Fresh Ideas

Jul 6, 2017

Dietitians Get Inspired to Champion Half Your Plate Campaign


Article by #halfyourplate RD Carol Harrrison Dietitians easily rally around the Half Your Plate campaign but it sure does help…

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Jul 4, 2017

Bell Peppers 4 Ways

Bell Pepper Salsa

Written by Carol Harrison The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (Half Your Plate folks) hired me to work on a recipe and video…

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Jul 1, 2017

Grilled Zucchini & Tomato Salad with Basil Leaves & Lemon Dressing

Grilled Zucchini and Tomato Salad

Recipe by Chef Michael Smith   Zucchini is the perfect summer vegetable for filling Half Your Plate. Not only is…

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Jun 29, 2017

Eat Right Feel Right Pasta Dish

Veggie Pasta by Angela Wallace

Written by #halfyourplate friend Angela Wallace of Eat Right Feel Right I am one of those people who loves carbs,…

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Jun 26, 2017

Our favourite cherry and radish recipes

Close up of colourful radishes

To get you on board with our fruit and veggie of the month for June — cherries and radishes —…

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Jun 19, 2017

A summer online with #EatMoreWatermelon Twitter party!

Watermelon Twitter Party

Join our friends, Food Bloggers of Canada, along with co-host from for a deliciously quenching Twitter party talking all…

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Jun 12, 2017

Broccoli 4 Ways


Written by Carol Harrison The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (Half Your Plate folks) hired me to work on a recipe and video…

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Jun 9, 2017

Four delicious broccoli recipes


Recipes developed by Carol Harrison Broccoli Mac and Cheese Simply stir in bite-size pieces of steamed broccoli in at the…

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Jun 4, 2017

Mulled Cherry Parfait with Creamsicle Yogurt & Your Favourite Granola

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© Chef Michael Smith Cherries pack a powerful nutritional punch that always delivers big bold flavour. Mulling them with warm…

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May 25, 2017

Carrot and Pineapple Cake

Carrot Pineapple Cake Full

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


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

Bouchees aubergine-9

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

Half Your Plate Asparagus Primavera

© 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


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


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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