Canada Food

"Hand-Crafted," "Farm Fresh" And Other Meaningless Food Marketing Claims

Abby Langer | Posted 05.29.2015 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

Food companies and restaurants will do anything to get you to buy their products, including using bogus marketing claims. And by bogus, I mean "has no official meaning, but makes you think you're buying mom's home cooking when you're buying a piece of mass produced crap." Here are the most popular food claims that are seen tricking people all over the place.

How to Fuel Your Body Before and After Gardening

Jane Dummer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Did you know that gardening is not only good for the environment, but it also promotes both mind and body health? Just like the soil and plants in the garden, we need to make sure we are adequately fueled and hydrated. Before or after a few hours of planting flowers and pulling weeds, I recommend these two simple, delicious go-to recipes to help keep you energized all day long.

6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Puerto Rico

Lisa Jackson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

Too often, Canadian vacationers overlook Puerto Rico as a sun destination. But this lively island just south of Miami is filled with history, culture, ecotourism, and an incredible food scene.

Systemic pesticides aren't on your food -- they're in it

Brent Preston | Posted 05.21.2015 | Canada Living
Brent Preston

The flourishing organic farm movement in North America proves that we can grow food economically and sustainably without resorting to an accelerating chemical arms race. Systemic pesticides are causing harm to our environment on a massive scale. We don't need them. There is no conclusive evidence that systemics are harmful to humans, but we've been consuming a cocktail of different systemic chemicals for decades now, and there's been virtually no study of what that might mean for our long-term health.

10 Foods You'll Always Want To Keep On Hand

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Living

Eating healthy is easier than you think — the secret is keeping good foods on hand at all times. Canned chickpeas are great, but what about those...

When in Tel Aviv, Eat Deliciously Like the Locals Do

Kate Palbom | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Travel
Kate Palbom

When I announced my trip to Tel Aviv, Israel more than a few people told me the food would be a highlight. And they weren't kidding. The bread, the veggies and hummus are all so good I found myself asking, "Why are we eating what is comparatively garbage in North America?"

Why I Wouldn't Recommend Baby Food Pouches

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Parents
Dr Dina Kulik

Every few years there's a revolution in children's food and the way it's presented. The most current trend is pouched food and from what I can tell, its popularity is only increasing. They are convenient and clean with no spoon necessarily required. But are they necessarily the best choice for your family?

The Perfect Mother's Day Gifts for Your Foodie Mom

Abby Langer | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

If your mom or whoever you're buying for is into food and cooking, you might want to consider the following gifts, any of which I personally would want to receive, and that I think are the best options for your foodie mom.

Top Chef Tips to Get the Best Fine Dining Experience

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Always wanting to learn more about the finer things in life, I spoke with Montgomery Lau, Chef de Cuisine at MARKET by Jean-Georges in Vancouver's Shangri-La Hotel. Montgomery shared with me his top tips on how anyone can have the best fine dining experience.

Despite What You've Heard, Small Farmers are Doing Just Fine

Brent Preston | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Business
Brent Preston

We've been at it for almost 10 years, and grow about 10 acres of vegetables every season. We're absurdly tiny compared to most conventional vegetable farms, but we don't plan to get any bigger, because we're doing just fine. Our farm is debt-free, profitable and employs both of us full-time. And we're far from alone.

17 Fast Food Items We Wish We Had In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Living

Canada isn't exactly lacking in the fast food department. We all know where to go for chicken nuggets, whoppers and Frappacinos — signature items at...

Montreal Is Having a Japanese Food Moment

Yelp Canada | Posted 04.10.2015 | Canada Living
Yelp Canada

With jumping izakayas, creative sushi chefs and thoughtful takes on tradition, a creative Japanese food scene is blossoming in Montreal. So raise your plum wine, and let's salute a spring season of bright culinary adventures inspired by the meeting of new and old, east and west, elegance and pub and street.

