Healthy Fat – an oxymoron?? (video)

Have you ever second guessed yourself? I mean, you find yourself doing something that you’ve always done but you start thinking “I wonder if this is a good thing to do?” When it comes to fat, this seems to come up a lot.  Can I cook with olive oil? Is butter good or bad? Should…

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What’s For Lunch?

Lunch was one of my first culinary challenges as a parent. It’s the middle of the day, people are starting to get tired, and…. didn’t we just eat?? Then, of course, school hits and you have to plan ahead and actually pack something out!  Yikes!  I used to dread lunch. Leftovers seems to be a…

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Proper preparation for increased digestibility

(or, do I really have to give up lentils?) I’ve been doing a lot of reading about the Paleo diet lately. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Paleo, it is a way of eating (actually it is more of a complete lifestyle) that harkens back to the caveman hunter-gatherer days.  A Paleo food…

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Make your own vitamin C for the winter…

Vitamin C is great for immune health… among other things. But most supplemental vitamin C available on the market is made by fermenting corn in China.  And most of that corn is genetically modified.  The source is generally not labelled because theoretically there is no corn protein left in the supplement, and GMOs don’t need…

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Cheap, green superfood goodness all winter long…

UPDATE: since writing this post I have now put this magic powder into… spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, home made ice cream, curry, gravy, muffins, smoothies, and popsicles.  The finer the powder, the more it disappears.  I have also dried lettuce and it works well but needs a bit more drying time.  Arugula, mustard, dandelion greens,…

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Prop 37… anyone surprised?

  So proposition 37 in California was defeated yesterday. In case you didn’t hear about it, prop 37 was a question put out to the Californian people.  The question was, “do you want genetically modified food and ingredients to be labelled?” Each Californian could vote on this – yes or no. The majority answer (55%)…

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Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my blog!! This is where we can really get to know each other.  It’s where I can share with you the craziness that goes on in my kitchen, where we can vent about our frustrations and celebrate our culinary successes. The focus of this blog is on feeding families.  It’s no…

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New infant feeding guidelines.. did Health Canada get it right?

In case you missed it on the news and in my newsletter… here’s more on the infant feeding guidelines recently brought out by Health Canada. In general, a great step forward in the world of Public Health but there are some holes. Their recommendations are now more in line with what anyone who knows anything…

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