5 reasons to eat onions & Pickled Onion recipe

Onions, onions, la la la. Onions, onions, ha ha ha Root toot doodle-ee-oot doot doo doot Onions, onions, la la la. Onions, onions, ha ha ha Yes, I do love ...

New Year, New You? Hell no!

Yes, it’s that time of year when we make New Year’s resolutions – but enough is enough. You don’t need a new you. While resolving to make change can be ...

Let food be your holiday connection

2020 has been a year like none other – but you don’t need me to tell you that. So many have suffered immeasurable losses and so many continue to face ...


Quick Skillet Mixed Berry Crumble

Eating more fruits and vegetables is definitely one of the top nutrition ...

Spicy Black Bean Burgers

There’s no doubt that plant-based meats, especially burgers, are hot sellers these ...

Za’atar Roasted Vegetables & Lentils

Here’s a perfect combo of flavours, from Lentils.org, for this time of ...

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Just eat it: yet more evidence that food beats supplements

Somehow as we increased our knowledge about nutrition over time , we ended up linking certain foods with specific nutrients. Whole grains became all about fibre, fish about omega-3s, protein foods about protein itself, and citrus about vitamin C. For instance, fibre, omega-3 and vitamin C supplements and protein powder mistakenly became synonymous with the […]

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Let’s make food literacy education happen in Ontario

It’s time to add a critical new component to what has traditionally been known as the three Rs of education – reading, writing and arithmetic. This phrase has been around since the 19th century but students need much more of a foundation to go forth in the 21st century. Food literacy is key to developing […]

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5 tips to help you avoid hibernation

  This past weekend, for most of us, marked that time of year when our clocks were turned back – yea – darkness at an earlier time. Yes, it feels like the time to hibernate but never more so than this year. Thanks to Covid, many of us would like to and then wake up […]

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Can zinc supplements prevent Covid?

As we head into  what  might be a very long and isolating winter, everyone is looking for answers on how to prevent Covid-19. Even those who have previously avoided getting flu shots are now heeding the advice to do so. And while washing our hands regularly, wearing masks and social distancing are among the first […]

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Why it’s time to stop feeling guilty about eating comfort foods

While I don’t feel that the term guilt ever belongs anywhere in a discussion about food, I also know that many people feel badly when they opt for foods that are less than nutritious. It’s time to stop. While healthy eating is definitely about choosing foods with top notch nutrition, it’s also about pleasure. Though […]

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Whole Grains Month – Mediterranean Eggplant and Barley Salad

Yes, it’s that time of the year again- Whole Grains Month – a time to celebrate these nutrition-packed nuggets of goodness. When it comes to whole grains, are you adventurous or do you stick to tried and true favourites? While simply having whole grains over refined ones certainly ups your nutrition game, as each grain […]

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Here’s an important reason to pay attention to your vitamin D status this September

It’s that time of year again as the days are getting shorter and the sun will start to shine a little less brightly. While for those of us who love summer, the end of summer can be somewhat depressing, but  there can also be real physical consequences to this change in seasons. After the summer, […]

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Farfalle with Tuna

While canned tuna devotees certainly love their tuna sandwiches, I also love it in pasta dishes – especially when food shopping has been less than ideal (welcome to 2020!). In a recent post, I delved into the topic of tuna and mercury and pointed to the wonderful albacore tuna of the Pacific Northwest that need […]

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