I read a fascinating article in the New York Times this summer about dieting. Entitled, “Counting Calories? Your Weight-Loss Plan May Be Outdated,” the article looks at some of the newest research about food and weight-loss. Traditional plans to cut calories and add regular exercise to your regimen may not be enough to keep off unwanted pounds. (Boo-hoo.) Research indicates there are certain foods to be avoided at all costs and others that may prove to actually help your metabolism and keep you slim.
“How do I get my kids to eat vegetables?”
I’m no miracle worker, and I can’t promise that roasted vegetables are the answers to your prayers. But, they are a quick and easy way to prepare something healthy for the dinner table. You can roast broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes (red, yellow, white, sweet), and other root vegetables (carrots, parsnips, beets). You can also roast peppers, tomatoes, squashes, and eggplant. Oh, and I did I forget shallots? If you’ve never bought a shallot, it’s high time to explore the world of onions! I’ve got some yummy combinations for you.
The city blocks are just beginning to stir. As we descend into the Don Valley, concrete surrenders to green (or now, gold and red), and it’s hard to believe that we’re anywhere urban. The car hugs a corner, climbs again, and the Toronto skyline emerges, perching the landscape of green, the urban and the pastoral juxtaposed in a surprising and beautiful way. This is something I’ve come to love best about Toronto – it’s a city in its own right, throbbing with culture and business and always, people. But here you’re also sure to find trees.