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 […]

Creamier Mexican Chocolate Frosty (dairy-free, paleo & vegan)

If we can rely on the weather forecaster (and let’s cross our fingers that we can… for once), much of this week is going to feel like summer in June around here! Perfect, warm, sun-drenched days and I couldn’t be happier to get an extra dose of Vitamin D before the snow starts to fly and […]

How to Plant Garlic (with a small yard or a big one!)

Many people take it at the first sign of a cold or flu. Me? I like it because of its taste (and because it wards off vampires!) This time of year, when the weather is seesawing between late fall and early winter temperatures (and the sometimes crazy weather that falls in between – like sunny […]