While I love all things food, at heart, I am a true baker. I love to bake – new things and things I’ve made a thousand times. Chocolate-y, sweet, a little bit rich – this is what baking is for me. It is also my way to relieve stress and keep my sanity when things … Continue reading Baking "Healthy"
Tomorrow is Pancake (Shrove) Tuesday, which marks the beginning of the Lenten period. A period where many people give something up in the 40 days before Easter. I could go into the history of this day and its significance in the Christian calendar, but I prefer to talk about pancakes instead, as they hold a … Continue reading Pancakes!
Earlier this year, I wrote all about pulses and their nutritional content (and you can read it here). What I didn’t talk about was how versatile pulses are and the tasty ways you can incorporate them into your cooking. If you are a plant-based-protein kind of person, these are some great meal and snack (and … Continue reading How to Eat: Pulses Edition
(and what we eat) Protein is a necessary nutrient for us to build and maintain muscle, as well as being part of a balanced meal. However, there is a lot of recent controversy surrounding how we grow and produce our protein. The most common sources of protein come from animal products, but plant-based protein has … Continue reading Agriculture and the Environment
There are so many diets around these days – low-carb/high protein, low-carb/high fat, and any other combination of macronutrients you can think of. Many of these diets have perceived benefits, while many others try to make losing weight, or achieving a “gym body”, look effortless. Yes, it would be a dream to be able to … Continue reading Diet-ing Around
One of the newest trends hitting restaurants right now is the “beyond meat burger”. Most fast food restaurants and some large grocery stores have their own brand when it comes to the “beyond meat” trend (even Martha Stewart is promoting Subway’s new Beyond Meatball Subs). Many people are looking to this alternative as a healthier … Continue reading Beyond “Beyond Meat”