October 2013 Blog Posts (47)

Kids' Crafts: Create spooky peanut spiders

Making these creepy critters together is a great family activity – and they're sure to scare off all the ghosts and goblins on Halloween.

Spooky Peanut Spiders

Materials:

Whole peanut, in-shell

Black marker…

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Added by Info4YourLife on October 31, 2013 at 7:58am — No Comments

Brie and Hazelnut Stuffed Mushrooms

12 crimini mushrooms, washed and dried

24 whole hazelnuts plus 1 tbsp crushed hazelnuts

2-3 oz triple cream brie cheese

1/4 cup dried cranberries or mixed dried berries

2tbsp hazelnut oil

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Added by Info4YourLife on October 28, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Wild Mushroom Fettuccine

1lb wild mushrooms (porcini, cremini, oyster, shiitake etc)

3/4 pound fettuccine 

2 tbsp unsalted butter

2 tbsp olive oil

3 cloves garlic, rough chopped

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes…

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Added by Info4YourLife on October 28, 2013 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Celebrate with sensational cookies

The pairing of peanut butter and chocolate is always a crowd favourite and this irresistible cookie recipe is also sure to delight. Additional recipes can be found at www.peanutbureau.ca.

Peanut Butter Buttons

Prep time: 15…

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Added by Info4YourLife on October 28, 2013 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Holiday Cookie Recipe: Bake them something special

Rugelach is a traditional holiday pastry that is always a hit at any cookie exchange. Consider giving them as a hostess gift, topped off with colourful ribbon for a festive holiday flare. Additional recipes can be found at www.peanutbureau.ca.…

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Added by Info4YourLife on October 28, 2013 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Holiday Cookie Recipe: Add peanuts to macaroons for a tasty holiday treat

Both decadent and quick to prepare with few ingredients, these peanutty macaroons are sure to be a welcome addition to your holiday baking lineup. Additional recipes can be found at www.peanutbureau.ca.

Coconut Peanut Macaroons…

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Added by Info4YourLife on October 28, 2013 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Serve festive game hens with tantalizing grape stuffing

Game hens are one of the easiest birds to roast and stuff. That's because the stuffing reaches the required temperature at about the same time the birds are done roasting. The stuffing component in this recipe produces a moist, tangy-sweet and nutty combination featuring grapes and almonds.…

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Added by Info4YourLife on October 28, 2013 at 12:18pm — No Comments

D.I.Y. easy and edible holiday centerpiece

1. Eye-candy canes! Fill the base of any clear vase with a choice of colourful, miniature Christmas ornaments and add four to five of the huge President's Choice Old-Fashioned Handcrafted Candy Canes around the rim. Round out the centerpiece with a few sprigs of greenery and ornamental gold berries.

2. Tiers of joy! Use a tiered cake stand to display layers of eye-catching treats like the new PC The Decadent Soft Chocolate Chip Cookie or the new PC…

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Added by Info4YourLife on October 28, 2013 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Crimini Pasta by Daniele and Nina Polidoro

My dad has always believed in the importance of using real ingredients in the kitchen, no matter what the dish; so if you want high quality taste, use high quality ingredients. Using real butter and real cream is essential to this dish!

Ingredients:

• 1 ½ cups of 18%…

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Added by Info4YourLife on October 28, 2013 at 11:39am — No Comments

Grilled Portabella and Poblano Tacos by Isabella Boucher of Crumb

In these tacos, strips of meaty grilled portabella join up with grilled onions and poblano peppers, and then get a quick toss with smoky chipotle powder and tangy lime juice to create a taco filling so flavourful and satisfying that even the most devoted of meat eaters won't complain.…

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Added by Info4YourLife on October 28, 2013 at 11:37am — No Comments

Impress your guests with Moroccan-style seafood

Seared scallops spiked with harissa spice, a Moroccan flavour, sit atop a mélange of spring vegetables. A dish that's fancy enough for a restaurant, but easily done at home.

Look for products carrying the Marine Stewardship Council eco-label as it indicates that it has been sustainably sourced.…

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Added by Info4YourLife on October 28, 2013 at 11:33am — No Comments

Delight with Chili Lemongrass Poached Hoki

Lemongrass, chilies and coriander sprigs (including stems) create an aromatic broth in which to poach mild hoki. Reducing the broth after poaching concentrates the flavour.

Look for certified sustainable eco-labels on products, such as The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) which confirms the…

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Added by Info4YourLife on October 28, 2013 at 11:27am — No Comments

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Until you combine olives, sundried tomatoes and pepperoni as a stuffing for your Portobello mushrooms, you are going to deprive your guests of a tantalizing taste sensation. Take a look at this allergen-free recipe, plus an equally delicious allergen-free salad idea, courtesy of Piller's Fine Foods:…

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Added by Info4YourLife on October 28, 2013 at 11:21am — No Comments

Soft Turkey Tacos

Take a look at these recipe ideas, courtesy of Piller's Fine Foods:

Soft Turkey Tacos

Ingredients

5 slices Piller's Simply Free Roasted Turkey Breast, cut into strips

4 soft corn tortillas…

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Added by Info4YourLife on October 28, 2013 at 11:13am — No Comments

Bring the taste of Italy to your kitchen

Since we can't all pack up and move to the pasta capital of the world, why not bring Italian flavour and quality to your dinner table by cooking with authentic, fresh ingredients?

Traditional Italians embrace the Mediterranean lifestyle, which emphasizes the consumption of grains such as pasta and…

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Added by Info4YourLife on October 22, 2013 at 9:56am — No Comments

Drink more water to alleviate headaches

It is possible to get dehydrated any hour of the day and in any season of the year, if we don't drink enough water. The symptoms will be fatigue, irritability, and minor headaches to migraines. In fact people who get chronic headaches might want to try something far better than prescription drugs: a frequent glass of water. There's no need for constant medication if you can correct the underlying cause.

Another lesser known but effective headache remedy is fixing a…

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Added by Info4YourLife on October 22, 2013 at 9:54am — No Comments

Back to school; back to restaurants?

More than five million Canadian kids head back to school this fall. And their parents will once again face the overwhelming task of balancing after-school activities, homework and healthy lifestyle.

While dining at restaurants can be convenient, it can come at the cost of nutrition:…

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Added by Info4YourLife on October 22, 2013 at 9:54am — No Comments

Load your cart for healthy heart

Back to school can be a busy time for the entire family. Grocery shopping can seem just like another added chore.

“Back-to-school time can be overwhelming and healthy shopping perhaps isn't on top of everyone's mind,” admits Carol Dombrow, registered dietitian, Heart and Stroke Foundation. “But…

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Added by Info4YourLife on October 22, 2013 at 9:52am — No Comments

Kids' Crafts Create beautiful butterflies with peanuts

Did you know you can do more than just eat peanuts? For a different kind of summertime activity, think outside the shell and have fun with this creative craft. Here's everything you'll need to make beautiful butterflies.

Materials

Whole peanut in shell…

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Added by Info4YourLife on October 22, 2013 at 9:51am — No Comments

Frozen treats combine peanut butter, chocolate and banana

Do you want to make after-school snacks a breeze? These make-ahead peanutty bites are a nutritious option and are easy enough for the kids to help make. Such tasty grab-and-go treats are likely to make your freezer the most popular after-school destination. More great recipes can be found at…

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Added by Info4YourLife on October 22, 2013 at 9:49am — No Comments

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