Stop buying Spring Rolls at Restaurants…

If you’re white like me, you may go to Thai restaurants because you love the fresh spring rolls but have no idea how to make them. They’re so tasty but healthy! Now I beg you – Stop the madness! Honestly, I recently discovered just HOW EASY these babies are to make and you do not…

RESEARCH: What Canadians are Eating

March is Nutrition month in Canada and the 2nd annual Canadian Living (CL) questionnaire on nutrition and eating habits is out. Although I was not involved in this research (with 7000+ respondents), I found the high level findings very interesting. A few tidbits below! Milk Eighty percent of the CL study still drink cow milk…

My drug addiction

OK, before we begin, no one go calling social services to remove my children! The drug I’m referring to is caffeine. To understand this story, you need a little background. I grew up in an English family who drinks tea. I started drinking, sweet, milky tea before I was a teenager. (Today, it’s less milky,…

A trendy salad that’s yummy too!

Kale has been “the” ingredient to eat for years now. We know it offers great nutrition*. However, I used to find kale too bitter to enjoy.¬† I sort of forced myself to eat it.¬† That said, I’ve recently been introduced to a yummy salad and learned a few tricks to make kale far more palatable….

Fed Up

Little did I know back in February when I wrote, “Sugar: Poison we love”, that a new film was coming out May 9th called FED UP. Narrated by Katie Couric, some of it’s highlights include: There are 600,000 food items in American supermarkets and 80% have added sugar as an ingredient. If trends continue, 95%…

Sugar: Poison we love

Who doesn’t like sweet food? I love it. My kids love it. Yet, I understand the dangers of too much sugar, as reported in a new study by U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. In a Hamilton Spectator¬†article, it was reported that sugar not only makes us fat but has been shown to increase…

Big Bums In January

Today, I tried to eat one of my favourite chocolates but ended up spitting it out. I wasn’t intentionally chewing it for the flavour – but getting rid of it before the calories settled into my thighs. I didn’t plan on wasting it. I just couldn’t swallow it. Many people start dieting or join a…

An Apple a Day really does keep the Doctor away!

A recent study in the Christmas edition of The BMJ (and reported by Science News) concluded that offering a daily apple to 70% of the total UK population aged over 50 years (22 million people) would avert 8,500 vascular deaths! If you are looking for a wonderful new apple to enjoy, keep your eyes open…