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Valentine’s Day 2016

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Who said February is boring?  There is so much going on that we had to add an extra day at the end of the month to make sure we get everything done! The next fortnight alone will see many of us celebrating Chinese New Year (go here for Chicken Balls!) watching the Super Bowl, stuffing ourselves with pancakes on Fat Tuesday and spending time with the family on Family Day. Did we miss one? Oh yeah, a little thing called Valentine’s Day, you don’t want to forget about that one!

This is the one day when you may want to treat that special loved one to a romantic dinner, perhaps one that you made yourself. Or maybe not. If you have kids around, it might be hard to get into that romantic spirit, and if you are not particularly adept in the kitchen, it is probable that the only thing you want to make for dinner are reservations.

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Super Bowl Classics With Fresh Ingredients

This Sunday is the biggest football game of the year and the traditional foods served can sometimes leave a lot to be desired. Take the Seven Layer Dip and chip dips like Ranch or French Onion – all of them contain so many unpronounceable ingredients. Add those dips to all the giant submarines, chicken wings, pizza, chips and beer and you’re dosing your system with a Super Bowl-sized amount of preservatives and chemicals.

I don’t want to kill all the fun by banning junk and asking you to serve salads and water to your guests, but there has to be a way to get a little balance into the equation. Continue »