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What are the advantages to eating sprouted grains and pulses?

You’ve likely noticed the term sprouted on an increasing number of packaged foods these days. As scientific research recognizes the health benefits of sprouting, food manufacturers are bringing a quickly expanding variety of products, such as breads and flours, to the marketplace. For a change, it’s an example of food processing that offers nutritional perks. […]

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Spelt Salad with Roasted Green Asparagus, Radish and Walnuts

I do have to admit that,  at home, there’s not a lot to be excited about these days. Considering, though, what’s happening in my city and around the world, having less excitement is a good thing. But there is excitement on the horizon: asparagus season is coming. And that is always something that brings joy! […]

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Still eating raw sprouts? For health’s sake, it’s time to stop

  There has been yet another recall of sprouts – this time bean sprouts – due to possible contamination by salmonella. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently issued a recall for Fresh Sprout International brand Fresh Bean Sprouts and warns consumers not to consume the recalled product due to possible Salmonella contamination. But the […]

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Raising a fork to the food we love and the people who produce it

    Today is Canada’s Agriculture Day – a day to celebrate Canadian agriculture and food. And celebrate we should as we live in a country where farmers are often the unsung heroes who work very hard to bring us wholesome, nutritious eats. When was the last time you met a farmer – or for […]

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From cancer researchers: Treat these popular plant-based burgers like meat

While they haven’t been making many headlines lately, there’s still a buzz about these meaty-tasting plant-based burgers. The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) s the latest to weigh in on their potential impact on your health.   They’ve just posted their opinion on their blog and it’s definitely worth a read. They state that […]

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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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It’s time to focus on real food – check out Canadian Food Focus

As a dietitian, I’m often called upon by the media to comment on various nutrition issues. But one story that won’t go away is that of the Beyond Meat burger. I’ve been writing about it since January as I had tasted their sausage while in the U.S. earlier that month. It was only after I […]

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