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The Humble Sweet Potato

Not only do these sweet spuds brighten up your plate, they also pack a serious nutrition punch. A distant cousin to more familiar white table potatoes, the sweet potato belies its name.  Although they do taste sweet, they’re low on the glycemic index and higher in fibre than their more...

Tasty Sweet Potato Serving Suggestions

All the culinary possibilities of a regular potato apply to sweet potatoes. Here are some tasty serving suggestions: Roast them in a 450°F oven, cubed and tossed with oil, salt and pepper or other herbs (chopped fresh rosemary is delicious). Simmer chunks in curries or stews. Purée them into soup. Grate them raw...

Stuffed Crust Pizza

If you really want to impress your kids, make stuffed crust pizza as a special treat. Start with any kind of raw pizza dough. Roll it out as you normally would, rolling the circle or oval completely flat. Take a package of cheese sticks or strings – or cut regular...

Not All Frozen Pizzas Are Created Equal

Commercially prepared pizzas in your grocer’s freezer are a quick and inexpensive dinner solution. Look for varieties that are higher in fibre, lower in saturated and trans fats and sodium. Pay attention to the serving size – some analyses on what appear to be individual pizzas are actually based...

Bento-Style Box Lunch

LUNCH BOX SQUARED D-I-Y is what kids want. Pick up a multi-compartmented storage box to do double duty as a lunch kit, then fill each section with ingredients: mini-pitas, crackers, cubed or shredded cheese, hard-boiled eggs, dried fruit, granola – and let them assemble their own lunches. Hugo: YUM! I like all...

Barbecue An Entire Meal

That barbecue taking up space on the deck isn’t just for burgers and steaks; it’s a multipurpose culinary tool. It’s as useful as any indoor kitchen appliance, able to cook everything from pizza to fish without heating up your kitchen. BONUS: grilling adds flavour, imparting a wonderful smokiness and...

How to grill food properly

Don’t let improper food handling spoil your meal or your health.

Perfect Grilling

Nothing tastes as great as meat cooked on an open fire. Use this chart to get various types of meat and fish grilled to perfection. Secrets of the Grill For juicy steaks: Don't use a fork to turn meats - you lose the juices. Use tongs or a flipper...

What Do You Want For Lunch?

ParentsCanada sent four kids loose in a grocery store (and to all shoppers that day, we're really sorry) to pick what they would like to take for the best lunch ever. Suprisingly, they all had some fruit in their lunches (even some veggies!), but most opted for the sugar rush...

The Big Cook

The Big Cook is the cooking concept of three Medicine Hat, Alberta moms – with 11 children between them – who swear that cooking en masse helps them stay sane. The idea is that you get together with a few friends to make hundreds of meals in a day...

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