(Looking for healthy dessert recipes, or tips for how to eat deliciously on a budget? Then check out my e-books here.) Basil is one of those herbs I don’t use enough. It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, along with a healthy dose of nutrients that fight pesky free radicals. Sounds like a super-herb to me. [...]
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Have you guys heard of Bhutanese red rice? My rice awareness was essentially limited to the brown, wild and white varieties, until I read about the wide array of rice options in Alive Magazine. If you’re so inclined, you can read further about red rice over at Lotus Foods, but here’s the Coles Notes version: [...]
I love gourmet plant-based fare as much as the next health-loving, nutrition-focused foodie. People always tell the husband how lucky he is to be married to a nutritionist who adores experimenting in the kitchen. And while it’s true I love creating new and inventive dishes, the way I eat most of the time is dead [...]
A nutritionist always has avocados on the brain. I’ll bet if you took a poll, more than 90% of us would name avocados as our favourite food. There are few things more decadent than deep-fried avocado. I recently swooned over the ‘avocado frites’ at Vancouver’s newest vegetarian restaurant, Heirloom. Then the folks over at My [...]
This is a quick and easy meal for those inevitable days when you don’t feel like spending a heap of time in the kitchen. I loved the simple flavour combination of this dish. I genuinely enjoy the nutty, slightly sour taste of tempeh, so I didn’t feel the need to embellish it with sauces or [...]
You may be thinking, ‘Gee, some of those Brussels sprouts look burnt.’ Let me tell you, those crunchy and caramelized bits are the best part. There were more of them, but they were so tempting I picked them off and ate them before I took photos. It’s a common practice in food photography to undercook [...]
Back in my gluten-eating days, I gobbled up sesame sticks by the handful. I loved the saltiness and the crunch, and somehow convinced myself that they were healthy because they weren’t made of chocolate or sugar. Even though I knew they were probably fried. (Yep, my line of thinking made no sense.) Then spelt sesame [...]
I typically cook by following the rules of the School of Lazy. I love minimal steps and one-pot meals. That’s why I’ve never blanched a vegetable in my life. It seemed to require too much precision: chopping and scoring, boiling for just the right amount of time, having an ice bath at the ready. Then [...]
There are few flavours more appealing to me than the sweet pungency of roasted red peppers. And when did I last eat one? I have no clue. Somehow, they just fell out of my vegetable rotation in recent months, you know what I mean? Bell peppers have been abundant at the farmers market lately, which [...]
For many years, banana chips have been off my radar. Then, during a trip to Trader Joe’s a few months ago, I picked up a bag on a whim and my love for banana chips was reignited. Store-bought banana chips, even the organic ones, are typically fried in coconut oil and contain added sugars. I [...]
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