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Theresa Albert

Food Communications Consultant, Rosehurst Stratford Innkeeper, Nutritionist

Theresa Albert, Food Communications Specialist, Toronto Nutritionist and B and B Innkeeper


Theresa is a sought after media commentator and lifestyle pundit on many topics with a particular fascination with human relationships with food and culture. Her words can be read in such esteemed publications as The Toronto Star, Metro News, Today’s Parent, Canadian Living and Canadian Family, Best Health and Shape Magazine. Her opinions voiced on CTV Newschannel, CBC and Global are always informative, thoughtful and entertaining. She has two books published in Canada and the US: Cook Once a Week, Eat Well Every Day and Ace Your Health, 52 Ways to Stack Your Deck.

Theresa operates a popular Bed and Breakfast in Food and Arts hub, Stratford, Ontario. Breakfasts are as delicious and informative as her sunny self. The Rosehurst is at 131 Front Street, minutes walk from all restaurants and theatres.

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Why I Upsized To Plan For Retirement

I have always been a planner. I saved 10% of my income from the time I was 15 and put it into RRSP's which allowed my young family to get into the real estate market in 1997. Needless to say, when we sold, we had done well. But paying off reno loans, lines of credit and splitting the proceeds post divorce takes its own kind of hit.
03/27/2017 12:37 EDT
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How I Game Mundane Chores

I knew that buying a Bed and Breakfast meant learning to love household chores and maintenance even more than guest service. The truth is that most of my time is spent on tiny tedious tasks that could...
02/10/2017 11:31 EST
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I Happily Blew Up My Old Life At Age 50

It took me two years of planning in the form of mulling, soul-searching and researching (even though on the outside it came as a surprise to everyone). Once you have done this work, though, the change happens fast and it simply won't go back in the box.
01/10/2017 01:41 EST
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The Top 5 Fibre Vegetables For Fall

You can prevent that, er, blocked up feeling... by choosing more low cal, high nutrient, high fibre vegetables to roast. Boosting fibre in your diet can contribute to more than just the obvious, it can also make you feel fuller longer, lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and manage the "bad bacteria" in your system.
11/14/2016 04:44 EST
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Chocolate Dining At Langdon Hall

You don't work a day in your life if you love what you do. And watching Rachel Nicholson, pastry chef at Langdon Hall, discuss chocolate proves that. Until an invitation from Cocao Barry in Paris, Nic...
11/03/2016 06:13 EDT

Dining Naked And With Elvis In Collingwood

Have you ever wanted to dine naked? The menu at Lakeside Seafood and Grill in Collingwood offered me just that opportunity. It is a brilliantly simple menu set up to allow you to mix and match your ma...
07/19/2016 12:58 EDT
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Tummy Troubles? Summer Foods May Be To Blame

Summer food can be less than healthy, with irregular timing of meals and the abundant availability of snacks, treats, picnics and patios. Tummy troubles can ruin a good barbecue pretty fast, but before you reach for an over-the-counter medication, make sure you are solving the right problem.
06/20/2016 04:05 EDT
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How Is The Food In Northern Ireland?

When Tourism Ireland invited me on a Foodie Tour of Northern Ireland, my first thought was "I can boil my own potatoes and I don't eat deep fried foods." They were only too happy to show me that my concept of Irish food is outdated and how far their culinary world has come.
04/01/2016 03:42 EDT
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How To Travel With Kids In Belfast

The trick to travelling with kids when you want to absorb the history and culture could be making sure they think they are just having fun. Finding educational ways to explore in Northern Ireland happens easily in Belfast, Northern Ireland with its historical tales of woe behind but the architectural evidence still a living art history in the streets.
03/21/2016 04:14 EDT
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You Can Give In To Your Carb Cravings And Lose Weight, Too

Weight loss experts will tell you that weight loss is 75 per cent what you eat and 25 per cent what you do. Resisting that rice pudding becomes even more important when you know that. You can drop the obvious treats like cinnamon buns, but do you have to give up ALL warm yummies to stay on track? I don't think so.
01/21/2016 12:10 EST
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Fitness At 50: Minding The Middle

There is a massive market out here of women who have crossed the finish line. We are successfully "middle age." A phrase that struck humour in me when I was 20, interest when I was 30 and fear in the 40s. And you know what? It's not so bad, there's lots going for it but there is the downside.
01/14/2016 03:57 EST
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5 Tried And True Health Hacks For 2016

January's news is perennially populated with diet, fit tips, and life hacks that will set you on your way. Of course, there will be a few (ahem, a lot) of misinformation and hard to follow diet rules. To balance that, here are my tried and true, non-sexy, boring but easy to comprehend food truths.
12/31/2015 11:45 EST
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The Ultimate Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

Each year at this time, I am inundated with requests for interviews on how to make the holidays a little healthier. I am a big believer in buying gifts that support the goals of the receiver. Here is the ultimate "I love you so much I will help you take care of your health:" gift guide.
11/30/2015 05:19 EST