Three in five wild coffee species are on the brink of extinction, thanks to climate change, disease and infestation, and deforestation, a Wednesday Physorg article said. A tremendous amount of coffee is consumed daily – over two billion cups, to be exact. However, the coffee industry is entirely reliant on the wild varieties grown in … More Could coffee become extinct?
I don’t drink alcohol very often. It’s never been something of significant interest to me, therefore I tend to stay away from it most of the time. That being said, the odd time I have experienced a hangover in my life is enough reasoning for me to write this blog post, because they can be … More International hangover cures
Scrolling through my Twitter newsfeed the other day, I stumbled across a post from PETA that thoroughly pissed me off (no, I do not follow PETA on Twitter, don’t worry). The post was linked to an article titled “‘Game of Thrones’ Star Jerome Flynn: Reject Cruelty, Go Vegan,” and since I am a huge Game … More Recognizing misleading animal activism (cough, PETA, cough)
Whether you’re willingly gluten-free or it’s due to dietary reasons, for example, sensitivities or allergies, going out for dinner can be a bit of a struggle. You do a quick scan of the menu, struggling to recognize something, anything, you can consume without triggering an onslaught of diarrhea and pain, but your options are limited. … More Hacks for eating gluten-free in restaurants
I’m not a huge fan of insects. I recognize their purpose and appreciate their contributions to our ecosystems and animal kingdoms, however, I do my best to stay out of their way and simply let them do their thang. They show me the same courtesy, for the most part. The act of consuming a bug … More Should you be eating bugs?
McDonald’s has announced its plan for a “phased reduction” of antibiotic use in their beef products. The announcement came on Tuesday, a Phys.org article said. The chain detailed its three-stage process in which it will conduct a study “of its top 10 beef sourcing markets of current antibiotic use in livestock and by 2020 establish … More McDonald’s to reduce antibiotic use in beef
Hang on to your hats, folks; an article via MedicalXpress discusses a topic some of us often dream of – a gene that could protect from obesity while consuming as much food as desired. When RCAN1, a single gene, was removed in mice, and the same mice were given a diet high in fat, they … More Could this gene prevent weight-gain while eating as much as you like?
When the holiday season rolls around, it’s nice to be able to enjoy some festive treats now and again. This can be tricky, though, if you had food intolerances. Good news, though; Newton’s no gluten sugar cookie mix has your back for all allergen-free baking this Christmas season. For all seasons, really. Not just Christmas. … More Product review: Newton’s no gluten sugar cookie mix
An article from EMBO, re-sourced by Eurekalert, offers some potentially promising news for those of us who are intolerant to gluten, or, more seriously, celiac. Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that can seriously damage the intestinal system, can appear in genetically pre-disposed people, however, it is triggered via environmental factors, the article explains. “When people … More A solution for gluten?
An article published via Eurekalert discusses a study conducted by Jama Pediatrics in an attempt to understand how common eating disorders are amongst children. Upon initial thought, most of us likely assume that eating disorders and children and two things that are not intended to be affiliated with each other. The Jama Pediatrics study, however, … More How prevalent are eating disorders amongst youth?
While I identify first and foremost as an avid coffee drinker, I do enjoy tea as well. I’ve actually been trying to swap out coffee and drink more tea as of late, and let me tell you, this switch up is anything but hard if you’re sipping on a steamy mug of DAVIDsTEA’s Forever Nuts. … More You really need to try DAVIDsTEA’s Forever Nuts
An article from the University of Copenhagen proposes a question I’m certain many of us have once pondered; is going gluten-free really better? More and more folks are choosing to cut wheat out of their diets, yet many aren’t allergic or intolerant to gluten. Perhaps some do so in hopes of bettering their overall health … More Is no-gluten really better?
Let me begin by stating that this post stems from an article from Medicalxpress and doesn’t encapsulate my own personal views of vegans. From my own perceptions, however, a lot of people have it out for vegans. the article explains how many vegans encounter criticism via social media for their dietary preferences, with some vegans … More Why do we hate vegans?
On Sunday morning my family and I went to The Lighthouse Fish and Chips in Brantford for breakfast. Located on Colborne St., this cute little place is tucked in a plaza and is therefore easy to miss, so if you’re at that end of town, keep an eye out for it. My dad had been … More Restaurant review: The Lighthouse Fish and Chips
If you were to read the title of this post and immediately close the tab, I wouldn’t blame you. It’s a bit odd for sure, but rest assured, this information is entirely scientific and comes from a reputable source; a Phys.org article. The article reports that researchers from the University of Oxford in the zoology … More Studying ancient poop
A study from a new Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics has explored how the expansion of the gluten-free food industry in terms of available options has impacted persons diagnosed with celiac disease. The study surveyed 17 celiac adults in Canada and found that participants referred to the booming gluten-free industry as a “double-edged sword.” Why? Despite … More Have ‘gluten-free’ options made things worse for celiacs?
