Canada Food

Three Must-Have Seeds for Your Menu

Jane Dummer | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Small seeds that pack big nutrition have turned out to be the latest nourishing must-haves. For years, I've advised people to "go nuts" for their health; now as an early taste from my new book, here is a look at three of my favourite seeds and ways to add these delicious, gluten-free dark horses to your menu.

You Gotta Eat Here, But You Have to Get Here First

John Catucci | Posted 04.17.2014 | Canada Living
John Catucci

This coming season, in Churchill, MB, we visit the Tundra Inn and Pub, where they specialize in Northern comfort food like elk pie. It's the farthest distance we've travelled for the show; it took us two days to get there, but it was totally worth it.

A Plea for More Tempeh

Giselle Wedemire | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Alberta
Giselle Wedemire

I propose tempeh fans everywhere band together and ask their local, big-box grocery stores to stock more of this magical product so we can make shopping for tempeh (and appeasing smug vegan cookbook authors everywhere) easier for us all.

10 Snacks Every Runner Should Eat

The Huffington Post Canada | Dawn Cuthbertson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Living

Every runner has a horror story about their snacks. It usually starts like this: "I was enjoying a leisurely Sunday jog when…" or "I was on my wa...

Food Packaging Trends That Tread More Lightly on the Planet

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada Impact
Ian Lifshitz

As environmentally conscious consumers increasingly demand more sustainable packaging, we are seeing significant innovation in food industry packaging. With that, we see five emerging trends that we expect to continue and grow in coming years.

Could This Top Chef's Saskatoon Restaurant Be Canada's Best?

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Dale MacKay was the first winner of Top Chef Canada, he had established himself among Daniel Boulud's successful brigade of proteges, and he was living in Vancouver, a city in proximity to many of the exceptional products coveted by cooks. MacKay, though, opted for Saskatoon.

Common Health Misconceptions Debunked By a Dietitian

Jane Dummer | Posted 03.20.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

As a dietitian, I'm often posed nutrition and fitness questions by my clients, friends and family. Free and mainly confusing advice from non-food and nutrition experts and often the media makes my role as a communicator both interesting and challenging at times. Let's explore the top three subjects I'm frequently asked about, in order to set the record straight on some common questions.

Chef Takes This Toronto Pizza Parlour to New Heights

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Jonathan Gushue could have opted for another fine-dining restaurant. He could have teamed with a pricey, established place in a big city and quickly turned it into a go-to spot for foodies to discover. But Gushue chose something radically different and it's a departure that could seriously shake up the Toronto dining scene. Here's why.

How to Travel in Mexico With a Toddler

Amanda Blakley | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada Travel
Amanda Blakley

My travel companion was my two year old Atticus (a man of few words) who surprised me by declaring enthusiastically: "Mexicooooo" as he looked out the window in wonder. No, we weren't headed to some coastal gated community or beachside all-inclusive. We had touched down in central Mexico.

Celebrate Canada's Oceans at Your Local Fish Counter

David R. Miller | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Politics
David R. Miller

Improving the way we fish and grow seafood is critical to the survival of some of our planet's most threatened marine and freshwater species and environments. But a national sustainable seafood day is also a critical reminder that even through our everyday choices in what food we buy, we can have a profound impact on the future of life on our planet. And nowhere is that more true than at our fish counters.

Best Bites This Winter in Jasper

Ayngelina Brogan | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Travel
Ayngelina Brogan

While most venture north to Jasper in the summer to hike through the magnificent Rockies, there's plenty to do in Jasper in the colder temperatures. And after the skiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding, downtown Jasper is home to many cozy places to warm up on winter nights.

The Real Truffle - Your Nose Knows Not

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

The stunningly scenic mountain village of Montefortino in the Sibillini Mountains Central Italy, held its 16th annual Festival of Real Truffles, 'Fest...

