Fresh Ideas

May 25, 2017

Carrot and Pineapple Cake

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Veggies in your dessert…why not? In this recipe, the carrots perfectly complement the pineapple to create a light and sweet…

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May 12, 2017

5 tips for simple and delicious lunches

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1. Double your cooking You will save time by cooking for an army.  For example, I always cook extra chicken…

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May 4, 2017

3 appetizers, 5 ingredients – coming together simply | Grilled Eggplant Canapés

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It’s no surprise that sometimes vegetables lack the appeal to be included in a party meal.  However, there are so…

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Apr 30, 2017

Asparagus Primavera with Lemon & Tarragon

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© Chef Michael Smith 2017 This classic pasta dish is an easy way to show off the flavours of spring…

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Apr 21, 2017

Fun Spring Rolls

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Spring rolls are fresh, light and can be personalized in an infinity of ways. Plus, it’s a different and original…

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Apr 19, 2017

Angela’s Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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Written by Half Your Plate Dietitian Angela Wallace Who doesn’t love sweet potatoes? They are sweet, tasty, and a great…

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Apr 13, 2017

Daffodil Month

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By Elizabeth Holmes – Canadian Cancer Society About one-third of all cancers can be prevented by eating well, being active…

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Apr 6, 2017

Fruit Salad and Winter Vegetables | Brussels Sprouts, Cranberry and Acorn Squash

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It’s often said, if you modify your meals to become seasonal, it allows you to eat a variety of local…

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Apr 1, 2017

Broccoli Soup 101

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By Chef Michael Smith There’s nothing quite like a steaming hot soup bowl brimming with intense vegetable goodness. But not…

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Mar 30, 2017

Join us today for a twitter chat!

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We’re jumping on a great twitter chat this afternoon with MyFoodDiary.   Here’s a little more from them: * Below…

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Mar 27, 2017

Sweet Potato, Dried Fruit and Quinoa Bread

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Recipe and post by Joyous Household. The great thing about fruits and vegetables is that besides the many health benefits…

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Mar 22, 2017

Sauces Full of Veggies

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One of our favourite ways to include #halfyourplate with fruits and veggies is to sneak it into your sauces! Not…

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Mar 13, 2017

Vegetarian Sweet Potato Falafels

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These vegetarian falafels are simple to make and will add a touch of uniqueness to your weekday dinner. Plus, they’re…

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Mar 10, 2017

All about kiwi

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Looking for a burst of sunshine to get you through the last few weeks of winter? Look no further than…

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Mar 8, 2017

All about peppers

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We just love crunchy peppers, so we’re featuring them (all shapes, colours and sizes) as our March vegetable! Peppers are…

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