Can zinc supplements prevent Covid?

As we head into a what appears might be a very long and isolating winter, everyone is looking for answers on how to prevent Covid-19. Even those that have previously ...

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 ...

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 ...

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Za’atar Roasted Vegetables & Lentils

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

Farfalle with Tuna

While canned tuna devotees certainly love their tuna sandwiches, I also love ...

Quinoa, Black Bean & Strawberry Salad

While berries are now available all year long, for berry eaters, this ...

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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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There is a safer alternative to the tuna you’re likely buying

Canadian tuna (and US Pacific Northwest) – a nutritious catch you likely don’t know about     Canned tuna-people either love it or hate it but even for those who love it – many have turned away from this pantry staple. While albacore tuna is a rich source of omega 3 fats, the warnings about […]

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What are the health benefits of sourdough versus yeast?

Over the past few months, judging by the number of hashtags about quarantine baking, sourdough has become a wonderful distraction. The aroma of fresh baked bread has been wafting in homes like never before in the recent past. But as a result of all of this baking activity, while still available, yeast has been in […]

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Did I really receive a press release about “Bikini Panic” and Covid?

Yes, I really did receive a press release which states: “BIKINI PANIC” BEGINS IN AMERICA AS BATHING SUIT SEASON EXPOSES COVID-QUARANTINE BODIES” “WEIGHT GAIN DURING QUARANTINE LEADS TO SPIKE IN WEIGHT-INQUIRIES AT DOCTORS OFFICES AS REGION’S BEACHES AND POOLS BEGIN TO REOPEN” Here it is in almost in its entirety ( I did delete the […]

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Sprouted Chickpea Mushroom Burgers with Tahini Sauce

In my last post, I pointed to the benefits of eating sprouted grains and pulses. Not only do many people find them easier to digest but they also offer increased absorption of some valuable nutrients. You can now find these products in your local supermarket or order them online from sources such as Second Spring […]

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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 expanding variety of products, such as breads and flours, to the marketplace. For a change, it’s an example of food processing that offers nutritional perks. […]

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Olive Oil Baked Chickpeas with Eggs, Spinach and Sumac

  For Canadians, this weekend is a long one. (For some of us, it’s hard to distinguish which day it actually is!) And long weekends are a traditional time for enjoying brunch. While you may usually dine out, this long weekend, why not make your own delicious and nutritious eats? Here’s a dish for you, […]

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Spelt Salad with Roasted Green Asparagus, Radish and Walnuts

I do have to admit that,  at home, there’s not a lot to be excited about these days. Considering, though, what’s happening in my city and around the world, having less excitement is a good thing. But there is excitement on the horizon: asparagus season is coming. And that is always something that brings joy! […]

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