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BBQ Week Recipes

The sun is out (most of the time), and barbecues have been out of retirement for a few weeks now. Since Tuesday, we’ve posted one new BBQ recipe each day on the Fettle + Food Instagram page. To make it easy to access all these recipes at once, we’ve made a PDF available to download…

Vitamin “Sunny” D

Vitamin D, AKA the “sunshine vitamin,” is comprised of a family of compounds including vitamins D-1, D-2, and D-3.  The reason Vitamin D is so closely linked to the sun is that we actually produce this vitamin naturally through our skin when it responds to sunlight! This is one of the big reasons why we’re…

Raw vs. Cooked Veggies

To cook your veggies or not to cook your veggies: that is the question. At some point, many of us have altered our diets in one way or another. With so many plant-based meal plans circulating the web, one would be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t dabbled in some sort of vegan or veggie-focused…

Summer Charcuterie Swaps

Who doesn’t love to sit and watch the sunset while grazing on a meat and cheese board and sipping on a glass of wine? This is a classic summer evening activity that I would hate to skip! However, there are some clever ways to make a few healthier changes to the classic charcuterie board without…

Don’t Let Go of the Past(a)

Unfortunately, pasta has gained a bad rep in some groups. Carbs are often accused of causing weight gain, heart disease, and various other problems — just as fat once was. While avoiding carbs can be helpful for some people, this does not mean that all carbs are unhealthy. It’s true that refined carbs have been associated with an increased…

Healthy Baking Ingredient Alternatives

Did having an exorbitant amount of free time at home during quarantine inspire you to start baking for an army? It sure did for me! I started baking bread, cinnamon rolls, muffins, cookies, brownies, cakes… you name it. One of the biggest moments of panic I had was when all the stores ran out of…

Nut and Seed Butters

Can you think of a household food staple that is more classic than peanut butter? I look back at my childhood memories of eating uber sweet, smooth Kraft peanut butter with Wonder Bread, another common item that we’ve all been exposed to as children. It’s characterized by a strangely soft and spongey texture, and a…

Natural Sugar Substitutes

Sugar is one of the most talked-about topics in the world of nutrition and weight loss. Added sugar has been linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and many other serious health issues. What happens when you eat too much sugar? Eating too much sugar has numerous negative effects on your body. It can interfere with…

A Closer Look at Cooking Oils

The number of different cooking oils available to us these days may be overwhelming if we don’t know what to look for. Do you need something with a high smoke point? Are you watching your cholesterol? Do you want something neutral flavoured, or do you want the oil to infuse some flavour into your dishes?…

Refreshing Drinks for Patio Lounging

Patio season may look a little different this year – but the fun cocktails and refreshing drinks don’t have to go anywhere! We have picked out a few of our favourites, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, to share with you. Our main concern when it comes to making the right beverage choice is sugar content, but…