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21111 Lakeshore Road

Ste. Anne-de-Bellevue,

QC H9X 3V9 

Macdonald Campus, McGill University

Recipe Mondays #4: Cranberry Apple Pear Crumble (V, GF)

This week on Recipe Monday DHNUS is helping you cook with seasonal produce! It is important to purchase seasonal produce to minimize farm-to-table distance (less emissions), support local farmers, and increase vitamin & phytonutrient intake. Click this link to check out the Quebec Seasonal Produce Calendar: http://trousseals.org/pdf/english/documentsutiles/quebec_seasonal_produce_calendar.pdf In November, the three main fruits in season in Quebec are: Cranberries Apples Pears We will be making a Cranberry Apple Pear Crumble, a delicious recipe that incorporates all three of these fruits! This recipe is also vegan and can easily be made gluten-free if using gluten-free oats. Cranberry Apple P

Mythbuster Mondays #3: Butter Coffee- Does it keep you energized longer?

Getting to MacDonald Campus from downtown, I often need a coffee to get myself through the 45-minute shuttle ride. While researching how to keep my coffee buzz longer throughout the day to forgo a second cup, I came across “butter coffee”, which is exactly as it sounds: butter blended into coffee. There are numerous blog posts claiming that the butter in the coffee was helpful to stay energized because it “takes longer to metabolize fats, which means butter coffee is supposed to keep you energized longer”. (Carter, 2017) One article states that, “I don’t think I’ll ever again reach the level of euphoria that I experienced that first buttery morning, but I’ll dream of it for the rest of my da

Recipe Mondays #2: Sugar-Free Pumpkin Candies

Autumn season means pumpkin season, and that means pumpkin in every single recipe! This one requires minimum equipment and has no sugars added to it! Ingredients: - ½ cup (100g) baked and grated pumpkin (for canned pumpkin see notes*) - 1/4 cup (20g) shredded coconut - 1/8 cup (10g) shredded coconut for coating - 2 tablespoons (30g) vanilla protein (or other neutral flavour) or powdered milk (milk powder) (see notes for vegan option)** - If using powdered milk or unsweetened protein powder. add sweetener of choice. Method: Mix all the ingredients together except the shredded coconut for coating. If you find the mixture too wet, add more shredded coconut Form candies from your “dough”, they

Mythbuster Mondays #1: The Keto Diet!

What is the keto diet? The keto or ketogenic diet advocates for extremely low carbohydrate intake, moderate protein and high fat intake. Depriving your body of carbohydrates, such as on the keto diet, will cause the body to switch to an alternative fuel source, which in this case are ketones. When the cells in your body no longer have their preferred fuel source (glucose, from carbohydrates), your body will start breaking down fat and amino acids to become rearranged into ketone bodies. Your brain runs exclusively on either glucose (from carbohydrates) or ketones to stay alive. What foods are not permitted on the keto diet? The keto diet advocates for extremely low carbohydrate intake, typic