Labelling Confusion

Food and diet trends are becoming more and more popular. Along with new trends, come new products and new packaging. How these new products are labelled can often be confusing and frustrating to try to understand. Here are some food trends and how to figure out how they may be labelled. “Superfoods” This term means … Continue reading Labelling Confusion

The Mystery of Gluten

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

Basically Basil

Basil is one of my favourite flavours, especially in the summer when it’s fresh from the garden. I love to enjoy it in my favourite appetizer – with fresh tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. Basil has a lovely robust flavour – I find it is best enjoyed with only a few other simple ingredients. There are … Continue reading Basically Basil