April 3rd, 2020

Cuisine

From Our Table: Food benefits go beyond nutrition

By Joanne Smith on March 10th, 2020

March is Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is More Than Food. Dietitians across the country want Canadians to know that healthy eating goes way beyond just food. It extends to eating together, cooking delicious home made meals, generational cooking skills and mindful eating. Dietitians love food and the science behind it. We are passionate ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

From Our Table: Eat foods rich in nutrients for heart health

By Joanne Smith on February 25th, 2020

Not only is February the lucky month to host Valentines Day, it’s also the designated month for Heart Health Awareness. This is an extremely important area of our health to keep on top of. That old saying is true, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Both diet and exercise play key ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

From Our Table: Love is in the air and in this chocolate cake

By Joanne Smith on February 11th, 2020

Friday is Valentine’s Day and the red, pink, hearts and Cupids are in full force. There are also a little extra chocolate treats to tempt tastebuds throughout many stores. Chocolate is a deliciously decadent treat that, like many foods, does actually have a healthy component as well as less healthy ingredients. I might mention moderation ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

From Our Table: Turn up the heat to avoid food poisoning

By Joanne Smith on January 28th, 2020

I know this is a food column but I’m going to share a little story with you that is not so appetizing. In fact, here’s a warning: This column may contain content some might find culinarily offensive. A few years ago I was out at a local restaurant. My succulent Caesar salad topped with grilled ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

From Our Table: Set a goal to lose weight? Four factors to feeling full without overeating

By Joanne Smith on January 14th, 2020

The most popular New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. This goal often comes along with that nasty word associated with dieting – deprivation. Losing weight should be about wanting to be permanently healthier. It means finding positive lifestyle changes you can live with forever. It should not be temporary. It should not eliminate entire ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

From Our Table: Send off 2019 with one last hurrah

By Joanne Smith on December 31st, 2019

Another year is wrapping up. In fact another decade is also coming to an end as we get ready to welcome 2020. It’s a super fun year to say! I don’t think I’ve ever had a column that landed right on the last day of the year. I debated if I should write about Christmas ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

From Our Table: It’s OK to play with your food at Christmas

By Joanne Smith on December 17th, 2019

Every year at Christmas I like to try something new for Christmas dinner. From experience let me tell you it’s a really good idea to test them before the big day. I’ve had some great successes and some epic failures. Did I try those before? Hmmm let me think. OK no I confess I really ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

From Our Table: Fa la la la food

By Joanne Smith on December 3rd, 2019

The Christmas season is here and the festivities, fun and of course food are fully in swing. With all this fabulous food around, especially the special treats that only come around once a year, how can we possibly eat healthy. Here are a few tips that might come in handy helping you make healthy choices ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

From Our Table: Christmas cranberries

By Joanne Smith on November 19th, 2019

You are not going to believe this but Christmas Day is just a short 36 days away. Christmas parties are gearing up and you might even be starting to plan your Christmas dinner menu. A great addition to your festivities this Christmas season, and keeping with the bright red and green color theme, is the ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

From Our Table: Cooking got creative in wartime

By Joanne Smith on November 5th, 2019

Remembrance Day is right around the corner. You might remember me mentioning in my last column on Oct. 22 how thankful we should all be that we live in a country where healthy food choices are abundant. One of my colleagues recently wrote on Twitter that in North America and other wealthy countries we argue ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!