Food and Nutrition

Health benefits of eating more beans

Apr 13th, 2018 | By

When you hear “superfood,” you may think avocados, blueberries or kale. But something you need to add to the list is beans, one of the most nourishing foods available. They’re an excellent energy source and can help fight cancer and heart disease. Learn more about the health benefits of versatile beans: Protein. When matched with
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Sweeten up your life with beans

Jan 26th, 2018 | By

You know you should eat more beans, but you’d rather save room for dessert. With this delectable bean pudding with butterscotch sauce from the Ontario Bean Growers you can do both. Sweetening the deal is that it contains 10g of protein and 4.7g of fibre per serving. Bean Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce Prep time: 20
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Celebrate Heart Month with healthy habits

Jan 26th, 2018 | By

Many risk factors for heart disease and stroke are in your control, including diet. With February being Heart Month, consider the following ways to help keep your heart healthy: Maintain a healthy weight. Keeping your weight in check isn’t easy, but the payoff to your heart is worth it. Managing your weight through diet and
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Holiday entertaining

Dec 14th, 2017 | By

Chocolate Orange Brioche Bread Pudding Every year, there is always one hero recipe that leaves your guests craving for more. This holiday, whip up this rich and delicious brioche pudding that features a soft and buttery sweet loaf made in France that is hand-braided before baking for European-style flavour and flair. “Toasting the brioche in
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Oct 13th, 2017 | By

Mushrooms, the perfect ingredient from breakfast to dinner (NC) Fresh mushrooms are delicious and versatile, making it easy to add them to breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their rich, earthy flavour and meaty texture can add another level to your homemade dishes. Why not try them? A great way to start the day is with a
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Want to feed your family something that is delicious, nutritious and sustainable? Try wild seafood

Sep 14th, 2017 | By

(NC) Wild seafood is a renewable resource that requires minimal freshwater to produce, emits little carbon dioxide, uses no arable land, and produces a lean protein at a cost-per-pound that is lower than other animal proteins. Seafood is also rich in nutrients and filled with healthy omega-3 fats. Omega-3 can help lower the risk of
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Non-traditional grilling ideas

Aug 11th, 2017 | By

Grill up a decadent dessert for breakfast When cooking up a storm on the grill this summer, don’t limit yourself to traditional burgers and sausages. Think outside the box with the endless possibilities for family barbecues (you can even barbecue in the morning), like this mouth-watering grilled peach, apricot and sweet ricotta layered “bread pudding.”
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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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