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Glass of hot matcha green tea latte with milk microfoam

In Mandy’s Pantry: Matcha Green Tea

Matcha green tea has recently become a new staple in my pantry!  I’ve always known the health benefits of green tea, but matcha takes it to a whole new level! What Is It? Known as super green tea, matcha is unfermented green tea from the Camellia sinensis plant species. The tea leaves are grown in the shade,… Read More »

Fruits and vegetables at a farmer's market

The Dirty Dozen: 12 Foods You Should Be Buying Organic

Buying organic produce can be pricey, but I firmly believe in it!  Studies have proven that organic foods reduce exposure to pesticides and to antibiotic-resistant bacteria.  In order to curb your spending, there is a list called the Dirty Dozen outlining which foods you should be buying organic. The Environmental Working Group (EWG), an environmental… Read More »


Recipe: Sweet Potato Bruschetta

For me, bruschetta used to be a food of the past! Bruschetta made with gluten free bread just didn’t cut it. That is, until my friend Sarah made SWEET POTATO bruschetta for us at a Nutritionist Potluck! MIND.BLOWN. Needless to say, it was delicious and I decided to do a festive take on it, especially since I found… Read More »


Toronto Resources for Survivors of Abuse

Trigger warning.  It’s my job to write about things. Today, I don’t feel like writing about anything. Like most of us, I went to sleep and woke up sick to my stomach after reading the Toronto Star piece containing the allegations of Jian Ghomeshi’s violence.  The revelations are incredibly important, but for many, they are… Read More »