Green Book @ TIFF

After living in Toronto for 19 years, I finally attended the Toronto International Film Festival for 2018. I am not a sophisticated movie watcher but just love a good story, read or watched. This year, I saw and voted for the movie that won the People’s Choice Award: Green Book. It is a beautiful rendition of an unlikely friendship that gave two people a chance to grow with and help each other. The movie is a series of conversations and incidents that are touching and compelling – sometimes serious and sometimes funny. All well put together.  Continue reading Green Book @ TIFF

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Recipe: My New Power Breakfast

Going free of wheat, dairy and eggs has made breakfast more difficult for me to figure out than any other meal of the day. And that struggle led me to discovering what is now my favourite breakfast! It is easy, nutritious, tasty, and filling. It was recommended by my naturopath and she was proud of how well I had taken to it.

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Recipe: Crème Caramel

This is one of my favourite desserts. I love the comforting flavour and texture. I replaced the evaporated or heavy milk with skim milk and use less sugar to make it lighter: a pleasure to eat after a big meal and a little easier on the waistline. The recipe is super easy to make and, for me, it is a great way to impress guests with a homemade dessert or use up extra eggs sitting the fridge.

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Danger in the Supremacy of Expertise

If you were to assume that many experts use their information to your detriment, you’d be right. Experts depend on the fact that you don’t have the information they do. Or that you are so befuddled by the complexity of their operation that you wouldn’t know what to do with the information if you had it. Or that you are so in awe of their expertise that you wouldn’t dare challenge them. … Armed with information, experts can exert a gigantic, if unspoken, leverage: fear. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

In today’s world, there is an abundance of information. To manage this information, Continue reading Danger in the Supremacy of Expertise

Recipe: Sweet Potato “Chips”

I winged this recipe and the first batch was eaten right off the baking tray in minutes. It was even appreciated by tasters who have never been fans of sweet potatoes. Then, the next day, I had to make a second batch for my snack at work. They are super quick to make, almost as fast as the rate at which they disappear. Continue reading Recipe: Sweet Potato “Chips”

Recipe: 3-Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies

This recipe is a perfect fit for my wheat-free diet and to save blackened bananas. Two cookies paired with tea or coffee make a wonderful breakfast or snack at work. I make small batches but to preserve the cookies which are held together by bananas, refrigeration is recommended.

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Timeless Health Tips

There are many fads out there that keep coming and going; tips about every little thing that we can do and how it affects our health. On top of that, the information keeps changing. It can get really confusing and overwhelming sometimes to ensure that we make the right decisions in taking good care of ourselves.

I put together a list of health tips that are timeless, valuable, and versatile. I hope these ideas can help you, as they have helped me, to set some healthy resolutions for a better lifestyle:  Continue reading Timeless Health Tips