Endless Sides of Carrots and Peas

“Eat your veggies!” – we’ve all heard it. The ringing nag from your mother. And we know she’s right; there’s no doubt that eating more fruit and vegetables is hands down, the number one way to get healthier. But having salads all the time just to fill our “half your plate veggies” isn’t exactly the most appealing… so how can you continually include more fruits and vegetables on a daily basis in a way that is not just endless sides of steamed carrots and peas ? (As much as they go so well together, there’s gotta be some way to include more variety!… Afterall, we’ve got such a diverse group of food to choose from.)

Spill the Beans

“Rising food prices”, “land grabs”, “inequality”and “climate change”…. all this talk seems to forecast a dark and daunting future threatening the security of our food. Though we see it printed in the newspapers, hear it in the media, and watch politicians talk about formulating policies for protecting us from famine, it almost seems like fiction. “Famine” – something so far away, written in books rather than reality. Though, we’ve seen these elements do their part in the past: starting with the 8 year yellow-haze known as the Dust Bowl that dried the southern fields or the Great Irish Potato Famine, some suggest that if we continue business-as-usual, the future famine will hit us harder and bigger than ever before. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the suggested hypothesis of what the future holds and explore what can be done to change this prophecy. 

Go Ahead, Honey! It’s Gluten-Free…

Gluten free diets have gained substantial popularity over the last decade. These diets come and go as quickly as the shoes in the display window get replaced. From fat-free, to sugar-free, the elimination of certain foods seems to promise a quick-fix to weight loss, feeling more energetic and prevent cardiovascular disease. The reasons for reducing… Continue reading Go Ahead, Honey! It’s Gluten-Free…

Taste of Rainbow

I never quite understood why my mom would spend hours in the kitchen whipping up a storm. It didn’t matter if she was cooking for seven or for three, there would always be at least three dishes, a soup and five colours on the table. That is what is considered a “proper meal” in our… Continue reading Taste of Rainbow

Science Matters: What’s that about BMI?

As marches are happening in 360 cities around the world, I invite you to join me on this virtual march to stand up for the importance of science in your life and for your health. At the heart of science is an essential balance between two seemingly contradictory attitudes — an openness to new ideas, no matter how… Continue reading Science Matters: What’s that about BMI?

Bananagrams

“Banana Day” Some foodies may know today as “Banana Day”. The origins of this day are a little unknown, but every year, students all over North America go….well, let’s just say kind of bananas. They eat and share weird yet wonderful banana concoctions as some even dress up in yellow banana suits. There aren’t many days in… Continue reading Bananagrams

Lest We Forget: In Remembrance to Move Forward.

Poppies row on row… Following just a few days after Remembrance day is World Diabetes Day. When speaking about moving forward for anything, it is important we look back at history to learn from those before us. History has much to tell. Here’s a small trip back in time to recognize those who fought for… Continue reading Lest We Forget: In Remembrance to Move Forward.