I love farmer's markets. I love the atmosphere they create; all the produce and hand-made goods lined up on tables in wooded or cardboard baskets. Everyone attending can take in what real food looks, feels, and smells like (from our own backyards!). It reminds me of a simpler time when it was expected of us to grow and create the things we need for our daily lives.
Culinary Nutritionist and Owner of Marni Wasserman's Food Studio and Lifestyle Shop
Marni Wasserman, owner of Delicious Knowledge, loves to share her passion and knowledge about food and nutrition. She is a holistic nutritionist and natural chef and spends her days inspiring individuals through cooking classes, retreats and her writing. She is highly regarded for her sensational, innovative recipes along with delicious tips, tricks and insights. Always keeping up with the latest food trends and having play time in the kitchen, Marni strives to educate individuals on how everyday eating can be simple and delicious.
Hot summer days beg for cool, refreshing drinks. Typically, people reach for beverages like juices, sodas, or lattes that are highly sugared, empty-calorie drinks. Now if after reading this, you are still thinking "but water is boring," then it's time for you to get a hold of just a few simple ingredients to make your own homemade summer refreshments that you can sip on with a smile.
07/20/2013 07:52 EDT
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.
06/19/2013 08:13 EDT
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!
05/02/2013 12:21 EDT
Have you been misled by corporations marketing their food products? Most of us have. And we now mistakenly rely on food labels for an accurate picture of the nutritional value of the foods that we consume. If you want to achieve an overall healthier lifestyle, say goodbye to the following misleading terms...
11/20/2012 08:01 EST
Superfoods are a category of foods found in nature; they are superior sources of essential, super-power nutrients -- nutrients we can't make ourselves. They are the most powerful foods on the planet, and are powerhouses for the transformation to a slender, healthier you. If you are what you eat, why not be super?
10/26/2012 05:30 EDT
Nothing says comfort food like millet. As the evenings get chillier, it's a wonderful, warming food to tuck into and is one of the most unique and wholesome grains out there. Try adding the produce you already have sitting in your fridge, and create a delicious sauce to add protein, fibre, and chlorophyll to the mix. Here is what I put together, in less than an hour!
10/15/2012 05:41 EDT
Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? Having everyone over in the comfort of your home will ensure that you know exactly what is on the menu! This way you can plan a diverse meal that is hearty, healthy and delicious! Tell people what to bring, prepare food together or make it all yourself! Whatever works for you, make it happen and enjoy the perfect balanced holiday meal!
10/02/2012 08:11 EDT
With the arrival of the crisp, fall weather, it's more important than ever to make sure you have the right nutrients to stay fit, healthy, and energized. Plant-based foods provide all of the macronutrients essential in maintaining optimal energy. Since working out causes physical stress, it's essential to neutralize the body by consuming a plant-based diet filled with fruits and vegetables. Here are some of my favourite superfoods.
09/17/2012 12:08 EDT
You all have heard it before and it still holds true: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! A coffee and a slice of toast just doesn't cut it. It will not hold you over and you are likely to be hungry within the hour and that is when you will grab something else sweet and fulfilling... sound familiar?
01/07/2012 10:44 EST
With Christmas, New Year's Eve, and holiday parties fast approaching, we all need to make an extra effort to stay in control and not to overindulge. There is no reason to give your body desserts that have no nutritional value when you can benefit from every bite by making your own desserts with natural ingredients.
12/23/2011 11:39 EST
You want to make sure you have a little bit of everything so you are not left craving anything after the meal, or feel like something is missing from you plate. A whole plate full of mashed potatoes, a piece of bread and turkey is not very appetizing, colourful or creative!
12/17/2011 06:51 EST
Don't get overwhelmed with too many recipes when it comes to your holiday cooking this year. You may be deciding whether to stick with tradition, or just go with what is easiest and quickest to prepare. Why not go with some simple, healthy options, even if it means breaking a tradition or two?
12/11/2011 10:15 EST
My clients always ask me, "If there is one thing I can do to better my health, or one food item I can add in that is amazing for me... what is it?" My answer is always greens! For instance, kale is fantastic when it is just lightly steamed or sautéed -- they even make great "chips" (see recipe below).
11/28/2011 12:37 EST
I hear it all the time; people just don't know what to pack for lunch! Just remember that packing a healthy lunch is only easy when you have healthy ingredients at home to choose from. Here are some suggestions for packing the perfect lunch to go.
11/11/2011 07:34 EST
Just like cleaning out the clutter in your closet, you need to remove the junk food from your cupboards and fridge. While you may think they make your life happier or healthier, I can assure you that most things in your cupboard are only sabotaging your food image!
11/04/2011 09:21 EDT
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