8 Favourite Self-Care Practices for Winter and Beyond

8 Favourite Self-Care Practices for Winter and Beyond

Winter can be one of the most serene seasons, can’t it? Especially if you live in parts of Canada or the United States where your town or city is regularly blanketed by snowstorms and seems to come to a sudden and surprising halt… for a few hours at least. For many, winter is a naturally […]

Try Something New: Teff (and a recipe for gluten-free Blueberry-Lemon Teff Porridge)

My Try Something New series showcases a new health practice, food or ingredient in a new way. They are highly nutritious foods that offer great variety and nutrition to your diet and if you’re in Canada, they should be easy to find. Since I think healthy eating should be straight-forward, that’s a no-brainer for me! […]

Soothing Oven-Stewed Pears (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan)

My motto for the holidays is straight-forward and always the same: keep it simple. Keep it simple, simple, simple.  It extends to business events, outings with friends and family, holiday parties, and naturally, it also extends to food. Earlier this fall, The Honest Leaf based in Toronto sent me samples of three of their tea […]

Big Protein Beet & Quinoa Salad (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free)

Even though my interest in leafy green salads has started to wane with the arriving seasonal chill, my favourite kinds of salads, whether cold or hot, are still the ones with more vegetables than anything else. The vegetables may be diced small and evenly or they may be chunky, big, wild pieces that say in no […]

Meghan’s Rawmazing Key Lime Pie (dairy-free, soy-free, grain-free, gluten-free and raw)

In cooking, as in life, we sometimes make mistakes we can’t undo. Maybe we add way more salt than a stew needs, maybe we substitute sugar for salt in our favourite gluten-free muffin recipe, or maybe it’s forgetting a key ingredient that just “makes” the dish what it is. Fortunately, I didn’t make any mission […]

Demystifying Definitions: Local Food vs Organic Food vs Sustainable Food

Last week I attended Health Professionals Day at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. One of the presenters, Dr. Amy Bowen, Research Program Leader of Consumer Insights at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, hit on the point that many Canadians are confused about some of the key food production terms bandied about in […]

How to Hard- or Soft-Cook Perfect Eggs Like a Pro

I just returned from a long weekend trip to Ottawa. Whenever I travel (and I travel fairly often, usually for short stints that often involve work and occasionally pleasure), I always find the days before and after I am away to be busy and hectic. My best-laid food plans can get derailed faster than I […]