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My thoughts on the new Activia Pure yogurt

I have been thinking of purchasing a popular 7-in-1 kitchen appliance that has a yogurt making feature, but now that Activia Pure makes an all natural yogurt, maybe I won’t have to anymore (will save me a lot of time not to mention the cost of ingredients). I was lucky enough to receive coupons from Activia(…)

Mooncake battle

Mooncake battle

The mid-Autumn festival, which is the second biggest Chinese festival after Chinese , also known as the moon festival just passed. It’s also called the moon or mooncake festival because not only does it take place when the moon is the roundest and the brightest but it’s also because traditional mooncakes are eaten at that(…)

Phytoplankton

Phytoplankton

As a dietitian, I feel that it is super important to be up-to-date on new products that come out in the market. It’s just a matter of time that clients will ask you about them and it’s always good to have an informed option. Some food products start out as natural health products before they(…)

OIKOS SuperGrains Yogurt Review

OIKOS SuperGrains Yogurt Review

I was so happy to receive complimentary samples of the new OIKOS SuperGrains Greek yogurt the other day! This product comes in four different flavours and has a combination of grains mixed into it. The flavours I tried were: Cranberry Orange with quinoa, flaxseed and buckwheat Mixed Berry with quinoa, chia seed and buckwheat Peach(…)

What is vinegar?

What is vinegar?

The word vinegar comes form the French term “vin aigre” which means sour wine. It’s made by fermenting alcohol which can come from a variety of sources – rice (used to make rice wine), fruits such as apples (used to make apple cider) and grapes (used to make red wine, white wine and champagne) and(…)

Celebrating the 2016 International Year of Pulses – Cooking with lentils workshop

Today I had the great fortune to attend the Hands-On Cooking Workshop with Canadian Lentils. I have been going this dietitian invite-only event for the past two years and every year I learn something new. This year, Chef Christine Farkas, Manager, Food Product & Culinary Innovation from Pulse Canada and Gloria Tsang, Vancouver-based dietitian and(…)

An update from culinary school

An update from culinary school

It has been awhile since I’ve had a chance to write on my blog which I miss terribly. But since enrolling in culinary school, and working in the industry, it feels like I’m constantly putting out fires (literally) which leaves little time for the finer things in life – like writing about food. I’m sure(…)

Culinary school, here I come

Culinary school, here I come

I am going to culinary school! Yippee! This has been a l-o-n-g time coming. I actually wanted to go to culinary school after finishing my dietetics degree because food compliments nutrition so well. However, the timing wasn’t right (and I wasn’t ready). But this year I decided to finally take the plunge. One of the(…)

One day I will go strawberry picking

One day I will go strawberry picking

Earlier this month, a friend of mine asked me if I wanted to go strawberry picking up at Whittamore’s Farm. This is a popular place to pick strawberries since it’s just outside of Toronto. Of course I said yes! Growing up, my family had a strawberry patch in the garden. I was easily entertained as(…)

Master cheese class with Chef Christine Cushing

Master cheese class with Chef Christine Cushing

People often asked me how I came up with the idea to start a product review club. Well, I actually go the idea from a beauty and make-up review club that I am part of called ChickAdvisor. I’m still part of the ChickAdvisor community and was fortunate enough to attend their in-person master cheese class(…)