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Christmas tips

Posted by skl on 2012-12-19 14:12

Over the Christmas holidays, it can be a real challenge to make healthy choices. After all, December is filled with social gatherings, celebrations, cultural traditions and all the food that goes with them. A little indulgence is OK,...

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From freezer to feast

Posted by skl on 2012-11-21 14:05

Big-batch cooking and freezing foods are so rewarding! A healthy meal can be on the table and enjoyed in a short time if you’ve already done the preparation and put in the effort ahead of...

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Comfort food the healthy way

Posted by skl on 2012-10-16 15:17

Thanksgiving weekend is over but it kicked off the start of fall cooking and loading the...

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Spring Tonic – A Herbalicious Helping Year-Round

Posted by skl on 2012-05-25 14:41

Spring heralds new beginnings, warmer temperatures and longer days; it’s my favourite season for these reasons and more. For me, it’s also the time to plant the herb garden! This year, we’ll have herb containers and...

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Whole Grain Goodness – Every Day in Easy Ways

Posted by skl on 2012-03-14 13:41

Over the last few years, whole grains have gotten a lot more respect and attention.   And it is well deserved!  Whole grains have a lot to offer.   They are nutritional powerhouses providing complex...

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Heat in the Kitchen with Healthy Competition

Posted by skl on 2012-02-23 16:37

How does the saying go? If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!  That adage certainly applied to the CCFCC (Canadian Culinary Federation Chefs de Cuisine) Alberta Junior Culinary Competition held in Calgary on...

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Kitchen Tools and Appliances for Healthy Food Preparation – Part 2

Posted by skl on 2012-01-27 11:54

Healthy meal preparation and cooking includes using a variety of kitchen equipment.  These appliances, tools and gadgets can be real time-savers to help feed you and your family.  Arguably, not all are essential but certainly nice to...

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Kitchen Tools and Appliances for Healthy Food Preparation – Part 1

Posted by skl on 2012-01-23 10:41

Yikes – there are a dizzying number of appliances, tools and gadgets out there competing for a home in our kitchens – in our cupboards, on our countertops and hanging on our walls and...

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Healthy choices over the holidays

Posted by skl on 2011-12-15 10:58

Our family decided to change some of our daily routines and behaviours to live healthier lifestyles. No pun intended, but we really do try to walk the talk. For the most part, that means we eat healthy foods and are more physically active. We’re...

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles….Healthy tips for business travellers

Posted by skl on 2011-11-14 16:01

For the business traveller, sticking to your healthy routine and eating well can be a challenge.  But with some thought and planning, staying on track while away from home can be the new normal. 

Here are a few lessons and...

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Recipe of the Week

Roasted Vegetable Buns with Spicy Spread

Tips of the Week

Include plain frozen and canned fruit and veggies with reduced sodium and sugar in your winter diet.

Question of the Week

Are frozen and canned fruit and veggies a good alternative to fresh produce?