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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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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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A creative Mother’s Day brunch

By Stacey Stein This Mother’s Day, why not skip the chaos of an over-packed restaurant and instead surprise mom with a creatively themed homestyle brunch? Guests will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, mom is sure to be touched by your thoughtfulness and creativity, and no one has to stress about

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Set a goal and get fit in the New Year

By Stacey Stein So many of us make New Year’s resolutions to get in shape, but despite our best intentions, come February or March all too often we find ourselves working a groove into our couch instead of working out at the gym.

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Healthy eating swaps for the New Year

How to clean up your diet by making the right choices By Stacey Stein Healthy eating often falls by the wayside during the holiday season when it’s hard to resist the temptation of the many decadent treats on offer at the office, at holiday parties or at the homes of our families and friends

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Interview with Kitchen Trials’ Katrina Kajganic

By Stacey Stein In a few brief years, what started out as a personal blog for Katrina Kajganic to chronicle her family’s day-to-day life has evolved into a popular recipe-driven website that attracts between 80,000 and 100,000 readers each month. “At first the blog was to keep track of eve

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A globally inspired holiday meal

Spruce up your festivities by mixing in other holiday traditions By Stacey Stein While a traditional holiday dinner in Canada typically includes well-loved staples such as turkey with stuffing, fruitcake and eggnog, festive meals in other countries can be very different. In Mexico, tamales are

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Five fantastic reasons to love cheese

By Shannon Crocker RD  www.shannoncrocker.ca @shancrockerRD Creamy. Crumbly. Firm. Gooey. Whatever way you slice it, cheese tastes great! You’ll always find several kinds of cheese in my fridge; yes, it tastes great, but also, cheese offers amazing versatility when it comes to creating scr

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A twist on traditional fall fare

By Stacey Stein Think of a traditional fall dish and most likely a crowd pleaser such as pumpkin pie, squash soup or sweet potato casserole will come to mind – all are staples for many families during this season. But the multitude of nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables that are part of fall

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