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Make every day a party with homemade ice cream cake

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You don’t need to wait for a special occasion for this delicious ice cream cake. A perfect treat for any day, it can be made for less than $10, meaning big savings compared to store-bought versions. This cake is a decadent finish to any meal. Plus, it’s a great make-ahead dessert that can be stored frozen in an airtight container ...

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Make mouth-watering barbecue steaks with this secret rub

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It’s easy to see why so many top chefs prefer to cook with natural gas. Natural gas barbecues allow you to cook with more even, direct and precise heat. They’re also energy efficient and hook up to your home’s natural gas connection, meaning you can say goodbye to those frantic moments when you’re low on propane and need to run ...

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How to refresh everyday meals

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Looking for an easy, go-to ingredient that can enhance snacks and meals? California grapes add a pleasing pop of colour, a tender-crisp bite and a juicy burst of flavour to any dish. Grapes complement many other ingredients, from cheeses to yogurt, salads and grains, to seafood and meats. Breakfast: When making a breakfast smoothie, toss a handful of whole grapes into ...

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Six Simple Tips For Fabulous Cookies

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The holiday season is a time when baking cookies becomes priority number one in many households. There are excellent cookie recipes to be found on the internet, in most cookbooks and on the various cooking programs broadcast on television. Rather than buying the premixed dough that you find in the dairy case at the grocery store, bake your own cookies ...

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How to make a kid-friendly breakfast in bed

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Well known celebrity dad-turned-chef Freddie Prinze Jr. loves to be in the kitchen with his pint-sized sous chefs. Growing up in the kitchen himself, Freddie knows the importance of exposing his own kids to cooking at an early age. For a fun, easy way to get the kids in the kitchen, this dad has cooked up a delicious recipe for ...

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Nutritious on-the-go snack ideas

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Today, four of every ten Canadians use snacks as a meal replacement. Between a busy workday full of meetings and shuffling the kids around, it can be difficult fitting in full, proper meals into the day. And even if snacks are only between meal treats, it’s important to grab something that’s healthy, convenient, easy and portable. One delicious food that ...

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Try something new — bake with beans

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Adding beans to your baking will boost the protein, fibre, vitamin and mineral content of your treats. The high protein content of beans also improves the texture of baked goods. Find out for yourself with this yummy cake from Ontario Bean Growers. Apple Bean Cake with Warm Cranberry Sauce Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 40-50 minutes Makes: 12 servings ...

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Bring more heart-healthy fish into your summer cooking

Warmer weather calls for lighter meals rich in protein and complemented with refreshing seasonal salads. Try this dish the next time you’re looking for dinnertime inspiration and enjoy al fresco on your patio or balcony. Pan seared salmon paired with a grapefruit summer salad Serves 4 Prep Time: 5 min Total Time: 15 min Ingredients: 4 6-oz (170 g) salmon ...

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Beans

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White or pea beans. Also known as navy beans, white beans are the most popular edible bean crop grown in Ontario and are often used in soups, salads and baked bean dishes. Most of these are exported to the United Kingdom for baked beans. The rest are sold domestically.  White beans have been grown in Ontario since the early 1900’s. ...

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A bean salad recipe you’ll want to make again and again

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Packed with protein and fiber, this summery salad from Ontario Bean Growers makes a great lunch option or side dish for your next barbecue. Bean and Fennel Salad Prep time: 15 minutes Makes: 6 servings Ingredients: 3 cups (750 mL) cooked white pea beans 1 cup (250 mL) fennel (anise), diced (feathery bits removed) 1 cup (250 mL) snow peas, ...

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Coca-Cola records fall in revenue profits as it expands healthier low-sugar, non-carbonated drinks.

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The multi-billionaire company, Coca-Cola has recently seen profits drop sharply as a result of sales of bottling facilities as it moved to expand new offerings of low-sugar and non-carbonated beverages amid flagging demand for sweet sodas, the company said on Wednesday. Net income for the United States soft drinks big plunged 60 % in the second quarter to $1.4 billion, ...

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Agbado owuwu (Corn jollof) with mixed vegetables

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By Chinelo Nwagbo This dish deserves a place of honour in the human diet for a healthy living because it provides a very nutritious and highly complete dish as far as balance diet is concerned. Agbado Owuwu has corn and vegetables as its primary ingredients. Corn also is known as maize is one of the most popular cereals in the ...

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Wine preservation

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By Princewill You may not have to gulp down you entire bottle of wine just because you think it could not be preserved. A bottle of wine once opened begins to interact with air which makes it breath and allows the aroma to come out, however, with time air begins to affect it negatively, this is why the Connoisseur says ...

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Afang soup serve with pounded yam or eba

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By Chinelo Nwagbo Afang Soup, like the Edikang Ikong soup, is native to the Efiks, people of Akwa Ibom and Cross River states of Nigeria, but is enjoyed by many Nigerians. It is highly nutritious soup as it consists mainly of vegetables. It has pounded yam or eba or cassava fufu as its base and is accompanied by a variety ...

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Top 3 breakfast of champions ideas

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(NC) If you’ve told your kids once, you’ve told them a million times, “eat your breakfast — it’s the most important meal of the day!” Studies show that kids who skip breakfast are often tired and irritable by late morning, which can lead to aggressive behaviour or getting into trouble. But what exactly should your little ones be eating to ...

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5 Reasons To Add Watercress To Your Next Salad

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Dr. Kristie Green, leafy vegetables are a rich source of antioxidants – and you need antioxidants to protect your cells against the oxidative damage they’re exposed to every day. When cells take a beating, it pays to give them a little extra antioxidant reinforcement by adding more green, leafy veggies to your diet. When most people make a salad, they ...

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ESPINARDO WINE

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By Princewill Prevents premature aging Welcome to Espinardo (MURCIA) in Spain, where my bosom friend bottles one of best Spanish traditional table wine “BARON SERIES.” BARON SERIES is a very popular traditional red wine served after each great meal lunch and dinner; a great meal is never complete in Spain until this choice traditional red wine is served hence “VINOS DE MESA” ...

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Healthy eating – Efo riro special served with eba or pounded yam

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By Chinelo Nwagbo Efo riro special served with eba or pounded yam Healthy living is about making healthy choices every day that keeps one physically, mentally and spiritually fit. Any illness can be traced to be caused by poor nutritional intake (not consuming nutritious and balanced diet), environmental or genetic. Only a few people are aware of the effect of ...

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