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Why lighten up on Chanukah

Every year at Chanukah when I explain my reasoning as to why Chanukah should be a low-fat festival, everyone always comments that my thinking makes sense. The miracle of Chanukah is that one day’s supply  of oil (back in 165 B.C.) lasted 8 days.  Each night of the 8-day festival an additional candle is lit […]

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Greens – the Greek Way

Earlier this week, I wrote about the anniversary of Oldways launching the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid. This was followed by numerous scientific and culinary conferences where researchers updated their findings while the palate pleasing offerings of the Mediterranean were introduced to the fortunate delegates. The first lunch at Oldways 1st Mediterranean Diet Conference was a Greek […]

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Date Nut Bread with Pistachios

When you’re looking for the taste and nutrition of a muffin or a quick bread, skip the commercial  varieties.  The taste is  usually not worth the calories and if they are great tasting, they’re likely more like a cupcake than a muffin. Instead why not go for homemade? Dates and pistachios are a marriage made […]

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5 top reasons to eat peaches

It’s a time of year so many of us impatiently await: peach season. Is there anything better than enjoying a luscious local peach?  It’s true that  trying to stop the juices from running down your  arm can be a little tough but it’s all part of the wonderful peach experience. Peaches and their kissin’ cousins, […]

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Would you give your kid coke – or any other soft drink?

A new study of 5-year old American children found that those who consumed the highest amounts of soft drinks exhibited a range of behavioural problems including aggression and attention difficulties. The research, just published in the Journal of Pediatrics, looked at pop consumption and behaviour issues in almost 3,000 subjects in 20 different U.S, cities. […]

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A quick and tasty one bowl meal: Provençal Fish Soup with a Garlic-Pepper Mayo

A taste of  sunny Provence that’s sure to satisfy. This meal in a bowl is perfect for heart month. It’s palate pleasing, packed with antioxidants and offers healthy fats. Provençal Fish Soup with a Garlic-Pepper Mayo Serves 4 1 tbsp (15 mL) extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped […]

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