Food Tips

Are insects the next big energy food?

Before you recoil in disgust, you need to read this


3 snack bars to stash in your gym bag

On the run? Stash one of these bars in your purse or gym bag to curb hunger


Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Cabbage Rolls

A couple of weeks ago I was visiting home in Halifax and I was lucky enough to have a family


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September’s best in-season recipes

We still have weeks of nice weather to come. Fresh-food chef Paul Finkelstein uses the season's best in these deliciously...


Chef Paul Finkelstein’s favourite healthy marinades

Here are the five best marinades recipes by Paul Finkelstein, a chef and teacher at Northwestern Secondary School in Stratford,...


Our guide to summer snacking, on-the-go

Going for a trip to the beach, a day of hiking or a picnic? Pick and choose from these quick...


7 no-cook meal ideas

Who wants to turn on the oven when it's so hot? Have a delicious, satisfying meal with these recipes, no...


5 ways to boost flavour when cooking

Our favourite fresh-food chef shares his top picks for boosting flavour in the kitchen

Meatless Monday: Roasted Red Pepper & Sweet Potato Soup from Thrive Energy Cookbook

It’s pretty cruel to taunt a hungry pregnant lady with delicious-looking, colourful photos of food. But when Brendan Brazier’s latest


Our best Meatless Monday recipes

The Meatless Monday trend is here to stay. Consider a break from meat once a week (these delicious recipes will...


3 new cookbooks we’re loving

Looking for some inspiration in the kitchen? These three recipe books have you covered. Bonus: They're all by Canadian authors


The truth about oil smoke points

Rumour has it olive oil is dangerous when heated. Here's the real story


New in Canadian kitchens: Camelina oil

This versatile cooking oil is high in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids


9 unbelievable ways to make baked goods healthier

Your 2014 New Year's resolution to eat healthier doesn't have to involve giving up sweets. Enjoy nutritious yet decadent desserts...


Healthy holiday brunch menu

Serve up this delicious Christmas morning menu from fresh-food chef Paul Finkelstein


The ultimate holiday recipe collection

Have a delicious holiday feast with a healthy twist. Here are a variety options to satisfy your taste buds and...

Our best healthy pie recipes

Pie is the perfect classic dessert for holiday meals. For a nutritious twist, try these healthy recipes


Healthier comfort food recipes

Craving comfort food? Check out these healthy homemade versions of popular meals from the frozen food aisle


3 products for DIY beverages

Carbonate, juice or blend your drink of choice with one of these babies


7 tasty ways to eat pears

Sneak pears into your daily diet with these creative and delicious pear preparation ideas


How to choose an afternoon snack

It's three o'clock and your stomach is rumbling - but what should you eat in the afternoon? Here are the...

4 delicious ways to cook with tomatoes

Capture the taste of summer: Grab a bushel of tomatoes at your farmers' market and enjoy them now, and for...


8 reduced-sugar dessert recipes

These desserts have less sugar so you can still enjoy a sweet treat without worrying about the sugar rush


Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Lumpia (Filipino Spring Roll)

One of the best things about living in Toronto is its diversity. You can never get bored of the culture


How healthy are your favourite summer dips?

Ever wondered how many calories are in common party dips? Here's a handy guide to help you choose which dips...


5 multi-purpose kitchen condiments

Stock your kitchen with these five condiments that can do double duty


8 healthy ways to add more leafy greens to your diet

Sneak more nutritious greens like kale, Swiss chard and spinach into your diet with these delicious ideas