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IMMUNE-BOOSTING CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

    It seems like cold and flu season has hit everyone extra hard this year- even now at the beginning of Spring, people are coughing and snivelling and feeling under the weather. We all know that chicken soup can help a sore throat and soothe a cold, but what about stopping the cold in the first place? Regularly consuming nourishing foods that support immune function is an amazing way to prevent illness. While a healthy diet in general is key to a strong immune system, there are some foods that have a little extra oomph in the immunity department!…

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5 AMAZING EASTER TREATS

  This Easter, why not forgo the traditional chocolate bunnies and candy eggs and spoil your loved ones with a tasty and creative Easter treat? We’ve rounded up 5 Amazing Easter Treats that range in skill level from ‘culinary goddess’ to ‘can barely boil water’- trust us, there’s something for everyone here!       White Chocolate Easter Egg Cupcakes in a Carton     How ADORABLE are these little cupcakes presented in an egg carton? 4-Ingredient Easter Egg Oreo Truffles       If you’re short on time and/or culinary skills, these Easter Egg Oreo Truffles from Gimme Some Oven might…

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Irish Bread Muffin

IRISH SODA BREAD MUFFINS

    Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve got an Irish recipe you can make with ingredients you already have in the pantry!       Irish Soda Bread is most often baked in a round and served sliced, spread with butter and often preserves. This version is baked in muffin cups to cut down on baking time, so it’s not totally authentic- but the taste and texture are just the same.     I find this recipe to be somewhere in between a bread and a scone in texture- slightly chewy, with a heavy crumb and a…

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY BREWS, FOOD & FUN FOR ALL!

    It’s not every year that we can enjoy St. Patrick’s Day on a Friday!       This year, make sure to try out at least one of these awesome adult and family-friendly events, offering everything from authentic food, brews, music, dance & fun for all!  And, if you have a favourite not listed here, make sure to post in comments!         TRADING POST EATERY – FORT LANGLEY Pairing dinner to tickle your taste buds! If you’re looking for a place to satisfy your Irish taste-buds, make sure to check out the Trading Post St.Patty’s Day themed…

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10 IMMUNE BOOSTING FOODS TO PREVENT ILLNESS

    Is it just me, or has cold and flu season been particularly nasty this year? My household seems to be sick on rotation, with everything from the snivels to full blown flu. Fed up with all the germs flying around, I’ve been loading our diets with immune boosting foods and finally, we can see the light at the end of the (sickness) tunnel! Lately I’ve been bleaching the living sin out of every surface in my home, so I haven’t had much time to develop and photograph recipes.         So, in lieu of a recipe…

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TRACYCAKES MAD HATTER HIGH TEA

    This March, there’s no better way to liven up your afternoon tea than at the Tracycakes Mad Hatter High Tea!     With choices ranging from freshly made pastries, quiches, finger sandwiches, a variety of loose leaf teas and artisan roasted coffee, you and your friends will definitely enjoy this experience!     MENU     Assorted finger sandwiches Mini quiches Veggie rolls Freshly baked scones House-made Devonshire cream Artisanal preserves Assorted dainties and baby cakes Seasonal sliced fresh fruit Your choice of loose leaf teas or Artisan roasted coffees       At only $18.50 per person and…

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HEALTHY BREAKFAST COOKIES

NO GLUTEN, NO DAIRY, NO REFINED SUGAR…We love these guilt-free breakfast cookies!   In a perfect world, I would get out of bed well-rested at 6:30am and get myself ready for the day while my baby sleeps. I would emerge from my bedroom with blow dried hair, a perfectly coordinated outfit and flawless makeup, then make myself a green smoothie and scramble some eggs to eat while I catch up on emails and read the news. In this fantasy, the baby also wakes up super happy and doesn’t cry at all while we go and do productive things and look…

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SEVEN SPRING TIME RECIPES TO INSPIRE

    Well, the snowpocalaypse seems to be over- at least for now! As our traditional west coast rain washes all the ice and snow away, the optimists among us are already looking for signs of spring. Every time we get a day above 10 degrees, I feel the urge to cook up a storm of fresh spring flavours. Actually, we are rapidly approaching the time of year when I will buy absurd amounts of asparagus on an almost daily basis and force feed my family all things green and lemony. What can I say, I’m a sucker for the…

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valentine pop tarts

EASY VALENTINE POP TART RECIPE

  Is it just me, or did Valentine’s Day come out of nowhere this year?     If you’re looking for a last minute treat for your valentine, these super easy Valentine Pop Tarts are exactly what you need.     By taking advantage of the wonders of premade pie dough, these take no culinary skills, very little time, and make an adorable and thoughtful breakfast treat for your sweetie!         INGREDIENTS:   Pre-made pie dough (I used Pillsbury) Raspberry or strawberry jam 2/3 cup icing sugar 2-3 tablespoons of heavy cream ½ teaspoon vanilla extract Sprinkles      …

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super bowl super food

SUPER BOWL SUPER FOOD

Sunday is the BIG DAY!  If you’re getting ready to host your own Super Bowl game-day festivities, you’re probably busy trying to sort out which delicious snacks are going to make your spread this year.   We all love the classics, spinach dip and sour dough, wings, pizza, chips, pop, beer, wine…this list goes on.  BUT…yes, we’re sorry there is a but, they can leave you feeling a little ‘rough’ in the aftermath.   You may not know but, on average, Super Bowl Sunday marks the highest caloric intake of the entire year!  Yep, even more than Thanksgiving!  According to the…

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