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Fun Facts About Rhubarb

It’s rhubarb season and time to overdose on this tasty but tart vegetable. Yes, you heard that right, I said vegetable. It’s often called a fruit, but it’s actually a vegetable. When you buy rhubarb, and I hope you do, plan to use it within 3-5 days because it doesn’t last long in your refrigerator. Here are 4 more fun …

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10 Ways To Reduce Food Waste And Save Money On Your Monthly Food Bill

Only buy the veggies you need to reduce food waste There’s so much guilt around food these days. We’re bombarded every day with guilt about our eating as I previously wrote in another blog post. I suggest it’s time to by-pass the guilt and just enjoy food. Appreciate all the tastiness, pleasure and health benefits it gives us, guilt-free…even if …

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Bored With Cooking? Here Are Some Ideas To Energize You In Your Kitchen

Let’s face it; the routine of cooking everyday is repetitive, boring and monotonous. Thinking about ‘what to cook for dinner’ can be the biggest stressor of your day. It’s why meal prep companies are expanding as fast as the Internet. Even Walmart is getting into the meal prep business! There’s also pressure to make your meals look as perfect and …

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What I Learned At The Food And Drink Summit

In December I attended the Conference Board of Canada’s Food and Drink summit in Calgary Alberta. The conference Board of Canada is an evidence-based, independent source of advanced food and beverage performance monitoring and reporting. “It aims to raise awareness of the nature and importance of the food and beverage sectors in Canada’s economy and society.” Over two days I …

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Are You Being Tricked Into Eating Sugar?

I love to carbo load. I love to eat sugar and bread. It’s not that I eat spoonfuls of the white granular stuff or loaves of artisan bread. But, I do like muffins, toast and sandwiches packed with carbohydrates. I developed my love affair over 20 years ago when I was told to give up fat to reduce my cholesterol. …

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Avocado Food Facts

Avocado Avocado Food Fact Here are some fun food facts about the avocado you may never have known: The avocado is a fruit that’s full of fat.1 cup pureed avocado is 384 calories, most of it is from fat.Two of the more common types of avocados are the black hass and the thin-skinned green fuerte.When ripe, an avocado should be …

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How Do Cranberries Grow?

Do you know how cranberries grow? The scarlet colour of cranberries and their tangy flavour add a colourful lustre to winter recipes. Cranberries grow on vines in marshes or bogs. In spring they bloom with pink flowers, in summer the flowers give way to green buds which become ripe cranberries in September. Most cranberries are harvested by flooding fields. “Egg …

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What is White Canned Tuna?

Canned Albacore Tuna Do You Buy Canned White Albacore Tuna? When you buy canned tuna fish at the grocery store do you buy white or light? I recommend white tuna, also called Albacore tuna. This albacore tuna is whitish in colour, has a meaty texture and a smooth fresh flavour. Light canned tuna can be either yellowfin, skipjack or tango. …

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How To Eat Kohlrabi

Green Kohlrabi Do you buy and eat kohlrabi? It’s a vegetable that looks intriguing but also intimidating. It reminds me of a remote controlled green (or purple or white) space ship with green parachute leaves. What do you with it? Peel it? Cook it? Or eat it raw? I was told years ago in one of my classes that they …

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