Category Archives: Cooking

New Ways to Enjoy Fall’s Bounty

Fall is a great time to try new recipes. Why? Because the markets are bursting with bounty of the harvest season. -Included in that bounty is the fall harvest of grapes, which are in fine fresh supply through January. Besides their long season, grapes are amazingly versatile as an ingredient. Here's a sophisticated plate to serve...
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How to Make Pumpkin Puree

Each year, eighty percent of the pumpkins grown in the USA are harvested in October. Commercially canned puree is probably the most familiar edible form of this popular autumn produce, however the mild, slightly sweet flesh of fresh pumpkin makes an excellent dish when baked, boiled, sauteed, steamed or microwaved. The pumpkin seeds, as well,...
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The Best Ways to Store Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Maintaining a home garden is the best way to provide yourself and your family with fresh, delicious, healthy fruits and vegetables. But if your fresh produce gets withered and brown when you store it, then this creates undesirable waste. Here are some easy ways to extend the shelf life of your fruits and vegetables, and...
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Ancient Grain Salad

Kamut, also called Khorasan wheat or Pharaoh grain, because it was first discovered in ancient Egyptian tombs, is richer in protein than regular wheat and high in nutrients, such as vitamin E, magnesium, and zinc. It adds a rich taste and texture to this flavorful salad. (more…)...
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Walnut-Encrusted Tilapia

By Sonja Goedkoop Enjoy the crispiness of fried fish with a healthy twist by baking fresh tilapia, coated in crushed walnuts and whole wheat bread crumbs. Walnuts contain high levels of polyphenols, which are phytochemicals that have antioxidant properties. They’re also rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and other important nutrients including copper and manganese. Done...
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Stacked Jicama Chicken Salad

Here’s everything you need for a meal in a jar. Great for lunches, snacks, and on-the-go home-style take out, this stacked salad is packed with protein, fiber, and water, the 3 ingredients that fill you up before filling you out, so you don’t overeat. You also get a hefty dose of antioxidants (thanks to the...
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Toasted Coconut Trail Mix Bites

Trail mix is a year-round favourite that can be a great source of protein and heart-healthy fats. “Whip up a batch of these bite-size fruit and nut treats to keep in your fridge for a quick and satisfying car snack before the kids' soccer game,” says Samara Foisy, registered dietitian for President's Choice. “It's easy...
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Is Your Olive Oil Real? Discover How to Find Out

Is the Olive Oil in your Cabinet Real?

There was a study done at UC Davis Olive Center in 2010 that discovered that 69% of the olive oils tested were not exactly what they said they were and did not meet legal standards in the United States. Read more

3 Popular Slow Cooker Recipes You Can’t Afford To Miss

There are thousands of slow cooker dishes out there, but if you're looking for recipes that have been tried and tested, go for the ones that are popular around the world. You can adjust a fw ingredients according to your preference or add your own touch to these crock pot delights but here are 3...
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Classic Maritime Seafood Chowder

For most of us, the transition from summer to fall can be tough. Long, sunny days and trips to the beach or pool are quickly replaced by cold, dark nights spent trying to warm up. As temperatures drop, we reach for comforting heartier dishes and recipes featuring in-season produce. Read more