All posts in April 2018

Clean Eating

The buzz is everywhere around clean eating. Have you found yourself wondering what all the hype is about this modern, hip way of eating? When I ponder the basic guidelines around clean eating it becomes clear that this is actually kind of retro: consuming whole seasonal foods, as close to their natural state as possible; and slowing down and taking the time to enjoy the ingredients and the experience of our food. It seems to me that our ancestors 100 years ago were doing just that.

So then what does it take to eat a clean diet in today’s world? It takes focusing our diet on whole, real foods. Restricting processed and refined foods and especially simple carbs and sugar. Emphasis on quality protein, fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats and then consuming this all in a balanced manner. Eat 5-6 smaller meals/day. Preparing ingredients that you understand where and who it came from, putting us more in tune with our food.
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Pizza Pie

Pizza… the story of pizza begins in various countries around the world in the form of flat bread. Each geographical location embraced its own version of flat bread using grains and cooking methods suitable to their culture and region. These original breads allowed for a quick and easy source of nourishment. Now imagine the genius leap of faith from flat bread to pizza that a Neapolitan pizza maker by the name of Raffaele Esposito took in June of 1889. The story goes that he created a pizza in honour of the Queen consort of Italy, Margherita of Savoy. A pizza garnished with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil, to represent the colors of the Italian flag – this is known today as the Margherita pizza. It seems to me that once again some of the greatest food arises from humble beginnings and pure necessity.
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