February 23, 2016Is pesticide residue on fruit and veggies something you worry about? The annual Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists no doubt help raise awareness about this topic, but how concerned should you be? Read on to get the facts.
February 10, 2016MSG… you are likely familiar with these three letters. But do you know what it actually is, where it’s found, and whether it’s safe to eat? Read on to get answers.
February 2, 2016Chances are you’ve heard people talking about the price of cauliflower lately. While not usually the subject of news reports, rising food prices have been getting attention. Here are seven ideas for what you can do to save money by growing your own food.
January 26, 2016Kombucha tea has been getting a lot of attention these days and has been praised as an elixir that can cure and treat an array of health conditions. But what is it and does it live up to the hype?
January 19, 2016It’s 2016, the international year of pulses! Dried beans, lentils and peas have been quietly nourishing humanity for thousands of years but these days they don’t regularly appear on the dinner plates of most Canadian families. It’s time for this to change.
January 12, 2016Eating a rainbow of colours is part of a healthy pattern of eating when talking about fruits and veggies. But what about when it comes to food colouring? Here’s a look at different types of food colouring and what they mean for your health.
January 5, 2016When did canned and frozen fruits and veggies get such a bad rap? Picked at their prime they are just as healthy and tasty as fresh. Better yet, they last much longer in your cupboard or freezer, saving you money and reducing food waste. Use these tips to add more canned and frozen fruits and veggies during the winter months.
December 22, 2015Holidays are a time to exercise culinary skills with new recipes or family favourites. Avoid food-borne illness – get answers to common food safety questions.
December 16, 2015Food brings people of all ages and relations together. By sharing a meal together, parents, grandparents, friends and kids gather round and share stories while building new and lasting memories. It’s also an opportunity to role model healthy eating habits and choices for children. Over the holidays, conversations linger and often include fun quotes, jokes and quirky facts about food and tradition. One quote shared with me that rings true is that ‘one’s love for food may be the most genuine type of love’.
December 9, 2015Take-out and delivery meals tend to be higher in calories and sodium than homemade. Here are some tips to help you make healthier choices.