Savour the Early Days of Spring with This Seasonable Dish

Mark McEwan | Posted 04.10.2015 | Canada Living
Mark McEwan

A great spring dish is grilled asparagus salad with morels. Early spring will give you a quick crop of things like baby lettuce, asparagus and strawberries. Wild mushrooms also come into play -- as soon as we get the warm rains in April, you'll find morels popping up in the woods, followed closely by chanterelles.

A Wedding Crashers Roadmap to Banquet Halls in The 'Burbs

Yelp Canada | Posted 04.06.2015 | Canada Living
Yelp Canada

The warm rays of summer are almost upon us and we have something very serious to discuss with you:It's wedding season! But whether you're planning one, attending one, or maybe even crashing one, here's an ironclad roadmap of some of the most noteworthy venues along your 400 series wedding travels.

As a Vegetarian Tourist, Here's How to Plan Meals

Cara Spevick | Posted 04.03.2015 | Canada Travel
Cara Spevick

While my success as a traveling vegetarian is notable, I must confess that it was not purely by luck. As someone who thrives on organization, in order to minimize potential frustration, I did put effort into my meal planning before and during our vacation. Here are some tips.

This Is What You Should Eat If You Want To Be More Productive

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.26.2015 | Canada Living

If your typical diet keeps your feeling sluggish, just shake up your menu — it'll boost your mood too. In the video above, Buzz60 lists the best ...

Fight Rising Food Prices in Four Easy Steps

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

It's hard enough to make food changes to lifestyles, adding higher costs may make these improvements even harder. But don't despair! There IS hope for budgets and healthy eating. It's hard enough to make food changes to lifestyles, adding higher costs may make these improvements even harder. But don't despair! There IS hope for budgets and healthy eating.

These Foods Will Help You Get Rid Of Belly Fat

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 03.19.2015 | Canada Living

Anyone who has spent hours in the gym without noticing results knows a lean body is made in the kitchen. Good Housekeeping magazine has published a...

RECIPE: Lemon Cumin Roasted Carrots

Meghan Telpner | Posted 05.18.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

As we are on the cusp of fresh greens popping up from the earth, I will say farewell to the wonderland of winter with this last hurrah with the root vegetables. I present to you a simple, but flavourful, colourful and delicious roasted root medley, which falls perfectly in line with all that makes this UnDiet Life so vibrant.

Are We Making Progress?

Lisa Borden | Posted 05.16.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

It's not like I want to give credit to huge retailers and big food for making change, and I'm certainly not advocating for anyone to start eating fast...

Time To Thai One On Edmonton!

Yelp Canada | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Alberta
Yelp Canada

With so many tempting Thai restaurants in town, the delicious debate over who's serving up crave-worthy curry or the most phenomenal Pad Thai has been raging on in River City for some time now. When you provide savoury, sweet, spicy and serious sensuality all in one meal, Thai may just be the total culinary package. So ditch doing the dishes tonight, and just say "Phuket, let's do Thai." It's a good day to live free and Thai hard, Edmonton.

10 Essentials to Always Keep in Your Fridge

Mark McEwan | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Living
Mark McEwan

I love it when guests pop over unannounced, so I always keep some essentials on hand to make it look as though I was expecting them. Hard and Soft Cheese: Serving some cheeses on a small plate is the simplest way to impress.

Why Truffles Make You Feel So Good

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 05.03.2015 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

Why do some foods make us feel good? Is it cultural or chemical? Or something else... At the 17th Festival del Tartufo Vero in Montefortino, a little...

Five Things Every Canadian Should Know About Obesity

Carolyn Shimmin | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Living
Carolyn Shimmin

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of Canadians living with obesity over the past few decades and it is often cited as a risk factor for other chronic health conditions including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and some forms of cancer. This means that obesity is frequently a hot topic in the news. But media stories often miss the mark when it comes to informing Canadians about the complex factors that lead to obesity.

United Nations Geneva Cooking-Up Some Peace

Shannon Skinner | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Impact
Shannon Skinner

The United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland has recently published a unique cookbook, Recipes for Peace, Rights & Well-being, which shares the secrets of many "recipes" for its peace and humanitarian initiatives that have changed the world, combined with superb recipes from some of Geneva's most celebrated chefs.