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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Easy Homemade Kale Chips

16065317_sKale has become a very trendy vegetable in recent times. One popular way to eat it is in the form of this easy to make snack of homemade kale chips! But this veggie is actually an ancient, more primitive form of cabbage, which dates back as far as Ancient Greece.

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Warm Ginger Tea, for That Winter Season Cold

16813044_sDuring the winter season, one of my favorite traditional home remedies for the common cold is an old-fashioned Asian tradition of warm ginger tea.  Although not scientifically proven to benefit colds, this herbal tea has been used for centuries to help patients with colds and flu.  Continue reading

Cooking with Lentils: Easy Red Lentil and Swiss Chard Soup

Lentil-Swiss-Chard-SoupDon’t know how to cook lentils or what to do with them?  No worries, many people want to introduce lentils in their diet, but are not sure where to start.  The good news is that lentils are extremely easy to prepare and to incorporate into your favorite recipes.

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