Theresa Albert
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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Entries by Theresa Albert

Why I Upsized To Plan For Retirement

(3) Comments | Posted March 27, 2017 | 12:37 PM


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,...

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How I Game Mundane Chores

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2017 | 11:18 AM

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 become mind numbing. Not one to dwell, I have learned to...

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There's Nothing Worse Than Taking Sick Days After A Vacation

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2017 | 12:22 PM

Now that I am an innkeeper, I need to plan my travel wisely. The nice part is that there are predictable peak seasons in Stratford and the Theatre Festival runs from April until October. November and December are for family, but January through March are for...

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I Happily Blew Up My Old Life At Age 50

(28) Comments | Posted January 10, 2017 | 12:41 PM

I keep hearing "I admire your courage" from friends ever since I completely blew up my life.

At 50 I sold my house in Toronto, split the proceeds with my ex, kissed all my best friends, social network, work contacts, family and cozy life goodbye. I bought a bed...

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The Top 5 Fibre Vegetables For Fall

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2016 | 3:44 PM

Comfort food is coming...better bump up your fibre!

Fall is my favourite season as cooler, shorter days mean turning on the oven to roast and develop richer flavours in healthy vegetables. This cooking technique works by caramelizing food sugars in a dry heat which evaporates water to concentrate flavour....

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Chocolate Dining At Langdon Hall

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2016 | 6:13 PM

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, Nicole didn't really love the taste of the dark stuff that...

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Uncommon Causes Of Constipation That Easily Go Overlooked

(2) Comments | Posted July 25, 2016 | 11:57 AM

As a nutritionist, I know how important number two is, and I have focused on that area of my own health for decades. Just ask my closest friends. They still tease me about the time when I served beets at a dinner party and asked them to take note of...

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Summer Entertaining Tips To Please A Variety Of Dietary Restrictions

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2016 | 1:34 PM

Summer brings fresh, simple and bright meals to the table. But summer guests come with all sorts of dietary requests so you have to learn to cook flexitarian. In one day I had to serve: a vegan, a Paleo, a peanut allergy, a gluten free, a diabetic and a seafood...

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Dining Naked And With Elvis In Collingwood

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2016 | 12:59 PM

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 main, sides and sauce thereby giving everyone exactly what they wish...

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Tummy Troubles? Summer Foods May Be To Blame

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2016 | 4:05 PM

We all look forward to the change in pace and a slightly more relaxed lifestyle during the summer months. The problem with more relaxed schedules is the opportunity to take your eye off the wellness ball. Summer food can be less than healthy, with irregular timing of meals and the...

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Last-Minute Vegan Breakfast Recipe

(0) Comments | Posted June 6, 2016 | 12:12 PM

On the way up to the cottage, my university aged daughter and her friend announced "guess what? We are going to try eating vegan!" The friend has had digestive concern since I have known her as a little girl and my kid is an adventurous eater who loves animals so...

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Boozy Beverages For Guilt-Free Summer Sipping

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2016 | 12:08 PM

It's summer drink season! I spend a lot of time wearing my nutritionist hat warning people about the perils of socializing over boozy beverages, but the truth is our summer season is short. If you play your cards right, you can have your bevvy and drink it, too. None of...

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This Year's New York City Food Trends

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2016 | 12:49 PM


A yearly trip to New York City provides clues as to what is going on in food trends. Stuff that starts here tends to spread across the continent over the year. Here are the big ideas I saw in 2016:

Multipurpose Spaces...

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How Is The Food In Northern Ireland?

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2016 | 3:42 PM

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...

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How To Travel With Kids In Belfast

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2016 | 4:14 PM


Visitors can leave messages of encouragement for peace on the Peace Wall 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...

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You Can Give In To Your Carb Cravings And Lose Weight, Too

(1) Comments | Posted January 21, 2016 | 11:10 AM

The second it gets cold my body screams for carbs. From warm cereals to gooey desserts, I just want to wrap myself in warmth from the inside out, light a fire, get a wool blanket and hibernate. But January is the healthy month when we are all supposed to be...

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Fitness At 50: Minding The Middle

(5) Comments | Posted January 14, 2016 | 2:47 PM

I was at an event created by Reebok to inspire fitness and encourage women to "express your strong." The spokespeople represented a wide range of carefully curated stories and storytellers: ethnic backgrounds, size and shapes, as well as variety of inspiring real life tales were in place. Brands...

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5 Tried And True Health Hacks For 2016

(1) Comments | Posted December 31, 2015 | 10:46 AM

Buckle up! 2016 is shaping up to be a year even more intensely focused on health. 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...

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The Ultimate Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

(0) Comments | Posted November 30, 2015 | 4:19 PM

Each year at this time, I am inundated with requests for interviews on how to make the holidays a little healthier. The good news is that people do actually want to do so! They don't want to give up the socializing, drinkies and treats but they also don't want to...

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The Perfect Road Trip To Quebec

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2015 | 12:29 PM

My motto is and always has been "don't die before you are dead." This tenet factors into every decision I make from whether or not to go to the gym on a rainy day (when consuming cookies and cocoa looks better) to whether or not I have the time to...

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