Homemade Baby Food

We know that processed foods have many additives like preservatives, sodium, and fillers. Whole foods and minimally processed foods retain more nutrients and are healthier. This is the reason we are all trying to reduce our consumption of processed foods, but why does this theory get thrown out the window […]

Are Organic spices worth it?

You might have heard of the Dirty Dozen or sometimes buy the organic eggs from the grocery store, but what about when you are in the spice aisle? Organic spices are touted as being more pungent and having more flavour, but one of the most compelling reasons to choose organic […]

Whole Grain for Health

Grains have gotten a bit of a bad rap lately, but there are many reasons to be choosing the whole grain for your health! Grains where designed by nature to be consumed whole for several reasons. The whole grain contains the bran, germ, and endosperm. Each layer is important and […]

Fermentation

It is one of the healthiest and safest ways to preserve food! And yet so many people are still not fermenting. Why? Probably because they have never tasted the goodness of homemade ferments. Probiotics are all the rage and many people are buying them in a pill, but you can […]

BBQ Hacks To Try This Summer

Everyone loves a nicely grilled steak, but there is so much more you can grill this summer that everyone will enjoy. Try out an idea below for hacking your BBQ before summer ends! Yes you can! Look for firm and fresh romaine. Slice it lengthwise. Brush it with a bit […]

Top 10 Spices You Need in Your Pantry

Maybe you are moving?  Maybe you need to buy a house warming gift? Or a grad gift? Spices are a staple in the pantry and make flavouring dishes easy and delicious when you know how to use them.  BUT walking down the spice aisle at your local food store can […]

A Pantry Staple?

Onion Soup Mix it’s a staple in the pantry and can be added to a dish for instant flavour. Yes, you could actually make onion soup with it, but there are so many other uses! But first you need to make sure your onion soup mix is adding flavour and not […]

The Sodium Salt Confusion

There is sodium, and then there is salt. They are not quite the same thing. So is Salt the same thing as Sodium?  No. Salt contains sodium. Salt by weight is about 40% sodium and 60% chloride.   Sodium is a micro nutrient so you need it, but you need it […]

High Fibre?

Yes, Fibre is great and healthy, But WHY?   Fibre is a carbohydrate, but is not digestible. Why would you ever want to consume something that is not even digestible?   1. To get things moving through your system. Fibre is the train for the digestive tract to help get […]

Zero-Waste Uses for Basil Around the House

Aside from throwing it in pasta for an extra kick, basil contains powerful antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and antibacterial properties. It’s also a natural adaptogen, which means its​ ​adaptogenic properties​ help the body deal with stress; basil strengthens memory and concentration and regulates the body’s control over blood-sugar levels. ​ Here […]