When Fresh City Farms contacted me recently and offered me a complimentary shopping spree, I was thrilled to participate! Even though I don’t live in Toronto, I have been a huge fan of Fresh City Farms’ approach to fresh, locally grown, organic food for many years. They are both a city farm and an online grocer […]

It is fair to say that I can be a bit of an impulse shopper at the grocery store. (And who can blame me if we think back to my recent post in which I mentioned that grocery stores have a well-honed practice of using psychological and other tricks to get us to buy more […]

If you’ve ever been to my little foodie corner before, you may know that I kind of adore breakfast! In fact, it might be my favourite meal of the day—and yet for many, it’s a meal that involves a lot of same old, same old, a meal that can be hard to plan for, and […]

I’ll be honest: my days of counting calories were pretty much over before they even began. I don’t think it’s an effective way to eat well and I believe food is worth more than the macronutrient sum of its parts. Although I will occasionally calculate daily or macronutrient intakes for clients if they specifically request […]

A few weeks ago I was prepping some beautiful handouts for a workplace wellness workshop I was delivering outside Toronto. The topic was the basics or building blocks of smoothies (a very popular topic, in my experience!) and I covered tips and tricks on how to turn a smoothie into a satisfying and satiating meal. […]

Over the last few months, my meal prep game has been pretty one-note: just prep all the veggies. Every Saturday or Sunday, I drag all the vegetables from my winter CSA or the grocery store out of the fridge, and then wash, chop and store them in glass. I don’t worry about cooking anything in […]

One of my favourite parts about spring is, of course, the joyful return of fresh, local and organic produce. From arugula to spinach to nettles, greens of all kinds are always at the top of my shopping list. Enjoy them in salads, in sandwiches, in stir-fries and even smoothies. They are delicious fresh (and that’s often […]