Food and Nutrition

Celebrate Canada’s 150th on your family’s dinner plate

Jul 13th, 2017 | By

As you celebrate our special anniversary year, don’t miss the amazing foods we have to offer. Here Lynn Crawford, one of Canada’s most iconic chefs, shares some of the food trends she’s currently seeing in our 150th year. Canadian-international fusion: From far and wide, our multicultural mosaic means infusing Canadian favourites with international flavours. “Earlier
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Make beans a part of your healthy diet

Mar 10th, 2017 | By

(NC) Beans are part of the superfood family known as pulses, which also includes chick peas, lentils and dry peas. It’s commonly known that beans are good for you — but do you know how good? Here are five reasons to include more beans in your diet. 1. Beans may fight cancer. Research by Dr.
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Bake with heart, give with love

Dec 9th, 2016 | By

Show your loved ones that you care and add some TLC to your holiday gifts with heartfelt baked goods. According to a recent survey, 76 per cent of Canadians agree that homemade gifts are more thoughtful than store bought gifts. When it comes to baking your own treats, incorporating a soft, non-hydrogenated margarine can help
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Oct 14th, 2016 | By

Quinoa and Veggie Stuffed Sweet Peppers Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 60 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: • 2 large sweet red peppers, halved and seeded • 1/2 cup (125 mL) quinoa, rinsed and drained • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil • 1 onion, finely chopped • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped • 1 cup (250 mL) sodium-reduced chicken broth
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Enjoy sustainable seafood

Sep 12th, 2016 | By

It’s no secret that we Canadians love our seafood — and we’re rich in options, with everything from Pacific salmon to Atlantic oysters to Arctic char. But the demand for seafood globally is higher than it’s ever been before. As a result, overfishing has become the greatest threat our oceans, lakes, and rivers, face today.
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Celebrate summer

Aug 12th, 2016 | By

Berry Grunt Whether blueberries, strawberries or raspberries are your berry of choice, this Berry Grunt recipe will satisfy any sweet tooth and make the most of your region’s seasonal offerings. This old-fashioned dessert is similar to a cobbler, but has fluffy dumplings on top. Even better, this sweet treat can be made over the campfire
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Seven fruits and vegetables you might not be storing properly

Aug 12th, 2016 | By

By Sonia Jean-Philippe, Registered Dietitian  Vegetables and fruit are the number 1 contributor to household food waste according to a report on Food Waste in Canada. According to the report, food waste is a considerable issue in Canada, where: • 40% of all food produced, the equivalent to $27 billion, is wasted • 51% of
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Get grilling!

Jul 7th, 2016 | By

Brazilian Meat Skewers As we turn our attention to Brazil and our athletes this summer, it’s easy to find new flavours to celebrate our victories. To get a true taste of Brazilian culture, try jazzing up your barbecue faves with bold sauces like this zesty twist on traditional marinade. Serve your backyard guests these pork
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Take pulse of the pulses!

Apr 14th, 2016 | By

Marketa Graham, Registered Dietitian Ottawa Public Health What is your favourite comfort food? Does it feature pulses? Not sure what pulses are? Think of baked beans, chili, rice and beans, minestrone soup, split pea soup, hummus, burritos, dahl and chickpea stew. These meals that all bring comfort and memories have one ingredient in common: pulses. Take
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Fueling your New Year’s goals

Jan 20th, 2016 | By

The new year is a time to reflect on the year behind us and plan for exciting months ahead. For many of us, it’s a chance to re-evaluate our food choices and set new healthy goals. To help you kick start your resolutions and refuel after a season of indulgence, try adding superfoods to your
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