Parenting Stress, Home Chaos and Children's Health

Parenting Stress, Home Chaos and Children's Health

Feeling stressed out? Ever wonder what impact that stress might have on your health or the health of your children? Check out my webinar on parenting stress, home chaos and children's health to find out more! 

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One Pan Fish + Veggies

One Pan Fish + Veggies

I have been posting what I've been bringing for lunch a lot lately on our Instagram. I hope it's been inspiring for those of you who are following, but it's also been great for me to keep on track with packing my own lunches every day. However, with the commuting life there are also dinners to think about.

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Would Canada benefit from a national school food program?

Would Canada benefit from a national school food program?

It's that time of year again when kids are off to school and parents are tasked with packing lunches. It can be a struggle to plan and pack healthy lunches on a daily basis for many reasons (e.g., convenient packaged foods available, cost, schedules, picky eating).

While thinking about healthy school lunches may be on the minds of many parents, this topic is also of interest to nutrition researchers.

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Carrot Apple Zucchini Bread

Carrot Apple Zucchini Bread

The long weekend has come and gone and the unofficial start of fall has begun! I am going to miss the summer days (although we can barely say we had a summer this year), but I am excited for the fall season. I love the crisp air, fall fashion, pumpkin spice lattes, hiking, and of course the baking!

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Recipe Review: Pecan Butter Tarts

Recipe Review: Pecan Butter Tarts

The long weekend is right around the corner and whether you are heading up to the cottage or going to a party/BBQ this weekend you will want to bring these butter tarts along with you! I have made these tarts numerous times and recently whipped up a batch when my cousins came for an afternoon visit a few weeks ago.

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Life is as peachy as you make it to be...

Life is as peachy as you make it to be...

The end of summer is one of my favourite times of the year for baking (next to fall and Christmas) simply because it's peach season. Peach season spans from July-September in Ontario, but mid to late season varieties are superb for baking, preserving or eating fresh. I haven't gotten into making peach preserve, but I will never miss an opportunity to make a peach baked good.

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Farmer's Market Finds: Zucchini Blossoms

Farmer's Market Finds: Zucchini Blossoms

One of my favourite parts of summer in Ontario is the abundance of fresh (and local) produce that graces the supermarkets. Living in downtown Toronto, summer also means Farmer's markets become a very common and welcome sight. You never know what delicious surprises you will find at the Farmer's market. Read on to find out how you can enjoy zucchini blossoms! 

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Endive Tuna Salad Scoops

Endive Tuna Salad Scoops

Aloha friends!

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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