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Nov 9, 2018

How to eat well without spending hours in the kitchen

Summer BBQ Shrimp Veggie Toss 2

It’s not always easy to eat healthy, especially on a time crunch.  Here are a few tips for putting together…

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Oct 31, 2018

Salad 101 – How to create and craft your own tasty salads

Michael Smith Green Salad 101

© Chef Michael Smith 2018 There are many, many ways to serve up healthy vegetables but perhaps none as easy…

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Oct 28, 2018

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes – 3 Ways

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are versatile winter veggies. I love keeping a few in the pantry. Away from light and humidity, they’ll…

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Oct 2, 2018

3 Healthy Salad Dressings

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Simply put, there’s no better way to get in your veggies than a delicious salad for dinner.  Out with the…

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Sep 27, 2018

Granola Baked Apples

Granola Baked Apple

Recipe by © Chef Michael Smith 2018 Nothing says fall in Canada like fresh local apples. They’re crisp and tasty…

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Aug 31, 2018

Apricot Ginger Sauce Fruit Sauce 101

Apricot Ginger Sauce

© Chef Michael Smith 2018 Every chef knows how easy it is to jazz up dessert by pureeing fruits into…

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Aug 24, 2018

Strawberry, watermelon and vanilla popsicles

Strawberry Watermelon Popsicle

When it’s hot outside, is there anything better than a popsicle to cool down? Even better, when they’re made with…

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Aug 16, 2018

Chocolate Chip Spinach Banana Bread

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Where has summer gone?! While I love baking all-year-round, my mind really shifts into baking-mode come September. Back-to-school, office treats,…

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Aug 7, 2018

Nice cream

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Nice cream is the vegan version of ice cream made out of frozen bananas. Not only is it a great…

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Jul 30, 2018

Watermelon Mint Salsa

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Recipe by Chef Michael Smith This is a delicious condiment to add to your grilling or snacking repertoire. Like any…

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Jul 23, 2018

All about Swiss Chard!

Swiss Chard

This month we are featuring the colourful and nutritious Swiss Chard!  Swiss Chard, also known as just chard, is a…

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Jul 19, 2018

Raw Pizza Kabobs

These raw pizza kabobs are are kid-friendly and the assembly allows for customization all around. Perfect for picky eaters, dietary restrictions, and those just looking for a fun appetizer

Summer is all about staying cool, eating well, and keeping it simple! Growing up, my mom refused to cook three…

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Jul 6, 2018

Tofu Summer Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

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Full of flavour, texture, and all-round goodness, these Marinated Tofu Summer rolls are packed with wholesome ingredients and make for…

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Jun 30, 2018

Easy Family friendly meal prep for vegetables all week

Grilled Veggies

Time slips away from all of us at one point or another. You get home from work, you’re hungry, you…

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Jun 28, 2018

Rhubarb Chutney for Grilling Season

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Recipe by Chef Michael Smith 2018 Rhubarb chutney is a tasty condiment side-kick for whatever hits your grill this season.…

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