A new decade- time for new habits

Did you make New Year’s resolutions yet again this year? Did you resolve to go low carb, keto, meatless or flexitarian? Unfortunately, many are intrigued by the latest magic promoted ...

Parents don’t turn off the TV just yet. Here’s why

How often do you hear that for their health’s sake, you need to switch off the TV or get your kids off their devices? Well, hold on – there may ...

Peace, Love & Fibre and the Queen of Fibre: Mairlyn Smith

Peace, Love & Fibre -Over 100 Fibre-Rich Recipes for the Whole Family (Appetite) by Mairlyn Smith is a must for kitchens across the country. If you’re still on the hunt ...


Roasted Cauliflower with Chickpeas and Pomegranate

Roasted cauliflower is indeed a favourite in many homes these days. Garnish ...

Thai Pumpkin Soup with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

While tonight may be Halloween, don’t let it be the end of ...

Summer gardens’ last hurrah: Tomato and Roasted Garlic Farro

While you may be loving all that autumn has to offer – ...

Latest News

Wow-have you seen this commercial? Snake oil at its finest

  Wow! Wouldn’t this be incredible – all these benefits in just one supplement? Incredible is right. Incredible as in not believable yet this commercial regularly airs on TV. Obviously there must be some gullible or desperate people out there searching for the fountain of youth. Yet many people believe that if they see it […]

Continue Reading

For Chanukah (or Christmas)- Variations Simple and Delicious Dishes Two Ways

It’s that time of year when you’re likely on the hunt for some wonderful gifts: I’m here to help you out. While the internet is an incredible resource for an unlimited number of recipes, having cookbooks, particularly beautiful ones, is still a must for many. Up first, is the eye-catching book Variations Simple and Delicious […]

Continue Reading

From cancer researchers: Treat these popular plant-based burgers like meat

While they haven’t been making many headlines lately, there’s still a buzz about these meaty-tasting plant-based burgers. The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) s the latest to weigh in on their potential impact on your health.   They’ve just posted their opinion on their blog and it’s definitely worth a read. They state that […]

Continue Reading

Do you know about the vitamin D-sunlight and gut connection?

It’s not uncommon for many people to say that they suffer assorted symptoms, such as lethargy and depression, as the days get shorter but new research shows that the lack of sunlight affects so much more. There appears to be a connection between skin exposure to UVB light and the microbiome – that mix of […]

Continue Reading

It’s time to stop smearing canola oil’s reputation

Everywhere we turn these days we hear about so-called fake news. Well, food myths are certainly no exception.  One example that abounds are those dealing with canola oil. Questions about its safety stream in on a regular basis from my readers. The rumours simply won’t go away. It’s high time to restore the reputation of […]

Continue Reading

Are you suffering from nutritional whiplash?

Do you feel like you are suffering from whiplash when it comes to nutrition recommendations? If so, you’re not alone. It seems like every other week we hear contradictory information about what we should put on our plates. A few weeks ago, plant-based meat alternatives were dominating nutrition news. Nutrition types like myself were stating […]

Continue Reading

The 30-Minute Heart Healthy Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for Easy, Low-Sodium Meals – Crunchy Peanut Fried Rice

Today’s a big day for Calgary dietitian, Cheryl Strachan, RD. Her new book, The 30-Minute Heart Healthy Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for Easy, Low-Sodium Meals, published by Rockridge Press, is being released for sale. Cheryl is a registered dietitian specializing in cardiac nutrition. She says “I am on a mission to share my love for delicious, […]

Continue Reading

Our kids need help!

          At first glance, you might think that these store shelves are already stocked for Halloween but you would be wrong. This is “So ready for school” Canadian style. Really? Is this what kids need to see as they stock up on school supplies. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying […]

Continue Reading