Category: Food & Entertaining

Tips for Creating a Healthy Work Lunch

When it comes to packing a lunch for work, it can be tempting to opt for something quick, easy, and microwaveable or forgo the packed lunch all together and eat out instead. It’s a widely known fact that you are what you eat, meaning that what you consume for your lunch can directly affect your […]

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10 Delicious Lemonade Recipes

 

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10 Delicious Raspberry Recipes

 

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Last Minute Valentines Day Gift Ideas For Your S.O. (that aren’t flowers, chocolates or a card)

Much like birthdays, anniversaries and school photo days, Valentine’s day is one of those occasions that has the tendency to sneak up on you. If you find yourself unprepared come February 14th, we have some last-minute suggestions you can whip up or pick up right in time for V-day.   A homemade heart shaped pizza […]

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Valentine’s Day Treats for Your Significant Other

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Valentine`s Day Recipes To Make With Your Kids

If you have a family, you’ll know that the Valentine’s Day festivities are never limited to just mom and dad, and rightly so. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be limited to love in the romantic sense, but love in general.  Getting your kids involved in your Valentine’s festivities is a great way to spark family […]

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Valentine`s Day Cocktail Ideas

February is a month known for hot romance and cold temperatures. Keep you and your SO’s insides warm on what promises to be a chilly Valentine`s Day with these love-flavored cocktails.   The strawberry blonde Find the recipe here.   Clementine Crush Find the recipe here.   Stone Fruit Rosé Sangria Find the recipe here. […]

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Tips for Upgrading Your Work Lunch Experience

  Eating your lunch at your desk or in your staff lunchroom doesn’t have to be a sad and boring affair. Keep reading for tips on how to better execute your midday routine.   Invest in your lunch experience Have you ever heard the phrase: ‘You have to spend money to save money’? Well, it […]

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Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs

While we all want to make healthy food choices, it can be tough and time consuming to identify the best ingredients. Fortunately, making one or two changes can have a big impact on the nutritional value of a dish. “Swapping an ingredient or two in a favourite homemade meal is one of the easiest ways […]

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Tips for Eating Healthier When Dining Out

We’ve all been there — too tired to cook after a long day at work and hanging out with the kids so you order delivery, or give in to a tempting invitation from a friend to join them for dinner and drinks at your favourite restaurant. Either way, your goal of eating healthy meals is […]

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Vegetarian Mushroom Miso Soup

The key to delicious DIY soup is as simple as getting the base right, according to chef Antonio Park, a judge on Chopped Canada and owner of two successful restaurants. Starting with a flavourful broth made with natural ingredients is essential to creating a sensational pot of soup. “Quality recipes start with quality ingredients,” explains […]

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Bean & Maple Syrup Bars

Two classic Canadian ingredients come together to make this delectable dessert. Don’t feel too guilty for indulging — using beans in your baking ups the protein and fibre content and adds important vitamins and minerals you wouldn’t normally find in a sweet treat. Bean & Maple Syrup Bars Makes: 24 bars Ingredients: • 2 cups (500 […]

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Cream of Bacon Corn Salsa Soup

Mixing cultures through food is a delicious trend that lets both professional chefs and home cooks get creative in the kitchen. As a judge on Chopped Canada and the owner of two successful restaurants, acclaimed chef Antonio Park is an expert in fusion cuisine. Raised by Korean parents, Park grew up in Argentina before moving […]

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Simple Butter Chicken

Butter chicken is a family favourite and an easy step into Indian flavours that even kids will enjoy. Use a butter chicken sauce to make this classic dish an easy and quick homemade meal. The addition of chick peas adds fibre, protein, and is an inexpensive way to stretch a meal to feed more people […]

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Honey Fennel and Grapefruit Glazed Chicken

As we get deeper into winter, it becomes more difficult to fill our shopping carts and dinner plates with fresh, in-season produce. During these months however, Florida Grapefruit reaches peak season, making it ripe for grocery aisle picking. Florida Grapefruit supports our bodies with the essential nutrients and high amounts of vitamin C and vitamin […]

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Creole-Style Bean Soup

Ontario bean growers grow some of the best white pea beans (or navy beans) in the world. Added to this Creole-inspired recipe, they bump up the protein and fibre content to make for a delicious filling soup. Creole-Style Bean Soup Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 90 minutes Makes: 4 servings Ingredients: • 2 1/2 cups […]

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Creative Ways to Enjoy Granola Bars

Granola bars are staples in many families’ pantries. While they make the perfect on-the-go snack, granola bars can also be the foundation for some simple and delicious treats. Here are some ideas courtesy of Great Value Chocolate Chip Granola Bars, which are peanut-free and contain no artificial colours or preservatives, for the next time you […]

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Tips to Throw a New Year’s Eve Party on a Budget

Hosting a New Years Eve party can be equal parts exciting and expensive. Between food, drinks, decorations, not to mention unforeseen expenses, it can be hard to not only set a budget but stick to it. But that doesn’t have to be the case. With a little creativity and a lot of planning, you can […]

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Yummy New Year’s Eve Cocktails

When the clock strikes midnight, what drink will your guests be cheers-ing with?   Orange Cherry Champagne Find the recipe here.   Grape sparklers Find the recipe here.   Pomegranate and ginger spritzer Find the recipe here:   Champagne cocktail Find the recipe here.   Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco Find the recipe here.  

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Comfy Slow-Cooker Baked Beans

This classic baked bean recipe may take some time to prepare, but it’s oh-so-worth-it. White beans are slow-cooked with molasses and bacon, making for a fragrant welcome home after a long day. Comfy Slow-Cooker Baked Beans Makes: 10 cups Ingredients: • 3 cups (750 mL) dry white pea beans • 1 can (28 oz/798 mL) […]

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3 Tips for Going Gluten-Free in the New Year

Embrace the gluten-free trend by using creative ideas to get the nutrients your body needs and the flavours you crave. Whether you or a family member needs to go gluten-free, these tips are perfect for you. Remember that some individuals may be sensitive to gluten but don’t have celiac disease. Known as gluten sensitivity or […]

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Video Tutorials: Christmas Desserts You Want to Eat

Looking for a quick and delicious treat for the holidays? Try one of these delicious recipes! #1) Easy Christmas Treats ♥︎ #2) Quick and Easy Party Treats #3) DIY Holiday Treats ♡ Pinterest Inspired Christmas Party Desserts #4) Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe #5) Christmas Desserts Recipes #6) DIY Holiday/Winter Treats! Quick, Easy, and Delicious #7) […]

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Hot Holiday Playlists for 2016

Looking for the perfect playlist for your holiday party? Here are some of our favorites for 2016! Traditional Christmas Songs Playlist 2016 Christmas Songs Playlist 2016 – 2017 | Christmas Songs Top Hits Best Pop Christmas Songs Ever 2016 – 2017 Glee: The Music, The Best of the Christmas Albums Top 30 Songs Of Christmas […]

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Tips for Ensuring a Budget-Friendly Holiday Season

If you’re on a diet or on a tight budget, the holiday season can be a testing time. For those who are on the latter, keep reading for our tips and tricks for ensuring your holiday season is a budget-friendly one.   Opt for no gifts Keep in mind, that the whole point behind Christmas […]

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Tips for Hosting a Stress-Free Holiday Party at Home

When it comes to hosting, we’re all about making your experience as smooth and stress-free as possible. True to form, we’ve compiled some holiday-specific tips and tricks to streamline your hosting experience during this particularly demanding time of year.   Make a list With so much going on during the holidays, it can be easy […]

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