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…

The Best Dairy Milk Alternatives

The Best Dairy Milk Alternatives

In recent years, there has been an explosion of non-dairy products on the market as dairy intolerance has become increasingly prevalent. Today, dairy is considered one of the top 10 most allergenic foods making it a real problem some. The symptoms of dairy intolerance can vary widely from simple digestive issue to chronic bodily inflammation. It has been reported that 1 in 6 Canadians show signs of dairy intolerance characterized by symptoms such as cramps, bloating, abdominal pai […]

Sautéed Garlic Kale

How to Cook with Kale

How to Cook with Kale Bursting with nutrients, kale is touted as being a “superfood” and said to be an essential part of any healthy diet, so here are some simple tips to help add more of this hearty leafy green to your diet, and how to cook with kale. Whether it’s kale salads, green…

All About Soy

There are few foods that divide the nutrition camp as much as soy. In recent years, soy has become popular in North American diets as it has been recognized as a plant food that, when compared with other plants, is relatively high in protein. Soy has become a staple among vegan, vegetarian and plant-based enthusiasts, consumed in the form of soy milk, tofu, faux cheeses or veggie burgers. However, like many foods in today’s world, soy has a “love it” or “hate it” following. Soy has rec […]

Pre & Post Workout Snacks

5 Pre and Post Workout Snacks

Whether you are hitting the gym, a kickboxing class, spin class or a simple jog around the block, what you eat before and after your workout can significantly impact your fitness goals. Although, as a casual exerciser you don’t necessarily need all sorts of fancy shakes and supplements to support your workout, a simple snack of real food is often all you need. By eating the right types of foods, at the right times, you’ll have more energy, be able to workout at a higher intensity and recovery fa […]

32 Simple Healthy Snack Ideas

32 Simple Healthy Snack Ideas

Life can get a little hectic and schedules can get a little busy, but that is certainly not a reason to miss mealtime. Skipping meals can throw the body out of balance affecting blood sugar balance, which can lead to increase food cravings later on in the day. It’s at that moment, when your blood sugar is low, that you enter the temporary rage of wanting to eat whatever you can get your hands.Hello, hangry!Remembering to pack snacks, and keeping them simple, can help keep you out of that danger […]


Red’s Recommendations: truLOCAL

If you’ve been following my blog for some time now, you’ll know that I am passionate about shopping local. Not only do I think that it is important to support local businesses, but when it come to your food, I think it is vitally important that you know it’s story, and I think that is even more important when it comes to our meat.If you’ve watched a documentary, opened a newspaper or read an article online, you’ve surely seen some of the scary things going on behind the scenes in the meat indust […]

Why Butter is Better

Why Butter is Better

There is so much confusion around dietary fat. Butter has been demonized for years; we’ve been told it’s a source of bad saturated fat, a source of cholesterol and to be limited in our diets. We’ve been taught to limit butter and replace it with “heart healthy” alternatives like margarine and aerosol cooking sprays because they are lower in calories.I write a lot about food, and provide a lot of suggestions, but when you truly break it all down I only recommend one thing: to eat real f […]