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Showing posts with label food. Show all posts

Loblaw Challenges Canadians to Try Something Unexpected in 2017

#TasteTheNewNext canadian food trends
Loblaw Food Council - a group of experts ranging from professional and home chefs and registered dietitians, to academics and a futurist has worked together to launch 2017 Canadian Food Trends, #TasteTheNewNext, challenging Canadians to try something unexpected in 2017.

Allergy-Friendly Treats from Enjoy Life Foods

enjoy life mini cookies
Snacking on packaged treats can be difficult especially for those who face food allergies; packaged treats mean an in-depth label scan at the grocery store, and snacks prepared by others require a list of ingredients.  If you're in a time crunch, at work, or at school, the vending machine is a bit risky and the availability of safe snacks can be a real dilemma. 

Chai Spiced Honey Recipe and Recap of Metro Master Class

During the recent Metro Ontario's Metro Master Class at Taste of Toronto, I enjoyed making the delicious Msabbaha a vegetarian/vegan dish. The event was held during June 23rd to 26th at Garrison Common Grounds Fort York. Toronto chef, Anthony Rose (Bar Begonia, Fat Pasha, Schmaltz Appetizing, Rose and Songs and Big Crow) walked us step-by-step on how to make the Msabbaha.

Savoir Faire Collection Would Make Entertaining Festive

Danesco Inc. a Montreal based company has been distributing and marketing high end kitchenware accessories for more than 50 years. Savoir Faire collection of serving accessories that juxtaposes slate, wood, porcelain, and glass is exclusive to Danesco. Each piece is adorned with an eclectic vintage look to create inspiring at-home entertaining experiences.

Simply7® Better for You Chips

Everyone in my family enjoyed tasting ten different flavours of Simply7® chips. These "better for you" chips are are gluten free, kosher, non-GMO, vegetarian and have up to 50 per cent less fat than potato chips.  We are glad that they are now available in Canada. To ensure that everybody enjoys a healthy snacking experience and can identify the raw vegetable, grain or legume the ingredients in their products come from, Simply7® stands behind seven core standards:

Grapefruit and Ginger Drink made using the Hemisphere Twist Blender

I love the beautiful sleek and stylish Breville® appliances that we can use everyday. Breville’s Hemisphere Twist Blender adds a twist to our daily routine with a splash of flavour. I really like the innovative design of the Breville Hemisphere Twist that livens up our recipes and add greater depth to our drinks. The standard lid is interchangeable with the unique citrus cone lid that allows us to bring an instant infusion of citrus into any delectable creation, from smoothies and cocktails to dips, spreads, soups, and more.

#2015Revolution with Special K and Giveaway

Making a resolution on New Year’s Eve is as much a part of celebrating as fireworks, however a recent Kellogg’s Special K survey revealed that only 23 per cent of Canadians have actually achieved their resolution goal. This year, instead of making a New Year’s resolution, it’s time to make a #2015Revolution! A Revolution is big, bold, and positive, and it’s the kind of goal that nearly 50 per cent of survey respondents say they have always wanted to achieve but have never tried.

Win Your Own FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealer

I recently checked out the FoodSaver® 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealing System, which I never thought would be very useful. When I usually buy meat and fish in bulk or have extra vegetable and fruits from the garden I like to freeze, but bagging them or putting in containers don't usually keep the produce fresh. When I tested and used the FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealer, I was impressed how easily I can freeze both cooked and uncooked meat, fish, vegetables, and fruits. FoodSaver® preserves food five times longer than other storage methods like Ziploc bags.

