Flour – Who’s Who and What’s What

Ever feel as if you are being bombarded by flour in the baking aisle? Bleached, unbleached, whole wheat, stone ground whole wheat? Here are some tips to help you navigate that treacherous aisle. But first a crash course in Flour 101 Grains All grains are made up of three important parts – the bran, the […]

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My Top Five Healthy Foods

Here are my top five foods that are never leaving my diet, oh, and big surprise, they all have their own unique health benefits. In no particular order they are: Chocolate – Hell would literally have to freeze over for me to kiss chocolate goodbye; aside from keeping me sane in times of trouble dark […]

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Barley – Canada’s Ancient Grain

Barley – Canada’s answer to a super food   Asian Barley Salad     Cholesterol-lowering barley with two folate stars – peas and peanuts – makes this another heart healthy dish. This is one of my all-time favourites for a spring or summer dinner. Plan ahead and cook the barley the night before. Then in […]

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Barley 101

This super grain is one of the richest sources of both soluble and insoluble fibre. These dietary fibres provide your colon with friendly bacteria which helps makes your colon a happy camper. Barley’s true claim to fame lies in its high levels of beta glucan, which helps lower cholesterol which in turn lowers your chances […]

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