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Posts tagged ‘whole foods’

Holiday recipes (and a new site)

My word! When did November become the new December for Christmas decorations and Food Gremlins?

Not to worry, I worked hard to launch my new site (same purpose) to help you get so Food Smart that you will intuitively get a sense of what real food is and how to make it work for you.

This week, I have five excellent and mostly easy to make recipes for the holidays that will satisfy and balance your food cravings while keeping you trim and sane. Try one or two and then tell me how they worked out, or write to me if you have any questions about the listed ingredients.

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Forks Over Knives missing a balanced approach

At the same time that I watched the acclaimed Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health:

  • The news reported worrisome levels of a known carcinogen called arsenic in brown rice, which I eat almost every day
  • I dipped into the mind boggling debate around Genetically Modified foods and decided that all I need to know at this point is: no to GM foods and yes to California Prop 37 for mandatory GM food labelling
  • I ignored at least three different “foods to avoid and foods to eat” lists floating around social media sites because I can’t keep up.

So when the science-based film declared that a whole foods plant-based diet is the primary way to achieve good health – without much of a nod to the social/cultural complexities around making diet decisions or addressing humans as more than scientific beings – I checked out and went on facebook. Read more

Cool cooking school makes healthy eating fun for kids

Last week I got to check out one of the coolest places in town – The Hungry Oven cooking school for kids.

It’s such an obvious concept when you think about teaching kids healthy eating habits and kitchen safety, but this culinary school is likely the only one of its kind in Canada.

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