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Holiday Baking: Millionaire’s Shortbread

  Shortbread, caramel and chocolate in the same bite? Yes. This is bliss in a holiday recipe. Sometimes called Millionaire’s Shortbread, Chocolate Caramel Shortbread is worth every last burpee or minute on the treadmill you need to work it off — … Continue reading

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Healthy Holiday Desserts

  by Lauren Follett, BA, RHN, Registered Nutritionist At this time of year, desserts and sweets are everywhere: gingerbread, chocolate, shortbread, Nanaimo bars; they can be difficult to avoid or resist. These traditional desserts are typically high in refined sugar, white … Continue reading

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YUM Files: Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

  It might be too early for holiday baking, but it’s a perfect day to slide a wholesome treat out of the oven. And your whole family will appreciate a batch of freshly baked cookies. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies 1/2 … Continue reading

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Election Day Soup

Just like voting, this Election Day Soup doesn’t take much time; It’s also comforting and satisfying on a cold day. Best of all? You’ve got options. Ingredients 2 boxes of low-sodium broth 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 … Continue reading

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SweetCheeks’ Carrot Cupcakes with Lemony Frosting

This recipe from SweetCheeks Kitchen is gluten-free, dairy-free, Vegan and yummy! Cupcakes (makes 12) 1 ½ cups sugar ¾ cup oil 1 tsp vanilla 3 tbsp flax ½ cup non-dairy milk (soy or coconut work best) 2 ½ cups carrots, … Continue reading

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Best Recipes: Southwestern Chicken Roll-Ups

Share your recipes! We love love love  to find out about your favourite recipes — the ones your whip up for your family and friends. We want to try them too. And to share them. Thanks so much to reader Claire Ducharme for … Continue reading

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Broccoli Doesn’t Have to be Boring

by Lauren Follett, BA, RHN, Registered Nutritionist It’s easy to get stuck in a cooking rut especially when it comes to vegetables. We’ve all done the boiled or steamed broccoli thing, and it’s boring. Next time you go to cook … Continue reading

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Brain Food: Add Healthy Fats to Your Toddler’s Diet

by Lauren Follett, BA, RHN, Registered Nutritionist   I introduced Jack to solid food when he was six months old, but he still got most of his calories and nutrients from breast milk. Now that he’s 14 months and fully weaned … Continue reading

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Strawberry Quinoa Kale Salad

Looking for an easy make-ahead salad for your Canada Day celebration? This strawberry quinoa kale salad is as simple to prepare as it is delicious. It’s full of nutrition too! Ingredients Salad 2 cups baby spinach 2 cups kale, chopped
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Yummy Summer Recipes with Avocado

Flatbread with Shrimp, Grilled Red Pepper, Arugula and Avocado 
 Ingredients: •  1 naan flatbread 60 ml Alfredo sauce 1 grilled red pepper, sliced into strips 15 ml olive oil 5 raw shrimp, peeled 1 Avocado from Mexico, quartered A few arugula leaves Fleur de sel … Continue reading

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