One of my favourite classes back when I was studying nutrition was the food science class. I loved it because it combined my passion for food with my love of understanding how things work. This food science class answered questions like: …What happens to food when exposed to dry heat versus wet heat cooking methods? …How does this affect […]
People are always searching for simple and speedy ways to add more veggies to their plates. Here’s one for you…ever heard of zoodles? Also known as zucchini noodles, zoodles are almost as fun to say as they are to eat. I myself like to use zucchini noodles as a salad base or as an alternative or […]
Ever been to San Diego? I hadn’t been until a just few weeks ago. In fact, I had never been to the West coast at all, so I was quite excited to finally head down. It was fantastic. The weather was prefect and the food was full of my favourite things; fish tacos, fresh seafood, California […]
Smoothies have a lot going for them. They’re quick to prepare. They can be eaten on the go….for breakfast or for snack. They come with endless flavour combinations. They’re an easy vessel for vegetables! (Throw a handful of baby spinach into your next smoothie and I promise your tastebuds won’t notice a thing.) And with […]
I don’t know about you, but whenever Labour day rolls around I think to myself: “I guess it’s time to put those white pants away. Who made this rule anyway?” or ” Summer’s ending. It’s time to get back to my usual routine.” Because as much as we all love summer, most of us are now aching to reclaim […]
I recently returned from a wonderful sunny vacation down south. I’m feeling completely reenergized. Although, I really wish I could have brought some of the hot, sunny weather back home with me (how can it possibly be this cold and grey in August?!). Instead, I’m sharing something with you that comes pretty close. During my […]
Salad is usually thought of as the light and refreshing meal you turn to when you’re trying to keep on track. But why can’t it also be the hearty and satisfying meal you long for at the end of a hard day? Take the salad prepared in today’s Balanced Bowls episode: it’s hearty, filling, FULL of flavour […]
We live in a world that revolves around treating + medicating + beautifying from the outside-in. It’s all about cover-upping, retouching, injecting, filling, lifting, perfecting, fixing…not exactly confidence boosting. As I get older and inch towards wedding day (a little over one year to go!) I’ve become more and more interested in beauty nutrition, but […]
There’s no reason for healthy eating to be complicated. And there’s no reason for healthy eating to be bland, boring or well, blah. Healthy eating should mean real food, eaten in balance and bursting with flavour. Which is why I am bubbling with excitement today to share with you the first episode of the #BalancedBowls series, […]
I feel bad for fat. I mean, think of all the negative connotations for the word fat: “Does this make me look fat?” “Isn’t this fattening?!” “I feel fat” It’s no wonder I feel resistance when I recommend eating more fat…we’re programmed to fear it, despite the fact that the right kinds of fat can […]
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