the best natural sweeteners

The Best Natural Sweeteners

The Best Natural Sweeteners At this point, it is common knowledge that added sugars are bad for our health. Sugars, found in everything from baked goods to granola bars and marinades, are not only adding pounds to our backsides but stealing our vitality. Sweet treats should most certainly be consumed in moderation and treated as…

5 Healthy Habits I do Daily

5 Healthy Habits I do Daily

5 Healthy Habits I do Daily Creating a healthy diet is about more than just opting for broccoli over pizza, it’s about creating healthy habits that fit your lifestyle that you can keep for the long term. This is something I talk about a lot with clients or in my workshops because it is truly the…

how to boil perfect eggs

How To Boil Perfect Eggs

How To Boil Perfect Eggs Boiling eggs might seem like the simplest kitchen skill, but unless you know exactly how to cook them you’ve likely experienced the unpleasantness of a poorly boiled egg. When overcooked, boiled eggs take on that dark green colour around the yolk and that somewhat sulphuric taste which is not pleasant…

natural ways to beat bloating

Natural Ways to Beat Bloating

Natural Ways to Beat Bloating Bloating one of the most common questions people come to me with, and truth be told it is something that I used to deal with myself. Whether it is a distended tummy, feeling puffy, or simply a little too gassy, being bloated is not a comfortable feeling for anyone. Although there…

How to Make Cauliflower Rice

How to Make Cauliflower Rice

How to Make Cauliflower Rice Cauliflower rice is a fun twist on traditional rice and a great option for those looking to add more veggies to their diet or seeking low-carb options. It is really quick and easy to prepare, so here is a simple step-by-step guide on how to make cauliflower rice. Cauliflower rice…

meal planning 101

Meal Planning 101

Meal Planning 101 When it comes to healthy eating, failing to plan is planning to fail. Knowing what to eat is one thing, but execution is the most important part of the battle. Luckily, a little forward planning can go a very long way in ensuring that you are set up for a week of…

all about carbohydrates

All About Carbohydrates

All About Carbohydrates Carbohydrate, or “carbs”, have a bad rap. For years they have been demonized, we’ve been told to limit them in our diets, and they’ve been labeled as the enemy. As it turns out, they are not the demons they have been made out to be, and learning about the various types carbohydrates…

10 simple healthy food swaps

10 Simple Healthy Food Swaps

10 Simple Healthy Food Swaps Although it would be easy if you could simply train yourself to eat better overnight, that is not necessarily a realistic option. For most, creating a healthy diet and lifestyle is a process that takes time and involves ups and downs, and twists and turns. My personal journey was not…

2016 Cookbook Gift Guide

2016 Cookbook Gift Guide

2016 Cookbook Gift Guide Here it is, the second edition of my holiday cookbook guide! In no particular order, here is 2016 Cookbook Gift Guide my favourite 8 cookbooks of the year and the ones I think would make perfect holiday gifts for your wish list or someone else’s. 2016 Cookbook Gift Guide 1.  Juli…

Common Causes of Sugar Cravings

Common Causes of Sugar Cravings

Common Causes of Sugar Cravings Despite the hundreds of articles, blog posts, podcasts and books dedicated to encouraging people to cut back their sugar intake, it remains one of the most common nutrition concerns. The tips and trick to helping people kick their sugar habits are plenty, however these same tips and tricks are often putting…

10 Foods I Would Never Buy

10 Foods I Would Never Buy Eating in 2016 can be rather confusing. Not only are there the obvious good and bad options, like vegetables vs. cookies, but we are confronted with concerns about processing, refinement, animal welfare and environmental concerns. Although sometimes you just need to make the best choice among the options given,…

The Best Cooking Oils and Fats

The Best Cooking Fats & Oils

The Best Cooking Fats & Oils Walk into a grocery store today and there is an entire aisle dedicated to oils and cooking fats. From olive oil to canola oil, and from butter to coconut oil, there are more options than one could truly need. So which are the best fats for cooking? Let’s break…