Canada Food

Try Some Delicious Local Produce From Mother Nature's Supermarket

Stephen Perrin | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Living
Stephen Perrin

The farm to table approach is a winner in my kitchens. I like to know where my food comes from, who produces it and how it's produced. I rely on a carefully-selected group of vendors for our meats and vegetables. But nothing beats finding your culinary delights instead of buying them.

A Sustainability Game For Earth Day

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Living
Carl Duivenvoorden

If you missed International Games Day -- held each November to promote fun, camaraderie and learning through the playing of games of all types -- don't despair. Here's a simple way to combine the fun and learning of International Games Day with the sustainability focus of Earth Day.

This Nutritious Neolithic Wild Pea Is Making A Huge Comeback

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

In the Middle Ages, roveja still endured as the staple diet eaten in the form of a "puls," which is an ancient Roman-style of porridge and consumed with a savoury sauce on top. Over time roveja was forgotten. By the 1990s only a few local people remembered roveja, and some found the plants growing in gullies or near streams.

This Spice Of Life Offers Some Red-Hot Health Benefits

Leah Morrigan | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Living
Leah Morrigan

The addition of even a little chili in your meals can add a massive vitamin boost. Chilies give Vitamins A, B3, B6, and K, and a whopping 400 per cent or more of our daily dose of Vitamin C. Chilies are also high in iron, potassium, copper and magnesium.

Poverty Creates A Vicious Cycle Of Food Insecurity And Poor Health

Ontario Association of Food Banks | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Living
Ontario Association of Food Banks

The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) reports that rates of diabetes are disproportionately higher among low-income individuals and First Nations people, two demographics that also face high rates of food insecurity. It's easy to tell someone to "just eat healthier," but it is a lot more difficult to actually put into practice, especially if you can't afford it.

Islands Of Paradise That You've Probably Never Heard Of

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

Unless you have a friend or relative from one of the islands, it's virtually unknown to the majority of the populace. This is a good and bad thing. Good -- because these islands preserve some of the most untouched and natural beauty left in the world. Bad -- because if you're not here, you're missing out.

48 Hours In Prague: Czech Foodies Wake Up From Their Slumber

Cédric Lizotte | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Travel
Cédric Lizotte

The countries of Central Europe -- especially the ones that were part of the Communist bloc -- don't attract the foodie kind as much. It's not surprising, since communism did serious damage to all kind of culture, including gastronomy. But Prague's culinary culture is just beginning to find its wheels again.

Choose Beer Instead Of Wine For Your Next Dinner Party

Ryan Tessier | Posted 03.18.2016 | Canada Living
Ryan Tessier

When hosting a dinner party, it's almost become second nature to make sure there are a couple bottles of wine at the ready. In fact, most guests will even bring a bottle or two to make sure there is ample supply for the evening. While it's true that wine and food pairing has been a customary part of history for ages, this dedication to serving appropriate wine and food pairings is a relatively recent cultural phenomenon. We think it's time to get back to discovering great beer pairings.

Dining At Beaumont Kitchen

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 03.08.2016 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

Defined as Eclectic West Coast cuisine, Chef Michael Hay elaborates on Beaumont Kitchen's food philosophy: " It is a lifestyle cuisine focused on whole ingredients and whole foods...it is very vegetable driven." Chef posits it as a place where you get a robust restaurant experience, have a meal and feel nourished.

Taste The Feeling With Coca-Cola

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Taste the Feeling is Coca-Cola's newest global campaign that hopes to capture the hearts and minds of a younger generation. Although the brand has been under a dark cloud of increasing scrutiny due to an ever-increasing and health-conscious public, Coca-Cola is resilient. And iconic.

The Prebiotic Potential Of Sorghum For Your Digestive Health

Jane Dummer | Posted 03.03.2016 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

I was first introduced to sorghum during my undergrad at the University of Guelph when we were studying celiac disease; then it popped back into my pantry three years ago. Sorghum is a gluten-free whole grain that has shown prebiotic potential.

You Can Eat Out And Still Lose Weight With These Tips

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Allana Polo

The belief that eating out equals a lot of calories paralyzes many dieters -- they feel that in order to lose weight and maintain the loss, they have to stay away from restaurants forever. This is a depressing thought.

