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  • Gluten-free, naturally

    Amaranth — This isn’t a true cereal grain in the sense that most others are, but it’s often grouped with grains as it shares many of the same ...

  • Make your produce last longer

    But there’s a simple, cost-effective way you can keep fresh fruits and veggies lasting longer while still tasting great. It’s all has to do with ...

  • Not all eggs are equal

    You may have noticed that some egg cartons boast that their eggs come from hens that live on a farm and are free-run or free-range (yes, there is ...

  • Lessons learned from Mom

    Lesson 1: Cook your own food. Growing up, suppers were always home-cooked meals. It wasn’t elaborate by any means (nor did it need to be) and ...

  • The lowdown on food logos

    The Canada Organic logo is circular, with green hills and a red maple leaf, and says “Canada Organic.” It’s been around for a few years and means ...

  • Grape expectations

    As the story goes, the Vikings who settled in L’Anse aux Meadows may or may not have found grapes, which is thought to have promoted them to call ...

  • Food safety needs to be a priority

    The recipe is surprising, yet simple: mandatory food safety training for food handlers. Who can blame us? There has been much shared on social ...

  • All about the soy

    When you think of soy, these probably aren’t the first foods that to come to mind. However, soy is more often than not where the extra protein ...

  • Here’s to a healthier Easter

    But Easter doesn’t have to be all about the sugar and sweets. In fact, it’s a great time to encourage healthy habits, like activity and good food ...

  • Eat your way to productivity

    So how do you eat and drink to boost energy at work? It’s probably not what you thought. You’ll want to start by avoiding the two biggest energy ...