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Canadian vs. American Thanksgiving—What’s the Difference?

Thanksgiving is fast approaching—in Canada anyway. That’s right, for those north of the border, Thanksgiving is celebrated this Monday. Americans are often surprised to hear that Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving on a different date. It raises so many questions, so we put together this post to highlight the similarities and differences.… Read more »

Cooking vs. Carving: What to Do with Pumpkins

We’re in the heart of October, which can only mean one thing: It’s time to pick out a few perfect pumpkins. They are a staple decoration for many homes in October, obviously, but there’s more to them that. Sometimes we forget that pumpkins are edible, since many of us buy pumpkin puree in a can to make pie or other treats. Struggling with… Read more »

Thanksgiving: What to Eat Before, During and After

Thanksgiving has become ingrained in our culture as a holiday all about eating…and we’re supposed to eat as much as possible. This year, let’s change that perception, while still enjoying all the great food the Thanksgiving meal has to offer. Here are some strategies to … Read more »

A Dietitian’s Guide to Easter

The seasonal aisle in the grocery store is bursting with marshmallow chickens, jelly beans and big, chocolate bunnies. Does it appear that the Easter candy selection is sneakily growing and multiplying to anyone else? In fact, it seems Easter has become as synonymous with candy as … Read more »

Sticky Guinness and Smoky BBQ Portobello Mushroom Burgers

St. Patrick’s Day is as good a day as any other to incorporate Guinness beer into your meals. Guinness, as you probably know, is an Irish beer. It’s considered a dry stout. Though it has an imposing dark colour and thick black richness, the flavor is not that aggressive. It’s got a pleasant roasted malty tang, that makes it a great beer … Read more »

A Dietitian’s 7 Favorite Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about what sweet treat you’ll be whipping up for your significant other. I’m a serious sweets lover, and I need chocolate on most days of the year, but especially on Valentine’s day. And let’s be honest, dessert is pretty much a must at any Valentine’s… Read more »