Pimp My Grocery list: Fazilah

Yes folks, it’s time for another edition of Pimp My Grocery List! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you can get the lowdown here. Basically, I am ‘renovating’ readers’ grocery lists, suggesting healthier options for what they put in their carts every week. I’m not trying to make everything spic and span, now … Continue reading

Putting Kitchen Scraps to Good Use

I’ve been thinking a lot about respect for food lately. It all started with an interview I did with Zahra Parvinian, board member at the Toronto Food Policy Council (I’ll be sharing this interview next week.) She talked about how, as an immigrant, she was disturbed by the North American attitude towards food. She thinks of the … Continue reading

Interview with Rhonda Teitel-Payne of The Stop

As part of this blog, I love to speak to inspirational people who are changing the face of health and wellness – either in their own lives or for a larger audience. That’s why it was such a pleasure to speak with Rhonda Teitel-Payne, Green Barn Manager for the Stop Community Food Centre. Instead of operating … Continue reading

Claim Games: How Manufacturers Make a Label Sound Better Than it Actually is

I’ve talked here before about marketing claims you should watch for on packages, but did you know that there’s ingredients you should watch for too? I’ve always said that the ingredient list never lies, but unfortunately, because more and more consumers are reading the ingredient list,more and more companies are learning to ‘spin’ it. They are legally … Continue reading

How to Build A Better Breakfast

As I said in my Supermarket Survival Guide on cereal, there are a lot of Sneaky Peters out there in the cereal aisle – cereals that promise low-fat, wholesome goodness but rarely deliver. Don’t get me wrong – I think cereal is an easy, nutritious way to start the day, as long as you build your bowl … Continue reading

Supermarket Suspects: Healthy Foods that Don’t Deliver

So we’ve talked about granola, crackers and juice as being less healthy than they’re touted to be. But are there any more suspects lurking on the supermarket shelves? Of course there are! My top contenders (plus healthier switch-outs) below: Veggie Wraps: Standing in the cafeteria line at work waiting for my sandwich, I’d always look longingly at … Continue reading

3 Ways to Fall in Love with Your Oatmeal Again

I have often told A that I can tell the changing of the seasons not by looking out the window, but by looking at my bowl of oatmeal.  I am a die-hard oatmeal fan and I love to use it as a blank canvas and top it with whatever’s in season: sunny peaches and pecans … Continue reading

Wholesome Banana Pecan Chocolate Bites

  A few weeks ago, I tweeted out a call for a healthy cookie recipe. I wanted to give delicious thank-yous to some of the amazing people I’ve been connecting with recently, and I thought, what better way than healthy, home-baked goodness?  I didn’t have high hopes, though – as I’ve said, my adventures in … Continue reading

Pimp My Grocery List: Naaz

I’m so excited to pimp my very first grocery list!  If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you can get the lowdown here. Basically, I am ‘renovating’ readers’ grocery lists, suggesting healthier options for what they put in their carts every week. I’m not trying to make everything spic and span, now – just … Continue reading

Interview with Meghan Telpner, Nutritionista (Part 2)

Today: Part 2 of my amazing interview with Meghan Telpner, Nutritionista. I’m sure you’ll  find her as inspiring and engaging as I did! Read Part 1 here. What’s your biggest reward? We get a lot of love notes – emails from past participants, or people who came to a class and keep coming back and tell us … Continue reading