Profile of Amanda O'Brien

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  • More is better

    Earlier this month the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health published British research examining the eating habits of more than 65,000 ...

  • Spring staples for all kitchens

    ‰ Beans, peas and lentils: try adding these to soups, salads and pastas for an extra protein boost, or enjoy them on their own for a meatless ...

  • Additives to avoid

    Earlier this year it released a publication entitled “Chemical Cuisine: Your Guide to Food Additives.” It’s a comprehensive review of additives ...

  • Surprising sources of food additives

    Carmine, also known as cochineal extract, is a food colouring that comes from an insect that lives in Peru and the Canary Islands. The red, pink ...

  • Fantastic farro

    Farro is a type of hulled wheat. And while many ancient grains are gluten-free, this one isn’t. It has a nutty flavour similar to oats and ...

  • Instil healthy choices by cooking with kids

    Although there is little direct evidence that links cooking and health, it’s reasonable to think that the loss of these skills could affect ...

  • Cookspiration: the most useful kitchen app-liance

    Several factors influence our choice to cook from scratch, including our attitudes and beliefs about the importance of home cooking as well as ...

  • Top kitchen gadgets to infuse health into everyday meals

    An Ipsos Reid 2012 online poll with more than 2, 000 Canadian adults found that 43 per cent of Canadians do not cook balanced meals for ...

  • Nutty for butters

    Walnut, hazelnut, almond and cashew, sesame, sunflower and seed butters are just some of the many options. My personal favourite is the ...

  • Time to focus on fats

    Avocado oil. I was surprised and excited to see this at a store in St. John’s the other week. Avocado oil has a greenish hue (no surprise there) ...