There has been a 360 per cent rise in veganism in Britain over the past decade, meaning roughly 542,000 folks have adopted a vegan diet. 44% of homeowners own a pet in Britain, and there approximately 8.5 million dogs residing in the UK. Take a wild guess where this is going; pet owners in Britain … More Should dogs go vegan?
An article from the Medical Press reports that quitting junk food can result in similar withdrawal symptoms that occur when one quits an addiction, specifically in the first week of quitting. The University of Michigan recently did a study that is likely the first to examine withdrawal symptoms of people when they refrain from consuming … More Research shows quitting junk food is as hard as quitting an addiction
I was on my own for dinner the other evening, and the concotion I came up was rather tasty, so I figured I would share it with you. You will need: 1 1/4 cups of pasta, whatever type your heart desires (I used BArilla’s gluten-free fusilli) One steak, cooked and chopped (I cheated and used … More Easy one-pot pasta dinner
Often times when I mention my food intolerances to someone in conversation, I am asked what exactly I eat in a day. I imagine this is because my food intolerances sound rather dramatic when said aloud (I can’t eat gluten, dairy or egg), and while my diet can get a little lack-lustre, it really isn’t … More Everyday Eating With Food Intolerances
In yesterday’s post I mentioned that my mom and I visited a bakery when we were in Port Dover on the weekend, and because the desserts I got from said bakery are so darn delicious, I wanted to share it with you. Trish’s Bakery Cafe, located in the heart of downtown Dover, opened in 2009 … More Trish’s Bakery Cafe
Before we get started on this riveting topic, I want to emphasize that I am intolerant to gluten, not allergic or celiac. Because I am only intolerant and not full-blown allergic, some of my favorite ‘gluten-free’ cereals are not necessarily celiac certified, because they are made in a location where gluten is present and may … More The Best Gluten-Free Cereals
It’s summertime here in Ontario, and summer in the farming community signifies far more than an increase in temperatures. With warmer weather comes an abundance of locally available produce, items that farmers and growers tirelessly produce for public consumption. From my own understanding, a lot of people do, in fact, eat, buy, and support locally. … More Eat, Buy, and Support Local
Polenta has quickly become one of my favourite meal components since I began eating it consistently, and after much tampering and experimenting, I’m pretty confident I’ve come up with my own version of it that will satisfy just about anyone’s palate. It’s quick, simple and delicious; what more could you ask for? I typically make … More Quick and Delicious Polenta
I recently viewed a PETA video, narrated by Kat Graham, depicting the horrid condition of several hen barns in British Columbia. Unkept, inhumane, and blatantly unacceptable, the barns that were featured in this video are a poor example of how farming occurs in Canada. I am completely and entirely against animal cruelty in any way, … More How Reliable is PETA?
My family and I are often on the hunt for new restaurants to try out, so when my mom and dad received some gift cards for the Lakehouse as a gift, we figured it would be a great place to attend following my graduation from Niagara College. My mom, dad and I had been to … More Restaurant Review: The Lakehouse
It is perhaps somewhat hypocritical of me to compose a blog post discussing the act of meal-prepping considering I have never meal-prepped myself, but after speaking with some people who do and reading up on it, I thought it may be useful for people who do meal-prep to read about some tips and tricks I … More Tips For Meal-Prepping
It’s asparagus season, so what better way to celebrate this wonderful time of year by emphasizing just how good this stuff is for you. It tastes great, has a multitude of benefits, and can be cooked in a variety of ways – what more could you ask for from a veggie? According to Eating Well, … More Get Your Asparagus On!
I love food, as do a majority of individuals, but sometimes food gets boring. Eating the same things over and over can definitely take the joy out of eating, hence why it is important to attempt to resource new and exciting recipes. Finding new recipes isn’t always easy, though. We’re busy people, and finding the … More How To Build A Delicious Sandwich
I was recently hired by Edana Integrated Marketing as their Account Coordinator, and as a Public Relations Agency, Edana frequently works with Ontario Turkey, promoting turkey farmers within the province. A significant component of Edana’s approach to promoting Ontario turkey consumption is their #TurkeyONTour campaign. The tour consists of a turkey food truck touring around Southwestern … More #TurkeyONTour