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The Pegan Diet Q&A

The basics of the Pegan diet The Pegan diet is a combination of the paleo or caveman diet and veganism. If that sounds like opposites diets colliding, it is. Those on the Paleo diet eat vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish, and meat. They avoid dairy, grains, sugar, legumes, most vegetable oils, salt, alcohol and coffee. Vegans focus on plant-based foods and avoid all animal products and byproducts, including eggs, dairy and honey. The Pegan diet consists […]

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Is it more expensive to follow the new Canada Food Guide? Here are 8 ways not to break the bank.

Is it more expensive to follow the new Canada Food Guide? I’ve got 8 ways to make the most of your fruits and veggies. According to a comparison of the old guide versus the new guide, done by the Agrifood Analytics Lab at Dalhousie, “the average family of four will save 6.8 percent – or about $1.90 a day – with the new guide” – said an article in The Globe and Mail.  While that […]

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Best Diets for 2019

Here we are, at the beginning of yet another year. Does it feel like a fresh start for you? It does for me! A new year is a clean slate as we put behind all that happened in 2018. Well, that which you’d rather leave in the past, that is! Forgive all wrongdoings and look towards a more positive future. Do you make resolutions still? How’s that working for you? I think it’s likely not. […]

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Drum Roll… BEST Burger Results

Here are the results of The BEST Burger Challenge held on June 10, 2018, at the beautiful Royal Canadian Yacht Club on Toronto Island. We had a fantastic line up of family and friends with Jerry Agar, host of NewsTalk1010 Radio, and I. I came up with this idea because Jerry and I have a history of discussing (and disagreeing) about burgers! Well, we disagree about food in general. I would love for him to […]

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The BEST Burger Taste Test

The forecast looks amazing for Sunday, June 10 – the big day of our BEST Burger Taste Test. Jerry and I, along with and friends and family will be tasting 16 burgers – 8 plant-based and 8 meat-based. If you’d like to follow along and try some out, here’s the list of what we will be tasting: Veggie Burgers Yves Veggie Cuisine – The Good Veggie Burger Linda says: By way of introduction, I have […]

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Calling All Burgers! The BEST Burger Challenge

Before we start throwing just any ol’ burger on the barbie, Jerry Agar from NewsTalk 1010 and I want to find THE BEST burger to grace the grill this summer. And, we need your help. Our goal, through taste and trial, is to find the BEST pre-made patties (both meat and plant-based) so that we (and you!) can take part in this challenge. Since I’ve been on air with Jerry Agar – first on SunNews […]

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The Game Changers’ James Wilks on Plant-Based Diets

Inspired by my recent viewing of The Game Changers, I sent producer, elite special forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter and combative expert, James Wilks my burning questions about the movie and about plant-based diets. Check out our interview and leave a comment for a chance to win two tickets to watch The Game Changers on May 5 at Toronto’s Hot Docs festival! Lianne Phillipson: James – I understand that you were badly injured in […]