Quinoa

Three Must-Have Seeds for Your Menu

Jane Dummer | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Small seeds that pack big nutrition have turned out to be the latest nourishing must-haves. For years, I've advised people to "go nuts" for their health; now as an early taste from my new book, here is a look at three of my favourite seeds and ways to add these delicious, gluten-free dark horses to your menu.

Top Nutrition Trends Of 2014

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.30.2013 | Canada Living

While Google has already revealed that this year's most-searched diets were the Paleo diet (also known as the Caveman Diet) as well as the juice clean...

Get "Stuffed" the Healthy Way This Holiday Season

Rose Reisman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

Turkey is a must during the holiday season. Whether you cook your own roasted turkey or buy one precooked (please no Butterball!), there's always the issue of what type of stuffing to serve. Let's get healthier this holiday season and try some unique stuffings using grains such as quinoa, wild and brown rice and whole wheat bread.

Here Are My Five Favourite Things

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Thank goodness there is more to talk about than Rob Ford and Miley this week -- I refuse to give either one of them air time (even though I just did, right there). I found a really cute Etsy video, a delicious quinoa snack (to buy, not make), some amazing gift-wrapping ideas for the holidays, a revealing video and suggestions on how to help people in the Philippines.

How To Cook Quinoa

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.21.2013 | Canada Living

Cooking quinoa is a lot easier than it looks. This gluten-free grain (pronounced keen-wah as opposed to keen-owah), is packed with fibre and protei...

SavvyMom Roundup: The Royal Baby, the 7-Minute Workout and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It's no surprise that the royal baby tops my list--I will admit to being as excited as anyone when that baby was safely born. But what I can't help but think about is the pressure for Kate to emerge from the hospital and show off baby George, which she and Prince William did so graciously.

Food Fight: Quinoa vs. Brown Rice

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 07.18.2013 | Canada Living

Brown rice has long been associated with hippies. Its chewiness and nutty texture are great when the grain is cooked properly, but very much not great...

5 Vegan Ways to Enjoy Quinoa

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada
Charlotte Singmin

Quinoa is a nutrient dense, multipurpose food, perhaps most familiarly recognized as an alternative to rice and pasta, but actually incredibly versatile to prepare. Experiment with one or several of these five plant-based ways to enjoy quinoa, and add wonderful health benefits to your diet.

Five Ways to Get Protein Without Eating Meat

Marni Wasserman | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Living
Marni Wasserman

Though you have been conditioned to think otherwise, there are many ways to get protein without turning to meat! Many people think that just because I am vegetarian that I am not getting enough protein. In fact, I am actually getting better quality protein than I ever did eating animal-based foods.

SavvyMom Roundup: Lying Athletes, Kids on Diets and the Quinoa Controversy

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 03.28.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Sports celebs as liars, a seven-year-old girl on a diet, the quinoa question and hockey rules. There was a lot of good stuff that caught my attention this week.

Quinoa Coming Under Fire For Pricing, Environmental Issues

CBC | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada Living

It's so nutritious, NASA makes sure it's a staple of the diet they feed to astronauts. The president of the country that makes more of it than anywher...

How To Cook Quinoa

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.24.2012 | Canada Living

Once you get around to pronouncing it right — keen-wah as opposed to keen-owah — quinoa can easily replace the grains you use every day. Quinoa...

Finding Inner Peace at the Food Court

Elaine Dembe | Posted 04.17.2012 | Canada Living
Elaine Dembe

I'm sometimes known as the Queen of Quinoa for my healthy eating habits. So you can imagine the shock on a patient's face when I bumped into them at Costco's snack bar where I was face deep in the most delicious beef hot dog, bun oozing with Heinz ketchup, French's mustard and Bick's green relish. Oh, and I was also inhaling a side of fries.

Take A Coffee Break With This Gluten-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf (RECIPE)

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy McCarthy | Posted 10.17.2011 | Canada Living

Now, more than ever, people realize eliminating gluten from their diet -- even for a week or two -- can lead to some positive health changes (no more ...

How To Make Butternut Squash Quinoa Bowl

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy McCarthy | Posted 10.09.2011 | Canada Living

After you've worked all day, possibly driven the kids here, there and everywhere, the last thing you feel like doing is slaving in the kitchen for an ...

Vegan Diet: Being a Healthy Herbivore

Candice Schreiber | Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada Living
Candice Schreiber

When I announced I was making the change over from vegetarian to vegan I got a lot of questions about my diet: Where will you get your protein? What about your iron? And B12? So all of this started me thinking, where might I get these nutrients?