Canada Food

Here's How To Pack School Lunches Your Kids Will Love

Michelle Vodrazka | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Parents
Michelle Vodrazka

Let's face it, packing school lunches every day can feel monotonous and uninspired, especially when they keep coming back at the end of the day half-eaten. So what's a parent to do? How can you take school lunches from drab to fab and get your kids to eat, and possibly even enjoy their food?

How I Overcame A Fear Of My Food Processor

Lisa Abram | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Abram

What was the reason for my inability to learn how to use the food processor? I had assembled complicated furniture from IKEA, overcame a fear of heights with indoor rock climbing lessons, and tackled claustrophobia by entering our three-foot crawl space.

6 Tips For Choosing Quality Supplements

Michelle Vodrazka | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Living
Michelle Vodrazka

Supplements are a highly controversial topic. There are a lot of people who question whether we need to supplement at all. These people believe that we can get all the nutrients we need from our food, and as someone who used to eschew supplements and consider them a waste of money, I certainly get where they are coming from.

Pro-Mountain Biker Hans Rey Gives Back To The Community

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada
Tiffany Leigh

Crankworx is considered "the Superbowl of mountain biking"; it appeals to adrenaline addicts and it "brings the mountain biking world together in a to...

Toronto Is Ready To Take On The World

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Living
Adrian Brijbassi

When you consider all of the places you might visit in North America this fall, you have to wonder if anywhere beats Toronto. September in Canada's largest city is always known for the excitement of the Toronto International Film Festival. This year, TIFF runs from September 8-18 and will be followed by another elite event, the World Cup of Hockey.

Why Food Trends Fascinate Us

Dana McCauley | Posted 09.06.2016 | Canada Living
Dana McCauley

When I started writing about food trends way back in the last century, the conversation was simple: People wanted to learn what gourmet restaurant chefs were making and how those lofty creations could be made in home. Fast forward 20 years and interest in food trends has changed significantly, in the best way.

Metal Barbecue Brushes Can Cause Serious Health Risks, Doctor Warns

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 09.01.2016 | Canada Living

The sharp bristles can end up in your food.

GMO Propaganda Has No Place In Your Child's Classroom

Rachel Parent | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Parents
Rachel Parent

Informed insight and open minds are key to education, but there are forces in modern society that seek to create narrow, one-dimensional mindsets and thinking. And this affects us all, including educators. For example, extremely well-funded PR machines are working behind the scenes with agritech/chemical companies and food manufacturers to develop effective techniques, educational material and TV advertising to get kids hooked on harmful food and to misrepresent certain issues.

Here's How To Reduce Antibiotic Use In Agriculture

Jason Tetro | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg It's no secret we are in an antibiotic resistance crisis. Warnings about the looming post-antibiotic era are everywhere and people are being asked to help in whatever way they can. Yet, while we can all work to reduce the amount of antibiotics used in medicine, these achievements represent only a small fraction of the work that needs to be done.

5 Ways To Make Groceries Last Longer

The Huffington Post Canada | Abigail Esteireiro | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Living

There’s nothing worse than leafy greens you bought last week turning brown.

How Much Food Can Cities Produce?

David Suzuki | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

Urban agriculture won't resolve all food production and distribution problems, but it could help take pressure off rural land while providing other advantages. From balcony, backyard, rooftop, indoor and community gardens to city beehives and chicken coops to larger urban farms and farmers markets, growing and distributing local food in or near cities is a healthy way to help the environment.

Food Waste Is A Disgrace Canadians Have The Power To Fix

Genevieve Zingg | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Impact
Genevieve Zingg

In May 2015, the French government did something incredible: the National Assembly unanimously passed a law forcing large supermarkets to donate unsold food to charities. That's how the #WhatAWaste campaign -- a grassroots effort to pressure Canada's political leaders to follow France's example -- was born.

The Island Of Chocolate

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada
Tiffany Leigh

The history of chocolate in Saint Lucia dates as far back as the 1700s when cocoa plantations flourished in the area. And it's no wonder the crops far...

