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    We love culinary trends. They shake up routine meals by presenting unique flavour combinations, allow us to discover a new way to prep food and best of all, create a feeling of excitement and fun around food. We invite you to explore new flavours, re-discover the old and invoke your joie de vivre!
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    During the holiday season there can be a lot of preparing to do. Time flies and before you know it relatives and friends are arriving for a visit and you still haven’t thought about what to serve. We’re here to help you with ideas for the perfect nibbles to serve your guests or take along as a potluck favourite.
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    Ethnic condiments are the perfect way to experiment with ethnic cuisine and to enhance basic meals. They have a number of wonderful features that represent their great qualities.
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    Who says fast food has to be unhealthy? With Ocean’s flavoured tuna, lunch on the go can be healthy, nutritious, and flavourful too.
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    BBQ season—our favourite time of year! And what better food to BBQ than salmon? Talk about fast, fresh, and healthy.
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    The holidays are a great time of year. Family and friends. Parties and gifts. Shopping and traffic. Cleaning and no time. Make Life Easy and plan ahead.
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    Company’s coming—what do you do? First of all: don’t panic. The following common-sense tips will go a long way to ensuring that your next party or celebration relaxing and enjoyable—for your guests, and also for you!
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    Sometimes you’re in the mood for a lighter meal. Sometimes you have somewhere else to go, so you want something easy to prepare. And sometimes, well, you just don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
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    There’s nothing better than a good ol’ tuna sandwich—or its close cousin, the good ol’ open face tuna melt. But there are times when you’re looking for something a little—well, different.
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    Soups and stews are our family’s comfort ‘go-to’ foods any time of year. Why? They’re easy to make, they’re an all-in one meal and (most importantly) cleanup is a breeze.
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    There’s no reason why cooking can’t be easy and fun at the same time. Here are some quick techniques that have really helped me in the kitchen.
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    Here’s some easy tips to make preparing healthy meals easy.
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    Herbs can make almost any recipe come alive with flavour. And with so many of them available, you have an almost infinite variety of flavours close at hand.
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    Comfort food is wonderful. It is a safe go-to choice, full of family traditions and can take us back to great memories. So why change it? Because it can get boring!
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    If you are steaming, braising, poaching or planking your food, why not add some flavour to it? Using flavoured liquid in the cooking process can add some wonderful results.
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    We are all looking for ways to get the best flavour we can from our meat. Choosing a less expensive or tougher cut of meat may be your answer.
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    Move over smoked meat, smoked salmon and smoked cheddar and make room for smoked brie, smoked drinks, and, well, if you can eat it, you can smoke it. Smoked food and ingredients are on the rise. In restaurants and on our store shelves.
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    Tapas is also known as small plates of food, snacks or canapés. Tapas originated in Spain with the word ‘tapar’ which means to cover. There was a law created in Spain that prevented wine to be served without a cover on it. So each glass of wine was served with bread or cheese on top and tapas grew from there. Tapas was then thought of as the first course but today has grown to encompass an entire dining experience in restaurants from different cultures, from all over the world.
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    As our population becomes more ethnically diverse so do our palates. What you eat in a restaurant is not necessarily what you are cooking at home, though. Word of the day…’fusion’. Fusion is when we blend flavours or different types of cuisine.
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    Weekly menus and creating a shopping list, based on that weekly menu, is a great way to cut back on waste. Waste on time, waste of fresh food, waste of packaging and waste of money. Research shows that 40% of food in North America goes uneaten. Major causes of our waste habits stem from impulse buying.
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