Food

Whole foods are wonderful, they are nourishing and vital for a healthy life. Learn about the history, growing practices and the nutritional value of delicious foods.

Turmeric
Turmeric, the earthy herb of the sun, the golden spice of life this perennial root is native to Southeast Asia it is one of the most precious gifts from nature, used as a spice, food preservative, colouring agent and cosmetic. It is peppery, pungent, earthy, warm and bitter and today it is grown around the world, in India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Thailand,  South America and […]

Sustainable Halibut – Ideal for Dinner

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published July 15, 2017
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Updated August 21, 2018

Sea Bass, tuna, swordfish and halibut, for the most part, all have a very similar fishing management plan. However, when looking into population sizes, fishing rates, habitat impacts and bycatch, halibut would be the most appropriate to recommend serving for dinner (Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 2011). Because halibut is such a valuable and profitable fish […]

Fictitious Food - Olive Oil

Fake Olive Oil – Lampante

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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In Food Fraud
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Published June 10, 2017
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Updated February 12, 2019
Lampante – Fake Olive Oil  In Julia Child’s book, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”, she provides a list of ingredients that would be beneficial to have in one’s kitchen when cooking french food – Olive Oil not being one of them. Why? “Olive oil, which dominates Mediterranean cooking, has too much character for the […]

Maca – Andes Superfood

By Amanda Filipowicz, CNP, BES
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Published June 10, 2017
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Updated July 11, 2019

Have you ever felt overwhelmed after a visit to your doctor, naturopath or nutritionist? There are tons of great supplements to take, but one can’t take them all at the same time. Heck!! sometimes it’s not even a problem of taking them as it is one of remembering them in the first place. Substituting supplements […]

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