Food

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By: Melinda Lamarche We now find ourselves at the end of the summer holidays and the start of the school routine is upon us.  It is at this time of year that many parents are scratching their heads thinking about how to keep up with packing lunches and looking for ideas and inspiration to keep th...

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Lazy summer days wouldn’t be complete with our favourite warm-weather treats, but this summer, consider mixing up your family’s snacking routine with a variety of delicious – yet nutritious – bites. Contrary to popular belief, nutritious foods don’t have to be a total yawn fest.  There are severa...

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By: Melinda Lamarche July and August are right around the corner and with these hot summer months comes another list of local fresh produce available for the picking.  The produce popping up in July and August are very similar so we’ve decided to combine them in one comprehensive guide. Althou...

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By: Melinda Lamarche While the weather has been on the upswing for a while now, the official start to summer is just around the corner! School is winding down and friends and family are coming out of hibernation to spend quality time together, often over a meal or two (or three!) To get you re...

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By: Melinda Lamarche It’s finally over!  The strange winter we’ve had has finally said goodbye and we are now enjoying beautiful spring days.  The beginning of spring also means that local produce will soon be finding its way into grocery stores and popping up at Farmers Markets around the city. ...

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Servings: 4 Ingredients For the Slaw ¼ cup Grapeseed oil ¼ cup water ½ cup chopped green onions ½ cup cilantro leaves (optional) 1-2 cloves garlic ½ teaspoon salt 2 limes juiced ½ cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream 3-4 cups shredded purple and green cabbage For the Fis...

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Servings: 4 Ingredients For the Cauliflower Mash 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 head cauliflower, cut into small florets (about 6 cups) 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup milk 3 cups reduced sodium vegetable or chicken broth 1 14-ounce can white beans, rinsed and drained ½ cu...

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Serves: 6 servings Cook Time: 3 hours Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes Ingredients 2 pounds flank steak, trim excess fat and slice into one-inch pieces (against the grain), you can also buy packages of beef cut in “stir fry” strips 1 tablespoon all purpose flour 1/3 cup low sodium s...

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By: Corey Etherington Another successful week on our journey to healthy living! This week we focused on portion control, something that’s been a challenge for us in the past as I tend to serve larger-than-necessary helpings that often lead to overeating. Our goal for the last seven days was to...

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This week’s theme for Nutrition Month is Quality Counts, so that’s where we’ll be focusing our attention on the next leg of our 100 Meal Journey. When it comes to meal-planning and home-cooking, quality of ingredients is incredibly important because it requires a lot less preparation and manipula...