Mar 18, 2019
By Stacey Stein The thought of the impending Easter holiday may fill you with great excitement and anticipation – it’s a chance to enjoy a communal meal and swap funny stories with loved ones. But if you’ve signed up for hosting duties, you might also worry about how you’re going to pull
Feb 25, 2019
By Stacey Stein It’s a scene that plays out every night at dinner tables across the nation. You present your children with a meal that you slaved over, only to be met with their emphatic refusal to take a single bite. If this sounds familiar, take comfort in the fact that you’re not
Jan 15, 2019
By Stacey Stein If you’re like many people, chances are “be healthier” – or some variation of this – is at the top of your list of resolutions for the New Year. And you no doubt sincerely want to make a change in 2019 – maybe you’ve even purchased a gym membership or inves
Nov 21, 2018
By Stacey Stein With the holidays on the not-too-distant horizon, food tends to dominate much of our thoughts at this time of year. But while we may spend a lot of time ruminating over what dishes to make for our Christmas dinner, it’s also important to think about what we’ll do with al
Sep 21, 2018
Spruce up your festive meal with a well-loved comfort food By Stacey Stein A typical Thanksgiving feast is usually filled with comfort foods like mashed potatoes, stuffing and turkey. This makes it the perfect holiday for including another popular comfort food: cheese. “Ch
Jun 5, 2018
Summer is finally upon us – along with swapping our sweaters and boots for t-shirts and sandals, the season calls for ditching the hot drinks and warming soups that powered us through winter
Apr 19, 2018
How beautiful food photos can inspire you to eat well By Shannon Crocker, MSc RD Do you remember when healthy food had a bad reputation for being boring and bland? Well no more! Food photography – in particular Instagram food photography – has changed how we view healthy eating. Healthy f
Mar 2, 2018
Eat your way to beautiful skin By Stacey Stein Forget spending a small fortune on expensive skin lotions and creams - when it comes to achieving a flawless complexion, what you put inside your body may be more important than the products you slather on your face. The old adage "you are what y
Jan 23, 2018
By Stacey Stein - Valentine’s Day is often associated with a candle-lit dinner at a romantic restaurant, feasting on calorie-laden foods, indulging in a decadent dessert, and washing all of it down with a bottle of wine. But while this type of Valentine’s Day celebration may satisfy the
Sep 25, 2017
Thanksgiving is synonymous with a decadent feast featuring roast turkey with gravy and dishes like buttery mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. Most of us expect to leave the festivities with our belts loosened, the result of indulging in fat- and calorie-laden dishes.
Aug 20, 2017
When Kelly Brisson started her blog “The Gouda Life” in 2007, she says she had no idea she’d still be doing it 10 years later. The site was originally designed as a repository for recipes she found online, back in the days before Pinterest. In 2009, she overhauled it and started creating original content.
Jun 15, 2017
This Mother’s Day, why not skip the chaos of an over-packed restaurant and instead surprise mom with a creatively themed homestyle brunch? To help you get started, here are a few ideas for a fun and unique brunch that your guests – including the guest of honour – are sure to enjoy.
May 19, 2017
By Shannon Crocker RD Eating well at work can help boost your attention, productivity and overall vitality. Try these four healthy habits to energize your busy workday: 1. Lighten up at lunch. A big fast food lunch or a carbohydrate-rich lunch can leave you feeling sluggish in the afternoon. I
Mar 28, 2017
By Stacey Stein The Easter holiday is a great excuse to surrender to your inner child by indulging in chocolate eggs, which are ubiquitous at this time of year. Whether filled with cream, coated in a candy shell, or wrapped in colourful foil, edible Easter eggs come in endless varieties, all
Mar 28, 2017
By Stacey Stein This Mother’s Day, why not skip the chaos of an over-packed restaurant and instead surprise mom with a creatively themed homestyle brunch? Guests will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, mom is sure to be touched by your thoughtfulness and creativity, and no one has to stress about
Jan 10, 2017
By Stacey Stein So many of us make New Year’s resolutions to get in shape, but despite our best intentions, come February or March all too often we find ourselves working a groove into our couch instead of working out at the gym.