Health & Wellness

How Can I Make My Own Soap?
 "Don’t worry, we’re not going to use large cauldrons, nor are we going to make a whole year’s worth of soap in a single day like the pioneers did. We aren’t going to save leftover bacon fat, boil it in water, let it cool until it solidifies, clean it of impurities and then mix it with water... More »
Arugula Salad with Shaved Fennel and Prosciutto
One of the best reasons to wear perfume is that its scent precedes you. It relays a silent message of great expectations. Similarly, we love how the peppery arugula brings out the best in savory, roasted fennel, with salty prosciutto chiming in. A simple browning of the shallots will give you a... More »
Roti with Curried Filling Curried Chickpeas (Diabetes-friendly)
Rotis and chapatis are flat East Indian breads made from flour and water. Rotis or chapatis can be bought ready-made. If you can’t find rotis for this recipe, wrap 3⁄4 cup (175 mL) filling in 2 chapatis or one 10-inch (25 cm) tortilla. Two-thirds of a cup (150 mL) of rice could also replace a roti... More »
Top 10 Tips for Tasty and Healthy Diabetes Eating
 Sharon Zeiler, diabetes expert and author of 250 Essential Diabetes Recipes, shares her Top 10 Tips for Tasty and Healthy Diabetes Eating:1. Take a few minutes each week to plan your menus. This will allow you to schedule a quick and easy meal on Wednesday, when your son plays hockey, and a... More »
Pan-Roasted Trout with Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce (Diabetes-friendly)
Here’s a simplified cooking method for trout. It’s served with a vibrant fresh tomato topping that is more popularly associated with bruschetta. More »
Have Diabetes? Walk for Health
Walk for Health... Karen Graham, diabetes expert and author of Diabetes Meals for Good Health says: "It is very important to keep active. Experts recommend about thirty minutes of exercise a day. For people with diabetes, a minimum of 150 minutes per week is recommended. If half an hour is too long... More »
Irish Currant Cake (Diabetes-friendly)
This yummy cake is a sweet adaptation of traditional Irish soda bread, and is definitely worth trying. The recipe uses currants, which are dried from a small seedless variety of grape (you can replace the currants with raisins). More »
Straight Answers to Common Diabetes Questions
Do I really have diabetes? You may not feel any different, which makes you wonder whether you really do have diabetes. Many people do not have any symptoms, but blood tests will confirm if you have diabetes.Do I have to stop eating chocolate bars and desserts?  No, you don’t have to stop. You... More »
Pasta and Broccoli Gratin (Diabetes-friendly)
A classic with a twist, this cheesy pasta dish is hearty enough for a main course. More »
Seafood Chowder (Diabetes-friendly)
'I adapted this recipe to use frozen fish and seafood, which is sometimes more readily available and less expensive than fresh. Using frozen fish, your soup will be cooked in half an hour. The soup is delicious the day you make it or next day. It also freezes well.'-Karen Graham More »
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