How full is your tank? Lessons in Self Care

April 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

For most of my adult life I’ve played gas station roulette with amazing accuracy. I can drive for days with that amber gas light blazing on my dash before pulling in, at the very last...

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Just because we still have two and a half feet of snow on the ground doesn’t mean spring isn’t just around the corner!  With Spring comes pollen and with pollen  comes (for many of us) hay fever and allergies, if you’re tired of popping antihistamines and living...

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Food for a better mood - Food Gypsy

Chocolate – Chemical Happiness

February 13, 2013 | 3 Comments

There’s a reason we gift chocolate at Valentine’s Day.  Besides being one of nature’s most perfect foods, from a chemical perspective, a new study finds that chocolate and some of our other favorite flavours, have structural similarities...

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Walking with Teah - Food Gypsy

A Body, In Motion…

August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Newton's Law of Motion applied, in real life: A body in motion stays in motion. Recently while walking past my reflection, I noticed something on my leg, much to my surprise, it was...

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Winter Vegetables - Food Gypsy

Eat Happy, Beat SAD – Food Vibe with Dr. Kubie

February 23, 2012 | 4 Comments

Up to 15% of the population is affected to some degree by SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) or what most of us call the winter blues. Low light levels effect our natural circadian...

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A peach in the hand - Food Gypsy

Just Peachy, Thanks

July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

The stomach is a delicate organ, our source of digestion and nourishment, but let's face it, it doesn't get very good press. If you are having difficulty with something you "can't stomach it", if...

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Emergency room, with a view - Food Gypsy

This Delicate Mortal Coil

June 12, 2011 | 7 Comments

Spent much of my week horizontal, in the care of the medical professionals at the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus who then attempted to kill me with aspartame....

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Sprouting Chickpeas, Day 3 - Food Gypsy

Sprouting in the Kitchen

April 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sprouting chickpeas? Really?! In the Gypsy Kitchen? Oh yeah, we're spouting chickpeas, because it's fun. Nothing I like more than growing things then eating them. When we talk about food...

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It's cold and flu season; sniffles and sore throats and sick days. Some nasty little bug bit me hard this weekend which meant cough syrup and pajama time. Nothing quite so sexy as a...

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