Author Archives | Rosie Schwartz

Summer gardens’ last hurrah: Tomato and Roasted Garlic Farro

While you may be loving all that autumn has to offer – assorted squashes, root vegetables and apples- those of us with summer gardens have been harvesting the last of our tomatoes. While they certainly don’t offer the luscious taste of a warm tomato picked from the vine, roasting them certainly brings out their flavour. […]

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It’s time to stop smearing canola oil’s reputation

Everywhere we turn these days we hear about so-called fake news. Well, food myths are certainly no exception.  One example that abounds are those dealing with canola oil. Questions about its safety stream in on a regular basis from my readers. The rumours simply won’t go away. It’s high time to restore the reputation of […]

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Are you suffering from nutritional whiplash?

Do you feel like you are suffering from whiplash when it comes to nutrition recommendations? If so, you’re not alone. It seems like every other week we hear contradictory information about what we should put on our plates. A few weeks ago, plant-based meat alternatives were dominating nutrition news. Nutrition types like myself were stating […]

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The 30-Minute Heart Healthy Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for Easy, Low-Sodium Meals – Crunchy Peanut Fried Rice

Today’s a big day for Calgary dietitian, Cheryl Strachan, RD. Her new book, The 30-Minute Heart Healthy Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for Easy, Low-Sodium Meals, published by Rockridge Press, is being released for sale. Cheryl is a registered dietitian specializing in cardiac nutrition. She says “I am on a mission to share my love for delicious, […]

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Our kids need help!

          At first glance, you might think that these store shelves are already stocked for Halloween but you would be wrong. This is “So ready for school” Canadian style. Really? Is this what kids need to see as they stock up on school supplies. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying […]

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Your questions answered – pea protein, whey protein & whole foods

  Q: “Do you think pea based protein is superior to whey protein? If so, why?” asks Enlightened Eater reader, Ange D’Andre. A:  Ange, whether one is superior to the other really depends on what you’re looking for in a protein powder. Pea protein would be a better option for someone who is looking for […]

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Watermelon and Bulgur Wheat Salad

Over the years, as its nutritional profile has risen, watermelon has definitely made the leap from simply being served as a refreshing snack or a light dessert to the savoury part of meals. Here’s a change of pace which includes whole grains- offerings which we tend to fall short on. This salad, adapted from Watermelon.org, […]

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Come on Kraft. Are you for real?

Not that long ago, I wrote about Andrew Scheer and his laments about his picky eater son. But then I saw this commercial by Kraft and I had to ask: just what is going on? This commercial brought up so many different issues from parenting styles and picky eaters to what is wrong with food […]

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