Canada Food

Five Things Every Canadian Should Know About Obesity

Carolyn Shimmin | Posted 02.13.2015 | 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 02.12.2015 | 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.

Easy Kitchen Hacks To Prepare Healthy And Delicious Foods

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

It's important to understand and be aware of what we are putting into our bodies. We are cooking for ourselves and for our families; it's important that a healthy lifestyle starts at home. I believe that when we are more aware of the good things we put into our body, it not only tastes better, it makes us feel better.

Why Canadians Need a Regulated Mountain Food Label

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

Agroecology blends ancient practices with scientific insights. A tasty example of agroecology is the cultivation of truffles, a wild mountain food, w...

Why Canada Needs Better Nutrition Labels on Our Food

John Millar | Posted 01.30.2015 | Canada Living
John Millar

As January comes to an end, those who vowed to eat better in 2015 have probably already given up. Not very surprising, considering that most people grossly underestimate the amount of calories they consume, and underestimate their fat, salt and sugar consumption, even after consulting nutrition labels.

Be Street Smart When Eating from Food Trucks

Steven Burton | Posted 01.29.2015 | Canada Living
Steven Burton

Food trucks offer unique and tasty culinary experiences and have become a part of the cultural heritage in the cities they serve. Market trends have clearly established that the food truck phenomenon is here to stay. Eating from a street vendor can be a satisfying and a delicious experience... provided you're street smart enough to choose the right truck.

Impact Investing: Buy Shares That Help Change the World

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 01.22.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Paul Cranidge lives in an urban "food desert" in the north of Halifax. Programs like Nova Scotia's loan guarantees and CEDIFs are examples of a growing trend known as "impact investing" that treats an initiative for social good as an investment opportunity.

Best Restaurants In Vancouver: Sushi

Yelp Canada | Posted 01.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Yelp Canada

Is Vancouver the sushi capital of the world? Probably not! Cod it be the sole sushi capital of Canada? We like to think so! From standard California rolls, to takoyaki, Vancouver eel-y has it all. And we're not shellfish, we'll share..

The 8 Biggest "Healthy" Food Hoaxes of All Time

Abby Langer | Posted 01.05.2015 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

There will always be some people who are tricked into thinking that the foods below are actually healthy. Little do they know that these foods are the biggest food hoaxes of all time. These are the classic "good for you" foods that are really NOT good for you.

A Luxury 15-Minute New Year's Eve Dinner Recipe

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 02.28.2015 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

If you've overdone it at Christmas but you want to have a stunning, easy to prepare luxury meal for New Year's, think truffles, think Rossini...

Toronto Chefs Swap Signature Dishes for Charity

Ayngelina Brogan | Posted 02.22.2015 | Canada Living
Ayngelina Brogan

Amidst the flurry of lavish holiday parties and last minute holiday preparations eight Toronto chefs gathered last night at Templar Kitchen to host an event in support of The Children's Breakfast Club.

Take Your Kitchen to India on New Year's Eve

Samira Nanda | Posted 02.16.2015 | Canada Living
Samira Nanda

Planning something a little different this New Year's Eve? If you are a food adventurer, why not throw in some, saffron, ginger and other spices and make yourself an indulgent Indian feast as you welcome in the New Year. In India, like in some other countries around the world, food plays a major part of the New Year's Eve traditions.

Top 10 Wines to Give as Gifts

Natalie MacLean | Posted 02.14.2015 | Canada Living
Natalie MacLean

Looking for the perfect wine to give as a gift this year? You're in luck! When it comes to wine, one (bottle) size fits all, doubles of the same wine are just fine, and it's easy for the recipient to re-gift. Ideally you know the person's taste preferences: full-bodied or light, dry or sweet, New World or Old World? However, if you don't have any of that information, here are 10 great no-fail gift wines that you can give. Cheers!

Do Peanuts Spread Cancer?

Harriet Sugar-Miller | Posted 02.12.2015 | Canada Living
Harriet Sugar-Miller

Certain proteins in peanuts, called peanut agglutinin (PNA), can fuel the spread of tumors, says a research team from the University of Liverpool. PNA is a type of lectin, proteins that stick to different molecules of carbohydrates, and the molecules that PNA targets are present in most human cancer cells.

