Seasonal Foods & Recipes

Easy Summer Cooking with Fruit and Berries on the Grill

May 28, 2024

Summer is the season for lighter fare and nothing says light and bright better than a colourful array of grilled fruits. They can be the...

Capture the Flavours of Fall: Fermenting, Freezing, and Dehydrating

October 1, 2023

As our local markets bulge with the fall harvest, I feel a growing sense of urgency to capture the amazing variety and freshness that local...

Healthy Dining Mediterranean-Style

June 1, 2023

It does my heart good to know that I’ve been serving my family Mediterranean-style meals long before I even heard of the Mediterranean Diet, which...

Winter Comfort Foods – Great Recipes to Curb Your Carb Cravings

December 20, 2022

The Science Behind Ingredients That Curb Our Cravings Winter in Canada can often leave us wondering who shut off our energy supply and replaced it with the urge to load up on carbs. Up to 35% of Canadians report suffering from dwindling energy levels during the long dark months of snow and ice.

Green Magic in the Kitchen: Cooking with Spring Plants

April 1, 2022

From ancient times, the spring season has been greeted with ceremony and rituals along with the gathering of all fresh, wild edibles, which were inevitably...

Fire Up Your Winter Meals with Immune Boosting Chile Peppers

November 19, 2021

Chile Pepper Medicine Turns Up the Heat The mighty capsicum (botanical name for pepper) has been named 2016 Herb of the Year by the International Herb Association.

Spring Cleansing for Weight Loss and Rejuvenation ~ with Bitter Foods and Herbs

March 29, 2021

(Updated April 1st, 2021) Now that spring is here, it’s great to be able to finally peel off all those layers and get out there...

Nothing Says Spring Like Fresh, Wild Greens

March 17, 2021

When I was a kid growing up in rural Muskoka, we tried to be as self-sufficient as possible. This was not only because my grandparents...

Healthy Lunch Ideas: My Top 5 Kid-Friendly Recipes – from Nutritious Snacks to Gluten-Free Bites

March 1, 2021

The social aspect of eating has always been an integral part of my upbringing. I have great memories of sitting around the kitchen table for...

Healthy Meals in Minutes: Quick and Delicious Recipes for Fall & Winter

January 20, 2021

(Updated January 20, 2021) As the lazy days of summer wind down and we get back into our hectic work and school schedules, maintaining a...

Flowing into Fall With Nourishing Foods for the Season

September 20, 2020

(Updated Sept 1st, 2020) Now that summer is behind us, we begin to switch seasons into fall. As the leaves begin to change, we pull...

Bitter Tastes of Spring – Refreshing Greens from Dandelion to Radicchio

March 10, 2020

Herbalists and other healers have long championed the bitter taste of certain herbs and garden greens. Yet the majority of North Americans still shun these essential foods, preferring salty and sweet over the equally important sour and bitter.

RECIPE: Greek Delight Plus

June 8, 2018

From the Vitality Food Feature: FAVOURITE SUMMER STRATEGIES for Weight Loss and Easy Detoxing This is a new twist on a classic Greek salad, with extra protein added...

FAVOURITE SUMMER STRATEGIES for Weight Loss and Easy Detoxing

June 2, 2018

Environment Canada is predicting a hotter than normal summer this year, which is welcome news for some. But for others, the heat and humidity is...

Recipe: Mediterranean Meatless Pizza Toppings

March 1, 2017

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Marvellous Meatless Meals‘. Toppings can include any of the following: Ingredients Pizza sauce or tomato sauce Pepper rings or Sliced...

Recipe: Mediterranean Meatless Pizza

March 1, 2017

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Marvellous Meatless Meals‘. Everybody loves pizza and the good news is, you don’t need to weigh it down with meaty...

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