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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Recipe Alteration: Life-Changing Loaf of Bread

Recipe Alteration: Life-Changing Loaf of Bread

Full credit to Sarah Britton for her Life-Changing Load of Bread.
It is a fantastic accomplishment to make a bread that looks and tastes amazing, and is filled with only healthy, natural, low- sugar impact foods. Her recipe is fantastic, but if you want to make it grain-free and paleo, try this version.

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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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Eggs, cholesterol, free range, Omega 3 and other info about what the chicken laid

Eggs, cholesterol, free range, Omega 3 and other info about what the chicken laid

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.

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Fitness Recovery Shake

Fitness Recovery Shake

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.

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Recipe: Cocoa Nib Cookies

Recipe: Cocoa Nib Cookies

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. 

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Healthy Shopping Requires Critical Thinking

Healthy Shopping Requires Critical Thinking

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.

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Recipe: Walnut Date Cinnamon Protein Shake

Recipe: Walnut Date Cinnamon Protein Shake

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.

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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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Pasture Raised Animals

Pasture Raised Animals

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.

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