Category: Food & Entertaining

Carnival & Fair Foods You Can Make at Home

 

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How to Make the Perfect Shakshuka

  Coined, one of the most delicious egg dishes in Middle Eastern cuisine, shakshuka is rich in flavor, hearty, and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Learn how to make this traditional Israeli favorite, perfect for sharing, below.   What you’ll need: 4 eggs 1 red onion 2 cloves worth of crushed garlic […]

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Potato Hacks We Love

  In addition to being an integral food staple for many regions around the world, potatoes pack quite the nutritional punch. They are naturally gluten-free, loaded with potassium, vitamin B6, and contain nearly half of your daily value of vitamin C. With all this in mind, you probably want to get the most out of […]

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Creative Ideas for Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed

 

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6 Tips for Setting the Perfect Easter Table

Who doesn’t love walking into a dinner party and seeing a beautiful table scape. Rick Mayhew, from Decorations by Rick, shares his tips on how to make a table scape that will leave a lasting impression. 1. The first thing to consider is tablecloths. With Easter approaching, why not use your tablecloth to show off a bit of colour or […]

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The Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are inexpensive, delicious, and nutritious; so why aren’t we eating more of them? Keep reading for four very convincing reasons why we should all have a little more sweet potato on our plates.   They help to ward of cold, flu, and disease. Sweet potatoes contain vitamin C, which helps the body fight […]

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5 Creative Candy Inspired Cocktails

Did you freeze the leftover Halloween candy like we suggested you do? Here are a few fun ways to use up the leftover candy for your next dinner party!   Lemon Drop Martini If you love classic candies, this cocktail is the perfect choice for you. What you’ll need: Vodka triple sec superfine sugar fresh lemon […]

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5 Fantastic Innovations for Your Kitchen

The Orange Chef Prep Pad In keeping with your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier, this smart food scale informs you of the nutritional breakdown of what you’re preparing and allows you log and track your meals. All you’ll need, besides the product, is an iOS 7 compatible device and an internet connection. Buy it […]

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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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