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Healthy Chicken Fingers

EAT, family meals, snacks By January 1, 2010 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Kids adore chicken fingers and nuggets, but the deep-fried versions are terribly unhealthy.  The pre-made options that you grab in the grocery store may be easy, but the expense and lack of nutrition in most brands makes this quick dinner a poor choice.  Why not make a huge, heart-healthy batch yourself and freeze half, ensuring that you always have a quick and healthy option available?

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Kwanzaa

EAT, holidays By December 29, 2009 Tags: No Comments

Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held mostly in the United States honoring universal African heritage and culture.  It is observed from December 26 to January 1 each year.  The principles of Kwanzaa should be shared and circulated throughout all cultures, as these philosophies promote peace, community-building and self-growth. Kwanzaa consists of seven days of celebration, featuring activities such as candle-lighting and libations, and culminating in a feast and gift giving. Each day, one of the seven philosophies is contemplated. 

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Making Stock

EAT, family meals By December 26, 2009 Tags: , , 1 Comment

Too many bones and no dog to feed?  A turkey carcass that looks butchered?  Waste not, my dear.  Practice the secret of gourmet chefs everywhere.  Stock is an ideal way to extract nutrients and flavour from asparagus roots, beef bones and the parts of brocolli that people just don’t want to eat.  You can do stocks of vegetables, with meat or fish, and they are very simple. 

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Roasted Veggies

EAT, family meals By November 2, 2009 Tags: , No Comments

Fall is the time of year when we crave healthy, satisfying dinners. Root veggies are abundant at this time of year and can be prepared in lots of different ways.  A great way to eat root veggies is to roast them and use them as an accompaniment to a roast beef or chicken dish.  You can omit certain veggies if you don’t like them and add more of the ones that you do like.

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stone soup recipe

Stone Soup Recipe

books, EAT, GEAR, holidays By October 8, 2009 Tags: , , No Comments

Once upon a time, somewhere in post-war Eastern Europe, there was a great famine in which people jealously hoarded whatever food they could find, hiding it even from their friends and neighbors. One day a wandering soldier came into a village and began asking questions as if he planned to stay for the night.  “There’s not a bite to eat in the whole province,” he was told. “Better keep moving on.”

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