There are many buzzwords in the food world – “GMO” or “genetically modified” is one of them. A lot of misinformation exists around this concept, so I want to share with you what I know. Here is a short introduction to GMOs. Hopefully it helps make sense of what they are. What are they? Genetically … Continue reading Genetically Modified What?
There are few things more comforting than having dinner brew on the stove, filling the house with mouth-watering smells. Especially when the weather is cold, snowy, and blowy. My favourite kind of meals when the weather is like this are ones that are comforting and cozy. They usually cook for a long time, but they … Continue reading Cooking for Chilly Weather
The weather is getting chilly, so we want warm and cozy food. One of my favourites is chili. It is warm, nutritious, and easy to make. I wrote about pulses here, and I think chili is one of the easiest ways to incorporate pulses into our diets. Chili 1/2 lb ground beef 1/2 lb ground … Continue reading Chili for Chilly Weather
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
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
We live in an era of information. It is easy to access and there is a lot of it. This makes it difficult for us to figure out what is right and what isn’t, especially when you aren’t an expert in the field. Food and agriculture is no exception. These days it seems everyone is … Continue reading Critical Eats: An Introduction