Canada 150: New Brunswick Fiddleheads & Fiddlehead Greek Salad

Canada 150: New Brunswick Fiddleheads & Fiddlehead Greek Salad

If you happen to arrive in New Brunswick in the early spring, sometime between April and May, you may want to pack your hiking gear and find some locals who can take you through the forests n search of a Canadian spring delicacy, fiddleheads, or baby ferns. 

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Canada 150: Saskatchewan Lentil Bolognese Spaghetti

Canada 150: Saskatchewan Lentil Bolognese Spaghetti

The rich farmland in Saskatchewan is part of the “bread basket” of Canada, producing many of the cereal crops including barley, wheat, oats and triticale (a hybrid of wheat and rye). This label may have to change soon to “pulse pot” of Canada, as exports of pulse crops, such as lentils, are matching canola and non-durum wheat exports. Saskatchewan produced approximately 96% of the Canadian lentil crop in 2014.

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Back to Basics - Part IV: A Beginner's Guide to Healthy Meal Planning

Back to Basics - Part IV: A Beginner's Guide to Healthy Meal Planning

At last! We have arrived! This is the last post of my four-part blog series on Getting Back to the Basics. Since they always say to "save the best for last" I thought I would follow through on that wisdom and save, what I would consider to be the most important aspect of healthy eating, for last, which is meal planning. 

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Celebrate Canada's 150th: Manitoba Hemp Pumpkin Pancakes

Celebrate Canada's 150th: Manitoba Hemp Pumpkin Pancakes

In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday, I invite you to join me as I embark on an exciting journey from sea to sea as I traverse this great nation and explore the foods that are grown and raised right here in Canada by our hard-working farmers. This is the first of 12 feature recipe blogs that I will be posting each month over the next 12 months, as I highlight foods from each province and territory of our beloved nation.

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Back to the Basics - Part III: 4 staple healthy foods to learn to cook

Back to the Basics - Part III: 4 staple healthy foods to learn to cook

Grab your apron, it’s time to cook!

Now that you have a good assortment of the kitchen gadgets and healthy food on hand, you need to know what to DO with them to make them work FOR you, not just become a space-occupying lesion in your home! Don’t worry if you aren't the greatest cook or burnt the piece of toast you had for supper last night. Cooking is like anything else in life, it's best learned by diving in! Who knows? You may even discover a new-found passion or talent!

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Leek and Sausage Fusilli

Leek and Sausage Fusilli

I get my inspiration for new dishes from various sources, including restaurants, my favourite blogs, my collection of recipe books, and eating at the homes of friends and family. This recipe caught my eye however as I was glancing through my free one-year subscription to Canadian Living Magazine! 

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The Baseball Munchies with a side of Kale Chips

The Baseball Munchies with a side of Kale Chips

It's a very exciting time of year in our house as we anticipate watching the ALCS finals starting today with the Toronto Blue Jays vs. the Cleveland Indians. I have no doubt that there will be numerous gatherings at homes, restaurants or pubs to watch the showdown from across our nation, which means that food, inevitably, will be involved! But what are you going to put on your plate?

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