New York Style Menu - © Flickr / King Huang

Calorie Counts Coming To Fast Food Menus

Ontario, the Canadian province where I live, will require chain restaurants to post calorie counts for their menu items along with other specs starting next year. It’s has been done elsewhere already, and it’s proven to be a real eye-opener – and choice changer – for some…

Apples - Detail - © SweetOnVeg/flickr

Open Letter To A High Schooler’s Mom…

This is specifically directed to the Mom, here in my neighbourhood, who religiously packs a healthy, nutritious lunch for their high schooler and just as ardently believes that the kid is getting all that he, or she, needs to get through the day. Alas, Mom! You’re being double crossed!

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Some Sunday Morning French Toast Tips…

To celebrate a weekend sleep-in morning, I often make French Toast for brunch for mom and me. Sister Erin – she of the touchy tummy – usually opts out, claiming there’s too much butter. Nonsense! You can’t have too much butter when cooking French Toast! And that’s Tip #1!

Endangered Species - © bovi-denmark.s-2

We’re Buying Cheaper Brands, Less Meat…

I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so. Months ago, I predicted that Canadians would switch to cheaper cuts of Meat and eat more locally-grown Veggies – especially Root Veggies, which we can store all winter. Now a major survey has confirmed that’s just what’s happening…

Valentine's Grilled Cheese Hearts - © b-is4.blogspot.ca

I Missed ‘National Grilled Cheese Day’!

I can’t believe I missed it! Yesterday was National Grilled Cheese Day and I missed it! One of my most fave things on a plate and I missed it! Well, I’ll try to make amends with a belated post covering the highlights and pass on some tips for creating your own perfect Grilled Cheese…

Love Butter! - © chriskresser.com

“I Love Saturated Fat!”

The other day, just for the heck of it, sister Erin Googled ‘I love saturated fat!” She wasn’t expecting to get the search results that came up. And I’ll bet you’ll be amazed by them, too. If you’ve been agonizing over the health consequences of eating too much fat, you may be relieved…

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