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Spicy Prawns with Cilantro Yoghurt Dip

EAT, family meals By October 22, 2010 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Chilling by a warm fire, or at a summer beach soiree, these will be the hit of the party.  And the dipping sauce make prawns extra fun for kids.  Makes 20 skewers.

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Far Eastern Spiced Chicken Breasts

EAT, family meals By October 22, 2010 Tags: , , , No Comments

Craving coriander but can’t quite make it to the grocery store, let alone India?  Rent a Bollywood film, don a sari and have a family theme night to teach the kids about far away places.  And be healthy at the same time.

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Safe Turkey Preparation

EAT, family meals By October 7, 2010 Tags: , , , No Comments

The following turkey preparation safety tips are adapted from US CDC online documentation:  It’s Turkey Time – Safely Prepare Your Holiday Meal. Health Canada also provides turkey preparation tips. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a novice preparing your first holiday meal, be aware of safety issues when thawing, preparing, stuffing and cooking your turkey. Food safety is especially important as you prepare a holiday meal. Within the last couple of years, public health officials have investigated outbreaks of foodborne illness that were caused by bacteria in jalapeños, spinach, peanut butter, frozen pizza, frozen pot pies, and frozen beef patties. Many consumers are now more aware of the ongoing importance of food safety.

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Turkey Leftover turkey ideas for kids

Leftover turkey ideas for kids

EAT, family meals, holidays By October 5, 2010 Tags: , , , No Comments

Wondering what to do with all that wonderful leftover turkey from your last holiday? Here’s a healthy and delicious way to use that leftover turkey that your kids will love!

2 English muffins or Whole-wheat bun
2 leaves romaine lettuce
2 cups chopped skinless leftover turkey (white meat)
1/4 cup Hellmann’s® ½ the Fat mayonnaise-type dressing
1 /2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp. grated parmesan
Pinch of parsley
cracked pepper

Mix turkey, Hellmann’s®, parsley, lemon juice and parmesan. Add lettuce and stuff between two slices of bread. Makes 2 portions.

Chuck’s Sandwich-Making Tips

  • Have fun with leftovers. Sandwiches are a great way to transform leftovers into a delicious snack or meal. Try unusual fillings to make the most out of leftover food.
  • Plan ahead. Gourmet-inspired ingredients such as caramelized onions, seasoned mayonnaise, and roasted red peppers can take a sandwich from ho-hum to amazing. Prepare ingredients that require a little extra effort ahead of time or on the weekends when you’re less busy and keep them in the fridge to use all week.

– Chuck Hughes loves to create fab healthy sandwiches.

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Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Deluxe

EAT, family meals By October 5, 2010 Tags: , , No Comments

4 slices of multigrain bread
2 1-oz slices of part-skim provolone cheese
1/2 cup ripe avocado slices
2 Tbsp. Hellmann’s® ½ the Fat mayonnaise-type dressing
1 cup alfalfa sprouts
2 6-oz slices skinless leftover turkey (white meat)

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Raspberry Smoothie

EAT, snacks By September 17, 2010 Tags: , No Comments

Ingredients:
1 cup        raspberry juice
¾ cup     raspberry yogurt (fat free)
½  cup    frozen raspberries
½             mango
½ cup    ice

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Real Hot Chocolate

EAT, snacks By September 12, 2010 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

Remember those days as a child, coming in from the rain and snow and sitting down to a huge mug of hot cocoa?  If you’re going to indulge, you might as well do it from scratch.  It’s easy, healthier, and you can’t beat the taste.  Fill a pot on the stove with the desired amount of milk.  Next, mix equal parts sugar and cocoa with a bit of the hot liquid.  This prevents clumping.  (You can also use Callebaut chocolate, chocolate chips, honey or brown sugar).  Add the chocolate mixture to the hot milk and pour into cocoa cups.  We like the china kind, but for kids, try mini tin camping mugs.  Warm memories and special traditions.  Try it with our shortbread if you dare!

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Sweet Pea Organic Cookies

EAT, snacks By August 3, 2010 Tags: , , , No Comments

Cookie Sweet Apple imageMMMMM. Banana Pear. Sweet Apple. Pumpkin Spice. And they’re organic. And super-yummy. Don’t you love a snack that pleases your kids and eliminates your guilt? They have no salt, dairy, additives or preservatives, and are made with 100% wholewheat flour.  From Sweet Pea – the company that brought us frozen baby food cubes when you don’t have time to make it yourself.  We like healthy innovations.  Merci!

www.sweetpeababyfood.com

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Oru’s Blueberry Blitz

EAT, holidays By July 28, 2010 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

Mocktail1 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
6 Blueberries
6 Lime Leaves

Muddle Blueberries and mint with lime juice and simple syrup.  Shake over ice.  Top with soda or sprite if you want it sweeter.  Garnish with extra blueberries.

Recipe created for UrbanMommies by Oru Restaurant at the Fairmont Pacific Rim.

Photo: Bopomo Pictures.

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Healthy Mac and Cheese

EAT, family meals By July 28, 2010 Tags: , , , 1 Comment

1 tray of Sweetpea sweet potato Baby Food
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup organic chicken or vegetable stock
1 package noodles cooked as directed – whole wheat or vegetable..anything but plain white..are the best.

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