Canada

The Health Benefits of Eggs and Why I Eat Eggs

The Health Benefits of Eggs and Why I Eat Eggs

Over recent years eggs have gotten a bad rap, and unfortunately when eggs for breakfast were replaced with overly processed breakfast cereals many suffered the consequences. Eggs are an excellent source of protein, which is so important at breakfast, compared to heavy carbohydrate cereals, toast […]

Chia vs Flax vs Hemp – Which One Is Healthier & Sustainable?

Chia vs Flax vs Hemp – Which One Is Healthier & 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 – The Environmental Sustainability of Eating Meat

For The Flexitarian – The Environmental Sustainability of Eating Meat

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 – […]

It’s Not Gluten In Your Bread That’s Making You Sick

It’s Not Gluten In Your Bread That’s Making You Sick

Gluten-free is all the buzz, and many people feel better when they cut out wheat. But what if it isn’t only gluten – a protein found in wheat, barley and rye – that is causing the problem? Canada has been using the highly criticized herbicide […]

Which Sustainable and Seasonal Fish To Enjoy This Summer

Which Sustainable and Seasonal Fish To Enjoy This Summer

Last month I shared my thoughts on Five Steps to Becoming a Sustainable Seafood Foodie. Last week in my inbox, the Centre for Food Safety sent me their thoughts on The Best Sustainable Fish To Eat In The Summer. Coincidentally, their article also included their […]

What Western Medicine Can Learn From Traditional Aboriginal Healing

What Western Medicine Can Learn From Traditional Aboriginal Healing

For me there is no denying, there is something so very enchanting about traditional Aboriginal healing. Maybe it’s the images of peyote and smoke ceremonies. Or maybe it’s the idea of the mysterious medicine man, with his limitless knowledge in healing herbs and plants. Or […]

Wild Rice and Cornmeal Patties – Celebrating National Aboriginal Day

Wild Rice and Cornmeal Patties – Celebrating National Aboriginal Day

A two in one celebration! June 21st is National Aboriginal Day as well as the Summer Solstice the longest day of the year. We celebrate First Nations, Métis and Inuit people on this day because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice in traditional […]

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 […]

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 […]

My Top 5 Sustainable and Iconically Canadian Foods

My Top 5 Sustainable and Iconically Canadian Foods

The Sochi Winter Olympic Games gave rise to my first, entirely watched game of hockey. It was for the men’s’ gold – Canada vs. Sweden. The 3:30am wake up call brought forward my new found appreciation for the game. I am not sure if it […]

The Low Down on BPA – Health and Environmental Concerns

The Low Down on BPA – Health and Environmental Concerns

The more and more I think and write about food, the more I put my pantry shelves to scrutiny. While the ultimate goal is to reduce any reliance on ‘processed food’, one food product that makes a regular appearance in my kitchen is canned tomatoes. […]