Since June 1st is the official kick-off of Pride Month rainbows will be everywhere, so why not on your plate? It's time to join the festivities and give this trend a try. You'll be the star at your next backyard party or potluck because, let's face it, food tastes better when it's pretty and colourful.
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With the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables available this season, we are embracing the bright and colourful options that await us at the market. Delicious and packed with flavour, we look forward to filling our carts with crisp asparagus, ripe avocado, sweet pineapple and leafy greens, to name a few.
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So much of what we eat is done with our eyes first. We want our food to look like the flavours that best represent them. With so many naturally beautiful coloured foods available to us, it's not difficult to create our own food colouring without powdering bugs.
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When talking about veggies, the response that most people give is...well...no response. But there's no shock factor there. We get it; veggies are often portrayed as boring and tasteless. However, we're changing the game and bringing the shock factor back with our 10 clever and delicious veggie recipes. These vegetables, also known as "sides," are now becoming front-runners.
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You know the mesh bags of avocados, oranges, and lemons you see at the grocery store? Those are bagged to reduce how many times the fruit is touched by the consumer. All it takes is one sick person to sort through the lemon bin to spread germs and potentially transmit illness.
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It depends on which smoothie/juice junkie you ask. One thing is for sure; the marketing for popular blender brands surpasses that of any juicer. When was the last time you heard someone talk about their juicer? Let the great debate begin!
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Not only is it fun to walk through colourful stalls of produce, flowers, and baked goods, it's a great way to support local farmers and stock up on wholesome ingredients. There always seems to be a new ingredient or product I haven't tried and I love getting to know the local vendors and businesses that work so hard to help us get fresh, delicious food on our plates! There really is nothing like fresh ingredients to really add that extra touch to a home cooked meal.
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With the warmer temperatures approaching, Canadians will once again look towards fresh fruits and vegetables to supplement their daily diets. But, over the last few years, enjoying raw food has come with the risk for infection. While several reasons for the increase in plant-related troubles exist, one particular reason has escaped the public perspective.
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Maybe the thought of bringing a glass of thick, green, fluid up to your lips leaves you thinking something along the lines of "not in my lifetime." If this is you then now is the time to expand your smoothie horizons; who knows what kind of health benefits await you with your first sip?
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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 get a refresher on grade-school science and re-learn...
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I asked the produce manager about fruits and vegetables that are merely unattractive, not rotten, and he said that at this particular store, there is no call for such a thing. Turns out, people in upper-class Forest Hill want their apples perfect, not deformed. There is one store in the chain that does sell imperfect produce, but it's in a different neighborhood.
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Toast and coffee isn't going to cut it. You need food. Real, simple, easy to make food. I've been showing off my culinary skills for years on youtube. Fun fact- I don't really have any, so I keep things super simple. If you watch the videos, I promise you can follow them and make exactly what I do.
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.