Why not make your own fermented food to reap microbial benefits?

  It seems like not a day goes by without hearing of the health benefits of healthy bacteria. But as is often the case, we look to quick fixes for ...

Make ice cold smoothies without contaminants

With temperatures soaring outdoors, an ice cold smoothie certainly sounds like a tempting meal choice. But before you throw in a scoop or two of protein powder, you might want ...

Sodium complicit in undermining gut bacteria – collusion

We’ve all heard it so many times: the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Considering both mounting scientific research and gender equality, it really should now be ...


Walnut-Lentil “Gyros” with Spiced Yogurt

Here’s a taste of the Mediterranean for your Meatless Monday. Eating nuts ...

Strawberry Lentil and Couscous Salad

  It’s that glorious time of year – the season when local ...

Turkish Tomato, Cucumber and Pepper Salad

For many people, vegetables are only on the menu at one meal ...

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What’s the buzz about bees?

While you may not love having a bee buzzing around your head as you enjoy the outdoors, these little critters have earned some respect over the past few years. News stories pointing to their role in putting food on our tables has led to a change in attitudes as it’s now recognized that honey bees […]

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Dear Subscriber to Enlightened Eater, Thank you for being a subscriber to my blog. In accordance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that goes into effect in the European Union on May 25, 2018, the privacy policy on my website has been updated. You can read the privacy policy here. Best, Rosie Schwartz

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Maple Leaf Foods and their Real Foods campaign: Give me a break!

Oh, Maple Leaf Foods, how could you do it again? How could you use kids to scare parents into buying your products? First, there was your commercial of a few years ago, where poor Dylan sat alone in the neighbourhood and could not eat hot dogs until you came out with your Natural Selections. No […]

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International Mediterranean Diet Month: Lemony Zucchini Salad with Walnuts

To help you celebrate International Mediterranean Diet Month each and every month, California Walnuts has developed a terrific resource, Make Your Meals Mediterranean Starting with Five Makeover Meals. You can download the booklet which not only offers recipes but also includes tips on how to take standard North American dishes and boost their nutritional ratings […]

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Restricting food marketing to kids: doesn’t Health Canada know what’s healthy and what’s not?

Kudos to Health Canada for their continuing efforts to restrict the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to our children. But it seems there is some confusion on the part of Health Canada about what is considered to be healthy  . Back in 2015, the government committed to restricting the marketing of unhealthy foods to […]

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Why the Mediterranean diet offers so many health benefits

  More on why you should be celebrating International Mediterranean Diet Month When it comes to promoting good health, it seems we are always on the lookout for a magical solution. We want a simple solution-a food or a supplement, something that will bestow good health and ward off disease. But science is showing us […]

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Why you should celebrate International Mediterranean Diet Month

What more can you ask for: delicious and nutritious? Yes, that’s the Mediterranean diet. It’s a feast for the senses while at the same time providing health benefits from head to toe. It’s International Mediterranean Diet Month and there’s no better time to incorporate this eating style into your everyday life. This month marks the […]

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A fabulous new cookbook, Canadian Living Healthy Family Meals – Southwestern Cauliflower Cakes

In my last post, I wrote about the research showing why you should be eating more of these amazing Brassica vegetables. This family vegetables of vegetables is well known as powerful defenders against cancer, but they’ve now been shown to protect arteries as well. Here’s a delicious way to incorporate cauliflower from the book, Canadian […]

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