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October 1, 2016

What’s in Season: October Harvest

Discover what’s in season during an October harvest in BC October is still harvest season in BC with our Indian Summers stretching far into Fall. We’ve listed a few items and attached recipes for you to try using local, in season foods from BC.  This October, look for these local foods at your local farmer’s […]

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September 1, 2016

What’s in Season: September’s Seasonal Selections

What’s in season this September at your local farmers’ market? With all the sunshine from the summer, the start of Fall brings us British Columbians a bountiful selection of foods. The folks at We Heart Local BC launched the We Heart Local awards in August and we discovered new places to find local; such as Nature’s Pickin’s […]

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September 1, 2016

12 Recipes to Get Back to School Ready

Looking for snack and lunch ideas? We’ve got you covered! But first, before tackling school lunchboxes, plan a nutritious breakfast to jump start your family’s day. Breakfast can also help students focus at school throughout the morning until it is lunch time. 

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August 4, 2016

Summer Recipe Roundup

Summer cooking is all about fresh from the garden, barbecues, picnics and frozen desserts. Here’s a bit of inspiration to keep your summer cooking fresh! Nothing says summer louder than tomatoes, so to kick off our roundup, we have a couple of recipes featuring this favourite pick of the harvest.

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August 2, 2016

Surprising New Research Reveals the Most Hydrating Beverages

Think water is the most hydrating beverage? Surprising research says otherwise, confirming earlier work done with active children. Most people have heard the notion that you need to drink eight glasses of water a day. But Canadian recommendations debunk that idea, saying all fluid counts, not just water. And the amount you need is more […]

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June 14, 2016

A Guide to Pairing Canadian Cheese with Beer

Here is our guide to some great cheese and beer pairings. We’ve all heard of cheese and wine pairings. But did you know that cheese and beer also go very well together? Here is our guide to some great cheese and beer pairings.  Beer types and styles Suggested cheeses Light beer ricotta cheese brie camembert […]

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May 24, 2016

Your Guide to the Yogurt Aisle

Swiss style, Greek, probiotic…What are the differences between the types of yogurt and which one is best for you? Read on to find answers to commonly asked questions about yogurt. What is yogurt? Yogurt is made by fermenting warm milk with beneficial lactic acid bacteria. What are the health benefits of eating yogurt? Eating yogurt […]

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May 16, 2016

Three a Day Keeps High Blood Pressure at Bay

In celebration of World Hypertension Day, we highlight the role that dairy products play in preventing and managing hypertension and share how you can get enough. Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a risk factor for stroke and heart disease, two of the leading causes of death in Canada.  Did you know that you can lower […]

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May 3, 2016

What Type of Milk is Best for Toddlers?

With so many milk options out there (almond beverage, soy beverage, cow’s milk and many other alternatives), choosing what’s best for your 1- to 2-year old can be confusing. We break it down here. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, or other adult involved in caring for a toddler, it can be confusing to know which […]

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