Stir-fried fiddleheads with shrimp & noodles

Ever since I was young, I’ve been obsessed with nature. I spent the better part of my childhood/young adulthood hunting for bugs, pressing leaves, watching birds, painting trees, photographing mushrooms, catching frogs, collecting seashells, turning my Polly Pockets into houses for ants (don’t ask about that one!). I even went to university intending to become a zoologist....more

Easter appetizer: Thai red curry devilled eggs

Easter is by far one of my favourite holidays, and not just because of the egg decorating!  It’s a time of new life, awakening and newness – just the line of thinking we need after the awful, awful winter we just had....more

Healthier Super Bowl Recipes

Confession: what I enjoy most about the Super Bowl isn’t the game, the halftime show or even the commercials.  It’s the food, hands down.  There, I said it!...more

Sunday meal prep tips: winter edition

Last spring I published a post on weekend food prep tips for healthy meals all week.  The post provides ideas for which foods can be easily prepared, cooked and stored in bulk and then assembled into a variety of healthy meals in the following days....more

Banana kale strawberry smoothie

Happy 2015!  Another year gone by, another new one to tackle.  I didn’t make New Year’s resolutions this year but am always inspired by everybody’s renewed interest in health, nutrition and wellness after the holidays.  The media is bursting with fitness tips, exercise routines and weight loss recipes.  You can’t watch TV without seeing ads for home exercise equipment.  The gym is  packed (albeit temporarily, thankfully!)....more

Healthy Game Day Snack: Mango Guacamole

Whenever sports are on at my house–football, hockey, whatever–there’s only one thing I’m cheering for: more guac!Whether you’ll be watching the Super Bowl on February 1st or not, it doesn’t hurt to have a good guacamole recipe up your sleeve at this time of year. It’s a crowd pleaser and a more nutritious choice overall than a cheese- or cream-based dip....more

How to eat healthier at your next holiday potluck

Potlucks are a fun and convenient party plan, especially for the host.  Less cooking means more time to relax, let loose and spend time with your guests.  But if you’re making an effort to eat healthier in your day to day life, potlucks–whether you’re hosting or not–can pose a few problems....more

Easy holiday appetizer: Antipasto skewers with salami, olives and mozzarella

If there’s one thing I dig about the holiday season, it’s…wait for it…appetizers! You thought I was going to say gifts, didn’t you? Well I suppose those are pretty great, too. But back to the food!...more