Is the best diet for 2019 no diet at all?

The new year is classically a time when after a few too many sugar plums… we start dieting.  Unfortunately diets imply going on a diet and going off a diet, which usually means weight loss or positive changes to healthier … read more

Keeping it Healthy for the Holidays!

Enjoy the holidays season even more with these Holiday Survival Suggestions:   1) Give yourself some wiggle room Eat healthy 80-90% of the time and give yourself permission to enjoy your favourite things once in awhile   2) Keep the Stress … read more

Beyond BBQ Basics – Creative Ideas for the Grill

A number of years ago, my oven went up in flames – literally.  We ended up without an oven for a few months and this created the necessity of finding different cooking methods.  Necessity sparked creativity.  It was my daughter’s … read more

Healthy FAT is where it’s at..

Cruising the grocery store aisles I have noticed that there are still some low fat products out there…throwbacks to when we thought all fat was bad and we could replace it with refined carbohydrates and sodium-laced products instead. What grew … read more

MEZE (Mezze)

There are many spellings of this word as it appears in Persian, Turkish, Serbian, Albanian, Armenian, Lebanese and endless other cultures. Historically Meze refers to cuisines in the Ottoman Empire originating in Persia meaning to taste/snack. Every country has different … read more

Foodie Gifts for 2017

Cookbooks I know I never tire of getting new cookbooks.  Some of my favourites – Oh She Glows, Thug Kitchen, Flavor Bible, anything by Ottolenghi Cooking Class Experiential services are a great way to go when you are giving to … read more

Vietnamese PHO …say FUH!

Pronouncing Pho correctly ,especially when in Vietnam, will reward you with a delicious, aromatic bowl of comfort food. If you haven’t tried this tasty national dish from Vietnam you are in for a treat. PHO starts with an amazing complex … read more

Fall Farm to Table Dinner with Carolyn Herriot

Seasonally appropriate eating means focusing your diet around what’s available from the farm or garden, the focus of Carolyn’s Zero-Mile Diet Cookbook. Carolyn will prepare a dinner inspired by healthy local ingredients, simply and deliciously, with tips on how to … read more