The dangers of non-stick cookware - is there a healthier option?

The dangers of non-stick cookware - is there a healthier option?

A few years ago, it was time to scrap the Caphalon non-stick frying pan that we had been using. Layers had been shed and the underbelly was exposed. I had some sense that this wasn't a good thing but I wasn't sure about the details. So I went on one of my research bents to determine what we should replace it with that would meet specific criteria for healthy living.

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Recipes - Caesar Dressing and Herbed Vinaigrette

Recipes - Caesar Dressing and Herbed Vinaigrette

I generally steer people clear of commercial dressings, even the 'natural' ones - ya never know what quality oils they are using. Also the use of clear bottles means consistent exposure to light, which leads to potential rancidity for the oils that they do use. So I'm offering up a couple of simple options for dressings that you can make in 5 - 15 minutes. 

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10 Ways to Make Your BBQing Healthier

10 Ways to Make Your BBQing Healthier

Dedicated barbq’ers everywhere know the pleasures that their grilling and smoking produces, and are unlikely to give it up unless the grim reaper is knocking at their door.

So what is the issue with barbies and what is the solution? I promise to give you the good news after I give you the bad news. 

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Recipe: Simmered Quinoa

Recipe: Simmered Quinoa

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is one of my favourite whole grains. It is light, nutty in flavour, and unlike a lot of other grains is good hot or cold. It provides an excellent vegetable source of protein, complete in its amino acid profile, an abundance of calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese and zinc, as well as the B vitamins.

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