April 2014 Blog Posts (79)

Discover the thrill of the grill

Do you fire up the grill every chance you get, or are you a barbecue dabbler? With that thick, juicy hamburger in mind, it must be your old equipment that is holding you back.

But before you buy a spanking new grill, do be aware that there are several barbecue types and each one has its unique set…

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Survey reveals a cooking key to happiness

If your kitchen has become a place of drudgery over the winter, this is about to change.

According to the 25th annual Weber Canadian GrillWatch Survey, the majority of grill owners feel positive emotions when they fire up the grill. Overall, positive feelings evoked when grilling include relaxation, happiness, a sense of accomplishment, and excitement.

Overwhelmingly, the survey revealed that grilling elicits emotional benefits, as…

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Handy tools improve the grilling experience

It's true that grilling is much more fun, the food tastes better, the clean-up is easier – and best of all it's a chance to get out of the kitchen and into the sunshine. But now, did you know, we are exiting in droves?

According to the Weber Canadian GrillWatch Survey, as many as 51% of us prefer…

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Quick tips for buying a gas grill

If you're looking for a new gas barbecue this season and feel overwhelmed by all the grilling jargon, take a look here at Weber's Grilling Glossary. It features 10 key terms to keep you in the grilling groove and guide you on the sales floor:

Enclosed Cart: Keep the propane tank…

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Tips and tricks to keep your gas grill fit and fabulous

To make sure, every time, that we are cooking and serving that fabulous barbecue taste, we must take the time to clean the grill, say advisors in this field.

According to the 25th annual Weber Canadian GrillWatch Survey, Canadians are avid and passionate grillers with 84% grilling once a week or…

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Select your new grill with tips from the trade

It's easy to be overwhelmed by a sea of stainless steel gas grills when stepping into a hardware store.

Many appear to have endless entertaining features and appealing gadgets, but not all grills are created equal. While some may have more features, they may not be as good in quality. To start, make a list of features that are important to you. When at the store, refer to the list, make sure you find what you want and if budget allows, you can add extra features as you…

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Stay informed about food recall warnings

About 100 million meals are eaten each day in Canada. Food travels a long way and through many hands before it hits your plate—often from the farm, to the processor, the distributor and to the retailer.

Canada has a strong food safety system. The food industry is required to have strict food safety measures in place to minimize potential risks. When these measures are applied effectively, they help reduce food-related illnesses.

But food-related…

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Safe food purchases require being alert

Children aged five and under are among those who face a greater risk of serious, and potentially life-threatening complications from food-borne illness. This is yet one more concern for busy parents, although most say it is highly worthwhile to not only be aware of food safety risks, but also to take steps to protect…

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Advisories are critical if you have a food allergy

If you, or someone in your family has allergies, you know that eating the wrong food can lead to symptoms such as hives or cramps. Those with severe allergies could even experience a life-threatening reaction.

There are strict federal regulations requiring allergen labelling for all food sold in…

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Add a Little Crunch to your Classic Crumble

Show mom you care this Mother's Day by adding a nutritious spin on one of her favourite desserts. Packed with crunchy wholesome almonds, fresh strawberries and tasty rhubarb, this crumble is the perfect little treat to enjoy on this special day. The recipe was created for the Almond Board of California by Emily…

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Add Pancake Punch to Mother's Day Brunch

Are you thinking about whipping up something special to serve on Mother's Day? Why not combine two of her favourite treats to create carrot cake pancakes? The recipe was created for the Almond Board of California by Emily Richards, author of Get In The Kitchen and COOK. Mixed with nutritious almonds, a dash of…

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Added by Info4YourLife on April 29, 2014 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Serve Cinnamon Rolls Baked with Almonds

Nothing says “good morning” better than a batch of warm-from-the-oven almond cinnamon rolls, so here's a recipe created for the Almond Board of California by Emily Richards, author of Get In The Kitchen and COOK. This nutritious and delicious treat combines sweet cinnamon with crunchy scrumptious almonds making…

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Added by Info4YourLife on April 29, 2014 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Cool down with refreshing salads

Summer salads that are packed with flavour allow you to feel confident in what you're serving to guests. Toss together a super side that is delicious and affordable with these easy-to-make dishes from Walmart's Our Finest brand:

Cucumber-Chickpea Salad

Makes 6…

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Grill this pulled pork pizza on the barbecue

Whether you're planning a small get-together with friends, or an all-out backyard bash, a great menu is a good starting point.

“If you love summer entertaining but you're tired of burgers, it's easy to switch it up.” says Frank Spadafina, the food product development manager with Walmart.…

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5 ways to shake up your summer barbecue

Every group has one: the friend that always hosts the best parties, the type of nights people talk about for years. This season that friend can be you.

“Most people think that good entertaining takes a lot of hard work and preparation,” says Frank Spadafina, the food product development manager…

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Rejuvenate your lifestyles with healthy habits this spring

With the spring and summer months upon us, it is important break out of any bad habits accumulated during the cold month. With the frigid temperatures associated with a Canadian winter many of us hibernate indoors, and become overly dependent on the same go-to meals; including fast food. You don't need to do something significant to reap the rewards. It can be as simple as trying a new recipe or introducing healthier foods to your diet to give your lifestyle an easy makeover for a fresh, new…

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Create a family tasting panel

The spring and summer months are a time for family and exploration. The adventures are not limited to the great out doors; family fun can take place in the kitchen with a wide variety of delicious recipes that the whole family can enjoy.

Make things fun by involving the food critics – your family!…

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Added by Info4YourLife on April 29, 2014 at 1:09pm — No Comments

The truth about why your diet isn't working

You stick to your diet, so why isn't the weight coming off? If you find yourself getting frustrated with the bathroom scale, follow these tips from registered dietitian, Lisa Rutledge, of debunkingdietitian.ca, to help you stay on track with your weight goals:

Get Enough Sleep:…

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Dietitian gives the skinny on sweeteners

More than 6,000 products around the world – consumed by more than 200 million people – share a common ingredient. Studies show people who choose these foods and beverages get more vitamins and minerals and eat fewer calories overall. Yet, the ingredient – one of the most studied of all time – has been the subject of…

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How to avoid weight gain at your next barbecue

If you're worried about packing on weight during all of your summer socializing, you're not alone. With cottage and BBQ seasons in full swing, it can be hard to stay on track with healthy eating habits.

Registered dietitian and nutrition expert, Lisa Rutledge, has the following three-step plan for…

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Added by Info4YourLife on April 29, 2014 at 1:07pm — No Comments

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