Thursday, June 19, 2014
If you'd like to sample our tasty, healthy food while having a fun morning stroll, please visit us at The Stop's Green Barn Farmers' Market on Saturday, from 8am to 1pm.
This is a fun year-round market with a wide variety of foods, breads and local produce, live music, and a warm sense of community. It's located on Christie Street, two blocks south of St. Clair Ave. West.
Friday, May 11, 2012
In any case, our cooking follows general advice (for example, Dr. Andrew Weil's guidelines called " The Anti-Inflammatory Diet ") that has remained nutritionally sound over the years:
reducing the amounts of fat, and replacing animal fat, trans fats and
polyunsaturated oils, with extra virgin olive or organic canola and sunflower oils.
reducing the amounts of sugar, and replacing refined sugar with
healthier, low glycemic-index sweeteners, such as agave, maple, or brown
replacing animal protein with soy-based protein, such as tofu, or miso.
using regional, organic, and fresh fruits and vegetables, instead of
exotic, or often pesticide-laden produce, as recommended by the
Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization that researches and advocates in the areas of toxins, agriculture, corporate accountability, etc.
replacing wheat flour with rice, oat, and spelt flour, in order to accommodate for reduced gluten diets.
using only vegan ingredients, because this is simply a better choice for our planet.
You'll have to try them for yourself!
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Chefe's Natural Kitchen is a small prepared food business in Toronto.
It all started with sincere love and respect for nature, which among other things, drew us to become vegetarians. Then, Chihiro learned about Macrobiotics, a kind of vegan, seasonal and local food philosophy. She quickly became interested in this extremely healthy cooking style and studied and worked for several years in the U.S.A., Japan, and Canada.
Recently, she has taken her passion and cooking skills to the making of Japanese dishes, based on brown rice and organic ingredients, as well as sweets, but the "heart-friendly" kind, with minimum sugar (organic, unrefined) and minimum oil (extra virgin olive, organic canola and grape seed oils).