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 ...

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 ...

Can vitamins prevent a cold?

  Immune system functioning is top of mind for many of us these days as COVID has really brought attention to how our bodies fight off infection. Eating well can ...


Kale, White Bean and Tomato Soup

There’s nothing like the aroma of a pot of soup simmering on ...

Warm Kale Salad

Here’s a colourful and flavour-packed offering from the American Institute for Cancer ...

Barley with Roasted Squash, Apple and Feta Salad

While I’m loving barley in soup at this time of year, I’m ...

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Bakers’ alert: How to avoid eating too many cookies

It’s that time of year again: when we head into the kitchen to bake cookies. These delectable little goodies can be mighty tempting as the cookie sheets come out of the oven or as they sit on racks to cool. Are you one of those people who collects bakers’ taxes on each pan after removing […]

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Are your healthy eating efforts being sabotaged?

Are you starting to venture forth into the world again and seeing others, whether it be family and friends or co-workers? Have you noticed these days, though, that if you offer up that you’re trying to eat healthy or make any dietary changes, everyone seems to have an opinion about what you should be eating? […]

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Do you need your morning saved with new Reese’s Snack Cakes?

“The Reese’s brand is here to save your morning with new Reese’s Snack Cakes, a first-of-its-kind, mid-morning cake treat by the Reese’s brand you love. Yep, you read that right, a Reese’s treat to enjoy in the morning. Forever. Research shows 83% say they have indulged in dessert before noon in the past month (Online […]

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Are you a fan of rye? Nordic Rye Berry and Salmon Salad

Are you a fan of rye? No- I’m not speaking of the beverage, whiskey, but of the grain. Rye bread is known to go hand in hand with certain foods – corned beef, for example. But if you’re looking for whole grains, this type of rye bread is usually made up of a mix of […]

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Grilled Salmon & Citrus Pistachio Couscous Salad

While we all know about the seemingly endless downsides of the Covid pandemic, there is a surprising upside: It has changed how we eat seafood. For many, seafood was a “restaurant” food, something that was only eaten outside of the home and not ever prepared at home. But as eateries were closed, many people became […]

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Barley and Corn Strata Salad in Mason Jars

Salad jars have become popular indeed. Not only are they visually appealing but you can also be flexible with their contents, thereby making it easier to avoid food waste. As well, you can make them ahead of time and they still taste great. These salads are also a super way to include whole grains, especially […]

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Where can I find intact grain products?

In my last post, I presented the health perks of including intact grains – whole grains which are not processed. But you may be wondering about how to find or identify intact grain products. Here’s how. But first I want you to keep in mind that while intact grains do provide assorted health benefits, there’s […]

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What Are Intact Grains? And Why You Should Be Eating More Of Them

It’s September and that means it’s Whole Grains Month which is brought to you each year by the Oldways Whole Grains Council. I’ll be providing you with lots of tips and whole grain recipes through the month. Whole grains are chock full of key nutrients and offer a host of health benefits, such as a […]

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