Savour the season and reduce waste: Make Corn Broth

If you love local corn as much as I do, you likely find all kinds of ways to put it on your menu. While having a simple cob of corn ...

Culinary herbs and your microbiota plus Cilantro-based Chimichurri Sauce

It’s time to elevate herbs and other seasonings to a higher standing on our plates. All too often, most are relegated to a lesser role as a garnish. Yes, we ...

Vote for healthy food and food literacy in Ontario schools

Where is food literacy headed for the students of Ontario? We almost had it – legislation to teach critical life skills to Ontario students. Bill 216 – Food Literacy for ...


White Bean Burgers with Not-So-Secret Sauce

Plant-based burgers have been hot sellers over the past few years but ...

Cabbage & Lentil Slaw

It’s officially the first long weekend of the summer – Canada Day ...

Edamame and Asparagus Salad

If you haven’t taken advantage of asparagus season, you’re not too late. ...

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Thai-Inspired Chicken and Strawberry Salad

It’s finally that time of year. As outdoor temperatures rise, salads as a main course appeal. This preparation, adapted from Foodland Ontario, hits all the bases- vegetables, fruit, herbs, nuts along with lean protein. And with Thai-inspired flavours, it’s delicious tasting to boot! Don’t save your strawberries just for dessert. These berries offer a wealth […]

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Chili Lime Popcorn Snack Mix – Whole grains for Cinco de Mayo

Savoury snack foods tend to have a somewhat unsavoury reputation, nutritionally speaking. Many are ultra-processed and deep-fried with some wearing an undeserved health halo simply for including one vegetable or another in the product’s name. Then there’s popcorn. While it’s often forgotten, popcorn is a whole grain and a super way to add whole grains […]

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Where is the Child Health Protection Act, Justin Trudeau?

  Does anyone remember Bill S-228 – what came to be known as the Child Health Protection Act? It was legislation restricting the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages products, those high in salt, saturated fat and sugar, to children, aged 12 years and younger. It received overwhelming support by both the House of Commons […]

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Whole Grains Sampling Day – Pasta with Peas

Have you had any whole grains yet today? If not, there’s still snack time and dinner. Today is the day for celebrating whole grains as it’s A Whole Day for Whole Grain. Every year the Oldways Whole Grains Council designates this day for sampling whole grains. It used to be thought that the only significant […]

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Savoury Peanut Butter Sandwich on Sprouted Bread

  I love peanut butter. It’s my go to snack – a spoonful of peanut butter from my refrigerator usually followed by a piece of fruit. But I don’t tend to eat them together as I’m not a big fan of sweet peanut butter dishes. Well – I take that back. Peanut butter and chocolate […]

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Money-saving tips for food shopping amidst soaring food prices

We are certainly living during challenging times. First there were lost jobs and reduced work hours due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Supply chains issues went hand in hand with Covid and now war is fueling unprecedented energy costs which is adding to the soaring cost of food. Food insecurity is becoming more widespread. With the […]

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Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month – Creamy Enchilada Soup

It’s hard to believe it’s already March (at least for me anyway) but being March means it’s Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month. The 2022 theme, “Ingredients for a healthier tomorrow” deals with key issues of the day including those such as food security, food literacy and sustainable food choices. Over the next month, I’ll be […]

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Why the best soup recipe is my mother’s everything soup

  Growing up, there was a standing joke in our family, particularly when we had company for dinner. My parents would offer second servings of whatever was on the menu but there was never any pressure to finish up the food. “It’s OK because we will have it in the soup tomorrow.” was the standard […]

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