Peel the Love with this Banana Walnut Muffin in Lotus Cups

Bananas aren’t just for breakfast or lunch. They are perfect addition to dinner and dessert recipes, as well as an incomparable tasty and nutritious snack on their own. In the summer, bananas ripe really fast so instead of enjoying it on its own I tend to make desserts and smoothies with it. Everyone at home will enjoy this delicious Banana Walnut muffin. The official site for more recipes is

Egg Sandwich, Chocolate cake and Hampton Creek Mayo Giveaway

Hampton Creek Mayo has a wonderful smooth texture, perfect to add in a variety of recipes or use it as a delicious spread. This cholesterol free, affordable mayo has become our favourite in a variety of sandwiches. Hampton Creek Mayo is wonderful for people with soy and egg allergies, as it is egg free; we don't have to worry about salmonella risk. I like that the unique Hampton Creek Mayo flavours; Chipotle, Sriracha, and Garlic is available in squeeze bottles because it is easy to use.   

Rhubarb Syrup, Refreshing Fruit Punch and Green Tomato Pickle

2 stalks rhubarb, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup water
1/2 cup pure cane sugar*
Pinch of salt

*Adjust the sugar to your preference

Stork Helps Families Recharge, Rebuild and Refuel With a Bowl of Cereal and Milk

New York Times best-selling author, Emmy nominated TV personality and board-certified emergency medicine physician, Dr. Travis Stork, is partnering with Kellogg’s® to educate families about the importance of breakfast and the positive nutrition they can get from a simple bowl of Kellogg’s cereal and milk. Kellogg’s® will work to help families cut through the nutrition clutter and educate them on the importance of protein and grains that can be found in a serving of Kellogg’s cereal and one cup of skim milk to help them fuel each morning.

Cucumber Boats and Simply Dressed $100 value Giveaway

During warmer seasons salad leaves and fresh ingredients become more available. This makes it a perfect time to enjoy salads. Now more than ever, Canadians are reading food labels to ensure that the products they buy have recognizable ingredients. Canadians are seeking more simplicity and more vegetables in their diet and the new Marzetti®™ Simply Dressed® refrigerated salad dressings made with extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and canola oil are available in six different flavours. 

Buttermilk Pancakes with Canned California Peaches

Now that it is spring and the days are getting longer and warmer, Canadians are looking forward to trying new, lighter recipes and increasing their fruit intake once again. However, fresh fruit is hard to find at this time of the year. Luckily, canned California cling peaches are available year-round. They are also higher in antioxidants and Vitamin A and nearly four times higher in Vitamin C than fresh peaches.

Food Network Star Season 10 Starts in June

Food Network’s long-running competition series Food Network Star is back for a tenth season. The season premiere will be on Sunday, June 1st at 9pm ET/PT. Culinary icons Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay are back as mentors/judges leading the charge to discover the next promising face in food television.

Making Several Papadums Without Oil Using Papadum Express

We love eating papadum, but don't make it often enough because of the hassle of frying it. Recently, I got to know about the wonderful papadum stacking utility that we can place in the microwave and make several papadums in a minute. Using the Papadum Express allows us to make papadums fast in the microwave without the need for oil. 

Sago Coconut Milk Pudding

Sago Coconut Milk Pudding
1 cup sago or tapioca seeds
about 4 cups water
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup sugar
2" fresh or dried pandan leaves optional
cashews and raisins

Yoplait Go-GURT Is A Healthy Snack

Back-to-school lunch ideas that is mom-approved, as many of us are trying to find fun new ways to give our kids a lunch that is trade-proof. Newly reformulated Yoplait® Go-GURT® yogurt tube is a great choice to add to lunches for a number of reasons.

Celebrate World Egg Month With This Vegetable Scrambled Eggs and Giveaway

In celebration of World Egg Month this October, I made this delicious, easy, healthy vegetable scrambled eggs.

1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp red onion 
2 tbsp tomato 
1/4 cup green pepper 
1/4 cup mushroom 
3 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper optional 

Have a Snack By Winning Beanitos and Wholly Guacamole

Everyone in my family enjoys having healthy, delicious snacks in the evening, in between breakfast and lunch or when we watch a movie. During these times we make a choice to eat something healthy and one of our choices are Beanitos paired with Wholly Guacamole or Salsa.