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Is it worth making homemade ice cream?

Is it worth making homemade ice cream?

I have always wanted to make my own ice cream but didn’t want to invest in an ice cream maker so I signed up for a monthly membership at the Kitchen Library and borrowed one of theirs. Do you need an ice cream maker to make ice cream? It is possible to make ice cream without(…)

What is the Paleo Diet?

What is the Paleo Diet?

The Paleolithic diet, or “Paleo diet”, is a popular fad diet which attempts to mirror the eating habits of early humans. This diet is based on the fact that many chronic diseases and obesity were not common concerns for our ancestors. So, if we eat what they ate, we won’t suffer from these things either(…)

Minute Rice® Review and Giveway

Minute Rice® Review and Giveway

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend a Minute Rice® event at George Brown College. The event was led by Chef John Higgens, Director of George Brown College Chef School and judge on Chopped Canada who provided a wealth of knowledge during the event and offered a number of tips when it comes(…)

Portion Perfection – A Weight Loss Program designed by a dietitian

Portion Perfection – A Weight Loss Program designed by a dietitian

As a dietitian, one of the most common things I hear from people is “ I want to lose weight but I don’t know how to eat healthy. Can you make me a meal plan?” *groan* Meals plans for weight loss It’s not that I don’t want to provide examples of healthy meals or tips(…)

Omega Crunch flax seed giveaway

Omega Crunch flax seed giveaway

As a dietitian, when I hear the word flax I automatically think “omega-3s, omega-6s and a good source of fibre”. However, I rarely stop to think about what flax actually is. What is flax? Flax is a flowering blue plant that grows in the cooler prairie provinces of Canada. Flax seeds have gained a lot of(…)

New to gardening? FoodShare is now offering workshops

New to gardening? FoodShare is now offering workshops

Attention all gardeners (and wannabe gardeners): FoodShare is currently offering organic gardening workshops. Learn everything you need to know from planning out your garden, to sprouting seeds, transplanting, container gardening, composting and more. These workshops are great if you are new to gardening or want to learn more about how to take care of a garden(…)

FoodShare Organic Gardening Workshops

FoodShare Organic Gardening Workshops

Gardening is something that doesn’t come naturally to me so it took me three attempts just to get a herb garden to survive on my patio. I plant a herb garden on my balcony every year and love going out and picking up fresh herbs when I’m preparing meals in my kitchen. It ends up being(…)

My day at Kensington Market – famous food bloggers, food tours and delicious food

My day at Kensington Market – famous food bloggers, food tours and delicious food

Today was the first sunny (and warm) weekend that Toronto has had all spring so I took the opportunity to visit one of my favourite neighbourhoods – Kensington Market. Little did I know that I would stumble upon a famous food blogger, a food tour in progress and have some of the most delicious fries(…)

Pork meatball recipe

Pork meatball recipe

This is the pork meatball recipe I used for an experiment that my friends and I did to see if the meat in Chinatown is safe to eat. (Note: The key is not to use too many ingredients so the flavour of the pork can really shine through) Pork meatballs (makes 24 mini meatballs) Ingredients:(…)

Loblaws launches No Name Naturally Imperfect

Loblaws launches No Name Naturally Imperfect

I was so happy to hear the other week that Loblaws is selling discounted produce in Ontario and Quebec. It will be sold under a new No Name brand called “Naturally Imperfect” as a way to reduce food waste and make healthy food more accessible. This is just months after I watched a food documentary(…)