Tag: fruits and veggies

Mar 5, 2018

What do you do with butternut squash?

Butternut Squash

Are you cooking with butternut squash? Check out this video that will show you how to prepare your squash and…

Feb 16, 2018

Three homemade salsas and how to use them!

Sunshine Salsa

One of my favourite ways to use fruits and veggies up is to make salsa.  It’s such an easy way…

Jan 26, 2018

Filling Half Your Plate is oh so easy with a pressure cooker

Instant Pot Zucchini Noodle Pho

We’ve all heard about the Instant Pot and how versatile it is, but how does it hold up to Half…

Jan 15, 2018

Cornmeal Crusted Salmon with Kiwi Salsa

Fresh Kiwi Salsa on Pan Roasted Salmon

Recipe by Half Your Plate Ambassador Chef Michael Smith Kiwi’s unique sweet and sour flavour makes it a favourite of fruit-lovers everywhere…

Dec 11, 2017

3 Ways to use Carrot tops

All the ingredients you need for carrot top pesto laid out on the table including parmesan cheese, lemon, garlic.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, a third of all foods is spoiled or squandered…

Nov 6, 2017

Southwestern Potato Frittata with Edamame Salsa Salad

October Frittata

© Chef Michael Smith 2017 Potatoes are not just tasty, nutritious, inexpensive and easy to find, they’re also wildly versatile,…

Oct 25, 2017

Half Your Plate Culinary Competition!

Carts of food

Written by #HalfYourPlate On Campus Ambassador Tamara Saslove Join us on Thursday November 2nd at George Brown College (300 Adelaide…

Oct 18, 2017

Endive Salad with Apples and Walnuts


Impress your guest with this simple, fresh and healthy idea ready in less than 15 minutes. Endives can also be…

Sep 14, 2017

Pumpkin Oatmeal

Pumpkin Oatmeal by Marie Eve Caplette

Breakfast that tastes like pumpkin pie? Personally, that would put joy to my Fall mornings! Here’s a delicious and different…

Sep 3, 2017

Raspberry Granola Bars

Raspberry Granola by Chef Michael Smith

© Chef Michael Smith These deliciously addictive granola bars come with a fruity punch of powerful raspberries. They’re just the…

Aug 28, 2017

Spaghetti Squash 4 Ways

Spaghetti squash in a white bowl with herb butter and parm cheese

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

Aug 22, 2017

Back to School Lunches with Dips and Dressings

Rainbow Picnic Salad in a Mason Jar

Back to school is the time to address that ever frustrating question of what to pack your kids to ensure…

Aug 17, 2017

Kid Friendly Half Your Plate Tips

Kitchen fun.

Fruits and vegetables provide our bodies with many important vitamins, minerals, and health promoting nutrients such as fibre. Eating fruits…

Aug 6, 2017

Lentil-Barley Buddha Bowls 3 Ways


by Carol Harrison Make this hearty lentil-barley base and keep it on hand for a head start on a quick…

Jul 27, 2017

Fresh Sorbet

Delicious fruit sorbet

During the beautiful days of summer, I love to have sorbet for dessert. It’s so refreshing and plus it’s a…

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