A frequently overlooked, if not maligned, category of food at the grocery store is frozen fruit and vegetables. They are often considered second rate when compared to their "fresh" siblings. In reality, however, they are often both more cost-effective and nutrient-dense. They are typically picked...

*With a few "edits", this essay is an encore edition Who's writing your story? And, more importantly, what is your story? Robb and I have been discussing this very topic the last few days. No doubt, it has been influenced by the inevitable reflection that comes with the...

This recipe is thanks to my friend Judy. Judy and her husband follow a plant-based, whole-food, low-fat diet, and she shared these yummy muffins with us following a (physically-distanced) hike. They're super satisfying, easy to make and have NO wheat, dairy, eggs or oil!  I restrained...

I have various love languages with my boys. Sometimes, they're shared activities. Sometimes (often) it's about food or our shared love (bordering on obsession) of dogs. With my son Will, an endearing part of our love language has to do with memes. Will will frequently send me...

  It gives me such reassurance knowing that I have healthy, nutritious food at the ready. When I'm running short on time, have late days/evenings at the studio or simply have no idea what to make for dinner, I absolutely love knowing that I have something...

Being the self-described nerd that I am, I love documentaries. You can imagine my delight when the annual Hot Docs Festival announces their lineup! This year, as with many things, the format was online. We really enjoyed two documentaries, one about runner/coach Alberto Salazar and the...

April is a funny month. We can be graced with warm, sunny days filled with the promise of summer, and just when we feel it's safe to store away our winter coats, bam - we get hit with snow! To me, rainy days in April feel...

Happy days - it's barbecue season! As with many recipes I post/create, it's often a combination of craving meets what I have on hand. On our way back from filming some classes, I had the inspiration to create a black bean burger. I knew we had...

A friend recently overcame seemingly insurmountable odds, and after several years, multiple setbacks and more than a few tears, he has finally adopted his son. Deeply moved by this beautiful story, I am reminded once again that we can do hard things. I have witnessed people overcome...

A recent article in the Globe and Mail featured a warm Greek chicken salad recipe from food writer Ricardo Larrivee. His most recent cookbook is called Sheet Pan Everything and is devoted to yummy recipes that require minimal equipment, which also means minimal clean up - that's...

Living at the edge of the forest certainly has its benefits. We get to explore and soak up the goodness that surrounds us. Enjoying my first spring living amongst the trees, I've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Ontario's official flower, the trillium. On each...

I had purchased a bag of apples that were a "great deal" only to discover that they were rather bashed up and kind of mealy, sigh. I also had some strawberries that were threatening to turn on me at any moment, so I was anxious...