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How to Host the Ultimate Grilled Cheese Party

Grab your friends, a loaf of bread and a spread of assorted cheese, meats and veggies to host a fun and interactive Ultimate Grilled Cheese Party!   10 easy steps to host a fun, interactive grilled cheese party 1. Cheese is the heart of your guests’ creations Since we’re talking grilled CHEESE, it’s important to include a…

What We’re Lovin’ for April

What Ellen’s Lovin Harvest Camp in Video! I’m lovin this video that my Canola Eat Well team and Adam Duguay from Co-Element created.  I love camp and everything that it represents ~ collaboration, conversations, connections and community.  Watch it here and join us in the #farmtofood conversation! What Simone’s Lovin Journey 2050 Two years ago,…

Coast to Coast: Nutrition Month

Nutrition Month is celebrated every March by Dietitians of Canada. When it comes to nutrition, Registered Dietitians (RDs) are reliable sources of information. Here are 7 recipes from RD websites that you might want to try this month! 7 Recipes for Nutrition Month 1. Lucky Chicken Lettuce Wraps from Sue Mah, RD at NutritionSolutions.ca 2. Crispy Coconut Chicken Strips…

Power up with Power Bowls!

Quick! Name a food that’s good for your brain. Fish, right? Well, you might be interested to know that foods that are good for your heart are also good for your brain. And what better time to show your brain some love than in March because March 13-19th is Brain Awareness Week. Researchers have shown that…

What We’re Lovin’ for March

What Raeanne’s Lovin’ Shiny Boots & a Spring in my Step! Spicy Beef and Jicama Lettuce Wraps | www.canolaeatwell.com Getting my boots shined at the airport shoe shine is such a treat!  They have all the right tools handy to do the job well in remarkably little time.  Step up into the seat, feet on…

Recipes

Slow Cooker Berry Crisp

In a large bowl, mix berries, maple syrup, lentils, flaxseed and flour. Place in slow cooker. Mix together topping ingredients. Spread on top of berry mixture. Cook on high for 2-3 hours. (If using frozen fruit, cook for 3 hours.) Serve as is, with Greek yogurt, ice cream and/or fresh berries.

Thai Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps

In a non-stick skillet, heat canola oil. Brown chicken pieces about 5 minutes. Transfer to slow cooker and add lentils. Add onion, garlic, sweet peppers and mushrooms into skillet. Cook for 5 minutes. Add to slow cooker. Whisk together broth, peanut butter, soy sauce and honey. Pour over slow cooker mixture. Cook on low for…

Slow Cooker Chicken Shawarma with Tomato Cucumber Relish

Pour canola oil into a large frying pan. Quickly brown chicken thighs on both sides, over medium-high heat, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to slow cooker insert. Sauté onions until soft in the same frying pan. Add to slow cooker. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Pour over chicken thighs. Cover pot and…

Happy Birthday Canada Poutine

Wash and cut potatoes into French fry shaped pieces. Soak in cold water to remove some of the starch. Meanwhile, prepare gravy. Pour canola oil into a non-stick frying pan. Saute shallots for 1-2 minutes. Add garlic and saute 30 seconds longer. Stir in thyme, pepper and beef broth. Bring to a boil. Toss in…

Orange Mascarpone Pie with Ginger Rhubarb Sauce

Pie Crust In a food processor, add flour, salt, and baking powder. Pulse once or twice to combine ingredients. Add cold/frozen canola oil. Pulse again once or twice. Combine water, egg and vinegar in a small bowl. With food processor running, pour liquid ingredients through the chute. Turn off machine as soon as ingredients are…