Impossible….the best thing that has happened to beef!

September 9th, 2019

Fake! Another processed food that appears to be good for the stock market but is it good for you? Your informed, educated and certainly have the information if you like at your fingertips. It is not us we need to worry about its our kids we should be thinking about when it comes to processed fad foods and I believe this one may be out long before it stays.

GMO’s, I talk a lot about them, genetically modified soy is a big hit these days. Bigger than it should be. Now genuine soy that has not been scientifically played with are low in saturated fat, high in protein and contain folate and vitamin C. Of course they are good source of fiber magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, thiamin and phosphorus. Holy Cow! We should be eating these beans like mad with all the nutrients they contain, however the downside is they contain estrogen like compounds called isoflavons that can promote the growth of some cancer cells, affect the thyroid function and impair female fertility….and what happens when men eat foods high in estrogen, find me a scientific study that says this is good for men.

Long and short. Think before you eat. No restaurant has to tell you your eating GMO foods….and here is why you may think twice. GMO Soy

We are all looking for healthier food choices and maybe we are being bit lazy about what we are ready to eat without really knowing what is in the product. It is a food that is a bean that is made to look like beef. Not cool in my opinion, another brown food salted and flavored to mimic something it is not.

So how can this fake beef product be good for beef producers? Well the public has spoken and they are saying we want better, we want healthier. GMO Soy is not the way to go. This is an opportunity for beef to clean up the beef industry, start giving your customers better beef, non-GMO beef burgers so we can all continue to enjoy our burgers the way they should be.

Burger on the bottom, veg on top!

This blog was written to educate not to humiliate.

We have enough dairy…..

June 29th, 2018

There is no reason why anyone in Canada would want to see more of a surplus of cheap food flood into our grocery stores and onto our tables. We have systems in place to protect our local farmers and the bully down south wants to rip into our economy, dump cheap milk products and claim our steel and aluminum is a national security threat adding high tariffs while he holds hands with nasty dictators and makes enemies with allies.

Buying local is not just about not buying imported food, it is about realizing the need to protect the parts of our food industry that have the most sensitivities. If we do not protect our dairy farmers, the flood gates will open to the US, and we will certainly loose most of our dairy farmers. Is there a difference between Canadian milk and US milk, you read and decide. We have a smaller economy to take care of, it’s not like we can grow avocados here.

Now all of you know I am not a big milk/dairy girl…mostly by choice. Living with food sensitivities to all dairy products and having a daughter who is anaphylactic to dairy does not help but I have friends who are in the dairy industry, who are protected from a glut of cheap imported dairy/dairy products and I support them. I may not eat dairy if at all rarely but many of you do. It is always best to know where your food comes from and form that connection. This is an important piece of our economy, if we allow the un-American to rip into our dairy industry, what is next? It is important that your dollars stay here in Canada when it comes to your food, as much as possible.

I am sure if the un-American was to be nice, work together with its allies, one may open the door of discussion for some change but as you can see its a one way street, lacking trust and stability. He wants to flip the world on it’s head only because he is the one that is un-American, hoping to Americanize us….he has an underlying agenda. You cannot be that big of a bully and expect everyone to embrace your behavior and simply give in to a dictator approach.

And for the rest of my American friends, love and peace.

Stay strong Canada!

So this weekend, Canadian’s, celebrate local food!

Stacey

Merry Christmas Foodies, Eat Local, Drink Local

December 20th, 2017

May your Christmas be white, filled with love, laughter, great food, family and friends!

But don’t forget to add a little green to go with your favourite roast turkey, ham, or whatever your heart desires. Personal fav’s may be roasted brussel sprouts and tender greens.

This is a great time to spoil yourself and indulge, buy locally raised and organic poultry and meats. Nothing wrong with Organic Salmon or a Red Snapper or two and of course roasted with  local beer.

Finally I can drink Baily’s again, they have their dairy-free version Bailys Almande that has been difficult to find….but I got a bottle and will gratefully enjoy this festive drink this Christmas! I know many of you cannot do the dairy so this is a great substitute.

And on that note, last night I indulged on some really tasty brew with my friends , brewed locally right here in my backyard.

Caledon Hills Brewery, as they say…

The Riedelsheimer Family brews from their heart. Thank you Stefan, Monica, Sebastian and Christian for taking the time to create a craft beer   that makes you want to share it with everyone!

Where to buy their delicious beer?

Enjoy friends!
Stacey