Author Archives | Rosie Schwartz

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 flu shots are now heeding the advice to do so. And while washing our hands regularly, wearing masks and social distancing are among the first […]

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Za’atar Roasted Vegetables & Lentils

Here’s a perfect combo of flavours, from Lentils.org, for this time of year. Roasting, especially with a generous amount of za’atar, brings out the best of so many vegetables. Note that the red lentils called for are whole (versus those that are split which are great for soups). As there are plenty of servings – […]

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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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Farfalle with Tuna

While canned tuna devotees certainly love their tuna sandwiches, I also love it in pasta dishes – especially when food shopping has been less than ideal (welcome to 2020!). In a recent post, I delved into the topic of tuna and mercury and pointed to the wonderful albacore tuna of the Pacific Northwest that need […]

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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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