Month: September 2013
World Vegetarian Day is celebrated every year on October 1st. It’s purpose is to promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism. Established by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977, this event has been endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978. The date has been chosen because it is the eve of Mahatma […]
MYTH: Drinking tea causes dehydration THE TRUTH: It’s a popular belief that tea is dehydrating because it has caffeine, but the level of caffeine you get from drinking moderate amounts of tea, even strong tea, doesn’t dehydrate you. Tea is actually 99.5 percent water and counts towards your fluid intake for the day, so it […]
Little is known about its origins, but okra (also known as lady’s fingers or bhindi) was already being cultivated in Egypt during the time of the pharaohs. Today it can be found in almost all tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
MYTH: When you’re pregnant, eat up! You are eating for two THE TRUTH: Pregnant women are commonly told they are “eating for two.” In reality, you need just a little more food, during the second and third trimesters, to get enough nutrients and calories to support a growing baby. Two or three extra Food Guide […]
How we experience food is a multisensory experience involving taste, feel of the food in our mouths, aroma, and the feasting of our eyes. A new study published in the journal Flavour by University of Oxford researchers suggests that the colour, weight and type of silverware we eat with can affect our taste perception.
A new research from Newfoundland’s Memorial University suggests that one in 20 Canadians is a “food addict”, as determined by the Yale Food Addiction Scale. The Yale Food Addiction Scale consists of 27 statements describing eating habits such as: “I eat to the point where I feel physically ill,” and “I find myself constantly eating […]
Octopuses are molluscs with eight tentacles bearing suction cups, and they live in shallow waters in temperate zones around the world. A mysterious and strange looking animal, the octopus has always fascinated man, who gave it a superhuman size and powers.
Coordinated by Canadian Organic Growers, the Canadian Health Food Association and the Canada Organic Trade Association, the 4th annual Organic Week is celebrated through a variety of public events, farm tours and workshops dedicated to informing consumers of the health and ecological benefits of choosing organic products.
A report published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) last Wednesday says a whole third of the world’s food goes to waste, leading to 3.3 billion tons of CO2 released in the atmosphere. The wastage costs global economy around $750 billion each year and does not include fish or seafood […]
Today at the office we had a ball, as our colleague Vincent brought us an exquisite melon from his garden, which we enjoyed at the end of our usual Monday meeting. You may remember that this capable programmer is also a talented “pastry cook” in his spare time (as demonstrated by the shack-shaped cakes, made […]
The “minestrone” that is served in most restaurants, whether Italian or not, is often not the real deal. Because, although the recipe may vary according to the whim of the cook, the seasons and the availability of ingredients, a real minestrone is always thick and always contains either pasta or rice.
Chinese designer Qiyun Deng is the creator of Graft – a set of disposable tableware inspired by fruits and vegetables. Completely biodegradable, these utensils borrow the shape and texture of plants: A celery stem serves as handle for a fork; a petal of artichoke becomes the bowl of a spoon; a pineapple stem is the […]