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At the heart of healthy eating

While we’re focused on matters of the heart for Valentine’s Day, have you stopped to think about your heart health lately? Heart disease is one of Canada’s leading causes of death, and Hypertension Canada estimates that 7.5 million Canadians are living with hypertension, with millions more likely to be diagnosed. The good news is that heart disease and stroke is preventable by adopting healthy habits, such ...

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Give leftovers a lift with three tasty ‘upcooking’ ideas

Reducing food waste is essential to preserving the planet. It’s estimated that the average Canadian wastes a staggering 174 pounds of household food each year, according to Radio Canada International. On a smaller scale, we have leftovers we don’t know what to do with that pile up in the fridge, whether they’re unused ingredients or uneaten takeout. But there are always quick and easy fixes to elevate your ...

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Awaken your inner mixologist

Surprise all your guests at the next barbecue or happy hour by mixing up this tasty and so caliente cocktail. The magic behind the recipe? A spicy syrup infused with avocados from Mexico. Yes … to avocados in a drink. Spicy Avocado Martini Makes two drinks. Ingredients: Martini 2 oz gin1½ oz dry vermouth½ oz avocado infused spicy syrup½ oz lime juice1 oz club sodaTajin with lime* or Mexican chili powder or ...

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There’s no such thing as too much green

During the week, every minute counts; simple, quick, healthy and oh-so-tasty, this green power bowl is the recipe you can put on your calendar several times a week. With the crunch of the salad and the smooth, comforting texture of avocados from Mexico, this recipe will surprise you with every bite. This power bowl will give you all the energy you need to get through the day, with vitamins, good fats and gr ...

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An avocado toast with a twist

Add a Canadian twist to the classic avocado from Mexico toast. By replacing the bread with a bagel, a whole new world of flavours will open up. Trust us, you'll want more. Avocado Breakfast Bagel Prep time: 20-30 mins Cook time: 8-10 mins Portions: 2 Ingredients: 2 bagels3 tablespoons butter2 eggs4 slices bacon, cooked2 slices Swiss cheese1 medium avocado from Mexico sliced into wedges1 cup arugula saladHot ...

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Add more fermented foods to your diet with this flavourful lunch

In recent years many of us have found new joy in the kitchen. For some, spending more time at home has meant experimenting with new cooking techniques and recipes. Whether misadventures with baking bread or take-out meals were more your style, one of the top eating trends has been naturally fermented food. That includes treats like kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha drinks or even sourdough bread. The fermentatio ...

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Spring recipe you can make for lunch

Whet your appetite and see what you can whip up for lunch with this simple and delicious sandwich. Seasoning the delectable fried haloumi cheese with zingy yet earthy za’atar is just what’s needed as winter comes to an end. When layered on naturally fermented bread, the flavours of the middle eastern spice blend – comprised of oregano, thyme, sumac and sesame – truly come alive. Serve with kombucha to add m ...

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A veggie twist on a family favourite

Want a healthier twist on a takeout favourite? Try this nutritious and delicious spin with cauliflower pizza, for those nights when you want a treat that’s as good for you as it tastes. This kidney-friendly pie is perfect for those looking to limit their intake of sodium and phosphorus. It was developed by dietitian Hanna Kim for the Kidney Community Kitchen, a Kidney Foundation website that offers tasty re ...

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Juicy rib recipe that’s actually good for you

Eating healthier doesn’t mean giving up on your favourites — even ones you would never think could be made into something good for you. Take this finger-licking-good recipe for Korean-style short ribs, which is low in sodium and could fit a kidney-friendly diet. It’s made by chef Kris Gaudet for the Kidney Community Kitchen, a Kidney Foundation website that offers tasty recipes, tips and expert advice on ho ...

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Jasper Food Recovery gathering food for community

Jasper Food Recovery manager Melody Gaboury in front of a brightly-painted fridge set out on a porch at the Anglican Church Hall, where community members can get bread and dairy items anytime. | J.McQuarrie photo Joanne McQuarrie, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | reporter@fitzhugh.ca More than a year into its mission to keep good food from being wasted, Jasper Food Recovery (JFR) is continuing to shar ...

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