Taste tests

Taste tests

Is it broccoli or is it cauliflower? Neither – it’s Romanesco

Is it broccoli or is it cauliflower? Neither – it’s Romanesco

LisaOct 21, 20142 min read

The first time I saw Romanesco was at the Jean Talon market in Montreal last fall. I wasn’t sure what it was at first but I was intrigued by its…

What kind of apples should you use to make apple pie?

What kind of apples should you use to make apple pie?

LisaOct 17, 20143 min read

There are a couple of comforting things about fall to help ease the adjustment of shorter days and cooler temperatures. The fact that it’s a time for apple picking, corn…

Butter versus margarine – which one is better?

Butter versus margarine – which one is better?

LisaSep 25, 20142 min read

For as long as I’ve been a dietitian, this debate is still going on. There always seems to be a different spin each time. Butter is saturated but margarine isn’t.…

What is pumpkin pie spice?

What is pumpkin pie spice?

LisaSep 23, 20141 min read

Pumpkin pie spice is a combination of cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg or mace, cloves and allspice. It’s often used in pumpkin flavoured desserts such as pumpkin pie, cakes, cookies, custards…

Getting kids in the kitchen with Growing Taste Buds

Getting kids in the kitchen with Growing Taste Buds

LisaSep 19, 20144 min read

I’m involved with various food-related initiatives in Toronto. Visiting the various programs helps me learn about food and see the kinds of programs that are available in the community. It’s…

Omega Crunch flax topping

Omega Crunch flax topping

LisaSep 13, 20142 min read

I’ve sent out chia seeds and hemp seeds through my product review club previously so I’m very excited to be able to complete the trilogy and send out flax seeds…

What are key limes?

What are key limes?

LisaSep 12, 20143 min read

Are key limes the same thing as regular limes? I had never taken the time to really find out the answer because I usually use limes when making mojitos or guacamole…

How do people use hemp hearts?

How do people use hemp hearts?

LisaSep 5, 20141 min read

Members of the Confessions of a Dietitian product review club had the opportunity to review Manitoba Harvest hemp hearts last month. It was great to see all the different ways…

Homemade energy bites

Homemade energy bites

LisaAug 20, 20145 min read

This summer I joined a cycling club as a way to help train for triathlons. The club I ride with does rides that range anywhere from 50-140km so it’s definitely…