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Friday 29 June 2012 . (0)

Foie Gras Ban

I spoke with Dan Matheson at CTV news about the California ban on duck liver: my POV on whether it disgusting or delicious.   The issue for many is the force feeding of ducks that actually make their livers unhealthily fatty.  If you talk to the farmers who produce it, ...

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8 Foods to Try Before You Die

Thursday 28 June 2012 . (0)

Foods Invented by Canadians

Thursday 28 June 2012 . (0)

Happy Canada Day! One of the things I am lucky enough to do is continuously learn about food and write about it to share what I have learned.  When I was assigned the task by of finding Canadian Inventions for my column , I wasn’t really sure what I would find.  Some of it. Continue Reading…

Fennel and Carrot Soup

Thursday 28 June 2012 . (0)

Every kitchen needs a standard soup that can be served warm or cold (depending upon the weather), comes together without a lot of fuss and tastes great. This one is loaded with the cancer fighting cartenoids found in red vegetables. Flavorful fennel shares its own anticancer, anti-inflammatory favors.  Each large bowl is under 150 calories. Continue Reading…

Summer Booze, Makes Me Feel Fine

Monday 25 June 2012 . (0)

You’d think it would be easy to lose a few pounds in the summer what with all the fresh fruits and veg and the easy outdoor activities… But did you also consider the fact that we sit in the heat and sip more calories? Yup, its the booze that will set you back unless you. Continue Reading…

Bacon Topped Sundae? Come on!

Thursday 14 June 2012 . (0)

Funny. When I got the call to go in to CTV Newschannel to comment on the new fast food bacon topped sundae, my first reaction was “disgusting!” But on the way, there, I realized that bacon is a hugely popular ingredient right now.  As usual, chefs have led the charge, bringing bacon into all kinds. Continue Reading…

Chocolate Protein Spread

Wednesday 13 June 2012 . (2)

So, Nutella admitted that their spread was not as “healthy” as they advertise. There is a difference between  a sugar/oil with a bit of cocoa and a few nuts and a food that you want to feed your kids.  Each ingredient matters and the better quality it is, the more “healthy”.  Don’t confuse this with. Continue Reading…

Can Corn Be Killing Bees?

Wednesday 6 June 2012 . (2)

You know by now that high fructose corn syrup  is a key suspect in the obesity issue which is crushing our culture (26% of our kids are overweight or obese). You have probably even heard that corn, fed to cows, creates inflammatory fat in the animal thereby adding to our own inflammatory illnesses like heart. Continue Reading…

Mayor Ford, Call me, maybe?

Wednesday 6 June 2012 . (0)

His on again off again affair with weight loss rebounding to junk food is not that unusual.  Toronto Mayor Ford pledging to lose weight in such a public way set him up for exactly what each of us does on New Years Day. We make a big effort and don’t back it up with a. Continue Reading…


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