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Everyone loves a great recipe, here is the Connecting Niagara collection. Try one today... use local ingredients where possible. #shoplocal


Bananas, Nuts & Honey: Recipe

Bananas, Nuts & Honey: Recipe

Posted Aug 17th, 2017 in Recipes

Your kids will think they are getting dessert when you pull out this fun treat made with bananas, nuts and honey. Simple and nutritious, it's also perfect for entertaining or taking to work as a mid-afternoon snack.

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A Breakfast Smoothie - Sunshine in a Bowl

A Breakfast Smoothie - Sunshine in a Bowl

Posted Aug 7th, 2017 in Health, Recipes

The inclusion of Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit alone adds potassium, fibre and actinidin. It also provides your daily vitamin C needs. Make this smoothie bowl the night before if you're pressed for time in the morning.

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RECIPE: Kraken Chocolate Caramel Frozen Daiquiri

RECIPE: Kraken Chocolate Caramel Frozen Daiquiri

Posted Jul 20th, 2017 in Connecting Niagara, Recipes

The perfect drink to enjoy on a hot summer's day. Who wouldn't want Kraken Rum, chocolate, caramel, ice cream. Sweet, tart, salty, cold with a kick. We won't tell you the number of calories however...

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Rediscovering Canadian Cuisine

Rediscovering Canadian Cuisine

Posted Jul 15th, 2017 in Health, Recipes, Culture

Here Lynn Crawford, one of Canada's most iconic chefs, shares some of the food trends she's currently seeing trend in our 150th year.

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RECIPE: Cool off with churro-inspired deep fried ice cream

RECIPE: Cool off with churro-inspired deep fried ice cream

Posted Jul 4th, 2017 in Recipes

Every summer we look for unique recipes for both entertaining and for everyday meals for the family. This one is sure to please. After all, we all scream for ice cream. 

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Travelling Foodie shares Feasts of the Niagara Parkway

Travelling Foodie shares Feasts of the Niagara Parkway

Posted May 30th, 2017 in Connecting Niagara, Dining in Niagara, Recipes

Often we forget the treasures in our own backyard. It is nice to explore some of these to remind us of how beautiful and fruitful Niagara really is.

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Chocolate lovers will delight in brownies with a nutritional boost

Chocolate lovers will delight in brownies with a nutritional boost

Posted May 27th, 2017 in Recipes

Whip up these flourless and gluten-free chocolate truffles for a delicious snack.

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Easy DIY playdough recipe that is safer for kids

Easy DIY playdough recipe that is safer for kids

Posted May 22nd, 2017 in Arts & Crafts, Recipes

You can make playing with goo and slime safer for your little ones with this recipe for homemade dough.

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Make mouth-watering barbecue steaks with this secret rub

Make mouth-watering barbecue steaks with this secret rub

Posted May 17th, 2017 in Recipes

Barbecue this delicious New York Strip Steak rub recipe, from grill master and renowned chef Rob Rainford.

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Treat MOM to superfruit pancakes

Treat MOM to superfruit pancakes

Posted Apr 28th, 2017 in Health, Recipes, Just for MOM

Delicious blueberries are a Canadian favourite for good reason - they're rich in disease-fighting nutrients and are a good source of antioxidants. Make these for Mom on Mother's Day!

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Food Banks Increasing Focus on Nutrition, Survey Finds

Food Banks Increasing Focus on Nutrition, Survey Finds

Posted Apr 11th, 2017 in Health, Recipes

Along with its donation to Canada’s food banks, Catelli Foods is also sponsoring a contest for a chance to win one of five prizes of a year’s supply of pasta.

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Just 4 Mom: Mom-sourced and kid-approved: Easy Beef Bulgogi

Just 4 Mom: Mom-sourced and kid-approved: Easy Beef Bulgogi

Posted Apr 8th, 2017 in Recipes, Just for MOM

Moms just want to provide their kids with a nutritious meal, but it can be tough in the face of “ews,” “yucks,” and “can we have pizza?”

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RECIPE: A nutritious spin on classic cheeseburgers

RECIPE: A nutritious spin on classic cheeseburgers

Posted Mar 22nd, 2017 in Recipes

Nothing will get the family's attention like a cheeseburger quesadilla. Filled with all your favourite traditional burger toppings, this fun new way to eat a “cheeseburger” will surely have the kids asking for seconds.

