Vegetables and fruit

July 31, 2017

Not Your Grandma’s Bean Salad

If you are looking for a bright summer salad that is perfect for a backyard BBQ but that also doubles for a work-day lunch, you are going to love this recipe for bean salad! But this is not-your-grandma’s bean salad! It has a special surprise ingredient! AND…you can make this […]
June 7, 2017

Citrus Thai Mango Slaw

If you are looking for a fresh way to add in crunch for your favourite wrap, sandwich or taco, try this Citrus Thai Mango Slaw! It is colourful, crunchy, and bursting with bright acidic flavour! And it is healthful! This salad uses simple, inexpensive vegetables: Purple cabbage is a vegetable […]
April 17, 2017

Vegetable alternatives to pasta and rice

Canadian adults spend an estimated 580 minutes or 9.7 hours each day in sedentary activities – we drive to work, sit most of our day while work, race home and then feel like we want to just relax for the evening. As we hit middle age, our lives get busier […]
February 27, 2017

5 Ways to Set Up a Good Breakfast Routine

Weekday mornings can be tricky when you’re in a rush to get out the door.  Getting a whole family dressed, fed, groomed and out the door to school on time is a set of time-sensitive tasks, where there is a strong relationship between the time left until school starts and […]
February 21, 2017

Drunken Maple Peach Crostini

These drunken maple peaches have a sticky sweetness that provides nice contrast to the saltiness from the cheese and prosciutto.  I created this recipe as part of the Fruits from Chile Brunch Recipe Contest, hosted by dietitian Christy Brissette from 80 Twenty Nutrition. Drunken maple peach crostini 5 from 1 […]
January 11, 2017

Pumpkin Banana Snack Muffins

These pumpkin banana mini-muffins are full of beta-carotene from the pumpkin and are a great way to use up a freezer full of over-ripened bananas. This big-batch recipe freezes well which helps make for a quick on-the-go snack or for packing school lunches. Their smaller size helps to keep portion […]