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Making recipes healthier through Guiding Stars from Loblaws #TradingUp

How’s your year going? Have you made any plans to change your diet or want to make your favourite recipes healthier?  I recently just did something like that thanks to the team at Loblaws and learned more about their Guiding Stars program.  What is Guiding Stars? Guiding Stars is a food rating system that rates food based on nutrient density using a scientific algorithm to assign…

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars

Have you ever had Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars?  They are the best treat that gives you salty and sugar deliciousness in one simple bar.  I haven’t had this bar in well over 30 years.  Back in the 80’s this was the one treat I’d find at every holiday party and birthday party.   Only multicoloured marshmallow was used more often than…

The Boss Blender from Breville Canada

It’s time to mix up a new routine!  Breville Canada’s newest blender, The Boss can make you feel a whole lot better and help maintain those New Year resolutions with juicing and smoothies thanks to their powerhouse blender.  It does more than make juices and smoothies for you too.  Just to name a few, mill your own flour, make delicious soups, dips and…

Easy entertaining with the charcuterie board from Mastro and San Daniele

I have a delicious giveaway for you! This week is all about charcuterie boards as I love them.  Whether I am entertaining, leaving a snack out for the kids, or bringing one over to a party, the charcuterie board is so versatile.  What makes a great charcuterie board? Quality meat and Mastro and San Daniele has been a part of many parties and charcuterie boards.  We…

Simple Spaghetti with Chicken, Parmesan and Mozzarella

Schools out and it’s winter break.  Are you coming off the Christmas high? Are the kids getting stir crazy already? Well, if you’re out and spending the day enjoying those Boxing Day sales and exchanging your gifts from Santa, I have a quick and easy meal you’re going to love!  You’ll have to ready in 15 minutes and it serves…

Traou mad Butter Cookies- Natrel Greatest Dessert Exchange

Ooh, la, la. Breton style butter cookies.  So good, so delicious, so easy and now all families can rejoice, even those that are lactose intolerant can enjoy the buttery good thanks to the folks at Natrel for making Lactose Free butter!  A first in Canada, so now you can enjoy butter without the discomfort!  When I received Natrel’s new butter to get some…

Chicken Broth in the pressure cooker

One of the best ways to heal your stomach, your kids and nourish your body is with bone/broth.  I used to cook it for good 24-48 hours, always simmering on the stove.  Now with my Breville Fast Slow Pro pressure cooker, I can have it ready in 40-60 minutes on the stock setting.  I get a rich tasting broth and when settled in the…

RICARDO Holiday Issue- this is his biggest Holiday issue ever!

The RICARDO Holiday issue is out and on newsstands until Dec.18/16.  Make sure you pick up a copy as it’s packed with great articles such as Fresh to Freezer, 3 Ways to Get Together, Weekday recipes to feed a crowd and of course everything you need for a delicious holiday. The magazine will feature delectable cookies ideas for office parties (page 91), veggie-friendly dishes…