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hydratation_tips
Burgers, steaks, chicken and shrimp skewers dominate the barbecue in the summertime. And while some people enjoy a cold beer or cocktail to accompany their meal, there’s a glass of something else that might help keep your body hydrated: water....
blueberries
Boy, do I love summer! The sun, the heat, the festive feeling in the air, the smiles on people’s faces and the delicious fruits and vegetables that are fresh and in-season. Ever since I was a wee one, berries have held a special place in my heart. I may not have been the most open-minded eater back then, but berries were always a hit in my book. When I was little, I would go to my grandmother’s house in Charlevoix and we would pick delicious field strawberries and raspberries. Several years down the road, my mother would take us to pick wild blueberries under the hot August sun, on a...
garden_cherry_tomatoes
Fruits and vegetables are at the front line of foods that helps us achieve and maintain optimal digestive health.  We not only benefit from their minerals and vitamins but they also provide our bodies with fiber. Often we may not eat as much of this food group as we need. Most likely we don’t have salad supplies on hand (or a couple ripe tomatoes to add to our frittata) without planning a shopping list in advance. By planting a home garden you can have all your favourite veggies at your fingertips, ready for a spontaneous addition to any meal (at a much lower cost). If gardening seems like a chore, the good...
Greek Cuisine Through Oikos Ambassadors
This February, I spent a few days in Greece in the company of chefs Martin Juneau from Montréal and Anthony Sedlak from Vancouver. I saw them become kids again while roaming through an apiary, milk a ewe for the first time, and go into raptures tasting yogurt, cheese, and other local specialties. I asked them to talk more about this cuisine that charmed them both. “I really like the conviviality of Greek cuisine,” confided Martin. “Big platters of food in the middle of the table, letting you eat what and when you want to. I’m also a big fan of Greek clichés like tzatziki, Greek salads, gyros, etc. And when...
BBQ salmon
Summer is the time to gather friends and family around the BBQ! Whether you’re getting together at your house, at the cottage or at your friend’s place, any occasion is perfect to light up the trusty BBQ! Since I’m a relatively big eater and just love the taste of grilled food, I tend to go overboard at times. More often than not, this results in unfortunate digestive woes. So I gave it some thought and came up with a few tips to enjoy BBQ season without compromising on our digestive comfort. Choose a lean cut of meat and marinate it for extra tenderness and juiciness. Use strong cheeses (blue, aged...
Plain_yogurt
With the advent of flavoured yogurts, we’ve gotten away from yogurt in its most “natural” state. Yet plain yogurt is an integral part of a varied and balanced diet. Some people associate it with childhood memories…my case, anyway, as my mom used to make it at home with a yogurt maker when I was little. Let’s rediscover this forgotten food together. What are the benefits of plain yogurt? Plain yogurt contains no added sugar, only the milk’s natural sugar. So you’re free to add something sweet (maple syrup, honey, etc.) if you’d like. And you can keep better track of the sugar content of your desserts and snacks. Plain yogurt...
eatwise.ca_Healthy Choices
Since the advent of the smartphone, new applications have become a dime a dozen. Some are meant to entertain us, others have no apparent purpose, and a few actually help us to better our lifestyle habits. The latter applies to the “Eat Wise” application. What is it? A tool launched by the Dietitians of Canada and GS1 Canada, allowing one to check the nutritional value (calories, fibre, certain vitamins, etc.) of everyday foods, as well as some products sold in grocery stores. How does it work? It’s rather easy. Simply open the application and type a food in the search bar. You can search by brand or refine your search...