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Picnic Recipes For All – from my NEW book, Sprout Right Family Food

Warm weather + outdoor eats = picnic It’s as easy as that. Well, after you’ve planned the picnic fare that is. Don’t stress out here, it’s all in the planning. You might think that picking up some grab and go options is good enough, but you can easily whip up some incredible, crowd-pleasing offerings that won’t break the bank or your brain. You might have some of the ingredients in the recipes below, but feel […]

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Summer Barbecuing At Its Best

The sun is out, the air is warm, and that means it’s time to be outside as much as possible! The warm weather brings everyone out, so meeting new neighbours, having new and old friends over, partying in the backyard or in the park are all high on the summertime have-to list. I use my barbecue as an outdoor oven. Just about anything that I can make in the oven, I can make on the […]

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How Much Water Should I Be Drinking?

I drink water. A lot of water. And not much else. So as I read a CBC.ca headline “8 glasses of water a day ‘an urban myth’ ” I had to read on. A recent study in Australia said that “Humans need to maintain fluid balance and need to drink water when required, but should also consider fluid in unprocessed fruits and vegetables and juices. There is further evidence that water and a well-balanced diet […]

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Spring Clean Your Diet

A breeze of warm spring air, for some, stirs an urge to purge and spring-clean. Clearing out cupboards, tossing what’s not useful anymore and re-organizing the home. In the kitchen, spring-cleaning can include a clear out of expired food packages in the cupboard and lingering at the back of the fridge but also re-arrange what’s on the menu to lighter, more colourful, simpler fare.     The end of the winter season of comforting meals, and […]