Endive Tuna Salad Scoops

Endive Tuna Salad Scoops

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When I was growing up, my mom often made tuna salad sandwiches for lunch, and it's continued to be one of my go-to favourites (especially if it's a tuna cheese melt *drool*). This time around, I decided to tweak the classic sandwich by swapping out the bread for endives and the mayonnaise for Greek yogurt.

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The Coconut Oil Debate

The Coconut Oil Debate

The coconut oil debate has been making the rounds again in the media lately, due to the recent comments from the American Health Association deeming coconut oil as unhealthy.  In this post, we will discuss what all the fuss is about and share our thoughts. 

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What's in the News?

What's in the News?

Have you seen the What the Health documentary on Netflix? The documentary does highlight some good points, such as the high rates of obesity, diabetes and disease (that are partly driven by diet) that we are facing and the fact that we could do better with eating more vegetables and fruits, limiting our meat intake, and embracing more of a plant-based diet. However, in our opinion this film did nothing to lessen the confusion about the link between diet and health.

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Plant-based diets: should you, or shouldn’t you?

Plant-based diets: should you, or shouldn’t you?

A study published last week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has gotten quite a bit of attention, with press release titles such as “Some Plant-Based Diets May Increase Heart Disease Risk.” Plant-based diets have gotten a lot of attention in the past few years, from the perspective of the environment, animal rights, and health.

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Weekend Vibes: Watermelon Slushies

Weekend Vibes: Watermelon Slushies

The other day I had a trip down memory lane. I was thinking about the hot summer days when my friends and I used to grab slushies at the local corner store. Those were the days when we would walk to each other's houses to collect the crew and then head over to the store. I remember we would be in the store for a long time, debating on what flavour slushy to buy. We were always curious about what two flavours would be in stock and had to decide if we wanted just one flavour or a mixture.

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Nailed it or failed it? The Infamous Crêpe Cake

Nailed it or failed it? The Infamous Crêpe Cake

A few months ago I saw a cake on the cover of Canadian Living that looked absolutely divine. This cake is atypical because it is made with alternating layers of crêpes and cream. Come on, how awesome is that!? I have been talking about making this cake for awhile now and all I needed was the perfect occasion to make such a fancy cake. Such an occasion came about the other week since my mom was having a milestone birthday. Check out the recipe below to read about how hard (or not) it was to make this cake.

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Electrolytes and Hydration. Do you need a special drink?

Electrolytes and Hydration. Do you need a special drink?

Do you find yourself wondering if you are getting enough fluid? Do you need to replenish yourself with electrolytes after playing soccer, hockey, swimming? If so, what should you be having? Is water enough or do you need a sports drink?

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Kickoff the Summer with Burgers

Kickoff the Summer with Burgers

Canada Day weekend is the unofficial kick off to summer for Canadians, and it's hard to think about summer without thinking about summer grilling, particularly burgers. So let's get to it! We've got three types of burgers (meat, plant-based, fish) that are all quick + easy to make, because lets be real, we know you'd rather be chilling on the patio enjoying your food and drink instead spending too much time food prepping. 

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Homemade Rhubarb Juice

Homemade Rhubarb Juice

Rhubarb season is upon us and I am so excited to share this super easy recipe with you! Not only is this recipe super easy and delicious, but it also has European influence; I had it for the first time while in Hamburg Germany this past May. In Germany, you can buy rhubarb nectar at every corner store to make your own delicious drinks, so upon arrival home, I was seriously missing it and determined to re-create it! 

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Domestic PhD Travels: Victoria, B.C

Domestic PhD Travels: Victoria, B.C

Last week the Domestic PhD travelled to Victoria, B.C for a nutrition and physical activity conference with our fellow blogger Angela (https://www.eatrightfeelright.ca/). While we learned  a lot at the conference (and got to nerd out sharing our own research with people from around the world), we also had lots of time to take in the sights and tastes of the beautiful island city! Here is a run down of where we went and what we ate: 

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What's in the News?

