Month: March 2014
Whether we call it pitaya or dragon fruit, a reptilian resemblance can certainly be found to this pink or yellow skinned fruit that is becoming increasingly available even in the supermarket. However its scaly skin should not put us off because it hides a tender and juicy flesh with small black seeds and a kiwi-like […]
Young children (ages five and under) are at an increased risk of food poisoning. Older kids can get sick because of harmful foodborne bacteria too. Here are a few food safety tips on packing school lunches to help keep all your children happy and healthy.
It’s sugar season, here in Quebec. In March and April, the snow is still on the ground, but it’s warmer during the day. It is during this time that maple sap is harvested and concentrated to give us that delicious product called maple syrup. It’s also the time to visit our maple groves and fill […]
You eat the right foods all day long, but can’t help nibbling on snacks when you come home from work? Or maybe you are the type of person who keeps on eating after supper, wolfing down one or even two desserts? And then another snack in front of the TV?
1. You will end up solo. Most weight-loss diets include strict food plans that are seldom applicable to your family members and individuals. While you may no longer enjoy the pleasure of a meal with your family or an evening out with friends, frustrations increase and you jeopardize all the work you’ve put in. What’s […]
Granadilla is a vine of the passion flower family, native to Paraguay, Brazil and north-east Argentina. It is cultivated for its fruit, also known as “passion fruit”, which is almost as large as an egg, with an aromatic flesh that contains numerous small black seeds.
Inspired by their passion for travel and food, New Zealand-based artist Henry Hargreaves and New York-based stylist Caitlin Levin created a series of beautiful “food maps“, all made out of food each country is most known for: noodles for China, cheese for France, tomatoes for Italy, kiwi for New Zealand, etc. The typography, done by […]
If health foods, ecology and global health mean a lot to you, and you live in Quebec, then don’t miss Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert, the annual event taking place from 21 to 23 March at the Palais des congrès in Montreal and from 29 to 30 March at the Centre des congrès in […]
You’ve worked super hard to improve your eating habits and include physical activity in your daily life and as a reward, the reading on your bathroom scale has decreased. But for no apparent reason, “the scale doesn’t move anymore”, even though you continue your good habits. Hitting a plateau is common and somewhat normal during […]
The gradual increase of daylight hours is a sure-fire sign that winter is mostly behind us and that we can start anticipating the arrival of spring. This is great news for all those who are particularly sensitive to lack of light. It’s believed that up to 15% of the population in the Nordic countries are […]
The physical and psychological benefits of exercise are indisputable. However, in order to maximise your training sessions and improve your performance, you should have a proper diet and provide your body with nutrients at the right time. Here are 5 tips you should follow immediately after your training to bounce back like a champ! Note […]