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7 Foods You Should Only Eat Outside

Deliciously messy foods seem to be enjoyed more during the hot summer months than in the winter. Is it because we’re outside most of the time and don’t need to worry about getting our kitchens and homes messy? Or the fact that letting your popsicle melt all over you isn’t that big of a deal considering you can just jump in the lake and wash it all off? One thing’s for sure… eating messy snacks and meals outside in the summer sun is one … Read more »

Dietitian Approved: Brussels Sprouts Recipes

Childhood memories of overcooked brussels sprouts often lead to a long-standing aversion of this green veggie (ahem, guilty!). While Brussels sprouts have a reputation for bitterness, properly cooked sprouts have a delicious flavor and slight crunch. With a few recipe tweaks, you’re sure to fall in love with Brussels sprouts. Available all … Read more »

Vinegars 101

Tangy. Tart. Sour. Pungent. Vinegars embody quite the descriptive flavor and aroma profile, providing an incredibly unique kick to any old dish they grace. Aside from its vibrant taste and smell, there’s long been talk about a range of health benefits that may come from regularly consuming vinegar. To completely understand why this might be so, it … Read more »

Snack Smart: What One Ounce of Nuts Look Like

If you’re looking for a healthy, filling snack, nuts are the perfect food to munch on. Packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats, nuts slow down digestion helping to keep your hunger in check for hours. Plus, the unsaturated fats and fiber found in nuts can lower … Read more »

The Ultimate Tools for Eating Outdoors

We’re in the heart of summer, the last days of August. If you haven’t already enjoyed a few picnics in the park or camp-outs under the stars, it might be time to get on it. In much of Canada and the U.S., September is also prime outdoor eating month, and even early October, in some places. But why wait? Get your gear and gang together and get out there. … Read more »

The Best Ways to Eat a Peach

We are deep in the midst of prime stone fruit season which lasts from May to September, peaking in July and August. Peaches are one of my favorite of the stone fruit family. A perfectly ripe, fragrant, sweet peach dribbles sticky juice all down your face and arms (and you don’t even care, it tastes that good). But how do you make sure that you are pickin… Read more »

End of Summer Sangria

The end of summer is definitely not something you want to celebrate, but if you’re going to do it, it might as well be with this fabulous sangria recipe featuring the fresh flavors of the season. This sangria packs the best of the last bits of summer: strawberries, raspberries and blackberries with some of the best of fall: figs! Recipe courtesy… Read more »