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Messing with Salad Dressings

Salad dressings are a fast and easy for adding flavour and flair to an otherwise simple salad, and they can really enhance the flavours you’ve already added, as well. For example, the miso dressing we’ve featured below does an amazing job of bringing together a salad with sliced Asian pears and crispy tofu. When it…

Valentine’s Day Desserts

You may be thinking it’s a litttle early for planning an at-home Valentine’s day, but I think it’s safe to say that with all the time in the world that many of us have right now, having something to look forward to can’t be a terrible idea. Whether you’re celebrating with your SO, having a…

What the F is IF?

What is intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that involves a shorter eating “window,” during the day, and fasting in the time outside of this window. Some refer to IF as a diet, but this is not exactly accurate. In IF, there are no “good” or “bad” foods; this eating pattern does not…

Vitamin C is Key

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid is an essential vitamin that the body cannot produce itself. Ideally, a diet would contain enough Vitamin C to meet the recommended daily intake, which is 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men. For those who aren’t confident that the food they eat on a regular…

Oh Me, Oh Mega

Omega-3 fatty acids are healthy and essential fats that we get through the foods we eat and sometimes through supplements as well. Many people who eat a North American diet do not get enough omega-3’s in their diet, so if you live in Canada like us, you may want to take notes! Sources of Omega-3’s…

Polyphenols Are Friends

What are polyphenols? Polyphenols are natural compounds that can be found in a number of plant foods. They are involved in defense against ultraviolet radiation or aggression by pathogens, and in this way, they act as antioxidants. Types of Polyphenols There are tens of thousands of polyphenols that have been identified so far, but there…

A Holiday Drink Makeover

It’s cold outside. Maybe it’s even snowing (in Victoria, that’s a real maybe…). You’re sitting back with your closest friends or family by the fire and relaxing in maximum cozy-ness. In Danish there’s a word for the specific feeling surrounding this type of atmosphere but it is nearly impossible to translate directly. You kind of…

Carrot Top Concoctions

With many municipalities requiring that kitchen scraps be placed in a separate bag to compost, it’s good to know that the odd tops, ends, and stems of veggies that we tend to discard aren’t being thrown into landfills along with our garbage. There is, however, one way we can go a step further at home…

Squashing the Soup Game

Soup is the perfect make-ahead food! Batch cooking a few servings of soup and freezing is a great way to have a healthy and delicious meal or appetizer ready in minutes by just taking the time to thaw and reheat. Some soups freeze better than others; for soup with pasta or dairy, it is best…

You Beta Care-otene

Beta-carotene and other carotenoids provide approximately 50% of the vitamin A we need. Beta-carotene can be found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. You probably associate it with carrots, which is totally fair – I mean, it’s practically in the name. This carotenoid is actually abundant in other vegetables as well. Carotenoids are what gives…

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