wellness-blog

  • It’s time we explored a food category that we don’t often consider—seeds.  These chronically underappreciated additives are too often overlooked, despite their many benefits. Chock full of nutrients and flavour, seeds are stellar additions to a vast array of dishes, from salads to breakfast staples to baked goods.  Whether you’re looking to expand your culinary horizons, attempting to add more protein and minerals to your diet, or just hoping to incorporate some new flavours to your favourite meals, seeds are a great solution. Take some time to familiarize yourself with some of the seeds most commonly used in cooking. Then,...

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  • Who says you need a recipe to create a stunner salad dressing? As it turns out, it’s shockingly simple to mix up your own tasty dressings from scratch. All it takes is a few pantry staples and pinch of creativity. Intimidated? Don’t be! Every vinaigrette only takes a few ingredients and the same basic principles. Plus, once you get the hang of the basics, you can start freestyling your own custom dressings for every variety of salad imaginable.  As the name suggests, a vinaigrette starts with vinegar. The variety you select depends on the flavor profile you’re targeting. For a...

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  • Let us introduce you to Danielle. She’s our wonderful manager at Merivale! Danielle moved to Ottawa six years ago and she absolutely loves it here! “There is so much beauty within this city and tons of outdoor activities.” She recently started studying Holistic Nutrition and is very excited to see her educational journey unfold. Her interest in health and wellness started at a very young age. “I actually went to school for baking and pastry arts and was working as a baker when I realized I wanted the work I do to be in line with my values.” That’s when...

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  • Health has always been a passion of Kristy’s. Before starting at Kardish, Kristy had 15 years of experience working in retirement homes and with adults experiencing dementia-related disorders. As much as she loved this job, she has always had a particular interest and fascination with food and nutrition. She applied for the Holistic Nutrition program with the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, fell in love with the material and chose to fully immerse herself into the world of natural health. She is now a registered holistic nutritionist. This has come in very handy while working as assistant manager of the...

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  • Protein powder has a world of benefits. For fitness junkies, it’s a great way to get the most out of a workout and help your body build muscle. For vegetarians and vegans, it’s an excellent alternative or supplement to plant-based protein options. And for everyone, it can be a great way to ensure your body is getting the nutrients it needs, especially on busy days. 

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