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Special eats for your special Canada Day celebration

By Stacey Stein - Beyond marking our nation’s birthday, the Canada Day long weekend heralds the arrival of cottage season, summer vacation plans, patio dinners and two months where life seems to slow down a little. It’s a weekend brimming with possibility, and that alone is reason to celebr

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Out-of-the-box grilling ideas

By Stacey Stein By the time the Victoria Day long weekend rolls around, summer is in the air – the days are longer, kids are outside riding their bikes, and patios are filled with people enjoying their meals al fresco. - The warmer weather also makes this a popular time to host an outdoor

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A stress-free Easter feast

By Stacey Stein The thought of the impending Easter holiday may fill you with great excitement and anticipation – it’s a chance to enjoy a communal meal and swap funny stories with loved ones. But if you’ve signed up for hosting duties, you might also worry about how you’re going to pull

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Banish mealtime battles: five strategies

By Stacey Stein   It’s a scene that plays out every night at dinner tables across the nation. You present your children with a meal that you slaved over, only to be met with their emphatic refusal to take a single bite. If this sounds familiar, take comfort in the fact that you’re not

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Five realistic goals for a healthier 2019

By Stacey Stein   If you’re like many people, chances are “be healthier” – or some variation of this – is at the top of your list of resolutions for the New Year. And you no doubt sincerely want to make a change in 2019 – maybe you’ve even purchased a gym membership or inves

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How to reinvent your Christmas leftovers

By Stacey Stein   With the holidays on the not-too-distant horizon, food tends to dominate much of our thoughts at this time of year. But while we may spend a lot of time ruminating over what dishes to make for our Christmas dinner, it’s also important to think about what we’ll do with al

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A Cheesy Thanksgiving

Spruce up your festive meal with a well-loved comfort food   By Stacey Stein   A typical Thanksgiving feast is usually filled with comfort foods like mashed potatoes, stuffing and turkey. This makes it the perfect holiday for including another popular comfort food: cheese. “Ch

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Beat the heat with a cool summer meal

Summer is finally upon us – along with swapping our sweaters and boots for t-shirts and sandals, the season calls for ditching the hot drinks and warming soups that powered us through winter

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Healthy eating is anything but boring!

How beautiful food photos can inspire you to eat well By Shannon Crocker, MSc RD Do you remember when healthy food had a bad reputation for being boring and bland? Well no more! Food photography – in particular Instagram food photography – has changed how we view healthy eating. Healthy f

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Five foods for a glowing complexion

Eat your way to beautiful skin By Stacey Stein Forget spending a small fortune on expensive skin lotions and creams - when it comes to achieving a flawless complexion, what you put inside your body may be more important than the products you slather on your face. The old adage "you are what y

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A Valentine’s Day dinner that’s good for your heart

By Stacey Stein - Valentine’s Day is often associated with a candle-lit dinner at a romantic restaurant, feasting on calorie-laden foods, indulging in a decadent dessert, and washing all of it down with a bottle of wine. But while this type of Valentine’s Day celebration may satisfy the

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Lighten up your Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving is synonymous with a decadent feast featuring roast turkey with gravy and dishes like buttery mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. Most of us expect to leave the festivities with our belts loosened, the result of indulging in fat- and calorie-laden dishes.

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Interview with The Gouda Life’s Kelly Brisson

When Kelly Brisson started her blog “The Gouda Life” in 2007, she says she had no idea she’d still be doing it 10 years later. The site was originally designed as a repository for recipes she found online, back in the days before Pinterest. In 2009, she overhauled it and started creating original content.

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Celebrate Canada 150 with homegrown eats

This Mother’s Day, why not skip the chaos of an over-packed restaurant and instead surprise mom with a creatively themed homestyle brunch? To help you get started, here are a few ideas for a fun and unique brunch that your guests – including the guest of honour – are sure to enjoy.

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Energize your workday with 4 healthy habits

By Shannon Crocker RD Eating well at work can help boost your attention, productivity and overall vitality. Try these four healthy habits to energize your busy workday: 1. Lighten up at lunch. A big fast food lunch or a carbohydrate-rich lunch can leave you feeling sluggish in the afternoon. I

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A chocolaty easter

By Stacey Stein The Easter holiday is a great excuse to surrender to your inner child by indulging in chocolate eggs, which are ubiquitous at this time of year. Whether filled with cream, coated in a candy shell, or wrapped in colourful foil, edible Easter eggs come in endless varieties, all

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