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It’s holiday time: enjoy thoughtfully

T’is the season to be jolly. It’s definitely a time of year for enjoyment and partying. The “enjoyment” part, though, is sometimes forgotten. For some, stress can be much more evident whether it be due to family pressures or simply due to missing a loved one. But maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing your decadent […]

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Bring pasta back to your plate

Are you a pasta lover? I certainly am. I also feel compelled to defend this wonderful food- one that’s so often unfairly maligned. I cannot tell you how often a client, providing a list of favourite foods, confesses to me that they occasionally eat pasta for dinner. Confesses – I choose that word because of […]

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The furor over processed meat, red meat and cancer

It would appear that the recommendations to avoid processed meat, which really translates into eating it on an occasional basis, rather than daily, has led to many expressing outrage.  Some believe that the guidelines say these foods must be banished completely and find the concept ridiculous.  And so they should.  Eating these foods once in […]

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Hit the road with healthy eats

Lookin’ for adventure? Head out on the highway.  It’s a common theme of summer as families and friends  eagerly hit the road.  For some, the drive is only a couple of hours to the cottage. For others, the car ride is the major event  as the road trip is spent discovering new places or visiting […]

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Your Facebook requests answered: Healthy and tasty BBQ ideas

“Okay. Summer time is here and I love BBQ. Healthy and tasty ideas please. Thank you” says Enlightened Eater Facebook  fan Donald Stokes. I’m with you, Donald, both in terms of loving summertime and firing up my barbecue! It is indeed my favourite season, especially as I am an avid gardener (mainly heirloom tomatoes) and […]

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Avocado magic: How to store your luscious fruit after cutting it

    If you love avocados as I do, you likely want to enjoy them regularly. But here’s the problem: if you stick to portions such as a quarter of an avocado, you want to be able to store them without their turning into brown fruits (which aren’t so appetizing). You’ve likely tried all kinds […]

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Your Facebook requests: Nutritious brown bag lunch ideas

  “I really need help with healthy lunches while on the go and how to increase veggie intake.  Generally I don’t have the option to heat it up. I also don’t want to buy lunches” says Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, Emma Joanne Glover. Emma, purchasing your lunch can be very costly indeed – both to […]

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Tomato Lentil Soup

At this time of year, there’s nothing like a bowl of soup. Not only is it appealing because of frigid outdoor temperatures but it’s also simply satisfying. Having soup is the perfect antidote following holiday eating.  It tames your hunger like no other food. Here’s a simple recipe for a delicious offering. The addition of […]

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