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 ...

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 ...

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Edamame and Asparagus Salad

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

Thai-Inspired Chicken and Strawberry Salad

It’s finally that time of year. As outdoor temperatures rise, salads as ...

Whole Grains Sampling Day – Pasta with Peas

Have you had any whole grains yet today? If not, there’s still ...

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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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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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13 things you didn’t know a dietitian can help you with

Did you start the new year resolving to make healthier food choices? If you’re like many other people, life has gotten in the way. Working from home, not working from home? Online school or back to school? These days, there can be plenty of bumps on the road. First things first: give yourself a break. […]

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Mediterranean diet ranked # 1 again – Mediterranean Onion Soup

Every January, U.S. News & World Report comes out with the best diets for the coming year. Keep in mind, though, that the term diet does not mean a weight loss plan, but a dietary pattern. The publication, using a panel of diet, nutrition and health experts, assesses and ranks 40 different diets based on […]

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Nutrition traps to avoid like the plague

Here we are at the start of 2022 and well, truth be told, it doesn’t feel all that different from 2021. You may have heard this year being described as 2020 too. Yes, we are heading into the third year of this pandemic and as a result, our links to the outside world are still, […]

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