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 […]

Whole Wheat Bread: What to Look For on a Label (It’s more complicated than you think)

Artisan Bread Loaf from a Local Bakery

Based on our government’s advice to “make half your grains whole” and ahem…”handy” tips (like “You can do it, wherever you are – at home, at school, at work or when eating out!” from Health Canada or “make simple switches” from the US government), you’d think switching your spongy white bread out for a dense, […]

Don’t Read This if You Ever Want to Eat a Dairy Queen Blizzard Again

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I dreaded writing this post because Dairy Queen Blizzards are my vice. In elementary school, my parents would take me to get one after special baseball games. In high school my friends and I would eat them once a week for lunch. As an adult, I saved up my calories for a once-a-year cookie dough […]

In Search of a Natural Pastel Easter Egg

Micro mini chocolate Easter egg candy from Carnaby Sweet

Sometimes I feel like less of a woman because I don’t like chocolate. Like drinking coffee helps you fit in at the office, eating chocolate helps you fit in as one of the gentler sex. I play along with “this calls for CHOCOLATE!” when times get tough but the truth is, most of the time […]