Pineapple Fried Rice – First Attempt

Summertime = pineapple sales! I remember pineapple fried rice being a real treat as a kid at small mom-and-pop restaurants. These were glorious dishes that hit the right notes for sweet, sour, and savoury. In an attempt to replicate this, I baked the dish above, with the help of a very helpful sou chef 🙂 […]

Vegetarian Noodle Salads

Summer has hit and with it veggies in all the colours of the rainbow. In a desire to have lighter fare (both on the body and budget), here are three noodle salads to concoct: yakisoba, vermicelli, and spaghetti squash. The first one is my fav. A spin on the yakisoba noodle dish, this one uses […]

First Attempt at Rice Paper Spring Rolls

This was my first attempt at creating rice paper spring rolls. They’re clear as they haven’t been baked or deep fried (I simply took rice paper sheets and rehydrated them in a big bowl of hot water for a few seconds before adding filling). While pretty to look at (imo) and healthy (these were vegan […]

Are the higher prices of different brands of eggs worth their buck?

As much as I’m supportive of good clean eating, I am also aware that the cost is steep.

Today let’s focus on eggs.

I have often wondered what the differences are between all the different eggs out there – white, brown, omega-3, organic, free-range, free-run, farm raised… the list goes on. It’s so confusing. Some articles toot eggs that come from farm raised birds that run around and are grass-fed taste better and have a brighter yolks. While this may very well be true, what I want to know is ‘are these eggs actually better from a nutritional standpoint?’ Maybe. But is this the whole story? Turns out not all eggs that come straight from local farms have been graded. The eggs that make it to our local grocery stores, drugstores, and superstores need to be weighed, inspected and graded before entering the market to ensure they don’t pose potential health risks. For example, eggs with hairlines don’t make it into cartons as they run the risk of salmonella.

While I encourage anyone who is interested in looking at local farms for their eggs, I am also aware that this is not possible for many others – e.g. students, families on a budget, those who live in cities without easy access to small farms. And honestly, who has the time? I can’t justify spending $6 on a dozen eggs.

There is an ongoing conversation about food and chemicals