Phytochemicals: Up and Coming SUPER-NUTRIENTS?

I quickly mentioned phytochemicals in my post about pesticides. If you haven’t read it, click here, it’s a good one. What are phytochemicals?  Phytochemicals are organic substances made exclusively by plants (fruits, vegetables, cereal foods, nuts & grains…). Their existence has been known for a few years now, but their functions or their benefits to…

You’re Probably Not Eating Chia Seeds Correctly…

In 2016, the chia seed was quickly described as a superfood due to its nutritional content. In 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, you get 3,7 grams of fibre (a healthy adult needs about 21-38 grams per day of fibre) Does it contain more calcium than a glass of milk? Well, chia seeds contain 68 milligrams…

HIGH-PROTEIN Vegetarian Quinoa Burger Recipe

HAPPY NATIONAL (HAM)BURGER DAY!! I came up with this recipe because I had some left over burrito bowl one day. So, it’s very quick and easy when you do have leftovers, otherwise you’ll have to cook your quinoa from scratch, which will add about 10-15 minutes to the total cooking time. No biggie if you’re…

The ULTIMATE Guide To Resisting Your Sugar Cravings

According to science, sugar consumption activates the pleasure centre of the brain, and can therefore become a highly and dangerously addictive substance. If you’re a sweet-toothed-student like I am, you know the struggle of stress eating during exam season, or the craving you get right after a meal for something sweet. Here are some of…

Recipe: Healthy & EASY Quinoa and Veggie Stir-Fry

Hello all! I was rummaging through my pantry one morning, wondering what to cook for lunch (it was the week-end and usually I don’t go grocery shopping until Sunday). I decided to make this quick and easy (and delicious!) quinoa stir fry. It’s been my go-to quick meal since then, and I’ve even created a couple of…

Lunch Idea: DELICIOUS Cucumber & Tuna Pinwheels

A fun twist (no pun intended) to add to a tuna lunch is to play around with the presentation in order to give it a more appetizing look. These bite-sized tuna pinwheels will surely be a hit at any dinner party! I mean, look at how cute they are! You can do the same but…

EXACTLY What You Need to Know About Pesticides and Organic Foods

Organic food items were a huge deal in 2016. In comparison to a diverse list of countries, Canada (the province of Quebec in particular) is a great place to be when it comes to food quality and regulations. Certified organic foods have to conform to strict rules regarding agriculture, animal breeding and food transformation, before…

One-Pot Tofu Curry Recipe

Hello all! One of my projects for school this semester was to create a relatively quick one-pot recipe for students. This recipe has to contain at least 15 grams of protein, a maximum of 15 grams of fat and a maximum of 720 milligrams of sodium per portion. Well, we succeeded, and it was delicious!…

Recipe: Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce! Perfect For Brunch!

*Note: there is an updated version of this recipe in the more recent posts* My dad was telling me about how my grandma used to make him an egg and tomato sauce dish, how she used to cook the tomato sauce and then add the egg to cook in flavours of the tomato sauce… This…

The Downfalls of Juicing

In 2016 especially, juicing and juice “cleanses” and “detoxes” were all the rage. Fruit and vegetable juice is a good way to get your daily required dose of vitamins C and A.  In fact, Canada’s food guide suggests 125 mL of pure fruit juice as a complete portion of fruits and vegetables, of which you’d…

Vietnam Food Industries Injecting Your Shrimp With Jelly!?

I’ve been reading up on a lot of articles recently about how a company in Vietnam has “been caught” (they’ve actually come forward about it and haven’t denied a thing) injecting some sort of jelly substance in the shrimp they export. I’ve found articles that date back to 2013 about the same topic. You can…

How Much Vitamin C Does Your Favorite Fruit Actually Contain?

In the year 1746, vitamin C was considered a miracle vitamin, because the doctor James Lindt used it to cure scurvy in the British marines. Scurvy is an illness that is associated to the lack of vitamin C and translates to swollen gums, tooth decay, sometimes internal bleeding and, to an extreme, death.  Vitamin C…

Subway Restaurants’ Health Initiative

I received a pamphlet from Subway in the mail the other day (this post isn’t sponsored, although I wish it was). You know, the one with a bunch of coupons that you can use at Subway, which in itself isn’t very interesting (to me, at least. I’m not one who eats out often). What was…