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How to Use and Cook with Fresh Ginger in Your Healthy Recipes

Fresh ginger in the shape of a heart

Chances are, the first time you saw fresh ginger at the grocery store, you wondered: “What the heck is that? Is it even edible?” You may even be wondering that right now. If so, this how-to article is for you! You’ll be forgiven if you’ve ever thought that fresh ginger looks like a really tough, […]

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 […]

How to Easily Save, Store and Search Recipes using Evernote

How to save, store and search recipes using Evernote

Picture this: Binders of all shapes and sizes stuffed with recipes. Handwritten recipes on paper, cards or even scraps of napkin, recipes printed off blogs (with due credit of course!), recipes yanked from glossy magazines (Alive Magazine now… and maybe Cooking Light back in the day), and of course the occasional typed recipe… Some of […]

10 Key Do’s and Dont’s of Healthy Meal Planning

Planning out your meals for the week–in advance and with a shopping list by your side–is a key part of maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle. Sounds pretty boring, doesn’t it? The truth is, it can be a fun and exciting adventure to figure out exactly what you would love to eat this week, which […]

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

I say this a lot (probably because I love real food so much), but you don’t want to miss out on this. I have an important PSA for you: do not, for the love of all food that is seasonal, nutritious and full of goodness, throw out those pumpkin seeds. I mean, this time of […]

How to Make Fresh Homemade Juice without a Juicer (+ juicing tips & health benefits)

Do you enjoy liquid nutrition? By liquid nutrition, I’m of course referring to smoothies and juices (though other forms of liquid such as water… ahem… are equally healthy!). The big difference between juices and smoothies is that with smoothies, most of the fibre remains. You simply add cut up fruits, vegetables, liquid and/or other foods […]

6 Essential Tips for Cooking Quinoa Like a Pro (Hint: It Starts with the CORRECT Ratio!)

If you’re a quinoa lover like I am, you might already know that quinoa is an everyday superfood you can find at most regular grocery stores. You may know that it’s gluten-free and a complete plant-based protein (it contains all essential amino acids — this is rare in many grains, which is why most aren’t […]