Fresh Ideas

Dec 20, 2018

Holiday Grazing

Grazing board filled with cheese, dip, fruits and veggies and breads

Building a perfect board for guest to graze on is a holiday tradition!  Loading it with fruits and veggies so…

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Dec 18, 2018

Chardonnay Thyme Leeks

Recipe by Chef Michael Smith, 2018 Leeks are milder cousins of the onion with a sweet neutral texture that absorbs…

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Dec 4, 2018

Holiday Bliss Balls

Bliss Balls

We know that sometimes it can be difficult to fill #halfyourplate during the busy holiday season.  We’ve teamed up with…

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Nov 30, 2018

Green Beans With Brown Butter & Sage

Chef Michael Smith Green Beans

Recipe by Chef Michael Smith 2018 Green Beans are one of the tastiest and healthiest vegetables in your kitchen repertoire.…

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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

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

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

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

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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