Food gifts are the absolute best. I’d choose a handful of fresh herbs from your garden or a thoughtfully prepared gluten-free granola in a jar over a crisply-wrapped gizmo any day. This week, I found myself with a surplus of green beans. I was gifted a thick packet – along with a handful of cherry tomatoes […]
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Is baking with flaxseeds dangerous? An excellent question! Five and a half years ago, I wrote a blog post answering this question. Well, sort of. I initially wrote the post when I was in the throes of nutrition school. I was totally overwhelmed by new, exciting and terrifying information, and overly enthusiastic to share it with […]
“Superfood” is a word that’s bandied about and often it’s a piece of fluffy marketing lingo that capitalizes on our need for quick fixes. I believe most whole ingredients have superfood qualities — we just need to recognize them. Still, there are some foods that are more nutrient dense than others. And in my latest column for Food Bloggers of […]
Happy weekend! I hope summer has been treating you fabulously so far. I’m popping in for a quick hello and to share what I’ve been making this week with my farm CSA. Here’s what we got last week: Rhubarb Raspberries Strawberries Salad greens Potatoes Tomatoes A gigantic zucchini Here’s what I made: Gluten-free + vegan […]
There are so many reasons to love beans! High in protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals, beans are a tiny yet mighty superfood. Personally, I prefer using dried beans – they’re cheaper, contain no additives and – best of all – can be cooked in special ways to make them more digestible. In this month’s Allergen-Friendly Ingredients […]
Have you ever made a recipe simply because you like the way it sounds? Coffee Caramel Crunch. Birthed into being because I like the alliteration. But maybe you aren’t that superficial (you probably don’t judge a book by its cover, either). You gaze beyond a recipe title to assess the ingredients, the instructions, the do-ability. Once you […]
Happy Friday! I’m popping in to wish you a wonderful weekend and let you know about a free online open house at the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, which features a selection of gluten-free and dairy-free cooking videos. It’s happening on Wednesday, July 13 beginning at 10:00am, but you’ll have an entire 24 hours to watch […]
What I made with my CSA: gluten-free + vegan rhubarb scones, falafel wraps, fennel spaghetti and more
During the third week of CSA season, we went away for a getaway on Salt Spring Island, which is off the southern coast of BC and is a haven for nature enthusiasts, foodies and artists. Since we took Daisy (our dog) with us, we spent a lot of time outside and driving around from park […]
You know what’s magnificent about vegetables? Everything. The colours, flavours and textures, their versatility, and of course the nutritional profile: antioxidants, fibre, vitamins, minerals, protein, complex carbs, even omega-3 fats – vegetables really are a gift. And I feel very fortunate that I can take that gift and turn it into a delicious meal. Here’s […]
The foods on the shelves today would make our great-grandparents’ heads spin, but few aisles would be more confusing for them than the one with natural sweeteners. White sugar is a pantry item that’s been used for generations, but research is piling up to show that white, refined sugar is harmful to our health. It’s a highly addictive […]
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