BBQ Season – LiberTerre® – Antibiotic Free, Hormone Free Meats

LiberTerre Meats at Vince's Market storesA few summers ago, we introduced the LiberTerre® brand of Beef, Pork, Poultry and some highlights of lamb, through our Partners at Retail Ready. The LiberTerre® brand signifies that their products are “free from…” For example, the products are Antibiotic Free, Hormone Free, etc. and they are great… especially during BBQ season. Continue reading

Grilled Fruit and Veggie Ideas

21363482_sWe are very happy to welcome this spring weather. It’s about time! Last week we sent Brian to visit the meat packers, Ryding Regency, and hope you enjoyed watching the video.  If you have not yet seen it, check it out here. And, now that our BBQ’s are fired up, its time to look at some of our favourite grilled veggies and grilled fruits that can either accompany your dinner or be the main attraction. Continue reading

Get Back To Basics: 5 Simple Steps to Healthy Eating

15426991_sWhen you are trying to eat a healthier diet, it does not have to be complicated.  In fact, the more complicated a food is, the more likely it is unhealthy.  Just think of the number of ingredients on the package.  Don’t the healthier foods tend to have fewer ingredients?  It’s important to get back to basics. Here are 5 simple steps to healthier eating and a healthier lifestyle.

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Healthy Ideas for Easter Dinner: Maple Baked Sweet Potatoes

bigstock-Sweet-Potato-Casserole-37244206With the Easter long weekend coming up soon, it is a good idea to start planning your menu for your family get-together.  Whether you are hosting the event, or just bringing a dish to a pot-luck, why not give some thought to making the meal healthy.  Continue reading

Eat Greens for St. Patrick’s Day: Bacon and Spinach Stir-fry

18406244_sUsually St. Patrick’s Day is associated with parades and celebrating at the Irish pub.  But this year, why not try cooking something green for the special day.  Now that might not sound as exciting as drinking green beer, but it is definitely healthier for you. Continue reading

New Orleans Style Jambalaya – The Cajun Canadian Connection

18157217_sNew Orleans is a city that is famous for many things – including Mardi Gras, Voodoo and jazz legends. Of course a trip to “The Big Easy” would not be complete without sampling the distinctly “New Awlins” Cajun food like Jambalaya.   But did you know about the connection between New Orleans and Canada?

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Bodacious Beets! Easy Beet and Potato Borscht Recipe

bigstock-Beet-roots-on-a-old-wooden-tab-45753544Beets have been a staple in winter recipes for centuries.  They are part of the chenopod family with Swiss chard and quinoa. These easy-to-grow root vegetables, not only store well over the long winter months, they also pack amazing nutritional value.

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Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day Dinner: Salmon Teriyaki Rice Pockets

Salmon teriyaki rollsEven though the weather is cold, there are lots of reasons to love February. Ontarians are excited to get an extra long weekend for Family Day, to relax or have a fun day with the kids.  The most obvious reason to love February is because of Valentine’s Day, the day devoted to love and sweethearts.

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Make Your Own Healthy Chocolates: Dark Chocolate Cashew Bark

14733377_sPlanning to make a special treat for your Valentine?  Indulge their taste buds by making your own healthy decadent dark chocolate cashew snack. With its delicious taste of dark chocolate, they won’t even suspect that it’s full of dried fruit and nuts that are good for them.

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Super Bowl Meal Ideas: Super Easy Super Bowl Chili

12295380_sHow hot can you take it?  The Scoville Scale

It’s almost here, the big day for all of you football fans, the big game, the Super Bowl.  As you get ready for the big game, you might have a team full of hungry fans descending on your doorstep.

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