In Season: Bone broth for optimal health

  Starting to feel autumn’s chill creeping into your bones? Warm up and get healthy this season with bone broth, that age-old staple of traditional diets that is both nutrient-dense and deeply hydrating. The following nutritional info and recipes come from Andrea Potter, RHN, who teaches a wide range of whole foods cooking classes both […]

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In Season: Rhubarb Spritz

Heidi Kuhn of Mixers & Elixirs created this Rhubarb Spritz in celebration of the last glorious days of sunshine. The perfect late summer cocktail, it features her Rhubarb Hibiscus Shrub and can be made with either prosecco or sparkling water and with or without the Aperol, depending on your preference. Find Heidi and her selection […]

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Back to School Snack: Sesame Tempeh Bites

Bowl of Sweet Sesame Tempeh Bites

Looking for a healthy snack idea for back to school and work lunches? This protein and calcium packed recipe for Sweet Sesame Tempeh Bites comes from the team at Tempea, makers of local, organic, non-GMO soy tempeh. Tempea started out with VFM back in the summer of 2016 and is now a staple in our […]

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In Season: Cherry Creamsicles

Cherry Creamsicles by: Patty Javier Gomez, R.H.N Cherries are a favourite summer fruit for many. If you are one of those people then now is your time! Besides being delicious, cherries have some pretty awesome health benefits too. Did you know that cherries contain powerful antioxidants, fiber, vitamin C, and can help reduce inflammation in the […]

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In Season: Spring Fresh Pesto

Spring Fresh Pesto by Megan DeJong, R.H.N. This pesto recipe is perfect Spring time as greens and herbs start making their way back into our diets. It’s amazingly fresh tasting, dairy free, lower in oil than most, and loaded with healthy fats. You can drizzle it over your favourite type of noodles, sauté some onion and fresh kale […]

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In Season: Creamy Nettle & Potato Soup

Creamy Nettle & Potato Soup by: Meg De Jong This is a perfect dish for this time of year and a great way to incorporate wild nettle! Nettle is an iron rich super food loaded with tons of vitamins, minerals, and anti-inflammatory properties. Serving size: 4 bowls Cook time: 40 minutes   Ingredients 1 Tbsp. […]

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Olives & Greens in Angry Sauce

A little salty, a little heat, and just a hint of sweet – Olives & Greens in Angry Sauce by Pasta Boy Peter   Ingredients: Serves 4 1 bag of a Good Bronze Extruded Pasta or your home made orechietti, cavatelli or gnochetti sardi (Check out Wikipedia’s history of it) 200g of canned Italian or Californian Cherry […]

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In Season: Late Winter Extra Veggie Fried Rice

Late Winter Extra Veggie Fried Rice by Meghan De Jong, R.H.N The end of the winter is in sight meaning fresh Spring veg are just around the corner. But until then, you can still enjoy lots of locally grown veg like the ones found in this dish! It’s super simple to prepare and makes for […]

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