Why Walmart Wants to Sell You Groceries

University of Toronto News | Posted 02.25.2014 | Canada Business
University of Toronto News

In early February, the CEO of Walmart Canada announced her chain was moving fully into the grocery business. The move means Canada will see hundreds of groceries stores added to what seems to be a full complement already, with Loblaws, Metro, Sobey's, Longo's, Costco and the discount stores related to some of these chains. Are we at the point of market saturation?

Are You Going Hungry Tonight? 4 Million Canadians Are

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Impact
University of Toronto News

Four million Canadians, including 1.15 million children, are living in households where it is sometimes a struggle to put food on the table, researchers at the University of Toronto have found. And most of those households are sustained by working adults - including self-employed, salaried and hourly workers,

Super Bowl Food Fight! Nachos vs. Wings

Kristin Wiens | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada Alberta
Kristin Wiens

We are pitting these dishes mano a mano in their most traditional forms. The classic hot wings... and the nachos =.

Jamaican Me Hungry: A Culinary Adventure

Rebecca LeHeup | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Travel
Rebecca LeHeup

If you are looking for a way to truly connect to the food culture of Jamaica then I have the culinary adventure for you! It turns out that the white-knuckle, hair-raising journey over the mountains from Montego Bay to Saint Elizabeth Parish, the breadbasket of Jamaica, is worth every minute.

Culinary Adventures in Southern Ireland

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

There are places around the globe that affect you deeply and resonate long after your visit is over. Ireland is one of those places. My September journey driving around Ireland took me down the south coast for a visit to luxury hotels and a famous cooking school.

Top 7 Food Rules for People in Pain

Dr. John Dempster | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. John Dempster

One of the most important yet misunderstood steps in addressing chronic pain, is the discussion of underlying food sensitivities. Known as a delayed allergy, these reactions are identified by an IgG, IgA or an IgM antibody reaction. These are very different than the true (immediate) allergy, defined by an IgE reaction.

WATCH: These Health Foods Aren't What They Seem

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living

Dieting can be tricky. Trying to figure out exactly which foods are good for you is never easy, especially when there are so many tempting treats lini...

NYC Travel Guide: Hate Shopping? The Big Apple Still Has Lots to Offer

Desi Globetrotter | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Travel
Desi Globetrotter

With world class shopping, arts, culture, dining and the hustle and bustle of a buzzing city that never sleeps -- there's a reason why desi globetrotters are flocking to NYC. But I'll let you in on a little secret. I'm Indian...and I'm a girl...and...I hate shopping. The beauty of New York City is there's something for every type of traveller. Here's how I spent my four nights instead -- broken down into five of my travel personalities.

The Best Places to Eat and Stay in Prague

Sara Graham | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Travel
Sara Graham

About a month from now, I'll be getting settled in a whole new city. I don't think I would have ever thought it would be Prague. What I was amazed to find in Prague was the variety, if you are willing to spend a bit more. Here are some hot spots.

Why Calgary Keeps On Impressing Me

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Calgary amazes me. I've visited the city three times in the past 18 months. It is a city whose economic boom has led to a blossoming of culture that has created one of the most vibrant and enjoyable places to visit in North America.

10 Incredibly Typical Things We Ate And Drank In 2013

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

Oh Canada. We may be known for our multicultural meals and our obsession with savoury meats and syrup, but when it comes to what we actually ordered a...

Why You Should Stay Festive and Frugal This Holiday Season

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Impact
Tamara Griffiths

Is it possible for the average person on a budget to have fun at Christmas and do a bit less damage to the planet? Going without gifts may seem a hardship but instead of buying presents we too can focus our festivities on people's interactions, on having fun together, or new experiences.

How Many Local Food Plants Must Close Before We See Action?

Mike Schreiner | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Politics
Mike Schreiner

I'm deeply disappointed by the news that Heinz is closing its Leamington processing plant. For over 100 years that plant made ketchup from tomatoes grown on Ontario farms. Support for local food processing is not only about securing jobs, it's also about investing in the economy we want. The Liberal government must take action to support our food processing sector.