Brown Rice vs. White Rice: Things You May Not Know

  It is widely known that brown rice is the healthier option between white rice. Many sources like food blogs and health articles highlight the extensive refining process of white rice against the wholeness of brown nice. However, while the facts are there, there isn’t necessarily one that is better than the other. Glycemic Index […]

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Himalayan Pink Salt Vs. Sea and Table Salt

You may have heard about the latest health trend that is crystallized pink salt. It can come in the form of candles, lamps, bath salts and salt that we can consume with our food. What makes it better than the current salt on the market? This salt happens to be the purest form of salt […]

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Common Allergy Tests Are They Conclusive?

Allergy symptoms can affect the quality of life, and yet allergy testing is frequently ignored in diagnosing allergic disease and treatment. More than 12 million North Americans suffer from food allergy   What is an allergy?   Allergy is a symptom caused by the interaction between an allergen and an antibody known as IgE (Immunoglobulin […]

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The Best Gluten Free Flour Blends

What goes into making good gluten free flour? Well firstly, there is no single substitute. It requires a fine blend of ingredients as well as a binding agent like Xanthan gum, or Guar gum that will replace the component that helps the flour, eggs and other ingredients bind together. You can definitely make your own […]

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Why You Should Be Eating Seaweed

For almost as long as Japan has been in existence, Japanese people have been eating a type of sea vegetable commonly referred to as “nori.” Nori is a type of edible seaweed that is a member of the red algae species. You may recognize this tasty dark green vegetable as the wrapping to your sushi! […]

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White Sugar VS Maple Syrup

According to Canadian Sugar Institute, estimated sugar consumption in Canada is 12 – 13 teaspoons a day, and this is substantially below US consumption by about one-third. These are staggering numbers, and are the cause of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, fatigue, tooth decay, candida and cancer, and sadly this includes children   Refined white sugar […]

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Why Ginger Should Be Your Best Friend

As we round the corner of flu season, it’s time to talk about ginger. Ginger is not only a prime ingredient in some of your favorite dishes (check out our Asian Winter Salad with Maple Ginger Chicken and our Lemon Ginger Vinaigrette) it is also one of the healthiest ingredients on the planet. Health & […]

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Everyday Struggles Gluten Free People Deal With

Many people are adopting a gluten-free lifestyle, unlike fad diets people suffering from gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease must follow these diets. Following a gluten free diet can be difficult because gluten is in almost all processed foods making it very difficult to eat in restaurants, going to parties and even visiting families. Here are […]

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Going Gluten-Free: Starting Your Journey

Going gluten-free can be overwhelming. Gluten is in most of the food products that we consume in North America, and can be daunting to sort out what is safe from what is not. If you are starting the journey, it may be tempting to only “cut-back” on gluten. However, with gluten, it is important to […]

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