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Spicy Red Lentil Soup

a bowl of lentil soup

  This lentil soup is loaded with disease lowering antioxidants. Factor in the power of turmeric to help reduce your chances of developing Alzheimer’s, and you have a bowl of soup that tastes too good to be good for you. Red lentils, are small and cook faster than their cousin’s green, brown, tan and black […]

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Its Eat out of your Freezer Season

mairlyn smith is sitting on a stoool in front of her freezer

Every February I eat out of my freezer. Basically, I shop my freezer  before I head to the grocery store, planning menus based on what I already have. This way I’m saving money and cleaning out my freezer all at the same time. I love coming up with creative ways to use up the food. […]

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GreenHouse Industry in Ontario

I’m a big supporter of local farmers. I believe that the impact of that support, helps us all. Because of my passion for all foods local, I wrote a cookbook with the Ontario Home Economics Association that only included foods that we grow, raise or produce right here in Canada. It was my thank-you to […]

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Mini Beef Meat Pies

These savoury Mini Beef Meat Pies aka Hand Pies or Cornish Pasties are a total touchdown when you serve them at your Super Bowl Party or whenever you are watching a sporting event. Hearty and delicious they are loaded with beef and a wonderful blend of spices. Here’s the video on how to make Mini […]

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Mexican Street Corn Dip

a bolw of corn and spices as a dip

This easy to make Mexican Street Corn Dip is my spin on the classic Mexican Street Corn which is made with grilled corn on the cob that’s been slathered with a creamy dressing and spiked with spices and cheese. This dip has the same awesome flavour combinations, it’s just easier to make and serve. Mexican […]

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One Dish Moroccan Chicken

This One Dish Moroccan Chicken recipe is so easy to make; just prepare your casserole pan, add all the ingredients, pop it into the oven and dinner is ready in 55 minutes. Here’s the video on how to make it from My Left Frying Pan Moroccan Chicken Serves – 4 This guest-worthy dish tastes like […]

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Eat Your Nuts!

That small handful of nuts is perfect for a mid afternoon snack when your body is crying out for protein. Better yet, have a small handful of these Sweet and Spicy Walnuts.  They are easy to make and fabulous to snack on. But size matters, especially for serving size, so a small handful is all […]

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Pancakes – Six Recipes using Whole Grain Flours

Here are some tips and recipes to help you make perfect whole grain pancakes. Pancake Primer Measure all of the dry ingredients using a dry measuring cup Measure liquid ingredients using a glass or wet measuring cup No buttermilk? Make your own – use the same amount of milk in the recipe and add 1 […]

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Maple Brussels Sprout Slaw

Kick start your 2018 healthy eating plans by adding more cruciferous vegetables to your eating style.  This upscale Slaw recipe is easy to make, fabulous to eat, and is loaded with good for you vegetables. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, several components in the cruciferous family of vegetables have been linked to […]

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