Monthly Archives: April 2016

red lentil dal, or how to impress all your Indian friends

Posted on April 17, 2016

When I taught psychology, Indian international students comprised one of the largest groups of my students. They were endlessly entertained by the fact that I could greet them in Hindi. Still when at the end of the year, we held a potluck, and I announced that I was making dal, they were skeptical. On the

5 ways to get a shitload of protein in your breakfast

Posted on March 3, 2015

A traditional North American breakfast seems to be all one colour – golden brown, and consist mostly of processed carbohydrates. Hello, bagels, waffles, pancakes, hash browns, and everything else that translates to basically bread. Don’t get me wrong, I love bread (the real thing, that is), but I’d rather not make it a centre of

Pamela Kirk at 2:40 pm Mar 3
Great piece, as always. Thanks for including recipes. I am a fairly daring cook, so guidelines can save me from a pan of "Oh, that's unfortunate". :-)

a weird day = a weird salad

Posted on October 24, 2013

My day has started with an invitation to Bang With Friends. [Insert “I wish I was kidding!” comment here]. They have an abbreviation and everything. I will lie if I say that I didn’t entertain the idea of… no, not what you thought. Jeez. The idea of actually naming the post that. Just to mess with

Nancy Francis at 7:59 am Oct 25
Sounds like an awesome salad! Don't think it's offensive.. but I'm essentially as Canadian as they come, so I might not be the best person to ask. Also, because I'm impatient I already checked your marathon results - congrats!

splash, splash…

Posted on January 31, 2013

Guess what is the one thing you really (really!) don’t want to do after you’ve been stuck in traffic for over an hour in a snow storm, hungry, on your way from work? Come home, change, eat, take your gym bag and go for a swim lesson. Yeah. Seriously. Getting wet was the LAST thing

[…] haven’t been swimming since my ill-fated swimming lessons in the winter. And yes, getting in the pool in the summer is indefinitely easier. The pool is […]

pantry salad

Posted on January 30, 2013

May I present: “there-are-currently-no-fresh-vegetables-in-the-fridge” salad aka… pantry salad Ingredients: 2 cans of tuna 1 can of pitted olives 1 can of lentils 1 can of corn This is definitely a protein punch in a bowl – very filling. You can dress this with some oil and vinegar or some Greek yogurt and garlic. And imagine

bacon chocolate chip cookies

Posted on January 28, 2013

Yes, you heard me… This is how it all started… Few years ago, I discovered my favorite ever in the world sushi. They make them at Toko Sushi on Yonge Street, downtown Toronto, and I haven’t seem them anywhere else. Not surprisingly. How many restaurants would dare to make sushi with peanut butter and bacon?

awesome carrot soup

Posted on January 24, 2013

Tuesday was yet another reminder why I always pack lunch, and carry food on my person… The traffic on the way to work was so bad, that instead of going back home between my morning class and night class, I decided to stay on campus and work. All was well with the plan, except no

Solo at 7:28 pm Jan 30
Thanks for trying this, Teresa! So happy it turned out well!

I’ve never been good at cleaning…

Posted on January 23, 2013

Is there any upside to crawling out of your warm bed at 6am, getting into a freezing car that barely starts, gloomily staring at the thermometer that indicates -23C, and driving to CrossFit? Yes. The fact that very few people choose to do that. So few in fact that you may end up with a

Solo at 12:32 pm Jan 24
thank you. :)))) glad to hear someone is reading. what are you trying to do with the weights? I find that this place is actually pretty good: http://getfitguy.quickanddirtytips.com/ he is an athlete, and he lists a lot of workouts, especially for beginners. let me know what exactly you are looking for, and I can recommend something more specific.

impromptu paleo zucchini pancakes

Posted on January 18, 2013

“impromptu” = done without being planned, organized, or rehearsed… I was going to make something with eggs this morning. This happened. Paleo Zucchini Pancakes Ingredients: 1/2 cup egg whites (or 2 whole eggs) 1/2 grated zucchini 2-3 tbsp coconut flour 1 tsp vanilla extract (just trust me…) a pinch of salt olive oil for cooking

Maisie at 12:56 pm Aug 21
This is great!

muscle chili

Posted on January 16, 2013

This recipe has been adapted from Scrawny to Brawny’s take on muscle-building chili. It’s touted as a protein packed and easy recipe for the boys, but protein packed + easy are both bonuses in my books too. So here it goes. According to the original recipe, this makes 4 huge bowls. I wasn’t sure how

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