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Geoff White

Come on Crayola – Keep your colours out of the mouths of babes

Exploring the world of brilliant colours can indeed be creative fun  for children. Eating these colours, though, is another matter entirely.  Science is showing that, for a vulnerable group of children, artificial food colours are linked to various adverse effects including hyperactivity. When you look back at the history of food, the popularity of artificial […]

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Avocado magic: How to store your luscious fruit after cutting it

  If you love avocados as I do, you likely want to enjoy them regularly. But here’s the problem: if you stick to portions such as a quarter of an avocado, you want to be able to store them without their turning into brown fruits (which aren’t so appetizing). You’ve likely tried all kinds of […]

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Kevin Trotman

Avocado love: 5 top reasons to eat avocados

I have a confession to make: I’m having a passionate affair with avocados.  I simply can’t get enough of them. I can eat them morning, noon and night.  At breakfast, a little avocado mashed on a slice of whole grain toast and topped with a fried egg (and maybe a dash of habanero hot sauce […]

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Why not let consumers make informed decisions?

Why does it seem as though our governments prefer to opt for the financial health of food companies and restaurants over the physical health of its citizens? We’ve seen it happen repeatedly with the federal government in Ottawa as over and over again they have rejected the opinions of the experts on key issues such […]

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Cocoa: why can’t we leave nature alone?

Cocoa is food for thought If you’re familiar with my philosophy, you know I’m not an extremist but there are times when I simply don’t understand why we just can’t enjoy what nature provides to us. Case in point: cocoa. Yes, natural cocoa has a slight bitter edge to it and it’s not as dark […]

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