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
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
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
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