Food of the Month: Strawberries

Care of Amy Symington of ameliaeats.com Strawberries are a spring seasonal favourite for most people, and for good reason. They are sweet and tart, and jam-packed (pun intended) with essential vitamins and minerals. From breakfast parfaits and salad toppers, to compotes, jellies and jams, to decadent desserts, there is no doubt that strawberries are a versatile fruit…. Read more »

Food of the Month: Asparagus

Care of Andrea Howe This spring super-food starts the season off packed full of vitamins and minerals. Asparagus growing season begins at the end of February and continues all through the spring until May. Unlike most vegetables, asparagus continues to grow and thrive even after it is picked. This trait is beneficial as the powerful… Read more »

The Veggie Edge for Athletes

By Marco Pagliarulo, Weird Veg Science columnist for Lifelines Vegan athletes assert that a plant-based diet gives them a leg up. Let’s explore the science behind this claim. Endurance exercise induces muscle damage and inflammation throughout the body [1].  Since this can impede tissue repair and the body’s recovery [2], minimizing inflammation is advantageous to… Read more »

Food of the Month: Heal with Hazelnuts

Care of Amy Symington of ameliaeats.com Also known as the filbert nut or cobnut, hazelnuts have a rich, bitter, and unique nutty flavour that make any basic dish or dessert seem decadent. Hazelnuts contain beneficial flavanoids which have been shown to support brain health,  improve our circulation, and help keep symptoms associated with allergies at… Read more »

Food of the Month: Crushing on Cranberries

Care of Ashley Sauve Cranberries are a seasonal favorite during the holidays, an icon of festivity. They’re also a staple dried fruit used in trail mixes, granolas, and even salads. While we generally see cranberries as  complement, condiment or side, this tiny berry actually packs a solid nutritional punch and brings to the table a… Read more »

Food of the Month: The Perfect Pear

Care of Amy Symington of ameliaeats.com With its season beginning in August and lasting until end of October, pears really are the ultimate fall fruit. They come in the rainbow of autumn colours from green to red to yellow to brown and have a  subtle, sweet flavour that is very versatile when it comes to… Read more »

Powerful Pistachios

Care of Ashley Suave of The Vegan Chef Pistachios are a crowd favourite, especially around the holidays and they are deserving of the love! In fact, pistachios have been described as an honorary legume thanks to their unique nutritional value among nuts. Thanks to their high fiber,  protein, and vitamin E content, pistachios make a… Read more »

Marvelous Millet

Care of Amy Symington of www.ameliaeats.com This round, teeny tiny ancient and gluten free grain that is commonly found in bird seed packs a nutritional punch that is not just for the birds. Millet is high in insoluble fibre and is a good source of magnesium. High fibre whole grains, like millet, protect us from… Read more »

Food of the Month: Spirulina

Care of Ashley Sauve You may have heard by now of spirulina. It’s a trendy superfood that has been popping up everywhere from your favourite morning show to the grocery aisles. But what exactly is this mysterious ingredient? And is it really the nutritional superstar everyone is claiming? The answers might be surprising – first,… Read more »

What’s Up Doc? Our 2nd Favourite Vegetable: The Carrot

Care of Amy Symington: ameliaeats.com You don’t need to be Bugs Bunny to appreciate the satisfaction of biting into a freshly picked crisp, sweet carrot. Noted as the second favourite vegetable worldwide, carrots come in every colour of the rainbow from orange to purple to yellow to red and are the beginning of any good… Read more »