Tag: sustainable

Chia Seeds, Flaxseeds, Hemp Seeds – Which One Is Healthier and More Sustainable?

Chia Seeds, Flaxseeds, Hemp Seeds – Which One Is Healthier and More Sustainable?

Superfoods are big money. With their promises of everlasting youth and renewed vitality, consumers will happily spend the big bucks without further question. Some really are super, some are flops (ie. noni juice). We have always known that seeds hold a high nutritional value, but […]

For The Flexitarian – How To Make Sustainable Meat Choices

For The Flexitarian – How To Make Sustainable Meat Choices

The new Canadian Food Guide is set to be released early this year. It has spiked a lot of interest, especially with the presumed removal of the Dairy Food Group, and the focus on Plant-Based Proteins over meat. The benefits of a plant-based diet for […]

Hemp Milk Recipe – A Better Alternative

Hemp Milk Recipe – A Better Alternative

If you haven’t already heard, the new Canadian Food Guide draft is out and it’s down one food group – dairy. With more and more people becoming environmentally conscious, dairy has taken a back seat. There is a growing number of milk alternatives available – […]

Top 10 Non-Dairy Sources of Calcium [Vegan]

Top 10 Non-Dairy Sources of Calcium [Vegan]

We all know that calcium is essential for good bone health. Since our kinder years, it has been drilled into us that calcium comes from cows, and I’m sure we can all recite the 3 recommended servings of dairy per day. The problem with this […]

How To Cook Lentils + 5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Lentils

How To Cook Lentils + 5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Lentils

Last week I had the pleasure of dining at the notorious Lentils As Anything Restaurant in Melbourne, Australia. Since I got wind of this eatery’s concept some 10 years ago, I’d been looking forward to the day I finally got to try it out. It […]

Almond Milk – Is It Worth Going Nuts For?

Almond Milk – Is It Worth Going Nuts For?

I came across an article written by Tom Philpott of Mother Jones titled Lay Off The Almond Milk, You Ignorant Hipsters. Boy-oh-boy did that post get some heat. He quickly responded with a follow-up post Boy, Hipsters Sure Are Defensive About Their Almond Milk. It […]

Garlic Scape Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms with Goat Cheese

Garlic Scape Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms with Goat Cheese

So unbeknowst to me, it is pronounced garlic “sk-ape” not “sk-ape-ee”. A sk-ap-ee pesto sounds about as appetising as a bowl full of punches. Garlic scapes are the first harvest of the garlic plant (the second being the garlic bulbs themselves) and offer a flavour […]

5 Sustainable Seafood Foodie Tips

5 Sustainable Seafood Foodie Tips

World Oceans Day is almost here! On June 8th people all around the world, from Australia to Canada, will be celebrating World’s Ocean Day in different ways. For me, the best way to celebrate our ocean is to show our appreciation for the food it […]

Pearled Barley Risotto with Fresh Asparagus and Mushrooms

Pearled Barley Risotto with Fresh Asparagus and Mushrooms

Learning to cook can be a daunting task. Last week, NPR posted an article titled “Learning A New Skill Works Best To Keep Your Brain Sharp.” While the rest of us are busy buying into expensive supplements and “superfoods” to increase brain power, the seniors […]

Weeknight Favourite – Tasty Ginger Lentil Stew with Couscous

Weeknight Favourite – Tasty Ginger Lentil Stew with Couscous

During my recent trip to Asia I got the chance to gawk at all the street side food vendors and their spectacular variety of edible insects. My lovely English friend Suzie informed me that scorpion tastes just like scallops – but without the fishy taste. […]

Container Gardening – 8 Edible Plants To Grow This Spring

Container Gardening – 8 Edible Plants To Grow This Spring

It’s here! Its spring! Once the cherry blossom trees are in bloom in Victoria the city comes to life. Watching those barren, graceless branches give rise to pink and white blossoms marks the transformation from winter to spring. But spring is more than flowers and […]

What Your Health Professional Should Be Telling You About Food Sustainability

What Your Health Professional Should Be Telling You About Food Sustainability

I was asked to write an article for the Dietitians Association of Australia’s Vegetarian Interest Group. The topic was food sustainability for health professionals. As consumers become increasingly concerned about the link between dietary consumption and environmental impact, it is important that their trusted health […]