What Is Moringa?

Moringa is gaining in popularity as a new “superfood” with nutritional and medicinal advantages. The Moringa oleifera plant, also called the “Miracle Tree”, grows in parts of India, Pakistan, the Caribbean, the Philippines and parts of Africa. It is considered to be one of nature’s healthiest and most nutritious foods. It has been used for generations in […]

The Plant-Based Diet: What Is It and How To Start

Episode 1 – Plant Based Eating: What is it and how to start? Listen to “Plant Based Eating: What is it and how to start?” on Spreaker. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan or a meat eater interested in integrating more plant-based foods into your diet, there’s no question that plant-based has gone mainstream. But it’s more […]

Better For You Desserts

Better For You Desserts Desserts are ever so tempting, aren’t they? At AFN we believe that desserts shouldn’t be off the table just because you want to eat healthier or because you have food restrictions. There are workarounds. And there’s not one dessert for everyone. From vegan, to lower sugar, to vegetable additions to desserts […]

How To Download and Listen to Podcasts

We love to podcast. It’s a great way to get information to our audience, inspire conversation and create a more intimate communication experience. For listeners it’s great because you can listen to podcasts whenever and wherever, while multi-tasking or just lounging around. How to Download Podcasts For those who are new to podcasts or who […]

New Food Guide

This week saw the publication by the Canadian government of the latest version of Canada’s food guide. The four food groups are gone. Instead, the guide promotes the regular intake of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and protein foods. For protein foods, it is suggested that plant-based foods be consumed more often but the guide still […]

New Food Guide

This week saw the the publication by the Canadian government of the latest version of Canada’s food guide [JP-link to the food guide that’s in the AFN Resources section]. The four food groups are gone. Instead, the guide promotes the regular intake of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and protein foods. For protein foods, it is […]

The Inflammation-Food Connection

One of AFN’s most popular podcasts is The Inflammation-Food Connection. What is Inflammation? According to naturopath Dr. Audrey Sasson, inflammation is essentially the body’s response to any damage, internal or external. In a Q & A published by Harvard Health Publishing, Dr. Deepak Bhatt, M.D., M.PH. states that inflammation is the body’s natural response to protect […]

General Tso’s Cauliflower Bites

Looking for a vegetarian alternative to the hugely popular General Tso Chicken? Look no more. Here’s a tasty vegetarian recipe for General Tso Air Fried Cauliflower. INGREDIENTS: Cauliflower & Batter 1 head of cauliflower 1 cup flour 2/3 cup cornstarch 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 2 teaspoons salt 4 eggs 1/3 cup water Sauce 1 […]

Party Planning Tips for Guests with Food Allergies and Other Restrictions

Event and party planning can feel overwhelming, especially if there are guests with food restrictions. Here are some tips for both the host and the guest. Tips for Host: If a guest has an anaphylaxis reaction, immediately call 911. Err on the side of caution by not having the specific allergen present, if possible. Alert […]

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Latkes/Pancakes (Gluten Free)

 Ingredients: 1/3 cup rice flour 3 sweet potatoes 4 eggs 1 onion 1 tablespoon cornstarch + for coating 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Peel sweet potatoes. Grate potatoes on a grater. Cover grated sweet potatoes in cool water and let sit. Grate the onion. Place grated onion into a […]