You know that fish is rich in protein (6 oz. contains 30 - 35 g) and have heard that it is a renowned source of the essential omega 3 fats, which most North Americans are deficient in.Read More
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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.Read More
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.Read More
Eggs, those little oval perfect food bodies in a shell - the ones that need to peel right for the universe to be okay. Are they really an issue for cholesterol? How many can we eat? Which ones should we buy - is free range better than Omega 3 eggs? Is the white sufficient to eat or should I be including the yolk? So many questions for such a little food-bite.Read More
This is a great shake to have within 30 minutes of an intense workout, whether it is power or cardio based. This is the time when the muscles are most ripe to recover their stored sugar (glucose) supply and protein can most easily be shuttled into the muscle tissue alone with the glucose. We keep fat low or non-existent so the digestion and uptake of the sugar and protein are not slowed down.Read More
February is the month of ‘heart health’ and here we are at the beginning of May, but you can never nurture your heart too much. So check out my tips on how to keep your glorious pump beating strong.Read More
Onions, garlic, and ginger are a powerful team against viruses. When you feel the symptoms of a cold setting in, take 15 minutes to make enough of this saucy mix to last you a few days. Serve it over short grain brown rice if you need more sustenance and comfort.Read More
A friend asked me if I had any suggestions for what to do with cacao nibs that she has in her cupboard and I immediately thought of this recipe. These are delicious but the benefits go beyond taste. Cacao nibs (partially ground cacao beans) and the cocoa powder have an abundant source of antioxidants, magnesium, and iron.Read More
Let’s get one thing clear… eggs don’t cause heart disease. The years of being told by the heart association and health experts that you should limit your consumption of eggs because they cause high cholesterol, which is a risk factor for heart disease, were debunked years ago.Read More
It is important for every consumer to understand a basic premise about the food industry: it is driven by economic interests, not health. And like most other industries, there are some major players that are publicly traded and need to increase their profit margins every quarter. How do they do that? By selling us more food or by making it cheaper.Read More
I’m into protein shakes these days. Love them as a first morning meal and sometimes when working from home as a late afternoon snack. They are also a great inclusion for pre or post workout if you can make that happen. But I am a stickler for taste…and some of the shakes that I have tried from others’ recipes just don’t cut it for me flavour-wise.Read More
Need help recovering from BBQ barbecue season? Too many char-grilled steaks, tofu dogs, beer and summertime indulgences can lead to a loss of energy, weight gain, lagging libido, and general feeling of not being well.
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.Read More
As a non-meat eater, I love deliberating over what carnivores should be considering when eating those wide-eyed zen cows and adorable ‘Babe’ piggies. Yes, its true: I am one of those who cry out for the horses in the cowboy movies. But the truth is, I don’t judge anyone’s choices. I do however, care about your health and the humane treatment of the animals.Read More