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Control added sugar with homemade fruit roll treats: Recipe

Control added sugar with homemade fruit roll treats: Recipe

Posted Jan 27th, 2017 in Recipes

Aiming to limit processed “added sugars” doesn't mean we must give up all our favourite treats — DIYing your own homemade versions lets you control the quantities of ingredients.

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RECIPE: Innovative Baked Cheese Appetizer

RECIPE: Innovative Baked Cheese Appetizer

Posted Dec 19th, 2016 in Connecting Niagara, Recipes, Holidays

Including cheese in holiday entertaining is a must, but why not shake up the traditional with something a little different?

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Prepare a timeless holiday classic everyone loves

Prepare a timeless holiday classic everyone loves

Posted Nov 12th, 2016 in Recipes, Holidays

An old-fashioned family favourite, this peanut brittle is bound to become a tradition in your household. This recipe makes homemade candy simple and delicious.

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RECIPE: Try the perfect sweet and savoury snack

RECIPE: Try the perfect sweet and savoury snack

Posted Nov 1st, 2016 in Recipes

This quick and simply delicious snack uses just a handful of exceptional ingredients, including tart-sweet cranberries, crisp pecans, and a salty-sweet popcorn

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How to create perfect beer pairings

How to create perfect beer pairings

Posted Oct 27th, 2016 in Connecting Niagara, Dining in Niagara, Recipes, Culture

Impress your host or guests when mingling at the next party with beer sommelier skills and expertise in flavour notes, appropriate glassware, and what to pair with the turkey.

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Solve dinner dilemmas by keeping it simple

Solve dinner dilemmas by keeping it simple

Posted Oct 22nd, 2016 in Health, Recipes

Experts recommend the following tips for a healthy meal every night of the week:

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Eating Healthy with Tara: Smoothies - easy recipe

Eating Healthy with Tara: Smoothies - easy recipe

Posted Oct 3rd, 2016 in Health, Recipes

Smoothies are my favourite go-to meal for many reasons. They are easy to prepare, they taste amazing, they are very versatile and full of nutrients.

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RECIPE: Best of both worlds chocolate and beer cake

RECIPE: Best of both worlds chocolate and beer cake

Posted Sep 28th, 2016 in Recipes, Home and Garden

This delicious cake proves you can never have too much of a good thing, combining heavenly dark chocolate with just-the-right-amount-of Canadian craft beer.

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Back to School: Lunch Box Tips

Back to School: Lunch Box Tips

Posted Aug 23rd, 2016 in Health, Recipes

Spruce up your kids lunch with these delicious, healthy and fun recipe ideas.

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Breakfast with Tara - eating healthy - organic oats simple recipe

Breakfast with Tara - eating healthy - organic oats simple recipe

Posted Aug 1st, 2016 in Recipes

I ate Steel cut oats with hemp seeds, fresh blueberries + raspberries, coconut oil, cinnamon and milk/ yogurt (optional).

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Try this delicious spin on s'mores right at home

Try this delicious spin on s'mores right at home

Posted Jul 10th, 2016 in Recipes

The next time you're craving s'mores, try this maple-y take on the traditional version that you can make without a campfire. These are sure to please every kid — both young and old.

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Healthy Eating with Tara - simple salad and dressing recipe

Healthy Eating with Tara - simple salad and dressing recipe

Posted Jun 30th, 2016 in Recipes

Here’s a salad that is easy to put together in under 20 min. This includes the salad dressing too!

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Add a slice of summer fun with fresh fruit pizza

Add a slice of summer fun with fresh fruit pizza

Posted Jun 11th, 2016 in Recipes

With the heat this weekend, this just might be the perfect summer treat you have been looking for: fruit pizza.

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Eating Healthy with Tara Tellier - Chia Seed Jam

Eating Healthy with Tara Tellier - Chia Seed Jam

Posted May 28th, 2016 in Recipes

Raw Chia Seed Jam! Delicious and Nutritious. Pure, raw fuel for your body..

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Fire up the barbecue with peanutty, Thai-inspired kebobs

Fire up the barbecue with peanutty, Thai-inspired kebobs

Posted May 17th, 2016 in Recipes

With the traditional Thai flavours of lime, chili and peanuts, this mouth-watering dish will add wow factor to your next barbecue.

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Eating Healthy with Tara

Eating Healthy with Tara

Posted Apr 21st, 2016 in Health, Recipes

Now you can have your cake and eat it too with this healthy zucchini brownie recipe by Tara Tellier.

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