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Premiers, Pumpkins, and a Bonus Soup Recipe

Shannon McClennan | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada Alberta
Shannon McClennan

. Growing up, we've all heard the story of Cinderella, and how a pumpkin was transformed into a magnificent coach. But this is the first time I've heard of a premier turning into a pumpkin, or vice versa, as the case may be.

A Colourful Recipe for "Chakra" Salad

Meghan Pearson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

I had long been contemplating designing a dish that contains all the colours of the seven main chakras as per yogic tradition/belief. And wouldn't you know it, I just so happened to have all the shades accounted for in my refrigerator.

Asparagus: How to Introduce the Seasonal Veggie to Kids

Jennifer Carlson | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada Living
Jennifer Carlson

Even if my kids are asking for mac and cheese for dinner I always ensure I am serving at least one veggie on the side. From an early age they have ...

One Meal, Three Ways: Sweet Potato Ravioli With Sage Brown Butter

Jennifer Carlson | Posted 04.27.2014 | Canada Living
Jennifer Carlson

I am on the "meatless Monday" bandwagon, so when it comes to finding delicious vegetarian meals I am always on the lookout. I love the simple elegance of a brown butter sauce and so do my kids! Kids love noodles and butter, well so do I when the pasta is good and the butter has been browned! I use wonton wrappers in place of homemade pasta, making this dish not only delicious but super fast!

The Perfect Post-Holidays Treat: Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Kettle Corn

Carolyn Berry | Posted 02.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

I've always loved kettle corn: popcorn with the perfect combination of salty and sweet! Popcorn, after all, is a whole grain -- and though it gets a bad reputation at the movie theaters, homemade popcorn can be a light, healthy and delicious snack that satisfies those munchies. I decided to add a holiday twist to this batch of kettle corn by sprinkling it with a combination of spices that give it a nice warm gingerbread taste. You can also add other ingredients like a drizzle of chocolate, dried fruit, and shredded coconut.

These Delicious Holiday Bliss Bites Are So Simple To Make

Carolyn Berry | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Berry

I think that "bliss" is a very appropriate word to describe these treats, as they're chocolatey, fudgy, and full of wholesome ingredients. So wholesome, even, that not only are they considered a treat, but they're the perfect on-the-go snack -- whether you need an energy boost for a workout, or something to get you through those exhausting holiday shopping days.

RECIPE: Mexican-inspired Shakshuka

Carl Hiehn | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Living
Carl Hiehn

As a marathon runner, I'm always looking for nutritious breakfast foods that both energize and satisfy. This shakshuka recipe I've been tweaking for a few weeks now is the perfect combination of all those things. It contains all four food groups and is low in fat and sodium so I don't feel weighed down while pounding the pavement.

Celebrate the Holidays With Delicious Raw Carrot Cupcakes

Meghan Pearson | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

And what better way to celebrate any occasion, than with a decadent raw food dessert like Hacienda's own Raw Carrot Cupcakes? The below recipe and many others are featured daily in our raw restaurant, and will also be available in the soon to be published Hacienda Del Sol Cookbook! What are you waiting for? Make these cakes.

The Perfect (Healthier) Latkes for Hanukkah

Rose Reisman | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

Latkes (potato pancakes) are the most traditional foods eaten at Hanukkah. Usually latkes, are so high in fat and calories due to the excess oil. Here's my take on a Three Root Vegetable Latke that's baked and served with either light sour cream or apple sauce.

RECIPE: Dilly Lemon & Maple Baked Chicken

Kristine Fretwell | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Living
Kristine Fretwell

Picture the perfect piece of chicken with a delicious sauce that's so tasty you'll want to lick your plate. Yeah, that's this chicken. I'm still thinking about it since I originally trialled the recipe! This may just be one of my favourite baked chicken recipes to date.

RECIPE: Gluten-Free Vegan Pie Crust

Meghan Telpner | Posted 10.16.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

It is the season my friends. The season of all things fruitastic and I can tell you that I am LOVING the bounty! Now, I wouldn't make you forgo your granny's fave secret for flakey pie crust and leave you dried out and crumbling without a super pie solution. This recipe also doesn't contain any weird soy modifiers, binding agents or suspect oils. Just goodness.

If Vegetables Don't Make Oil, What Is Crisco?

