What are the advantages to eating sprouted grains and pulses?

You’ve likely noticed the term sprouted on an increasing number of packaged foods these days. As scientific research recognizes the health benefits of sprouting, food manufacturers are bringing a quickly ...

Celebrate Earth Day in your kitchen- Grow your produce waste

  Today is Earth Day and what better time to turn your kitchen into a garden. Kitchens have become the hub once again as many are furiously cooking and baking. ...

Here’s what to do if stress makes you unable to eat

In my previous posts, I’ve talked about the issue of stress, cravings and mindless eating. But there are many people who simply can’t eat as they try to cope with ...


Olive Oil Baked Chickpeas with Eggs, Spinach and Sumac

  For Canadians, this weekend is a long one. (For some of ...

Spelt Salad with Roasted Green Asparagus, Radish and Walnuts

I do have to admit that,  at home, there’s not a lot ...

Roasted Cauliflower with Chickpeas and Pomegranate

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

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Break the habit of distracted eating

In my recent post on the topic of stress eating, I offered some tips on how to be a more discriminating eater of those foods many classify as treats. Being a mindful eater lets you have your cake and eat it too. But there can be another problem if you’re staying at home during these […]

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Your questions answered: How do you bring groceries into your home?

You’re not alone if you’ve been worrying about how to bring your groceries into your home safely. I’ve received a number of queries from readers. There’s currently a video by a family doctor which has been widely circulated and it’s creating needless stress- to put it mildly! If you have watched this video, relax and […]

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Nutrition Month: More than Food – Handling stress eating

It’s hard to believe that it was just last month that I wrote about appetite regulation and how so many of us have lost our ability to know when we’re hungry and when we’re satisfied. Yes, each day now seems like it’s a week as everyday life has changed so dramatically as we deal with […]

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Nutrition Month: Why you need to stash your devices at mealtime

We are indeed living in uncertain times and with this year’s Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month theme of More than Food, it’s a perfect opportunity to get   back to basics and give mealtime a makeover. As many families have long been living life in the fast lane – what with work, after school activities […]

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Nutrition Month: Healthy Eating is about More than Food

This year’s Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month theme of More than Food certainly provides food for thought. It’s not just about what we eat but how we eat including how to enjoy food, the importance of eating meals together and how to cook more often by involving others in the planning and preparation of meals. […]

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Still eating raw sprouts? For health’s sake, it’s time to stop

  There has been yet another recall of sprouts – this time bean sprouts – due to possible contamination by salmonella. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently issued a recall for Fresh Sprout International brand Fresh Bean Sprouts and warns consumers not to consume the recalled product due to possible Salmonella contamination. But the […]

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It’s buyer beware when it comes to nutritionists

Healthy eating advice is being hurled at you from all directions. So-called nutrition authorities seem to be coming out of the woodwork – actually more likely bombarding you electronically on your devices along with TV, radio and print media. Experts abound doling out advice on everything from how to shed that extra weight, eat clean, […]

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Raising a fork to the food we love and the people who produce it

    Today is Canada’s Agriculture Day – a day to celebrate Canadian agriculture and food. And celebrate we should as we live in a country where farmers are often the unsung heroes who work very hard to bring us wholesome, nutritious eats. When was the last time you met a farmer – or for […]

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