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Modernizing Food Labels…

July 17th, 2014

This week my friend Susan Amerongen (@SusanCTV) from CTV Edmonton contacted me to chat about Health Canada’s newly proposed changes to food labels. We took a little jaunt (that’s the Newfoundlander in me coming out) to the local IGA to explore and discuss all things labels. We had a great time, and both learned a […]

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Touring the Organic Box…

July 17th, 2014

I had the pleasure of touring the Organic Box depot last week with CTV’s Kim Wynn (@KimWynnCTV) and loved every fresh minute. If you’d like to see our segment, click here. I’ve been ordering from the Organic Box for a while now and I’m happy to say it’s been a great service. Not only do […]

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Make a Date with Medjool (2.0)

February 4th, 2014

Valentine’s day is approaching and one of the most romantic things we can do is cook for that special someone. Truth be told, I’m really looking forward to keeping it simple and enjoying a romantic night in this year. Medjool dates are the biggest, sweetest, most-moist dates in the world. And you can use them […]

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Nutrition for Newlyweds

November 8th, 2013

Whether you’re a newlywed or a simply fun-loving couple who love food here are few ideas to help you stay happy and healthy, together. Cook Together If you’re looking to spend quality time with your lover, look no further than your kitchen! Cooking together is an awesome way to bond all the while sharing and […]

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All about L.U.N.C.H

August 30th, 2013

School is back in session, and as kids head into the classroom many parents are scrambling to ensure the back-to-school to do list is complete. It’s not always easy. However, packing school lunches doesn’t have to add to the stress. Here my quick L.U.N.C.H guide to help you focus on what’s most important when planning, […]

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Feeding hungry minds…

August 16th, 2013

Hungry minds need to eat breakfast. For school kids, breakfast really is an important way to start the day. Why?  Research shows kids who eat breakfast are more likely to be focused and ready-to-learn than those who skip breakfast. With the back-to-school spirit, in the Food First kitchen tonight we’re whipping up No-Bake Pumpkin Energy […]

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Road Trip Tips…

July 19th, 2013

Summer is here and people and families everywhere are packing up and piling in for adventure on the open road. The list of essentials to bring along is a long one – clothes, toiletries, creature comforts etc., and often food is the last thing planned and packed. Your car isn’t the only thing requiring fuel […]

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Entertaining gluten-free? Gluten-free entertaining…

June 28th, 2013

Gluten-free eating continues to gain momentum as one of today’s most popular food trends. Whether you’re gluten-free because of medical necessity such as celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or simply because you feel it is a good idea there are important things you should know before loading your cart (and your belly) with all […]

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The Amazing Avocado…

May 17th, 2013

Last month, while enjoying the sand and sun in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico I could not help marvel at the abundance of avocado in local markets and restaurants. And, what better place to enjoy this amazing little fruit than in the place it is grown? After all, each little “alligator pear” was perfectly fresh, creamy and […]

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Choose Eggs from Happy Chickens…

April 5th, 2013

Easter was a whole lot busier, yet way more fun this year. Now that we have a 14-month old running around, all the little things seem so much sweeter. At our house, the Easter bunny was alive and well, and left a trail of eggs to seek and find. I have so many fond memories […]

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