Meal planning is something that can help streamline the process of shopping and prepping your food for the week. If you know what you're going to eat and how much of it, you can better prepare and save yourself a lot of stress with last minute food preparations and scrounging in the fridge. In this … Continue reading How to Meal-Plan: Easy and Fast!
It's November, and that means the holiday season is right around the corner— Unless you include Thanksgiving, then we're just heading into round two! It's that time of year that is both full of cheer as well as indulgence and guilt, and it shouldn't be! It's a time to see the people you love and … Continue reading Surviving the Holidays on a Diet
When you're trying to eat better, increasing the amount of whole foods you eat is the best place to start. But there are some tricks to help you get the most out of your ingredients. Cooking some foods can actually decrease the amount of vitamins and minerals available for absorption, while some foods benefit from … Continue reading Ingredient hacks to boost your nutrition
If there is any one tool essential to the cook (besides the knife), it is surely the cutting board. First, I'll preface this post with an admission: I don't always use a cutting board. Sometimes I just cut right on top of the counter, or in my own hand. I can be pretty lazy sometimes. … Continue reading Cutting Board Wear and Care
You know how sometimes you see a picture of a dish, and you think to yourself "Man, that looks so tasty!", without even knowing what's in it? Well, I had that moment this week. I didn't even look at what the dish was called at first, I just saw a bowl of soup that was … Continue reading Spicy Thai Vegetable Soup (For the Soul)
Did you know that middle school children can't tell the difference between the news and an advertisement? Maybe that doesn't surprise you, or maybe it does. Either way, it should make you consider the effect that advertising has on children. As a soon-to-be-mom (two months left before motherhood, OMGWTF), I have already thought about the … Continue reading Food Advertising towards Children
In the culinary world, there are some great mysteries that the lay-person knows nothing of. The Sous Vide machine, for example. My mother, I can guarantee, does not know what it is. But she has a microwave, and usually boils her water for tea in it every morning. My father owns a bread machine. He … Continue reading The Famous Cook
Changing your diet can be a difficult undertaking. We tend to stick with what we know, our favourite flavours and textures that we know how to cook with best. I remember growing up that my stepfather would be more than happy to have peas, potatoes and chicken for dinner every night. Sometimes, it would be a … Continue reading Vegan (or Bust?)
Sometimes I feel like I've overdone it. Maybe a week of overindulgence, lack of activity, it doesn't really matter necessarily. Sometimes, I feel like I'm not my best, and I need to refuel myself properly, without overdoing it. That's when I start buying greens and vegetables and spices in excess. This time around, I grabbed … Continue reading Super Green Salad with Golden Tahini Dressing
I grew up in a farm town. There weren’t more than two thousand people in town, and the surrounding landscape was made of crop fields and dairy farms. Cows are a normal part of the backdrop to me, as are tractors and long open expanses separated by thin tree lines and drainage systems. Almost everyone … Continue reading Hug a Farmer!