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Jun
14

Savour, Taste and Truly Enjoy... Eating Mindfully

What is Mindful Eating? Mindful eating is paying full attention to the eating experience with all of our senses. It’s being aware of our physical, mental, and emotional responses to eating without judgment. Mindful Eating versus Mindless Eating Mindful eating is: • Eating slowly and allowing yourself to savor the texture, taste, and mouth feel of food• Eating without distraction • Tuning into your physical hunger and fullness cues • Eating for pleasure AND nourishment – choosing foods you truly enjoy while being aware of foods to eat more often and foods to eat in moderation • Being aware of the effects of mindless eating • Reflecting on the journey your food may have taken to arrive at your...
Jun
14

Weekend Brunch with Blueberry Compote

Now that the snow has fallen, it feels like a perfect weekend for warm, home made pancakes and blueberry compote. Perhaps a couple of poached eggs and a mimosa to boot. Right, compote you ask? It is simply a French word to describe cooked fruit, sugar and spices. Originally considered a dessert, this is a lovely alternative topping for pancakes, waffles or French toast. The day I experimented with compote, I made whole grain pancakes, used fresh blueberries for the sauce, and topped them with walnuts. This is my version: Ingredients 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries 2 tablespoons water 2 teaspoons lemon juice (I prefer fresh) 2 tablespoons honey 1) Add everything to a small saucepan, over medium heat, until almost boiling 2) Reduce...
Jun
14

Taking Hemp to Heart

I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA) National Conference. I was presenting about the nutritional value of hemp, what we know, and shedding light on where nutritional research needs to take us. During the day I met so many amazing people from producers to researchers, who were all stoked about the hemp crop and what it has to offer. Did you know people are building houses with this stuff?! It was so inspiring to see just how versatile hemp really is and how important it is to the farmer, the engineer, the dietitian, and to small companies trying to make it in the food and clothing industries! A little about hemp. According to the CHTA, the first crop was planted in the early 1600s. In the 1930s...

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