Summer Carnival Food That Won't Expand Your Waistline

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Allana Polo

A trip to the carnival or fair is a summertime staple that most people don't want to miss. While the rides and excitement can be a strong lure, the food is also a much-loved reason for visiting. Notoriously deep fried, however, it doesn't exactly meet my standards for healthy or a good choice when you are trying to drop or maintain weight.

13 Things You Must Eat And Drink In San Diego

Andrea Traynor | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada Travel
Andrea Traynor

Whenever I'm about to travel to a new destination, I pour myself into research that -- hopefully -- leads me to the most interesting activities, Instagram-worthy points of interest, a better understanding of cultural expectations and the best places to indulge my #FoodPorn obsession. San Diego is no different!

The 'Natural Viagra' Of Saint Lucia

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada
Tiffany Leigh

If you have a desire to sip on an endless string of rum cocktails by the beach -- well, dream no more -- it can be your reality. Feed your piggy ban...

5 Surprising Foods That Pair Well With Sake

Gabrielle Scrimshaw | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Living
Gabrielle Scrimshaw

In North America, sake is often considered something to be paired solely with sushi. That couldn't be farther from the truth. As a lighter wine, sake goes well with seafood and vegetable based dishes. Full bodied sakes can be paired with slightly spicy, deep-fried, and saltier foods. It should be avoided with overly flavourful foods such as BBQ, as that would overpower the delicate sake taste.

How Do We Solve Canada's $31-Billion Food Waste Problem?

Ontario Association of Food Banks | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Living
Ontario Association of Food Banks

Looking at the food system in Canada is a study in contrasts. On one hand, one in eight Canadian families struggle to put food on the table, and over 800,000 people visit a food bank each month. On the other hand, we waste $31 billion in food each year, or a third of what we produce. How can a country with so much abundance also have such great need? As with any problem that is so enormous in scale, the reasons are complex, the impacts are wide-ranging, and the solutions are far from easy.

Janet Zuccarini Dishes On What It Takes To Achieve Restaurant Success

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Business
Tiffany Leigh

This savvy entrepreneur has amassed a culinary empire known as Gusto54; the restaurant group includes a portfolio of eateries: Gusto 101, Trattoria Nervosa and Pai restaurants, as well as Gusto 54 catering.I had an opportunity to chat with Zuccarini, someone who helped grow Toronto's fledgling dining scene into a dazzling multicultural marvel.

The Peasant Table Is Toronto's East-End Stop For Surf And Turf

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

The Peasant Table is self-described as a gastropub that specializes in Northern Italian cuisine and includes regional influences from the Adriatic Sea and Eastern Europe. The owner, Chef Boris Babic, is a veteran of Canada's culinary scene for over 20 years.

The Art Of The Brew

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada
Tiffany Leigh

Thanks to the craft beer uprising, people are beginning to understand and appreciate the process involved in creating a crisp and refreshing pint; and...

Wild Mountain Meat Offers Less Guilt And Twice The Taste

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

We all know many reasons not to eat meat: because of cruelty to animals, particularly within the industrial farming production system, or human health...

Your Home Doesn't Need To Be Completely Allergen Free

Amanda Orlando | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Living
Amanda Orlando

There seem to be a lot of opinions out there on whether or not your home should be completely free from allergens if you have an allergic child, roommate or significant other. I think the correct answer is that it's totally up to the comfort level of the person with allergies.

13 Cooking Methods And How They Affect Your Health

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

Healthy foods shouldn't be complicated and knowing how to prepare the plethora of nutritious grains, organic produce, and essential fats you just purchased at the grocery store can be the difference between wanting to eat better and actually doing it.

My Favourite Things: August Edition

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada
Kathleen Trotter

This is my fifth "favourite things" themed blog. I was inspired to start the series this past February; I was sharing a healthy recipe with a client a...