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Why Is Hunger Such A Big Problem?

At Good Food For Good every purchase you make helps feed a hungry child. Why exactly is hunger so important to us? We believe that ending hunger is entirely feasible (indeed, once achieved, the only question will be why it took us so long). Hunger is not a problem...

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Dates, Honey Or Stevia? Your Guide To Pros And Cons

Summer is upon us and we all like to enjoy ourselves while not adding to our waistlines.  Unfortunately, sugar is hidden in many of our favourite summer foods, even the ones we would least expect, such as condiments like BBQ sauce, and savoury food items like weiners...

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Compelling Reasons To Avoid All Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners - they were meant to help with weight loss and cause no harm! Hmmmmm - The current issues with artificial sweeteners lies in the incorrect assumptions that surrounded their initial creation and manufacture. In reality they enabled large...

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How To Break Your Sugar Addiction In Only 4 Days

In our previous blog we’ve learnt about sugars super addictive qualities and how its Advanced Glycation End products harm our body systems. Science has also now taught us that it lights up the same parts of the brain as heroine and cocaine and that our drive to eat it...

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Why Saying Goodbye To Sugar Is The Best Thing For Your Health

SUGARS NEGATIVE IMPACT ON YOUR BODY We’ve all heard about sugars negative effect on the body, but do we ever stop to think of why it’s so bad? What exactly are the chemical reactions that occur in our bodies due to ingesting sugar that can cause us so much harm in the...

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The Power Of Eating Traditional Foods

  Intuitively it makes sense that we eat the food of our ancestors who sourced their foods directly from the earth. However, modern stressful times have seen us move away from this wisdom as we come to grips with our rapidly changing lifestyles and cultures. At no...

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Thank you Lisa Borden

Today is the first day of School!  I dropped all the resolutions I started in January by end of spring, so I want to give them a new chance starting today. After all September is the new January! There are many habits that I want to incorporate - list is endless and...

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15 Reasons You Should Start Eating Dates Today!

Are you looking to enrich your daily diet with more natural nutrient foods, rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins? Are you also looking for a healthy natural substitute for nutrient-void table sugar to use in your foods and snacks? Then look no further than...

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Free 30 Day Challenge with Nutritionnaire

The FREE 30-Day Green & Orange Challenge is for anyone and everyone who wants to easily integrate more nutrition into their busy life. This challenge is different. It’s not about taking anything out of your diet. It’s not about eliminating certain foods or only eating...

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Sweetened with Nature’s Candy

  Did you know there’s 2 grams of sugar per single fast food-style packet of ketchup? And we all can admit that just 1 ketchup packet is never nearly enough for our burgers and hotdogs. And let’s not forget about how we love to dip our fries in ketchup, totalling up...

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Put an end to mushy Enchiladas

I have finally solved the mystery of mushy enchiladas! I love enchiladas and love fresh corn tortillas. However, almost every time I tried to bake them they would start falling apart while serving. I always thought it's my tortillas, but I have finally solved the...

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What’s In Your Ketchup?

What’s In Your Ketchup? Alexandra Daugherty, CNP • Holistic Nutritionist Photo by: Tim D It’s still spring, but with temperatures in Toronto peaking above 25 C it’s definitely feels a lot like summer weather. But hey- I’m not complaining and hope you aren’t either....

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Turmeric – The golden root

While science has helped debunk many myths about food, it has also helped establish a scientific backbone for many food related beliefs, many of which are rooted in centuries of tradition. For example, science has helped corroborate the several health benefits of...

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How I Sneak Superfoods in my Everyday Meals

This is my little secret! I am always looking to boost up the nutrients in my every day meal. I find it easier to just sneak a little bit of super food in every meal - some hemp and flex seeds in my pasta sauces, moringa in my pesto and spinach curry and sesame in all...

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Another reason to avoid Canned vegetables

I have always used only fresh vegetables in our cooking sauces. I did that for a few reasons: Sauces made with Fresh ingredients taste much better. Eating whole tomatoes with peel increases the bioavailability of Lycopene by 75% - Lycopene is the antioxidant in Tomato...

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Leslieville’s Hidden Gem – Raise the Root Organic Market

Raise the Root is one of my favourite places to shop for local, fresh and organic food in Toronto. I like going there not only for the great quality food it has to offer but also to chat with Amy, co-owner of Raise the Root. Her passion and love for food is very...

