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Saving Money on Meals

Saving Money on Meals

After all those holiday expenses, time to reboot the new year with these money-saving hacks. Map out your meals. Whether it’s for a few days or for the whole week, a little planning saves you money as you’re less likely to eat out or order in. Check to see what foods are on sale, and…

Food Lessons: Fried Chicken

Food Lessons: Fried Chicken

Food Lessons Grocery stores are a wonder, aren’t they? When I really stop to think about it, I’m amazed at how far our food system has come. In North America, we have access to just about anything we want, anytime we want it. Grown, processed and packaged from producers all across the globe, we have…

What We’re Lovin for January

What We’re Lovin for January

What Ellen’s Lovin Mairlyn Smith’s My Left Frying Pan When laughter, learning and cooking are combined into a hilarious, entertaining and totally knowledgeable YouTube video, I’m loving it! Mairlyn Smith’s My Left Frying Pan brings it every Thursday to YouTube.   Watch, laugh and learn! Or, as Mairlyn says, “Peace, Love and Fibre!” Here’s a little…

Holly Jolly Memories From Us To You!

Holly Jolly Memories From Us To You!

All of the holly jolly memories you’ve shared with us have been so special! It’s true that many memories are made during the holidays in the kitchen and around the table with family and friends. Here are some memories shared by our #CanolaConnect community: Dara Gurau, Gurau, RD and co-founder of HowToEat.ca “Every December as the…

Holly Jolly Memories with Registered Dietitian Dara Gurau

Holly Jolly Memories with Registered Dietitian Dara Gurau

Holidays mean two things in my household: Family and Food. Each and every holiday is marked by an enormous spread of festive dishes where my extremely large (and loud!) extended family surrounds the table and waits for the dinner bell to ring. And Hanukkah, the festival of lights, is no exception. Growing up, it was…

Recipes

Lavender Sugar Cookies

Lavender Sugar Cookies

Cookies Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together sugar and canola oil until well mixed. Add vanilla and beat again. Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition. Combine flour baking powder and salt in medium size bowl. Add dry ingredients all at once…

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

Cookies Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together sugar and canola oil until well mixed. Add vanilla and beat again. Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition. Combine flour baking powder and salt in medium size bowl. Add dry ingredients all at once…

Sugar and Spice Cookies

Sugar and Spice Cookies

Cookies Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together sugar and canola oil until well mixed. Add vanilla and beat again. Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition. Combine flour baking powder and salt in medium size bowl. Add dry ingredients all at once…

Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs

Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs

Combine first 8 ingredients in medium bowl. Mix well. Pour into a re-sealable plastic bag. Add chicken cubes and marinate, refrigerated, for 30 minutes. Drain the marinade from the chicken and discard. Thread the chicken onto the skewers. Grill chicken, on barbecue, over medium heat, for about 10 minutes or until juices run clear from…

Stir-fry Tofu and Veggies

Stir-fry Tofu and Veggies

Combine first 10 ingredients. Mix well. Place tofu cubes in re-sealable plastic bag. Pour marinade over tofu cubes. Refrigerate and let marinate for 30 minutes. Drain well and discard marinade. Pour 1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil into large non-stick frying pan and place over medium-high heat. Add tofu cubes and cook tofu cubes until nicely…