Three Holiday Foods to Boost Immune Health

Jane Dummer | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

You may think it's more difficult to be healthy over the holiday season, but many of your favourite holiday foods are stuffed with nutrition. When you practice portion control and tweak preparation techniques, you'll cruise through the season with the health benefits and energy to fight off any germs lurking on the scene. Here are three immune-boosting holiday foods to include on your menu all season long.

Spice Up Your Holiday Party With Indian Appetizers

Samira Nanda | Posted 01.24.2015 | Canada Living
Samira Nanda

Coming from India, I discovered a new love of eating turkey and all the classic sides that go with it, whether it's candied yams, buttermilk biscuits or silky soft mashed potatoes. But when it comes to appetizers, instead of the usual chips, cheese plates or nuts, I plan to shake things up a bit this year with a few classic Indian appetizers.

Try These Munchies For Mental Magnificence

Lynn Posluns | Posted 01.23.2015 | Canada Living
Lynn Posluns

Just like your playlist wouldn't be the same without your favourite song, tomatoes and broccoli should be staples in your meal any time of the year. Broccoli is a great source of Vitamin K, contributing to healthy and strong cognition, while tomatoes' antioxidant properties can prevent neurological damage often associated with dementia and Alzheimer's.

Companies Must Act Responsibly When Using the Power of Suggestion

Nick Cowling | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada Business
Nick Cowling

Since trust plays a big factor in listening to what we're being told, corporations have the responsibility to provide messages that are both accurate and in the best interests of their audiences. Time and time again, however, we see the power of suggestion being used in a misguided and sometimes even destructive way.

Entrepreneurs Have A Vital Role In Food Security

Ryan Spong | Posted 01.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Ryan Spong

In these heady days of waste reduction and sustainable food production, food recovery tackles our most bourgeois societal needs for perfect looking produce. For decades, North Americans have been turning their noses up at apple wormholes and rusty romaine lettuce, and produce retailers have caught on.

Invite Friends, Not Microbial Menaces, to Your Holiday Party

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.16.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

As we say goodbye to the warmth of the fall and hello to winter, our thoughts turn to the season known as the holidays. We will undoubtedly hear of and be invited to a number of work parties, family gatherings, and social soirees. But while these moments may lead to our hearts being comforted, for many this season, another sensation may occur: gastrointestinal upset.

How Turnips Reminded Me of Remembrance Day and a Family Hero

Shannon M. Nelson | Posted 01.08.2015 | Canada Living
Shannon M. Nelson

The lady who bawled me out at the grocery store made me think of my Papa. Remembrance Day was the biggest day of the year for him. In addition to marking the end of the worst nightmare in history, November 11 was his birthday and his wedding anniversary. When my Papa was alive he really looked forward to marching in the Remembrance Day parade.

Five Key Lessons the Over 90 Generation Can Teach Us

Beverley Golden | Posted 01.03.2015 | Canada Living
Beverley Golden

Documenting and preserving their stories, their legacy, is so crucial now as a way to offer younger generations a chance to learn from them. My fear is they might become a generation reserved for casual historical mentions of the times they lived in, their memories and lessons forgotten and lost forever.

What You Need to Know About Truffle Season

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 12.31.2014 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

The mountains of the Apennines in Central Italy are the heartland for truffle culture. Although there are over 15 types of truffles, the main truffles here are those that consumers come into contact with most often.

How the Candy Witch Can Revolutionize Halloween

Rachel Parent | Posted 12.29.2014 | Canada Living
Rachel Parent

Candy can also have a darker side for parents who are trying to keep their kids as healthy as possible, or protect them from allergic reactions by restricting what candy their kids can have. Imagine how the kid feels when they have a food allergy and can't have candy -- seeing other kids reaping the benefits of their trick-or-treating, dumping out their huge bags of candy and sorting through what they got -- it's both sad and frustrating.

Exploring the Culinary Culture of Our Prairies

Rebecca LeHeup | Posted 12.29.2014 | Canada Travel
Rebecca LeHeup

Like many Canadians who have travelled across the County, I had been to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan several times but it had simply been to "drive through." This fall, I returned to the prairies to learn more about the culinary culture of Saskatoon.