Vegetables

Explore Edmonton's Collection of Flea and Farmers Markets

Yelp Canada | Posted 08.31.2015 | Canada Alberta
Yelp Canada

Fleas and Farms aren't usually discussed in harmony but this is far from a typical conversation. No, we aren't talking about those pesky critters that dwell on man's best friend. We're exploring the unique collection of Flea and Farmers Markets that abound across Edmonton.

From Farm to Table, to Your Gratified Taste Buds

Stephen Perrin | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada Living
Stephen Perrin

I believe in real food. I take no greater pleasure than putting something on the dinner table that was basically in the ground this morning. You truly can taste the difference. Sure, I know how to cook -- but my real secret is found in the products I'm using. I'm talking about local ingredients -- from my produce to my meats.

Eat Your Veggies, Off the Grill

Devon Peart | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Living
Devon Peart

From a nutrition standpoint, grilling is a great way to prepare foods because it uses very little fat except to add flavour, in limited amounts, if you choose. Also you don't lose nutrients in the cooking water as you do when you boil vegetables, which is the go-to vegetable prep method for a lot of people.

Strawberries Aren't Berries And Other Food Facts Explained

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Living

Sure, we all know a tomato is technically a fruit and that rhubarb is actually a vegetable, but do you know why? In the video above by SciShow, we ...

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.

What You Need to Know Before Foraging for Leeks

Theresa Albert | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Living
Theresa Albert

One of the first greens to pop up in the spring are wild leeks. Leeks have a milder, sweeter taste than onion and a much prettier presentation. Foraging for food is a hipster renewal of ancient skills and I like the reinforcement of the idea that food comes from the earth, not the grocer.

Zucchini Recipes: Zoodles Will Keep You Satsified For Hours

Carolyn Berry | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

Zoodles are a great way to get in more veg and fiber. Yes! Two things that us dietitians are always harping on people about.

Three Ways to Turn Ugly Veggies into Attractive Menu Options

Jane Dummer | Posted 04.19.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Clever campaigns such as Intermarche's capitalize on the growing social movement to reduce food waste and on consumers' willingness to buy nutrient-dense, misshapen vegetables for a lower cost. Look no further than the top techniques of puréeing, shredding and spiralizing.

How Many Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Should We Eat a Day?

James McCormack | Posted 12.31.2014 | Canada Living
James McCormack

The data also clearly show you get a benefit even if you don't eat five servings a day. One serving a day gives you very roughly a 10 per cent relative mortality benefit, two servings, a 15 per cent benefit, three servings, a 20 per cent benefit, four servings, a 25 per cent benefit -- and then once you get to five servings, that is basically it.

How To Get Your Kids To Eat Their Veggies

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

I don't have time to hide veggies in everything I cook, and I can make only so many muffins. I continue to offer her veggies often, but I'm battle weary, folks. Ready to admit defeat. Then I imagine her little body deficient in countless vitamins and minerals, and I strategize my battle plans for the week ahead.

Change Up Your Appetizers With This Delicious Beetroot Hummus

Carolyn Berry | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

This beetroot hummus is officially the best hummus I've ever tasted! Not only is it a striking colour, but it's so flavourful and is a nice change from the usual chickpea hummus.

Five Foods to Keep You Cool This Summer

Jane Dummer | Posted 09.10.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Are you wondering how to stay cool as a cucumber this summer? Keeping hydrated is important year round, but especially in the warm weather, as it prevents our bodies from overheating. To remain cool during the dog days of summer, here are five delicious and hydrating foods to add to your menu.

How To Grow Your Own Kitchen Garden

Carson Arthur | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada Living
Carson Arthur

Vegetables should not only be restricted to the plant beds. We've been growing tomatoes in containers for years, but how about lettuce in a pot? Salads always taste best when they are fresh and you'll have no excuse with a beautiful urn filled with gorgeous frilled and colourful leaves. Choose varieties that are considered 'Cut-and-come-again'.

How To Give Pad Thai A Healthy Makeover

Carolyn Berry | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

When I go out for Thai food, I always order pad Thai. But after thoroughly enjoying every bite, crumb, and speck on the plate, I usually end up with a stomach ache and am guzzling water for the rest of the day a result of the rich, creamy sauce and mounds of sodium. That is why pad Thai is one of my favourite food makeovers!

Healthy 'Fried' Rice Is A Great Way To Clear Out Your Fridge

Carolyn Berry | Posted 06.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

Most people don't associate the words "fried" and "healthy," but with a few simple modifications, fried rice CAN actually be good for you!

Embrace Spring With These Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Carolyn Berry | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

Spring is upon us, and I cannot think of a better way to embrace it than with these Vietnamese spring rolls.

Common Health Misconceptions Debunked By a Dietitian

Jane Dummer | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

As a dietitian, I'm often posed nutrition and fitness questions by my clients, friends and family. Free and mainly confusing advice from non-food and nutrition experts and often the media makes my role as a communicator both interesting and challenging at times. Let's explore the top three subjects I'm frequently asked about, in order to set the record straight on some common questions.

7 Underrated Root Vegetables That Want Your Love

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.20.2014 | Canada Living

We're often told to eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables, but sometimes some of the healthiest and most nutritious vegetables are anything but colou...

6 Strategies for Your Juice Cleanse

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

I love juicing, and I'm not alone. I sat down with fitness genius Joe Cross, and he gave me some basic tips and tricks for how to pull off a successful juice cleanse. After speaking with Joe for ten minutes, I was starting to understand how he has motivated people around the world to lose more than half a million pounds.

Drink Your Way to a Smaller Size

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

For the longest time I thought I was eating healthy. A piece of fruit each day and vegetables with dinner. I was really active with biking, yoga and hiking, but not losing any weight. Carbohydrates secretly sabotaged my diet. Then last January, I decided to turn to more of a protein-based diet. I did lose weight fast, but after a discussion with a person who eats a plant-based diet, I quickly learned that high protein was not sustainable or good for my health in the long term.

5 Minutes To A Healthier Meal

Posted 07.22.2013 | Canada Living

Making healthy meals can be time-consuming. But there are some quick fixes when it comes to making dinner just a little bit healthier. And don’t wor...

Divide and Conquer: How to Get Your Daily Fruits and Vegetables

Carol Dombrow | Posted 07.18.2013 | Canada Living
Carol Dombrow

Canadians are not meeting the Food Guide recommendations, especially when it comes to eating enough fruit and vegetables. Part of the problem is knowing how many fruits and vegetables we need to eat in a day and what a serving size should be. Guess what? We all have a terrific tool at our disposal to help us eat healthy -- our dinner plate.

How to Get the Most Benefits Out of a Juice Cleanse

Marni Wasserman | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada Living
Marni Wasserman

I know you may be thinking, isn't just drinking juice in general better than no juice at all? Well, there is something to be said about that, as it's better than what most people are drinking daily (soda, sugared coffees and pasteurized juice). However if you are making the effort to enhance your health, then you may as well go the full length and do it right!

A Natural Solution to the Obesity Epidemic

Dr Mike Hart | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Living
Dr Mike Hart

Many different organizations and health experts have purposed various solutions to solve the western world's obesity epidemic. But the underlying problem to the obesity epidemic is the current population's lack of connectivity to the soil, the environment and the food supply. If we can reconnect our current population with the food supply and the community, we will create a healthier and brighter future for generations to come.

Four Cool Cucumber Dishes!

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 08.23.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

This month, the humble cucumber is creatively served up in four fast and fresh ways that leave you with plenty of free time in the evening for some outdoor family fun. Loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, cucumbers are also high in vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K.