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
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
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 could have a field day with the title of this blog. Slightly inappropriate, maybe, but it's too tempting to ignore completely. And frankly, an ass is a donkey. It's an anatomical part. It's NOT the worst swear word out there, and it's a hilarious acronym for a delicious dish. So, putting aside the ass-talk, … Continue reading Asian Soba Slaw (Or, A.S.S.)
I don't eat a lot of soup. I'm sorry. I know this offends some people. When I told my boss that I had been assigned to make a soup, and that I wasn't looking forward to it, she freaked out a little bit. She admitted she had even been jealous of my liquid diet when … Continue reading Pureed Cauliflower Soup (with Spicy Roasted Chickpeas)
Above is a very small collection of some of the things I have tried my hand at in Pickling and Fermenting. There are several things missing, such as Kombucha, Kimchi, Yoghurt, Kefir, and various jams of course (A favourite of my mother's was my Rhubarb Chutney, and my father adored my Lemon Marmalade). Top left … Continue reading The (kids) Art of Fermentation
The task at hand was daunting, intimidating, overwhelming, and exciting: Find a fruit. Any fruit! Preferably one I hadn't tried before, and learn all about it. Of course, going to the market had to be thoroughly planned out. Around the corner from me is the Junction Farmers Market every Saturday, but the season had been … Continue reading The Lovely World of Fruit!