Natalie Roizman
March 4, 2014

Q&A with the Owner of Hidden Garden, Catherine Anderson

Every parent has encountered trouble when trying to feed your kids enough vegetables. Whether it’s brussels sprouts or broccoli, there’s inevitably something they try to leave behind on their plate at dinner. But getting enough vegetables in our diet can be a challenge for all of us. Enter Hidden Garden. This genius company based in West Vancouver has created all-natural cookies with a half serving of vegetables in each one. Plus they’re gluten free. How’s that for dessert? Continue reading

Natalie Roizman
February 28, 2014

How to Understand Expiration Dates

There’s a debate in many households regarding expiration dates. Is that tub of sour cream still okay two days after the expiry date indicated on its lid? You may have realized the mustard you love had a best before date of last month. What about the can of chickpeas that has been sitting in the back of the pantry since you moved — 5 years ago? Food label dates can be confusing and often result in a lot of waste. Here are a few tips on how to understand them.

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Natalie Roizman
February 18, 2014

Q&A with the CEO of Three Farmers, Natasha Vandenhurk

It has been touted “Canada’s new super oil” and earned some amazing accolades on Dragon’s Den. The camelina oil by Saskatchewan’s Three Farmers is out to change the way we cook. Derived from the Camelina sativa plant (originally from Europe and Asia, now grown in Saskatchewan), the flavourful, cold-pressed oil is a rich source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 polyunsaturates and Vitamin E. Continue reading

Natalie Roizman
February 14, 2014

Discovering the Benefits of Fermented Foods at Home

Did you know that kefir is said to contain three times the amount of healthy probiotics than plain yogurt. Plus, homemade sauerkraut can help boost immunity and aid in digestion – how’s that for a hotdog condiment! Here at Hiyu we’ve been learning a lot about the health benefits of fermented foods lately and experimenting at home. But where does one begin? We’ve compiled a few tips and tricks to help get you started. Continue reading

Natalie Roizman
January 30, 2014

Gluten-Free Baking Made Easy

Remember how easy it was to create a masterpiece chocolate cake with your Easy-Bake Oven? It was always so exciting, and in retrospect a little confounding, to see that light bulb create enough heat to make it rise. Later on in life you may have graduated to Betty Crocker Devil’s Food Cake mixes Continue reading

Natalie Roizman
January 24, 2014

Q&A with Canada’s Gluten Free Expo

This weekend thousands of people will gather at the PNE Forum in Vancouver to attend the Gluten Free Expo, Canada’s largest gluten free event. Just a few years ago, the event was founded by Margaret Dron and began at in a small community centre gymnasium. Their goal? To help those living with a gluten intolerance to discover new dietary solutions, Continue reading

Natalie Roizman
January 23, 2014

Demystifying Vegan, Gluten-Free and Paleo Diets

With Beyonce and Jay-Z jumping on the vegan bandwagon and paleo being known as the “caveman”, it might be easy to view the latest hot topic diets as fads. Media buzz aside, going vegan, gluten-free and paleo should begin with a health and lifestyle decision. Each diet has its own unique nutritional benefit. Continue reading

Natalie Roizman
January 17, 2014

Start a Healthy Lifestyle by Reorganizing Your Kitchen

Out with the old, in with the new! The beginning of a new year gives us all a chance at a fresh start. If any of your resolutions have to do with health or family, much of that will begin with what, where and how you eat your meals. It’s time to pull out those uneaten pretzels at the back of your 2013 cupboards and hit the reset button for 2014 in your kitchen. Continue reading

Natalie Roizman
December 31, 2013

How to Turn Holiday Leftovers into Delicious Meals

There’s nothing better than holiday leftovers and everyone has their favourite recipe for the perfect next-day turkey sandwich. But what about when you’re going on day four and your fridge is still jammed packed? It’s time to switch it up with some new flavours. Here are a few ideas on how to turn holiday leftovers into something completely different for dinner.

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Natalie Roizman
December 20, 2013

Grocery Shopping Tips for the Holidays

We’re inundated with gift guides this time of year. There are always so many great tips to help you shop for family members, hard to buy for friends, your kids’ teachers, your in-laws, and more. But once all the presents are wrapped and put under the tree – what will you feed everyone?

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