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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

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
How I Game Mundane

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
02/10/2017 11:31 EST
I Happily Blew Up My Old Life At Age

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
The Top 5 Fibre Vegetables For

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
Chocolate Dining At Langdon

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
11/03/2016 06:13 EDT
Uncommon Causes Of Constipation That Easily Go

Uncommon Causes Of Constipation That Easily Go Overlooked

As a nutritionist, I know how important number two is, and I have focused on that area of my own health for decades. When my transit time started slowing down, I took it as a personal affront to figure out the odd causes of constipation.
07/25/2016 11:57 EDT
Summer Entertaining Tips To Please A Variety Of Dietary

Summer Entertaining Tips To Please A Variety Of Dietary Restrictions

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 averse.
07/20/2016 01:34 EDT
Tummy Troubles? Summer Foods May Be To

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
Last-Minute Vegan Breakfast

Last-Minute Vegan Breakfast Recipe

What do you do if you have a surprise overnight guest who only eats vegan? You whip out this tofu breakfast skillet and wow them with your multi-faceted cooking skills!
06/06/2016 12:12 EDT
Boozy Beverages For Guilt-Free Summer

Boozy Beverages For Guilt-Free Summer Sipping

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.
05/19/2016 12:08 EDT
This Year's New York City Food

This Year's New York City Food Trends

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.
04/25/2016 12:49 EDT
How Is The Food In Northern

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
How To Travel With Kids In

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

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
Fitness At 50: Minding The

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