Food Fundamentals

Food Fundamentals

So Many Treats Without Sugar!

Kids love sugar and their sweet tooth is greatly encouraged by the candy culture we are now immersed in. Sweet treats are everywhere – at stores, in schools, at fairs, ...
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Women dreassed in red parka dring a hot drink
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So Many Warming Foods!

Brrr, it is cold outside! We are definitely approaching winter. I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and here it can go down to -20 F or colder in the winter ...
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Variety of middle Eastern Foods
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So Many Middle Eastern Foods!

Did you realize that 18 countries are considered as part of the Middle East! They include Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, ...
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So Many Egg Alternatives!

I remember when I first became vegan, I was searching for an egg replacement to use in baking. I found a recipe for a “flax egg” and was absolutely delighted ...
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Variety of raw Brunch foods
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So Many Brunch Foods!

The word “brunch” is a portmanteau or a blend of words used to make a new word. In this case, it is a blend of two words – breakfast and ...
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3 young girls eating watermelon
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So Many Cool Desserts!

As summer temperatures rise and the heat of the season becomes more intense, cool desserts are a welcome treat. However, many popular favorites such as ice cream bars, ice cream ...
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7 spoons with various Pasta
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So Much Pasta!

Kids LOVE pasta, and most of us never outgrow our affinity for this fun staple. Pasta is a beloved comfort food in every corner of the world. Pasta is cherished ...
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Colorful Plate of Mixed Beans
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So Many Easy Dishes

Just because time is tight, it doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice nutrition or flavor in our meals. With a little planning and creativity, you will find that making easy, ...
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Vegetables at Farmers Market
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So Many Ways to Shop!

This article tackles the topic of shopping for food! I recently met a new friend who shared a story that stuck with me. When she first moved from India to ...
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So Many Berries!

Berries stand out as the tastiest and most nutritious fruits of all. If I was stranded on a desert island and could pick only one food to sustain me, it ...
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So Much Citrus

When you think of citrus fruits, what comes to mind? For most North Americans, oranges, mandarins, tangerines, grapefruits, lemons, and limes are standard fare. Some adventurous citrus eaters also include ...
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Winter Foods

Chilly winter weather makes you crave warm, comforting foods. Winterizing your food choices can increase the variety and nutrition in your diet and make it even more healthful! Here are ...
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So Many Holiday Appetizers

The holiday season has arrived! For many of us, the festivities are about three things: family, fun, and food. First is family, including our “chosen family” or dear friends! If ...
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Plant based Turtles
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So Many Holiday Treats

When you think about holidays of days gone by, what are the memories you cherish most? I remember skating, skiing, snowshoeing, and tobogganing. I remember reading stories, singing songs, making ...
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Puppy toy with Cookies
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Kids in the Kitchen Holiday Treats!

Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or another holiday tradition, treats like cookies, squares and loaves are a delightful part of the season. But more than that, they bring families ...
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So many Sauces

Oh sauces, how they elevate our foods! While they seem rich and a little indulgent, when they are made from whole foods, they boost both nutrition and flavor. Sauces can ...
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So Many Onions

Onions are a member of the allium family, which includes onions, scallions (green onions), shallots, leeks, chives, and garlic. Onions are one of the most common food staples in households ...
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Celebrating Soups and Stews

There is something soothing about a hot soup or stew, especially during the winter months. Soups and stews are a part of the cuisine of almost every culture, so exploring ...
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So Many Sweet Potatoes

What is your favorite way to eat sweet potatoes? I absolutely love stuffed sweet potatoes such as Southwestern Sweet Potatoes (see recipe below). I also love sweet potato wedges baked ...
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So Many Autumn Harvest Foods

There is nothing quite like walking through a farmers’ market surrounded by big old trees in bright hues of yellow, orange and red. The cool fresh air, the crunchy leaves ...
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