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Issue: 2019-08-21, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Packaged hummus at the grocery store is expensive and full of preservatives. Instead of buying it there, make it at home and save yourself some money! This version uses lots of lemon to keep it super fresh. Read more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-11-21, PHOTO: Pixabay

I turned 70 this past summer. I’ve been pondering, How did I get there so soon? So what’s your stereotype of a 70-year-old “lady”? Grey hair? Yep, that’s me, and I earned every one! Wrinkles and brown splotches? Yes, plenty! A cane? Actually... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: Pixabay

Did you know that in Canada, one in five children arrive at school on an empty stomach? That risk is even higher for immigrants, newcomers and aboriginal communities. According to the Breakfast Club of Canada, nearly one million Canadian children... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: Pixabay

Why is it that we can go on different diets, try different workouts, use a variety of supplements but still have a hard time shedding those pounds? I’ve asked myself this question a number of times, and I’m sure there are others out there who... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-07-19, Graphic: Aislinn Cornett

Fried, boiled, barbecued or campfire roasted, there’s nothing more quintessentially “summer” than a classic hotdog, especially paired with white bun, French’s mustard, ketchup and relish. While I loved this old standby as a child (who doesn’t love... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

I want you to imagine your favourite pie – apple, blueberry, rhubarb or a rebel mix of all three. I want you to picture yourself eating this freshly baked, perfectly flakey pie, one beautiful bite at a time. In math class, you may have learned to... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Kim Melton

I was making a carrot cake this week for one of the Jack Russell's birthdays (he gets the carrot ends, we get the cake, seems like a pretty good deal), and the subject of peeling vegetables came up. I have always been reticent about sending the... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: graphicstock.com

For sufferers of eczema, the winter can be an especially uncomfortable time. The dry, overheated indoors and the harsh, cold outdoors can aggravate symptoms. Eczema, which is also called atopic dermatitis, is a condition that causes dry, thickened... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Lettuce cups are a great food for when you feel like you may have been over-indulging. They’re also a super flavourful and fresh way to serve any sort of leftover chicken you may have – or a great way to spice up a rotisserie chicken from the... Read more

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: GraphicStock

People often ask if Traditional Chinese Medicine can treat colds and flus. Although there’s no magic bullet when it comes to getting rid of those nasty winter viruses, Traditional Chinese Medicine can give us a unique perspective on how we treat... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

“It is really nice here,” says Virginie Hamel as she looks at the high ceilings and natural woods of the Meadow Lakes Golf Club chalet. “It is super cozy.” This is exactly why she chose to open her new restaurant here in November, called Wintering... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: by Selene Vakharia

It’s that time of year again. With the constant darkness and the cold, many of us are feeling – and looking – a little tired. Personally, I blame the fact that I’m pretty sure outside the hours of 10 to three it is straight-up midnight all the time. Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: Kim Melton

Hippocrates alluded to the gut as the source of all our ills, and Katherine Belisle, a health practitioner in Whitehorse, couldn't agree more. Working in the relatively new field of functional nutrition she has been doggedly working to introduce... Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

As the season of overindulgence is upon us, binging and overeating becomes an almost daily occurrence. From cookies and treats at the office to endless dinners and potlucks, for the next month we will all likely be filling our bellies beyond their... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: by Selene Vakharia

That addictive white powdery stuff is in everything. From store-bought spice blends to fruit juice to ketchup to even vitamins, it’s everywhere and in much higher amounts than you might think. Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: by Meagan Deuling

Is your digestion slow? Feel cold all the time? Tired and achy? Low mood? Lack the energy to get through your day? If any of these symptoms are a problem for you and you’re struggling to feel well, no matter what you try, Chinese medicine and... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: wikimedia.commons

Being an adult is challenging. Eating well three times a day, every day, for an entire life is one of those things. Doing so while you are also responsible for feeding another being that is growing inside of you at an alarming rate – that’s a... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-10-19, PHOTO: by Selene Vakharia

For most of our Canadian lives, we are told that lasting bone strength is a glass or two of milk away. This is reflected heavily in the Canada’s Food Guide, which acts as a foundation piece for nutrition and wellness in doctors’ offices, ... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: by Selene Vakharia

When I was a teenager, I took karate twice a week. One year, my instructor got really into throws. Given that he never really taught proper falling technique, combined with the class having a lot of young people in it, it is not surprising that I... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

Autumn is here. The Yukon experiences seasons differently than other parts of Canada do. Our southern friends won’t start gearing up for fall until the end of September, but here in the north this lovely season comes in mid-August. Currently the... Read more