How Dining Out Can Improve Your Community

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Living
Lyda Mclallen

Over the past few years, the terms 'organic' and 'sustainable' have become buzzwords for health. But these words go beyond a person's health. Supporting local organic food and farming can help revitalize the economy. Community-based agriculture has the potential to create jobs and develop small businesses. Encouraging locals to stay healthy is the side job.

7 Weird And Wonderful Experiences In The Azores

Lisa Jackson | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

Legend says that these nine lonely islands, 1300 km off the coast of Portugal, are leftovers from Atlantis. In reality, the archipelago was born out of volcanic activity, and first settled by Europeans starting in the 1400s. Since then, the Azores have flown under the radar for many travellers, partly due to their distance.

7 Nutty Facts To Help Celebrate World Pistachio Day

Maggie Moon | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada Living
Maggie Moon

February 26th is World Pistachio Day! OK, so you've never heard of World Pistachio Day. In fact, the only things you probably know about pistachios is that they're green, tasty and come in a shell that's already half-open for some strange reason.

Discussing TIFF's Food On Film Series

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

The best of Culinary Cinema will be curated by the Toronto International Film Festival's (TIFF) Food on Film Series with specialty screenings running from March to the end of June. We talked with the Executive VP of the James Beard Foundation to learn more about the festival.

We Should Love Bees, Especially The Wild Ones

David Suzuki | Posted 02.24.2016 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

Public attention in Canada has largely focused on domesticated European honeybees, but research indicates the honeybee crisis is part of a wider problem affecting hundreds of lesser-known but crucially important wild bee species.

Healthy Eating Is A Sucker's Game

Steven Shehori | Posted 02.22.2016 | Canada Living
Steven Shehori

Is it just me or is the food game kinda rigged? You know, stacked against us like a cruel joke. We all want to eat healthy, but the obstacles placed in our way are both myriad and insurmountable. What gives?

5 Food Trends Millennials Are Developing A Taste For

Jamie Shea | Posted 02.22.2016 | Canada Living
Jamie Shea

Millennials didn't grow up in an environment where they sat beside mom while she made dinner, so many don't have the skills and confidence to prepare delicious and nutritious meals themselves. That means that an entire generation picked up food skills from alternative sources, with delicious results. The rising creativity from Millennials is not only inspired by DIY cooking shows but also an unfettered access to global cuisine, which is constantly inspiring them to try something new and push boundaries in the kitchen.

A Swoon-Worthy Valentine's Day Menu To Impress Your Love

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Opt for a few aces up your sleeves this Valentine's Day. To add some context to this statement, I reference a timeless adage: "The way to someone's heart is through their stomach." There's no denying the truth in those words. Attaining culinary success in spades can guarantee you affection in return.

The True Taste Of Truffles

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

My search for authentic truffle recipes, not found on the Internet nor in cookbooks, brings me to some inspiring places. Here, in the heartland of truffle culture, in the Central Apennines, I knew I would find something special because this is the only place where truffles can be eaten fresh all year round.

A Few Of My Favourite Things This Month

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

One of the best things about my job is that I get to have so many interesting health and fitness conversations; I am constantly discovering new yummy recipes, kick-ass workouts, and motivational tips and tricks.

Canadian Food Banks Worried About Rising Fresh Food Prices

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2016 | Canada

"The difficult thing for any food bank is trying to prepare for the year ahead and what might happen in a situation like that."

Food Should Be Fuel, Not What Makes Us Fat

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Food has become what makes us fat or skinny -- acceptable levels of fat or skinniness are determined by sex appeal, not by doctors, physiologists or experts in health. We hand select beautiful people who won a genetics lottery, put them on a pedestal in social media, TV and magazines. We covet their qualities, and then we blame bread when we are fatter than them.

Icewine Is Tired Of Chocolate And Cheese Pairings

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Icewine is perceived as the untamable beast of the wine family. Have you ever heard someone pronounce their undying love for it? Highly unlikely. Most of the time, I get "oh, it's far too sweet" as a response-- and it becomes an afterthought--- perhaps a novelty to try and have with either dessert or cheese.