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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

Farfalle with Tuna

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

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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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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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Quinoa, Black Bean & Strawberry Salad

While berries are now available all year long, for berry eaters, this is an exciting time of year as local offerings become available. Strawberries are first on the market and while eating them naked is definitely a taste treat, you can’t really have too many recipes. If you’re not a fruit eater, including berries 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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