Meal Makeover Moms

Coconut oil lowers blood pressure –really?

Have you ever heard of the game Broken Telephone? It’s a kids’ game where you whisper something into the ear of the person next to you. That person does the ...

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Why is Health Canada leading us astray?

Last year, after Health Canada ‘s  announcement  of  their  nutrition labelling initiative,  it appeared that  real change was on the horizon.  Rather than confusing Canadians about smart healthy eating choices, ...

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Your Facebook questions answered: Baby versus regular spinach

“I would like to know how ‘baby’ spinach is grown and whether it is nutritionally equivalent to “grown-up” spinach. It certainly does not have a real spinach taste.” says Enlightened ...


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Medjool Date and Barley Waldorf

Here’s a change of pace Waldorf salad that’s packed with fibre and ...

Bob’s Red Mill Everyday Gluten-Free Cookbook: Hoisin Chicken and Chard with Chili Garlic Quinoa

I first met the folks from Bob’s Red Mill over a decade ...

Salmon & Corn Chowder

When you’re looking for a quick meal, here’s an easy-to-make one in ...

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“A big fat surprise for dietary dogma”? Fat chance

Grrrr – can you hear me seething? I have been since reading the Globe and Mail’s Margaret Wente’s column entitled, “A big fat surprise for dietary dogma”. It’s amazing how easily swayed someone who is supposed to be a knowledgeable columnist in a national newspaper  can be. Maybe she really believes what she writes or […]

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Your Facebook requests: Nutritious brown bag lunch ideas

  “I really need help with healthy lunches while on the go and how to increase veggie intake.  Generally I don’t have the option to heat it up. I also don’t want to buy lunches” says Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, Emma Joanne Glover. Emma, purchasing your lunch can be very costly indeed – both to […]

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Bean, Lentil and Brown Rice Casserole with Chipotle Peppers

When I think of canola,  I can’t help but think of lentils. A few years ago, when I was on a Love Your Lentils tour, where we visited Saskatchewan’s farmlands, there were endless fields of yellow canola flowers alongside.  So to me, lentils and canola make for a winning Canadian combo. This fibre and protein-packed […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: How healthy is canola oil?

“How healthy is canola oil?” asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Gillian Mcdougall. Gillian, many people wonder about canola’s oils health benefits, especially since rumours began circulating quite some time ago via cyberspace of its supposed dangers. You can name a health condition or disease and canola’s been blamed as the culprit behind it. The alleged […]

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Meal Makeover Moms

Farro-Cabbage Salad

  Here’s an another example of the delicious recipes in The Oldways 4-Week Vegetarian & Vegan Diet Menu Plan. For my Canadian readers who have had trouble purchasing this guide, you can buy it online at  or by calling Lara at Oldways  at (617) 896-4880 (as they prefer credit card information over the phone). […]

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A vitamin D-cancer link

Vitamin D has been linked to a defence against a growing list of illnesses including various types of cancer. But many people have been quick to point out that the association has been just that – a connection and that may be it. For example, those individuals with low levels of vitamin D in their […]

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Manhattan Millet Cakes

Here’s an example of the fabulous recipes in The Oldways 4-Week Vegetarian & Vegan Diet Menu Plan. Millet is a wonderful gluten-free grain for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. If this recipe is to your liking, the next time you make it, cook extra millet and freeze it so your cakes can be ready in […]

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The Oldways 4-Week Vegetarian & Vegan Diet Menu Plan

There’s no doubt that vegetarian eating styles are on the rise. While I may be offended by campaigns such as the one  comparing dogs and cats to cows and chickens (check out why), going meat-free can indeed be a healthy way to eat and in fact, when done properly, can yield a host of  advantages […]

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