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Winter Soups and Stews

January 16, 2018 by Catherine Atchison, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Recipes | Tags:

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Winter Soups and Stews

We’ve passed winter solstice and the start of the new year. Now I’m looking forward to longer days!

In the meantime, and to help me appreciate the seasons, I enjoy soups and stews to warm me up and feel cozy.

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Top 10 Slow Cooker Tips (Plus a Recipe)

December 1, 2015 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Recipes | Tags:

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Top 10 Slow Cooker Tips (Plus a Recipe)

I have a sporadic relationship with my slow cooker. I can completely forget about it for months on end and then something will remind me of it (usually a co-worker’s great looking lunch), I’ll dust it off and be back in love.

Using my slow cooker reminds me of its many benefits. First off, they’re fairly inexpensive to buy and cheap to use (they use less electricity than an oven). They’re great for developing flavours in recipes and tenderizing less expensive cuts of meat. Many recipes take little effort and when you get home you’re greeted with the smell of supper ready and waiting for you.

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And the Winner of the Fall Soup and Stew Cook-off is…

October 20, 2015 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Recipes | Tags:

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And the Winner of the Fall Soup and Stew Cook-off is…

Thank you to all readers who submitted a soup or stew recipe for the HealthyFamilies BC Fall cook-off!

It was great to see such delicious and original recipes with vegetables as the main attraction. Over the past two weeks Dean and I poured over the recipes and settled on a winner…

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Summer Meals Made Simple with Kebabs

July 21, 2015 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Recipes | Tags:

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Summer Meals Made Simple with Kebabs

The humble kebab is a favourite worldwide. From simple street food to classy restaurant meals, there are countless delicious kebab variations all built around the same idea – meat, chicken, fish, vegetables or fruit roasted or grilled on a skewer.

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Got a Minute? Make a Muffin!

June 9, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Recipes | Tags:

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Got a Minute? Make a Muffin!

You know those people who leap out of bed in the morning with a spring in their step!? Well…I’m not one of them! But a sure fire way to get me up and moving (aside from coffee) is a warm, SWEET, tasty breakfast…especially if it comes in the form of a MUFFIN! The downside to most muffins is that they take time and are often loaded with extra sugar and fat. But these aren’t your average muffins…

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