Canada Food

5 Ways to Feed Your Inner Locavore This Summer

The Otesha Project | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Living
The Otesha Project

People are more aware of their environmental impact and conscientious about their meals. The question "what's for dinner?" no longer suffices. Local foodies also want to know where that dinner came from, how it was grown and who did the growing. Here are a few reasons why buying local matters.

The Climate Change Diet: Three Things You Can Do Right Now to Help the Planet

Brent Preston | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Living
Brent Preston

Our global food system is the single biggest driver of climate change. According to an excellent analysis by GRAIN, the way we grow and transport our food accounts for about half of all the greenhouse gases produced by humans. Here are three things you can do right now to opt out of the industrial food system that threatens our global environment.

The Perfect Diet Comes From Listening to Your Body

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

So who should you listen to? The answer of course, is you. Listen to your body. Really listen. Ask yourself some key questions. The answers to what you should, and shouldn't be eating are best determined by you, and your desired results.

How Culinary Tourism Is Becoming a Growing Trend in Travel

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

There's a growing population of travellers that have become more interested in the various cuisines and cultures from countries all over the world, and are planning vacations specifically to incorporate culinary trips. One of the reasons for this evolution has been wine, beer and food festivals.

What You Need to Know About Canada's Proposed Nutrition Label Changes

Abby Langer | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

For the second time since 2007, Canada's nutrition labels are being revised. While the new labels are an important step in the right direction, I've broken down the good and the bad of what I feel, as a dietitian, are the most important changes on the labels.

10 Calgary Street Foods You Have Got to Try

Yelp Canada | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Alberta
Yelp Canada

Calgary's creative food entrepreneurs have taken to trucks like a bento to a burrito, or naan to a taco. If you don't see the connection, read on. Whatever feeds your fancy, one thing is certain -- pound the pavement in Calgary and you're sure to turn up some satisfying street food.

How I Finally Embraced Being Korean

Jason Lee | Posted 06.07.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Lee

If someone said to me 15 years ago that I would be talking publicly about my Korean cultural identity today, I'd have been the first person to say: "You must be kidding." Until recently, despite having been born in Korea, I would not have called myself a Korean-Canadian.

Alberta Beef Basics: The Edmonton Edition

Yelp Canada | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Alberta
Yelp Canada

From sensational steakhouses, to top-rate butcher shops, and amazing burger joints that will blow your mind - Alberta beef is everywhere... And that's just the way we like it up in the Great White North!

Got the Mindless Munchies? Three Tips for Mindful Eating Practice

Casey Berglund | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Living
Casey Berglund

Mindless eating is not uncommon; in fact, it's something I discuss regularly with clients. And the good news is this: you don't have to be a zen master or nutrition guru to become a mindful eater, you just need to start with a few simple steps. Here are three tips to help you build your mindful eating practice.

"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 06.22.2015 | 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 06.21.2015 | 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 06.10.2015 | 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 06.10.2015 | 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 06.05.2015 | 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 06.03.2015 | 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 ...