In addition to publishing a Recipe of the Week here at Willowtree, Tina and I have been writing what we call an Experience post each week. These are posts that speak to our first-hand knowledge of living with food sensitivities our whole lives, whether it’s something we’ve learned, or someone we’ve met, or a store/restaurant/market that supports our food sensitivity diet, in hopes that our experiences help you, too. Until now, these Experience posts have usually involved food in a direct way, but I wanted to make today’s post about something that, at least on the surface, has nothing to do with eating, or even cooking, but has helped my sensitivities with food in a huge way: yoga.
Welcome to Part 2 of Following a Plot. In case you missed Part 1, I’m following the growth of a local community gardening plot in Calgary planted by newbie gardener, Bianca Moore.
One good thing about being back from vacation is that I can share with you this super restaurant I ate at and completely fell in love with. While visiting friends in Toronto, we went to this place called Fresh.
There are few things more challenging than completely overhauling your day-to-day diet, especially when your one of your body’s systems is forcing you to do it.
When my body began to tell me it wanted me to stop eating wheat products, finding breakfast substitutes was the most difficult. But fear not, if you are in this position I have 7 gluten free breakfast suggestions that I enjoy in the mornings, and I hope something in here works for you as well.
Do you ever find yourself standing in the produce section of the grocery store wondering…”Where did this food come from?” Meanwhile, busy shoppers are throwing elbows trying to reach the strawberries from California, cheering “It’s finally summer! Strawberries are here!” I find myself so confused and wanting to tell them…”hello, the strawberries have been available from California for like, 3 months already. They’re not in season here, they’re in season in California! In fact, some parts of California can grown them all year round!”
I’m a bit of a worrier.
Okay, okay, I get stressed pretty easily.
Fine, busted! At one point in my life, not too long ago, I used to get so worked up and stressed out about things that I gave myself crazy migraines that started in my jaw and that only my chiropractor could get rid of.
Growing your own vegetables is a great way to eat organic food, get some sunshine and maybe even make some new friends! For city dwellers, planting a beautiful organic, vegetable garden isn’t always an option due to limited yard space. But, have no fear – community gardens are a wonderful second choice to a backyard garden! Actually, from what I have learned Calgary is home to at least 30 community gardens, Edmonton weighs in with 40, Victoria [Read More]
Bread, bagels, muffins and I used to be a very tight group. We’d hang out at breakfast, lunch, and again at dinner. We were very supportive of one another; I would always welcome new friends they brought over (banana bread – I miss you buddy!), and they’d always lovingly call my name when I opened the kitchen cupboards looking for a snack. They defined the term comfort food to me throughout my childhood and teenage [Read More]
I remember when I began to make a conscious decision to eat more whole foods and especially cook more at home. My main reason for doing this was because I had decided to stop eating meat, but also wanted to stop spending so much money at restaurants.
Learning that I had a lactose intolerance was about as much fun as the reactions that are a result of it. If you are also intolerant to lactose, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Just like me, you may get gas, bloating, diarrhea, nausea, or cramps from eating dairy. And to learn that your body functions better when these things are not being consumed, can be less than exciting news.