Category: Cooking

Do I Need to Soak Nuts and Grains (Anti-Nutrients)?

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My favourite topics to write about are the topics that you, community members, ask me to address. Today’s topic comes from a community member. She asked: “Is there any truth to the idea that we should be soaking our nuts

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Banana Lentil Muffins

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Banana lentil muffins. Yes, you read that right – banana LENTIL muffins. Lentils can be used in baking. Including lentils in baking is a fantastic way to reduce the amount of refined flour we eat and get more iron, fibre,

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2017 Food Trends I Love

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It’s a new year and so it’s time for my annual post on 2017 food trends I love. I really am lucky that my work is my passion. I honestly don’t know if I’m working or ‘off the clock’ when

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NGC*: Meal Planning

When working with women who want to eat better, one of the least popular recommendations that I make is creating a meal plan. When I suggest creating a meal plan, I’m usually met with a response along the lines of:

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Join Me in Trying Something New

Today’s post is inspired by my experience with a dietetic intern last week. A little background: to become a dietitian, you get an undergraduate degree in dietetics and do a 1-year internship where you shadow dietitians in the many places

Posted in Cooking, Healthy Habits

Roasted Chickpeas – 4 Ways

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It’s official – 2016 is the year of the pulse! Pulses, such as chickpeas, are high in vegan-source protein, high in fibre, low-glyemic carbs, and contain lot of other nutrients. Did you know that we grow lots of them in

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Another Reason to Plan Your Meals

It’s been unavoidable this past week. Every newscast seems to be talking about how the low Canadian dollar is going to mean increasing food costs. Ugh. Not exactly the news that we want to hear after the expensive holiday season.

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Nutrition Game Changer: Cook The Night Before

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  Last month I introduced the concept of nutrition game changers. Nutrition game changers are foods or simple habits that can make a big impact in your health. Some might use the term ‘nutrition hacks’. Today, I had planned to

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Baked Avocado Eggs

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I’m a long-time lover of avocados and so I’m excited to see that many others have realized how delicious they are. And, that their healthy fat is not something of which to be afraid. Browsing around Pinterest for some cooking inspiration

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Golden Milk

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I created this recipe for two reasons. The first is that I love a warm mug of hot chocolate on cold evenings. But I wasn’t crazy about the amount of sugar in it. Second, I’ve been reading about the positive

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