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….

Fall is the season for Parnsips!

Parnsips are cheap to buy and incredibly versatile! Try them out with two recipe ideas; one warm and comforting, the other raw.

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…

Remember the tongue taste map?

Who remembers the tongue taste map? I must admit that as a child, I thought this was fascinating and tried to place different foods on specific areas of my tongue to see if it might create a different flavour experience. Unfortunately, this “map” does a poor job to explain how we experience sweet, salty, bitter…

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…

Easy, Tasty #Tiramisu #Trifle

For New Year’s I will be serving an easy and tasty recipe I created that the kids really like. It’s also fresh and different for adults. It is a blend of trifle and tiramisu that uses a fresh, pure new blueberrry juice called Bloo instead of coffee. This juice is Canadian (which I like) and…

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…

Canadians vs. Americans

Growing up, it seemed we Canadians always had a bit of an identity crisis living beside the States. In school, we were all taught that we are special because we support a cultural “mosaic” rather than the US “melting pot” and we’re ever so lucky because we are rich in natural resources (which we seem…

#FoodWaste as Energy

As a young teenager, I harassed my local council to bring recycling to my apartment and knocked on every door in the building (with the super’s permission) to tell everyone about how they could help to reduce waste going to landfill. Although I now know that the reduction of (food) waste is more critical than…