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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…

Mindful Eating

What is mindfulness? We know that the definition of “mindful” is to be aware of something. It could be towards others’ feelings, such as to be mindful not to offend or hurt someone. It could also refer to being mindful of your surroundings if you are in or entering a potentially dangerous situation such as…

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…

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…

Green to a Tea

Coffee vs. Tea The health benefits of tea – green tea especially – and the absence of negative effects associated with coffee have made many caffeine drinkers make the switch. Coffee has a number of immediate benefits of course, such as improving mood, vigilance, reaction time, and memory. However, some people find that negative effects…

Leafy Greens

What’s so special about leafy greens?  We’ve all been told that green leafed vegetables are an important part of our diets, but have you ever explored why this is? Well, to start off with, these vegetables are high in fibre and low in calories. Most dark green vegetables, but leafy greens especially, also deliver a…

Get Gusty with Fermented Foods

Our bodies, particularly our intestines, contain trillions of gut microbiota that serve a number of vital roles. These include helping maintain the integrity of the mucosal barrier, metabolizing nutrients from food and certain medications, protection against intestinal infections, and so much more! “Bad” bacteria in your intestines can be a factor in disease – the…

Pre-Packaged Snacks

At Fettle + Food, we will always put emphasis on well balanced, wholesome foods. Some examples of healthy snack options we might suggest would be a slice of toast with avocado, homemade organic popcorn, coconut yoghurt parfait, celery sticks and Fatso peanut butter, veggies and hummus… the list goes on. But you get the gist…

A Call to Collagen

Collagen makes up about one-third of the protein content in our bodies and is mostly found in fibrous tissues such as our skin, tendons, ligaments, but is also dispersed throughout the rest of our bodies.  The process of collagen production in our bodies starts with two amino acids: glycine and proline. Vitamin C is a…

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