Happy 30th Anniversary to the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid -Celebrate with pasta

May is International Mediterranean Diet Month and this year, it’s a very special celebration as it marks 30 years from when the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid was first released. It’s hard ...

Yes, you need to store your eggs in the fridge (Here’s why they don’t in Europe)

  “Food safety obsessions” – that’s what a well-known so-called food pundit called it when he suggested on Twitter, that in order to save space in your fridge, eggs can ...

How to choose the best plant-based cheese

The market for plant-based foods has exploded and the trend shows no sign of slowing down. And it’s not just vegans who are seeking out plant-based products. Many who regularly ...


Herb Frittata with Asparagus

  For us here in the Great White North, it is indeed ...

Mushroom Barley and Lima Bean Soup -One of my all time favourites

I am undoubtedly a soup lover – hot soups in cold weather ...

It’s soup time! South of France Fish Soup with a Garlic-Pepper Mayo

While outdoor temperatures may be dropping, we can still dream of sunnier ...

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The joys of roasting vegetables: Roasted Pumpkin and Pepitas

There’s something about roasted vegetables that can convert even haters of certain vegetables into vegetable lovers. I have seen it happen repeatedly in my own family. I’ve had family members turn their noses up when offered options like asparagus and Brussels sprouts and seen them become fans. The latest happened when my husband asked for […]

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Ultra-processed food and your brain

If you made any New Year’s resolutions about healthy eating this year, have you already abandoned them? You’re not alone if when deciding on making changes, you have bitten off more than you can chew. All too often, New Year’s resolutions tend to be about major transformations and when it comes to healthy eating, the […]

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How to keep salads on your menu with soaring lettuce prices

While it seems that inflation is slowing down, food prices seem to continue to soar. There are some items, like lettuce, that have had meteoric jumps in price. A package of 3 romaine hearts , for example, can set you back anywhere from $7.99 to a whopping $10.99 at some stores. Restaurant chains are even […]

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Happy Thanksgiving – Be safe & avoid foodborne illness

In Canada, this Monday marks our Thanksgiving Day. If you’re the one preparing much of the delicious eats, you’re not alone if when it comes to food safety, you have turkey and stuffing on your mind. While they’re the obvious culprits when it comes to foodborne illness, there are other potential offenders that could be […]

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Whole grains and diabetes – Roasted Cherry Tomato, Arugula and Sorghum Salad Recipe

Today marks the end of the Oldways Whole Grains Council’s Whole Grains Month. Over the past few years, the popularity of whole grains has definitely been on the rise. More and more people are appreciating the depths of the taste and flavors of whole grain products. To many, their health benefits are an added perk. […]

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Kale, Apple and Quinoa Salad

While the seasons are changing, salads still appeal. This one, with a touch of East Indian flavouring, is packed with all kinds of goodness. Fruits, vegetables, pulses, whole grains and seeds all combine for top-notch nutrition and taste. The recipe, adapted from Foodland Ontario, calls for Ontario produce, but obviously you should use those ingredients […]

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Food rules: Should anyone tell you how to eat your bagel?

Back when carbs became nutrition enemy #1, bagels were banished from many a menu. Then they slowly made somewhat of a comeback but only if the insides were completely scooped out. Bagels with their guts ripped out became the norm. But as pendulums are apt to do, people are being now told, by social media […]

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Summer’s best and simplest: Pasta with Raw Tomato Sauce

To me, this raw tomato-basil pasta dish is one of my favourite summer dishes – maybe the absolute favourite. It’s one that I have been making for decades. It’s also one that brings back memories of my late father. When my daughters were young and I would work late seeing clients for nutrition counselling at […]

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