When's the last time you encountered a cookbook written by a Second City" alumna? Well, get ready for the laughs to roll in on your way to better eating! Mairlyn Smith, a well-known professional home
When's the last time you encountered a cookbook written by a Second City" alumna? Well, get ready for the laughs to roll in on your way to better eating! Mairlyn Smith, a well-known professional home economist and media commentator on healthy cooking and eating, knows that improving your and your family's diet is serious business-and also pretty funny.
Learn how to retrain your sodium-addled taste buds. Become a master hunter-gatherer with tips on grocery shopping and food storage. Find out which family of vegetables causes cancer cells to self-destruct. And learn the real truth about legumes and flatulence . . .
Geared to busy families, Healthy Starts Here! features recipes for both classic favourites and new spins on old standbys, including:
- Hockey-Night-in-Canada Burgers
- Chili-Roasted Broccoli Stalks
- Black Bean-Tortilla Chip Soup
- Barley Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms
- Chocolate Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce
Informative essays as well as nutrition information and diabetes food choice values for each recipe round out the package.
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From the co-author of the bestselling Ultimate Foods for Ultimate Health comes a brand new book full of fabulous recipes seasoned with seriously healthy advice.
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Heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, or fatty liver disease isn't something you catch from someone on the subway. In general, these diseases happen as a result of years of eating the wrong foods, not exercising, not coping with stress, and neglecting your general health . . . Everyone knows someone who eats junk food, smokes like a chimney, and wears the couch as the latest look in lounging outfits, and they're doing just fine. But if you're banking on your future based on that person's life, you really need to re-evaluate your goals. There's an old saying that goes if I had known I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself. And I'm here to remind you that you don't want to be that guy (or woman)!
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has appeared on every morning show across Canada, including CityTV's Breakfast Television and Canada AM. Mairlyn has also appeared on CBC's Midday and Newsworld, and hosted Harrowsmith Country Life's Food for Thought segment. In addition to cookbook writing, she has acted in films and commercials. She lives in Toronto with her partner and her son.