My Favourite Things: January

As part of a new series this year, or perhaps because I’ve been watching too many Oprah reruns, I will be presenting to you some of my favourite things each month. Except these are not diamond-encrusted watches or the latest gadgets (I wish.) Instead. they’re the staples of my kitchen; foods that I turn to … Continue reading

Flu-Buster Lassi

As I mentioned in my last post, it seems that all the cold and flu viruses out there decided to get together and share some holiday fun at the Wholesome Hedonist household. Unfortunately they chose me, A and Baby M as the site of their annual Christmas Party. And their New Year’s Eve Bash. And … Continue reading

Back and Raring to Go!

I know, I know. I meant to be a responsible blogger and post a vacation message here and leave you with some lovely treats to peruse over the holidays, but the truth is, life kind of took over. With a sunny vacation, multiple bouts of colds and flu, and fitting in some work time, December … Continue reading

Think Natural Flavours are Natural? Think Again.

One of my favourite tips for navigating the grocery store is to buy the unflavoured option as often as possible. Not only does this usually mean that the product has  a simple ingredient list, but it also means that it likely doesn’t have natural or artificial flavours. Now, I’d always been wary of artificial flavours, … Continue reading

Weekly Specials

  As you can tell, I’m on a Pumpkin kick lately (perhaps it’s the tsunami of pumpkin posts from around the blogosphere.) I recently tried this Pumpkin Spice dip recipe from Super Healthy Kids, and while I said that I would never venture to make another dessert that had chickpeas in it, this one is not … Continue reading

Dessert for Breakfast: Baked Pumpkin Custard

Friends, I’m about to take you a mythical land. A land where sugar plum fairies dance on clouds of cotton candy, where snowmen skate on pools of frozen chocolate, and…where you can eat dessert for breakfast. Yes, I am well aware that the most unbelievable part of that sentence is dessert. for. breakfast! Given my … Continue reading

Indulging in Real Treats during the Holidays

Let me say one thing up front: this post is not about eating healthy during the holidays. Yes, I’m all about moderation and being sensible and planning ahead and blah, blah blah. But come on, it’s the holidays. When else do you have a chance to partake in sumptuous baked goods, or savoury stuffing, or buttery … Continue reading

Holiday Swap: Cranberry Sauce

  Ever wondered what goes into that canned cranberry sauce? No surprise: it’s basically cranberries, sugar, and other sweeteners. See my post on alternatives to that sugary concoction on Fooducate (I can’t wait to try that cranberry salsa recipe!)   photo credit: riekhavoc (caught up?) via photopin cc

Speaking With: Toronto Food Policy Council Chair Hélène St Jacques

One of my favourite parts of this blog has become the interviews – talking to people who are making a difference in their own lives and the lives of others has inspired me to follow my own purpose. Recently I sat down with Toronto Food Policy Chair Hélène St. Jacques in her beautiful, cozy office to … Continue reading

Using Up Kitchen Scraps: Part 2

Folks, I’m happy to report that my struggles in using up the endless march of autumn produce are finally paying off. In fact, today I had pumpkin soup and sauteed brussels sprouts for dinner just so I could cross brussels sprouts off my list of endangered foods! That’s commitment for you. As promised, here are some … Continue reading