Revisiting Ireland

Revisiting Ireland

Ahh, are we starting to see green yet? I mean, there’s no grass growing in snowy Ottawa, but St. Patrick’s Day is everywhere on cookie icing to shamrocks for sale in grocery stores. Do you celebrate? I can’t say I’ve ever had green beer but I do know that in my Ottawa pub-going student days, I would love the joyousness that the Irish holiday would bring to the city.

Feeding Probiotics with Prebiotics for a Healthy Body

Feeding Probiotics with Prebiotics for a Healthy Body

Kombucha (or, as I like to call it.. booch), seems to be the new saving grace for getting probiotics into the body and back into the health and wellness conversation. But is it enough? How did these fermented foods that supply us with healthy critters leave our everyday diet and are we getting enough these days? I’m going to go over a brief history of fermented foods, why they’re food for you and why we need to consider prebiotics as well.

Gluten Free Maple Parsnip Cake

Gluten Free Maple Parsnip Cake

Move over carrot cake! This maple parsnip cake uses this underrated winter vegetable in a beautiful way. The combination with toasted hazelnuts and the orange notes from the Cointreau liquor is intoxicating. Bring this to your next gathering! You’ll be a star. Besides, we need a little bit of enjoyment until summer fruit arrives.

Health Journey Part 8 - Ottawa Local Food Resources

Health Journey Part 8 - Ottawa Local Food Resources

I’ve been going through some life changes which slowed down my blogging but I’m back. Happy new year! I also decided to answer some questions I get from people who want to eat more locally. If you’re in Ottawa, check out my resource list here.