Aquafaba – Wait, What? Leftovers?

aquafaba

Aquafaba … No, this is not an aftershave from the 70’s – we’re talking about the leftover liquid you get from boiling chickpeas (it is magic!) Around 3 years ago, a French chef named Joël Roessel made an important discovery that has taken the plant-based world by storm. Experimenting in his kitchen one day, he…

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Romaine Lettuce – Healthy Alternatives to this Staple Food

romaine alternatives

For the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen romaine lettuce pulled from grocery stores and restaurants across Canada and the U.S. due to an E. Coli outbreak that has resulted in serious illness in several people. Coli is a group of bacteria that live in the intestinal tract of most people and animals. Many strains…

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Anyone Else Crazy for Cauliflower?

cauliflower

Today we’re going to be talking about one of my favourite cruciferous vegetables – the humble cauliflower. Why do I love it so much? Well, besides being very nutritious, it is an extremely versatile vegetable, with many, many uses. As well, it is high in fiber, but low on the glycemic index, meaning it can be…

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Winter is Coming We Need to Talk about Vitamin D

Vitamin D

For everyone living in the Northern Hemisphere, Vitamin D deficiency can be a worry during the winter months when we see fewer hours of sunlight each day. In the past, Rickets (a disease caused by severe Vitamin D deficiency that results in soft, brittle bones and “bowed” legs) could be found in many third-world countries,…

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Nutrition Labels | What Do They Mean?

nutrition labels

If you’re like me, you are probably reading the nutrition labels on all the foods you buy, constantly flipping over products to read them in the grocery isle. Here are some interesting facts and tips to reading them.  There are other nutrients, you know Although the Nutrition Facts tables only display information about fat, saturated…

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Coconut Oil and the Controversy Attached

coconut oil

Over the past ten (10) years, the popularity of coconut oil, and its uses has been on the rise. It was most common in South East Asian cooking. But has quickly found its way into; an alternative to other cooking oils, skin ointments, hair care products and more.  Some ‘experts‘among other articles and findings, suggested that…

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Fibromyalgia And The Foods That Cause Flare Ups

fibromyalgia

Living with fibromyalgia can be a roller coaster you feel you can never get off of. The list of triggers for flare ups can seem astronomical, and until you’ve made diet and lifestyle choices to help decrease the chronic pain. Lifestyle and food changes can make a world of difference, but one misstep can throw…

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