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"
March is Nutrition Month – my favourite of all the months! I really like this month because it showcases not only how important is to eat healthy, but also tips to incorporate this information into your diet and routine. If there is ever a time to incorporate these tips, now is the time! To get … Continue reading Happy Nutrition Month!
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
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
As promised, here are some wonderful healthy meal options for you to help you start the year off right. I find one of the best ways to cook some quick and healthy meal options is to find recipes that are customizable. These kinds of recipes allow you to play with the ingredients and flavours that … Continue reading New Year, New Recipes
Happy New Year! And welcome back! Welcome to 2020! It is that time of year again – resolutions, promises, and hopes for a new beginning. Personally, the fall season has always felt more like a new beginning for me, but I can understand how the beginning of the year can also represent a fresh new … Continue reading 2020: New Year, New You
What is it? Gluten is a protein found in wheat (also oats, barley, and rye) that gives any baked good (think bread, cakes, cookies, croissants, etc…the list is endless) a structure. The crusty bread or soft interior of your favourite bread is all thanks to gluten. Celiac Disease vs. Gluten-free About 1% of Canada’s population … Continue reading The Mystery of Gluten
There are few things more confusing to a shopper than a nutritional information label. They contain a lot of information and many don’t know what it all means. Some also find the information they do understand confusing or misleading. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind while shopping. Calories The thing most … Continue reading Anatomy of a Nutrition Label
You say tomato, I say to-mah-to, so the saying goes. Every year as fall comes around, the amount of tomatoes in the garden multiplies. There are tomatoes of all kinds, which gives me endless ideas for what to do with them in the kitchen. Tomatoes are incredibly versatile, so here are some of my favourite … Continue reading Tomato, To-mah-to
A look at some alternative sources of protein, which includes nutritional information about pulses, including kidney beans and chickpeas. Continue reading Finger on the Pulse