What's in the News?

Kathryn and I are currently in Victoria, BC for a physical activity and nutrition conference, so this week we are sharing with you some articles that caught our attention.

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Eating consciously while travelling...and consciously enjoying your food!

Eating consciously while travelling...and consciously enjoying your food!

While living in France, I’ve been fortunate to do lots of travelling. Our most recent trip was to Corsica, a French island in the Mediterranean off the coast of Italy. (It was incredibly beautiful, and I would highly recommend it if you’re ever in the area!)

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Red Velvet Cake -- What's all the hype about?

Red Velvet Cake -- What's all the hype about?

Aloha friends!

In a post this week featured on Refinery29, a writer discussed their dislike for red velvet cake. In short, the writer seems to feel that red velvet cake is nothing more than chocolate cake with a huge amount of red food colouring thrown into it. We have to say that we disagree! Over here at the Domestic PhD our mouths are melting just at the thought of eating red velvet cake. Although you can't always quite pinpoint the flavour of the cake, who doesn't want a smooth, chocolately cake smothered with cream cheese or buttercream frosting!? What is with all the hype you ask? Let us break it down for you.

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What's in the News?

What's in the News?

Aloha friends! It is a busy week here for the Domestic PhD with Kathryn jet-setting off to Germany and Michelle is starting to teach a night course this week. This week's post is a round out of a few interesting articles we have come across this week:

Happy reading!

xo Michelle & Kathryn

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Tasty and Healthy Banana Muffins

Tasty and Healthy Banana Muffins

One of my favourite things to do is bake and I especially love creating healthy and delicious treats. My favourite muffin has to be a classic banana chocolate chip... I mean who doesn't love the combination of  chocolate and bananas? This muffin recipe was a childhood favourite of mine and one of the few things my mom ever baked (lets just say I did not inherit my love for baking from her). I experimented with my favourite childhood recipe and finally tweaked it just the right amount to make it healthy but still delicious.

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Weekend Vibes: Homemade Nutella Poptarts

Weekend Vibes: Homemade Nutella Poptarts

Aloha friends!

Growing up were you a Kellog's Pop-Tart or Pillsbury Toaster Strudel fan? Perhaps neither! But if you were a fan of either one, this weekend I have a cross-over Nutella treat just for you!

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Some Bunny Pass the Mini Egg Cookies!

Some Bunny Pass the Mini Egg Cookies!

In the last few weeks my Instagram feed has been filling up with pictures of Cadbury Mini Egg cookies. I could not resist the temptation anymore, so I decided to make my own batch for Easter.

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How do you like them apples?

How do you like them apples?

Aloha friends!

A couple of weeks ago I was assessing my fridge situation and I realized I had turned into an apple hoarder. I've really been enjoying snacking on an apple on my commute home to curb my hangry feelings. When I grocery shop I always make sure to grab a few apples, but I realized that turned into me buying more apples than I was eating.

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Say "no" to food fads – going forward from #NutritionMonth

Say "no" to food fads – going forward from #NutritionMonth

Let’s face it. Not everything we read online is true. And while many of us know that, it’s still easy to be taken in by popular ideas we see online or hear from friends. (Who doesn’t know someone who’s tried the Atkins Diet, the Grapefruit Diet, the Master Cleanse "Lemonade" Diet, the Paleo Diet, or the Alkaline Diet?)While some popular diet plans may have merit, most fad diets are simply just that: fads. So, how can we really separate food fact from fiction?

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End Mealtime Mayhem

End Mealtime Mayhem

Do you get frustrated after you make a large family meal and your kids only take two bites? Or maybe you wish that there were some go-to meals that everyone could agree upon. The good news is that taking control of the dinner hour is within your reach! My PhD research is focused on family meals and how parent feeding practices during meals influence what and how much preschoolers eat. While my research findings are still TBD, I am really excited to share with you some of my tips for dealing with picky eaters!

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