In-Store Demos September 6-7th, 2014

  • Eden Organic Apple Sauce »

    Saturday & Sunday, September 6th-7th, 11-3pm

    Taster's Choice Hall of Fame inductee noted for a "very good sweet-tart balance." A blend of family orchard Great Lakes Apples, over one and a half pounds per jar. No sugar or anything else ever added. A delicious, good for you dessert or snack anytime, anywhere.

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Vegetarian Festival

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“Mouth-watering burgers. Thick and juicy hot dogs. Fluffy cupcakes smothered in frosting. All meat and dairy free. Veg Food Fest is not your average vegetarian food festival – it’s the biggest one in North America….”

The opening few lines found on the home page of this year’s Vegetarian Food Fest pretty much sum it up. Not only is it the largest Vegetarian Food Festival in North America, it’s one of the oldest and largest in the world. Running this weekend at the Harbourfront Centre today until Sunday Sept 7th, this year marks the 30th anniversary of this eagerly anticipated event, with organizers expecting upwards of forty thousand vegetarians, vegans, and veg-friendly omnivores to attend. Continue »



5 Best Back To School Lunches

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Here are some of my favourite ideas for a real, homemade back to school lunch. It’s time we took the next generation’s tastebuds into our own hands. You may scoff at the idea of giving a kid a cold soup of potatoes and leeks for lunch but is that any crazier than feeding them bologna and processed cheese?  Continue »



Let’s Talk Tabbouleh

 

Quinoa and Kale Tabbouleh, just one of many variations you can try. Recipe here.

Quinoa, Carrot and Kale Tabbouleh, just one of many variations you can try. Recipe can be found at Taste Food Blog here.

 

Tabbouleh , the traditional dish from the Middle East is a great salad that is almost a meal in itself, and the end of summer is one of the best times to make it; your garden is brimming with plump tomatoes or cherry tomatoes perfectly ripened on the vine, cucumbers, despite the heat, are crisp and cool, the parsley and mint are running rampant, while green onions or chives are ready and waiting to shine. Continue »



Sensational Sardines

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A few weeks ago we reported on Chef Ned Bell and his plans to cycle across Canada to raise awareness about the state of our oceans, rivers and lakes, and specifically, to turn the conversation towards making informed and educated choices when it comes to choosing sustainable seafood.

One of the more often overlooked choices that regularly appears on lists of sustainable seafood picks is the humble sardine. Many of us have been snacking on tinned sardines for years, lured by the convenience, devoted the taste, unaware that when it comes to seafood, sardines are one of the more environmentally responsible -and healthy-choices we can make in our diets. Continue »