I had big plans to finish writing an eloquent blog post laced with science … and then the reality motherhood hit (hard) after my 5 am alarm clock was bumped up to 3 am and changed from a nice melody to persistent cries…oh baby girl. So instead you get my reflections on Pi day.
Yes, I know that Pi day is not Pie day, however I also recognize the sentiment to celebrate by eating pie. Why eat pie on Pi day? Well, pies do come in circular form giving it both a circumference and diameter and hence is a relation to pi; however, I think that we really just look for reasons to indulge in sweet treats and fond memories!
I have a very personal relationship with pie. My husband and I met when we were in grade 9, and since neither of us had a driver’s license when we first started dating a year later, we ended up making a homemade apple pie on our first date. This led to the delicious tradition of making scratch pies together, a new variety (almost) every time. I like to think this date be...
I get this question a lot. I don't know if it's intimidation that people ask before they tell me what they cook! Or if it's a yay! I trumped the chef moment!
First off let's go back a few years when I was still officially working in the industry, single-ish, no kids, and only had to worry about one and only me. I would honestly have coffee for breakfast, maybe throw in a apple or whatever I had actually in my fridge. Then heading off to work I would actually eat a meal if there was a break in the day.
If not in all honesty I would eat simply, either it would be cereal or toast when the time to go home came along.
Craving anything fancy just didn't happen but if it did it would be on a day off. Cooking more than a basic meal after a shift was a far cry from reality
I am in no way saying this is every chef in the industry at all but when your cooking everything and I mean everything you just don't want to eat it.
I am SO excited to start a collection of posts called “Lets Talk! Nutrition and _______”! I have been thinking about this idea for a long time, inspired to provide reliable and accessible information on the science of nutrition to equip people to critically think through what they read and hear about food. Here and in future “Let’s Talk” posts, you can expect several truths that are often overlooked.
What better place to start than Calories! Yes, the “c” is capitalized; the full term for Calories with respect to food is kilocalories, which is just a mouthful to say!
Calories are counted, feared, cut, bashed, and used as the basis for food choices, but would this be different if you knew what a Calorie actually is? The term Calorie originates from the early 1800’s in France and was used to measure heat in chemistry, physics, and engineering, with its first appearance in medical text books in 1894¹ – fascinating! What this means is that a Calorie is NOT something physical, but rather th...