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Apr
2017

Naturally sweet dates make this recipe a winner with no added sugars. Perfect to tuck into a kid’s lunchbox when using soy butter, but for an after school treat feel free to use any of your favourite nut butters. Ingredients: 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped and pitted medjool dates 1…

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This simple, elegant salad is perfect to enjoy on the deck with friends and family. Look for large shrimp to put right on the grill, but if they are smaller simply use a grill basket. Ingredients: 1 bag (454 g) frozen jumbo shrimp, thawed, peeled and deveined 2 tsp (10…

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Feb
2017

Want to add a wow factor to your next brunch? With a few simple steps, you can whip up your very own restaurant-worthy poached eggs in five minutes flat.   Ingredients: 2 eggs 1 tbsp (15 mL) white vinegar 1 whole grain English muffin, split and toasted Pinch fresh ground…

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This dish makes a great lunch or light dinner that can be ready to go for hungry kids or spontaneous guests. You may want to double the recipe because it goes so fast.   Ingredients: 1/3 cup (75 mL) balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard 2 tsp (10…

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Comforting chowder is even better with the bright colour and flavour of sweet potatoes and salmon. Serve with a slice of whole grain bread and a green salad for a complete meal.   Ingredients: 2 tsp (10 mL) vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tsp…

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This stunning dish is like a savory bread pudding studded with colourful spring vegetables and full of rich flavour.   Ingredients: 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil 1 large onion, diced (about 2 cups/500 mL) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 bunch asparagus (about 1/2 pound/250 g), trimmed and sliced into…

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Hearty grains add substance to pancakes without adding heaviness and will keep you satisfied through the morning. The milk and yogurt keeps them tender and surprisingly fluffy. The Cinnamon Yogurt topping is the perfect complement along with fresh fruit.   Ingredients: 1 cup (250 mL) quick-cooking rolled oats 1/2 cup…

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A hot cereal for breakfast is a great way to start the day. This version is a twist on traditional porridge, using quinoa simmered in milk with apple pieces giving you new flavours but with all of the traditional, creamy comfort you expect.   Ingredients: 3/4 cup (175 mL) white…

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These are a wonderful appetizer, lunch or dinner to share with friends. Make them ahead and cook them when you are ready to serve. Serve over a nice bed of arugula or baby spinach for added texture and colour.   Ingredients: 2 potatoes, peeled and chopped (about 12 oz/360 g)…

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Here’s a great chicken recipe for the BBQ! Get the chicken marinated and frozen so that it can thaw in the cooler on your way to the cottage for dinner that night. Be sure to flatten out the resealable bag when freezing for quicker thawing and it will also be…

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