Author Archives | Rosie Schwartz

5 reasons to eat onions & Pickled Onion recipe

Onions, onions, la la la. Onions, onions, ha ha ha Root toot doodle-ee-oot doot doo doot Onions, onions, la la la. Onions, onions, ha ha ha Yes, I do love onions. The song is not my favourite but watch out as it can become an earworm. Onions are indeed deserving of a change in status. […]

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New Year, New You? Hell no!

Yes, it’s that time of year when we make New Year’s resolutions – but enough is enough. You don’t need a new you. While resolving to make change can be great, that doesn’t mean you should not value who you are now. According to the emails and press releases I’ve received over the past few […]

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Let food be your holiday connection

2020 has been a year like none other – but you don’t need me to tell you that. So many have suffered immeasurable losses and so many continue to face loneliness. After all the restrictions imposed by Covid, we’re now looking at a very atypical way of celebrating the holidays. But celebrate we should. And […]

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Quick Skillet Mixed Berry Crumble

Eating more fruits and vegetables is definitely one of the top nutrition recommendations for promoting good health. In fact, for healthy eating,  half your plate should be made up of these foods. At the same time, though, shopping is not currently an easy task as most of us are trying to minimize our potential exposure […]

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Just eat it: yet more evidence that food beats supplements

Somehow as we increased our knowledge about nutrition over time , we ended up linking certain foods with specific nutrients. Whole grains became all about fibre, fish about omega-3s, protein foods about protein itself, and citrus about vitamin C. For instance, fibre, omega-3 and vitamin C supplements and protein powder mistakenly became synonymous with the […]

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Spicy Black Bean Burgers

There’s no doubt that plant-based meats, especially burgers, are hot sellers these days. Ultra-processed foods, though, whether vegetarian or vegan, are still usually filled with excess sodium and short on the assorted benefits found in whole foods. They also tend to be quite pricey. Think of them as a convenience food and enjoy them occasionally, […]

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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 since the 19th century but students need much more of a foundation to go forth in the 21st century. Food literacy is key to developing […]

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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 like the time to hibernate but never more so than this year. Thanks to Covid, many of us would like to and then wake up […]

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