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Lentil Masala Sloppy Joes

  I am making these exotic sloppy joes for Meatless Monday meal today. It feels like spring here after frigid cold last week. To honour the warm weather, I made these super easy and delicious Sloppy Joes. This American classic is made exotic and meatless, yet really...

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Super exciting news for Good Food for Good!

I have a super exciting news to share. Last week we found out that our cooking sauces are good for 52 weeks in the fridge. It has been quiet a journey from the time I started testing these sauces almost a year ago. When I was still creating recipes I was told by the...

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Healthy Indian Inspirations

  I am so looking forward to Marni Wasserman's Healthy Indian Inspirations cooking class this coming Thursday. Sample Menu: Chana Masala, Lentil Dahl, Vegetable Curry, Yellow Basmati Pilaf, Date Raisin Chutney, Chai Latte Join us and learn how to add spice to your...

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Good Food For Good – Amongst the cool finds at CHFA East

We have stayed true to the Good Food for Good values from the begining. Good Food - made with pure and simple ingredients and always for Good (donating a meal with every purchase made). It hasn't been the easiest to source fresh, organic produce and make everything...

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Coconut Oil

Coconut oil - the real deal! I come from a culture where coconut oil was used readily almost in everything and almost On everything (i.e skin, hair etc). However, just like any other youth growing up in a developing country I always considered these traditional...

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Joyous Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Joyous Inspiration for Living Your Best Life. I had the pleasure of meeting Joy McCarthy, a Holistic Nutritionist, Author, Speaker, and Faculty Member earlier this year. She is exactly as vibrant and full of life in person as she is in her numerous videos. I admire...

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Health Strategist and Good Food Evangelist

Health Strategist and Good Food Evangelist. This month's Good Food Hero, Marni Wasserman, is really passionate about nutrition. Marni is a holistic nutritionist who wants to share with everyone the wealth of information that she has gained through her education and...

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Making Vegan Food Mainstream

The Good Food Hero for March is my favourite vegan chef - Doug McNish. I first met Chef Doug McNish when I just started GOOD FOOD FOR GOOD and was looking to rent a kitchen and Doug was renting his basement kitchen. We were side by side serving health food enthusiasts...

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EAT 2 FEED TO

Last year Richa launched EAT 2 FEED TO to introduce good food for a good cause. The idea behind EAT 2 FEED TO is simple: enjoy a world cuisine inspired dinner with fresh, local food in a unique Toronto venue and raise funds to fight hunger in Toronto. The first EAT 2...

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Aspiring Actress and Food Entrepreneur

Aspiring Actress and Food Entrepreneur I am introducing a new blog series to share stories of Good Food Heroes, people that I admire for their extraordinary work in bringing good food to Torontonians and Canadians. Each one of these Good Food Heroes has an amazing...

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Food Labels – Truth be Told

Food Labels - Truth be Told. As consumers, we are all increasingly interested to learn more about what goes into our food and what nutrients we will gain from them. So, it's always a good idea to take a close look at the Ingredients and Nutrition Facts table of the...

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My 3 Rules 2 Fuel – Fresh, Organic and Local

With fad diets and information overload on what to eat - and what not to eat -  it is hard to create and maintain a healthy eating plan.  After several trials and tribulations I have reached the conclusion that a balanced diet with all food groups is best for me. I...

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Farm to Table

We at GOOD FOOD FOR GOOD are very excited to announce our partnership with Samsara Fields a certified organic farm in Waterford, Ontario to produce our vegetables. JP and So Young, founders of Samsara Fields are amazing at what they do. I met JP and So Young at the...

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Lime or Lime Juice?

I am a big proponent of eating fresh and cooking at home. I have always used fresh ingredients in my home cooking, as that is what I grew up with. I never had to look for bottled or canned ingredients. However, I recently learned lemon/lime juice is a natural...

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Food is our Fuel. Choose it Wisely

  Shouldn’t food be made with just FOOD ingredients? If this is true, then why does almost every food product in the super market today contain ingredients that are not FOOD? Most packaged food in the supermarket are loaded with chemicals and do we stop to wonder if...

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