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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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Olive Oil Baked Chickpeas with Eggs, Spinach and Sumac

  For Canadians, this weekend is a long one. (For some of us, it’s hard to distinguish which day it actually is!) And long weekends are a traditional time for enjoying brunch. While you may usually dine out, this long weekend, why not make your own delicious and nutritious eats? Here’s a dish for you, […]

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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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Celebrate Earth Day in your kitchen- Grow your produce waste

  Today is Earth Day and what better time to turn your kitchen into a garden. Kitchens have become the hub once again as many are furiously cooking and baking. Why not add some gardening to the mix and at the same time, decrease food waste? With grocery store visits being infrequent or not at […]

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Here’s what to do if stress makes you unable to eat

In my previous posts, I’ve talked about the issue of stress, cravings and mindless eating. But there are many people who simply can’t eat as they try to cope with the surreal world we’re living in. For some, especially those who are isolated on their own, the stress can make eating a difficult task. For […]

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Break the habit of distracted eating

In my recent post on the topic of stress eating, I offered some tips on how to be a more discriminating eater of those foods many classify as treats. Being a mindful eater lets you have your cake and eat it too. But there can be another problem if you’re staying at home during these […]

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Your questions answered: How do you bring groceries into your home?

You’re not alone if you’ve been worrying about how to bring your groceries into your home safely. I’ve received a number of queries from readers. There’s currently a video by a family doctor which has been widely circulated and it’s creating needless stress- to put it mildly! If you have watched this video, relax and […]

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Nutrition Month: More than Food – Handling stress eating

It’s hard to believe that it was just last month that I wrote about appetite regulation and how so many of us have lost our ability to know when we’re hungry and when we’re satisfied. Yes, each day now seems like it’s a week as everyday life has changed so dramatically as we deal with […]

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