Canada Food

10 Hearty Salads For Fall | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Living

As the cold weather comes in, we can't help but reflect back on those warm summer days where we could step outside without a jacket. But rather than turn to comfort food to warm up, we're bringing the freshness of summer into fall with our top 10 Fall Salads.

Dear America, It's Time For A Pep Talk

Louise Wallace | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada
Louise Wallace

Dear America, I write as a concerned neighbour but I'm not going to bum you out with more crap. Let's just say I'm worried and you need a pep talk. ...

Discovering The Microbial Makeup Of Kefir

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada
Jason Tetro

Depending on the species of bacteria used, the benefits of Kefir can range from antioxidant activity to immune balance and in some cases, prevention of tumours. Yet, while these benefits continue to be discovered, there is a caveat. The microbiological composition of kefir grains differs around the world meaning no two are going to provide the same benefits. This could lead to incorrect assumptions of the positive effects on health.

White Truffles: Give Italy's 'Diamonds On The Table' A Taste

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

The white truffle is the most prized and commands the highest prices -- in 2006 it is reported to have sold for the same price as gold. The taste is subtle but lingering and summons the musty and savoury associations of Italian harvest.

Working Out Was The Start To My New Life

Jessica Gerlock | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Living
Jessica Gerlock

There are many days that I want to just stay in bed and sleep but I push myself out the door to the gym and I feel like a whole different person afterwards. When I was at my lowest mental state and 100 pounds overweight, it was hard to even walk through the doors to a gym. I was completely out of shape and had no idea what to do.

How To Spend 24 Hours In Madrid

Andrea Traynor | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Travel
Andrea Traynor

While Madrid is a city in which you could easily spend a year and not see, do or eat everything, it's also an easily accessible stopover if you're just passing through. I managed to sneak in about 24 hours in Spain's capital city. And it's amazing how much one can accomplish in such a short time with an itinerary. Unless you're the aimless wandering type, a plan is key.

Travel Essentials You Need For Your Next Trip

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

Travel can be exhilarating but steep culture shock awaits you if you're unprepared for a foreign country's culture, customs, and day-to-day lifestyle....

Soaking Up The Flavours Of The French Riviera

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

A melding of Italian and French ingredients and cooking techniques, Nicoise food is distinct and simple. With an abundance of Mediterranean seafood, it's also delectable. You won't find heavy sauces on the cuisine, nor a lot of fatty dishes.

Keep Bayer-Monsanto's 'Trojan Horse' GM Mustard Out Of India

Colin Todhunter | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Business
Colin Todhunter

The decision whether to allow the commercialization of the first genetically modified (GM) food crop (mustard) in India is nearing. Serious conflicts of interest and outright fraud could mean the decision coming down in favour of commercialization.

Eating And Drinking Your Way Through Foodie Brussels

Cédric Lizotte | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada Travel
Cédric Lizotte

Brussels can be a wonderful foodie centre. You just have to venture a little bit further than just the old town. With that in mind, here's a quick guide to eating and drinking your way through foodie Brussels, the express way.

You Should Totally Go To Ibiza (In Your 40s)

Andrea Traynor | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Travel
Andrea Traynor

I was a club kid of the late-'90s in London, when house music had merged into the mainstream and was no longer solely entertaining audiences of the "underground" variety. Back then, I never made it to the music Mecca that is Ibiza. And I've always regretted it. Twenty years later, to prove that a 40-something could still work the local scene, I hightailed it to what may very well be considered the clubbing capital of the world.

Where To Get Your Pumpkin Spice Fix In Canada This Fall

Deepi Harish | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Living
Deepi Harish

Pumpkin season is upon us, which means it's only a matter of days before the we get hit in the face with the smells and flavours of everything pumpkin spice. Your body washes, airfresheners, alcohol, cookies and creamers. And that's only in Canada.

Alberta's Nearly Failing At Giving Kids Access To Healthy Food

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Alberta

It's not looking good.

Food Production Must Serve Human Need, Not Corporate Greed

Colin Todhunter | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Impact
Colin Todhunter

Across the globe healthy, sustainable agriculture has been uprooted and transformed to suit the profit margins of these transnational agribusiness concerns. If we continue to hand over the control of society's most important infrastructure -- food and agriculture -- to these wealthy private interests, what might the future look like? We don't need to imagine: We can see the effects right now.

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.