For many of us, grocery shopping can be stressful. Aimlessly wandering the aisles can leave you missing the ingredients you needed to buy, and impulse buys in the junk food section inevitably add up to an overload Continue reading
Sometimes the hardest thing about sticking to an organic diet can be the snacks. Where do you turn when you want something a little more satisfying than fruits and vegetables? The answer for many of us is Continue reading
After leaving Egypt, the Israelites wandered the desert for 40 years. Many a joke has been told of the wandering, many scholars have debated the meaning. Today, the Jewish people commemorate that important event with a modern day wandering…through the grocery store. Continue reading
Let’s face it, buying organic groceries can be expensive. The recent speculation over rising costs for organic produce in British Columbia, due in part to the drought in California and our own dollar losing momentum, is unfortunately only adding fuel to the debate over whether it’s really worth it to buy organic or not. Continue reading
Learning about the many ways to use a single grocery item isn’t just great for natural remedies and saving money. We’ve discovered that buying groceries that are versatile can also save time. Continue reading
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
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.
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
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
When we stumbled upon the Rumble (www.drinkrumble.com) naturally awesome supershake, it was a bit of a game changer. Based in Victoria, BC, this company is making waves in the food industry with their healthy, hunger-fighting beverage that is a bit like a smoothie, energy drink and nutrition supplement all in one. Continue reading
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
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
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
Focusing on local and seasonal ingredients isn’t just for foodies. Cooking with fresh, local food can definitely result in some delicious meals, but did you know that it can also be beneficial for nutrition and save you money? Continue reading
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
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.
No matter how much you plan and prepare for the holidays, you are bound to have a few impromptu visits with family and friends along the way. But don’t fear the doorbell!
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?