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April 18, 2017

“Eat Whole Grain Foods”—Experts Agree

Cooking whole grains has never been easier. Our resident chef shares his top tips so you can enjoy more grains with your meals. Let’s be honest, there are some foods we all find hard to get onto our plate, and that’s OK.  Being healthy is not just about being active and selecting nutritious foods. It’s […]

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April 1, 2017

What’s in Season at farmers’ markets this April?

Fresh herbs & vegetables available in BC during April Now that spring is in the air, flowers are in bloom and local foods are becoming more plentiful. Buy local grown foods to support the local community economically while reducing your carbon footprint. Plus, any chef will tell you that fresh is best! So, why not […]

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February 1, 2017

Discover What’s in Season for February and March!

Our friends at We ♥︎ Local helped us identify seasonal winter foods in BC. We are excited this month as we know spring is just around the corner! That means, farmers markets start to open and our community grocery stores start carrying more BC grown products. To help you discover what’s available this month, our […]

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Healthy Eating
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January 23, 2017

Eat like a Mediterranean using local foods

You’ve heard it before that one of the healthy patterns of eating is the Mediterranean diet. But does that mean you need to abandon the use of local foods? You’ve heard it before that one of the healthy patterns of eating is the Mediterranean diet. But does that mean abandoning local foods? Not at all! Here’s […]

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January 1, 2017

What’s in Season: Winter January

A chilly winter in January still provides BC with many local products. Warm up with these ingredients & soup recipes. Just because it’s January doesn’t mean there are no local foods. You’ll be surprised how our mild weather can still produce many foods. Don’t forget that products such as dairy (milk, cheese, yogurt), meats (chicken, […]

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December 8, 2016

Hosting a party?

Use these simple tips for making a cheese platter that your guests will love. BC produces a rich variety of cheeses. Use the suggestions below to create a cheese platter that includes cheeses with a variety of textures (from soft to hard cheeses) and a variety of flavours (from a mild flavour to a more […]

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Dairy Nutrition
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December 5, 2016

Dairy products and cardiovascular health

What do we know about the relationship between dairy products and cardiovascular health? The evidence may surprise you. Quick Quiz #1 When it comes to cardiovascular health, dairy products are: ❍ Beneficial ❍ Neutral ❍ Detrimental The answer, according to a recently published systematic review1 of the relationship between dairy product consumption and risk of cardiovascular-related […]

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Tips and tricks
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November 27, 2016

What Type of Cream Should I Use?

We break down the types of cream available in Canada, and explain which type to use in recipes. How to use cream in recipes  Uh oh. Your recipe calls for heavy cream and you’re not sure—is that the same as whipping cream? Cream is generally categorized based on the percentage of milk fat (MF) it […]

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November 1, 2016

What’s in season: November & December

Our list of seasonal winter foods in beautiful BC from We ♥︎ Local Our friends at We ♥︎ Local are all-things-local and a great resource to find what’s local in BC, especially during the winter. We listed items that are at the tail end of the season, so, catch them while you can! To inspire […]

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