Swap-out Sunday: Popcorn

Popcorn in bowls

Popcorn is an age-old snack that’s been reinvented – several times – to suit the needs of our evolving lifestyles. In the process, it’s picked up some nasty hitchhikers like diacetyls, artificial flavours and preservatives. Swap-out Sunday Challenge:  This week, swap out your microwave popcorn for some old-fashioned, homemade stuff.   When I was a […]

Swap-out Sunday: Pancakes

Pure maple syrup on a whole wheat oatmeal pancake | anaturaldisaster.ca

I’m so excited to share with you one of my favourite recipes of all time for this week’s Swap-out Sunday. The original is from one of my mom’s old cookbooks; the page is stained with the splatter of batter from Sunday mornings past. I copied it out by hand when I went away to university, […]

Swap-out Sunday: Pasta

Whole wheat penne pasta with spinach

I know there are many pasta purists out there, and you might be one of them. Even if you are, I hope you’ll still give this Swap-out Sunday a try: it’s an easy step towards eating foods that are closer to their natural state. And it doesn’t take any extra effort in the kitchen. Swap-out […]

Swap-out Sunday: Jam

Honey, apple butter and fruit spread

After swapping out regular peanut butter for the natural stuff, you knew what was coming next, right? You have to go all-in for a 100% natural sandwich filling: jam. Despite being a mixture that starts with sugar, jam does have a few redeeming features: It can be homemade. It is one method of preserving produce […]

Swap-out Sunday: Peanut Butter

Oatmeal swirled with Peanut Butter & Blueberries

Peanut butter may be off your radar lately because of food allergies, but if you do still enjoy some good old-fashioned PB (as I do on my oatmeal each morning), this post is for you. I first heard the phrase “natural peanut butter” when I was in high school, circa 1999: one of the girls […]