Author and photos by: Maycko Macapugas There is an abundance of energy bars out there and it can be difficult to know what to choose. The SoLo Gi Chocolate Charger energy bar had me worried when I first looked at it. Chocolate often means sugar, and inevitably a sugar crash. Given the sugar count, I[…]
Author and photos by: Maycko Macapugas
You can never have too much pasta– well, you can, but some health-oriented alternatives wouldn’t hurt either! While any pasta alternative won’t necessarily get rid of the carbs we fear and love, Flavour Revolution Solenzi provides a variety of choices for those with gluten-free needs.
Of course the challenge for me wasn’t necessarily tasting or cooking the pasta. Rather, I found it challenging to figure out what to cook with the pasta and to help bring out and enhance the embedded flavours. With so many pastas available, I was inclined to do some research into what would help with the taste!
Also, eating pasta alone is never fun, so I got some friends together and made it a community thing; pasta seems to be a community thing.
Written and photos by: Maycko Macapugas
Roasted. Legumes. Snacks. I mean, I’ve heard of vegetable snacks, but when I heard and read about these I was definitely intrigued. Three Farmers’ Roasted Chickpeas and roasted Pea Pops contain the nutritional value you can expect in legumes. Yet, their additional flavouring may trick your tastebuds into thinking they’re bad for you! Of course– all in moderation.
Author: Sandy Deboer of spaingourmetcanada.com Located on the north-eastern corner of Andalucia, the province of Jaen is one of the largest olive oil producing regions in the world. Nicknamed the “Sea of Olives” visitors experience colours of green and golden tones highlighting the mountains and hills as far as the eye can see. This area[…]
4 Ways To Banish Daytime Bloat By Desiree Nielsen BSc RD Feeling ugh? You’re not alone…bloating is one of the most common complaints I receive in my practice. Especially after a long summer of merriment. The challenge is determining what’s normal…and what isn’t. Bloating requires both the production of gas in the intestines…and slow movement[…]
My Island Bistro Kitchen A native of Charlottetown, PEI, Barbara Mayhew launched her My Island Bistro Kitchen blog, in 2012 to combine her passions for cooking, photography, and writing. Believing that being gluten-free shouldn’t mean sacrificing tasty baked goods, Barbara creates her delicious recipes to share with the community. www.myislandbistrokitchen.com Baking Backwards Danielle Dewar is[…]
AS THE SAYING GOES, KNOWING IS HALF THE BATTLE Being diagnosed with Celiac Disease can feel a little scary, but it can also be an excellent opportunity to better understand what is happening with your body, and what it needs to cross the victory line of health and wellness. Here are some important questions to[…]
The topic of Oats and the gluten-free diet can be confusing. Here’s what you need to know; so here’s the big question: Are oats truly gluten-free? The Canadian Celiac Associations Professional Advisory Councils’ Position Statement on Consumption of Oats by Individuals with Celiac Disease is as follows: “The safety of oats in individuals with celiac[…]
In 1997, the New England Journal of Medicine published a medical report regarding farmers who had been diagnosed with nonresponsive celiac disease. This report demonstrates the idea that it is possible to experience celiac disease symptoms by inhaling gluten rather than only by eating it. There is also a considerable amount of anecdotal evidence showing[…]
12 SURPRISING PLACES GLUTEN LIKES TO HIDE So you’ve emptied your home of the obvious gluten culprits like bread, pasta, cereal, pizza, and bagels, right? You’re ready, right?! You’ve got this, right?! Well … almost. There are a few sneaky sources still holding onto a gluten risk for you to be aware of. Here are[…]