Meghan Telpner | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

They call Crisco an "all-vegetable shortening." Soybeans and palm fruit are not vegetables. Incidentally, cottonseed oil also doesn't come from vegetables. Vegetables don't make oil. Corn is a grain. Soy is a grain. Olives are fruits. Coconuts are fruits. Flax and hemp? Seeds. Carrots and celery? Nope...no oil.

Summer Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Mennonite Girls Can Cook | Posted 10.09.2013 | Canada
Mennonite Girls Can Cook

Aside from the thorns, I love berry picking and I pick many a pail full for fresh eating, jam, syrup, pies, and berry toppings. This recipe can be made as a whole dessert in a low casserole or pie plate, or baked in individual serving dishes. The fresher the berries, the better the cobbler!

Don't Be Scared of Avocados -- It's Good Fat!

Rose Reisman | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

Avocados are a fruit not a vegetable. Also known as the Alligator Pear, they are delicious, buttery tasting and contain numerous health benefits. But why do people shy away from them? The answer lies in the fact that one avocado has 325 calories and 30 gm of fat!

Summer Beer Guide: Campfire Beers

Chris Schryer | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Living
Chris Schryer

While many of the BBQ beers from last week are well suited to a campfire, drawing on the smokey characters from the fire (especially if you are roasting hotdogs), I want to dig into a different style, Old Ales and Barleywines.

RECIPE: Parmesan Crusted Salmon

Mennonite Girls Can Cook | Posted 09.02.2013 | Canada Living
Mennonite Girls Can Cook

Since we had salmon on our vacation to B.C. in early May I have been craving it! It is so expensive in the prairies so when I find some on sale I stock up. We all really enjoy salmon and this time I tried it this way.

RECIPE: Summer Corn Salsa

Meghan Telpner | Posted 08.31.2013 | Canada
Meghan Telpner

Happy Canada Day weekend! What I love about this Summer Corn Salad recipe is that with the very same ingredients, you can enjoy this cooked or raw and can be used in so many ways.

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Mennonite Girls Can Cook | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Living
Mennonite Girls Can Cook

A strawberry salad with an orange-flavoured twist in the dressing. Easy to make, quick to prep, and a delicious twist on your usual garden salad!

Stinging Nettle Chips - Like Kale Chips But Better

Meghan Telpner | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

I have been picking up a few seasonal staples each time I go -- asparagus, rhubarb and the unlikely and not loved enough Stinging Nettles. It's true. They sting. Hence the name. This is a power food so get past the pain and get your love on for this wild green.

Delicious and All-Natural Solutions for Springtime Allergies

Meghan Telpner | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

It's the sniffle season but not to worry, I have the very best tips for natural allergy season solutions that are delicious, too. There are key things we want to keep to a minimum in our diet and in higher doses in our supplements, as well as some lifestyle practices that will help.

Recipe: Cauliflower and Cheese Cakes

Mennonite Girls Can Cook | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Living
Mennonite Girls Can Cook

We have a new favourite vegetable side dish over here: cheesy cauliflower cakes. They are delicious, nutritious, and come with a bit of heat. Try them. I think you'll like them.

RECIPE: Sweet Potato and Apple Kugle

Meghan Telpner | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada
Meghan Telpner

Kugel shows up at every Jewish holiday in one outfit or another. A kugel is defined as a traditional Jewish casserole served as a desert or side dish. Either way, with Passover upon us and Easter coming, I thought it time I share my cleaned up, version of Sweet Potato Kugel.

My Secret Ingredient in Vegan Baking

Meghan Telpner | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

This cake wasn't dry at all. It was super moist, just sweet enough and way too good to have around the house. What was my secret weapon? Apple sauce. I love using apple sauce in my gluten free baked treats because it works in three magical ways to make for baking success.

RECIPE: Amped-Up Lentil Hummus

Meghan Pearson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

Not one, but two of my pantry staples had run out? Inconceivable. So I improvised. And what was I left with at the end? A half a can of soft and mushy unused lentils in the fridge, that I gave new life to via this humble yet delicious take on hummus. With an extra kick of good fat and protein thanks to the addition of hemp hearts!

Super-Powered Sandwich: A Slick Vegan Stacker

Meghan Pearson | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

Sometimes I just want a plain old sandwich. I do adore PB & J. But what I have been loving lately, is a simple concoction inspired by a pre-packaged snack I saw at a local supermarket. It delivers all the necessary lunch-time desirables: flavour, texture, energy, and portability. This slick stacker will deliver substantial midday protein, and a solid serving of vegetables.