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Posted on 22. May, 2013 by Jenn.
Have you ever wondered how you can get fresh cinnamon buns hot out of the oven first thing in the morning just like the bakery but without having to get up at 4am to make them? Well look no further, the secret is out! We asked Chef Mary Jane Feeke of Benjamin’s Gourmet Foods in Selkirk [...]
Posted on 21. May, 2013 by Jenn.
Can I use canola oil if I have celiac disease? Yes. Pure canola oil is gluten free and non-allergenic. When any oil is extracted, small amounts of proteins from the seeds or nuts can remain in the oil. However, as canola seeds are not related to wheat, any proteins found in the oil should not [...]
Posted on 14. May, 2013 by Jenn.
The following post is brought to us by guest blogger Haylan Jackson. Haylan is one of the Manitoba Canola Growers Student Interns. She will be spending the bulk of her summer days out at our Canola Learning Centre teaching students, educators, children and caregivers about canola, canola oil and agriculture through hands on activities at [...]
Posted on 13. May, 2013 by Jenn.
Gluten Free Flours If you’ve made a trip into your local bulk food store you will notice that there is a huge section dedicated to gluten free flour options. Many of these same flours are also available in major grocery stores too. My first trip into this section at my local Bulk Barn was rather [...]
Posted on 06. May, 2013 by Jenn.
May is Celiac Awareness Month The term gluten free is becoming common place in grocery stores, restaurants and homes alike. Today, many folks choose to eat gluten free for various personal reasons. This has caused a surge in new food products and recipes that are hitting shelves, counters, cookbooks and inboxes on a daily basis. If you are unfamiliar with [...]
Posted on 01. May, 2013 by Jenn.
What Ellen’s Lovin’ All the entries and stories from My Be Well Story campaign. Watch over the next few months for the follow up stories from some of the winners as well as the launch of the Next My Be Well Story winners. Everyone who entered has an inspirational story about making a difference and [...]
Posted on 29. Apr, 2013 by Jenn.
Get Active! What if you made a conscious decision to insert more physical activity into your daily routine? What would that look like and how would you feel? Michelle J. Kwan, has shared tips to help you make that happen. As discussed below, it can be as easy as parking further away from a store entrance or [...]
Posted on 23. Apr, 2013 by Jenn.
Q: Can you explain how to make a homemade salad dressing? A: Yes, and here is how… Salad Dressing Made at Home I do not enjoy ‘store bought’ salad dressings! There – I said it! I was, at one time, a bit lazy about making salad dressings and vinaigrettes so I had always purchased them. [...]
Posted on 18. Apr, 2013 by Jenn.
The following is a re-cap of the Manitoba Canola Growers Black Box Competition that took place in Brandon at Assiniboine Community College and was written by guest blogger Shel. All photos included are also courtesy of Shel too. Congrats to all who participated! Cod and Canola: Manitoba Canola Growers’ Black Box Competition 2013 by: Shel Zolkewich Pesila [...]
Posted on 11. Apr, 2013 by Jenn.
Our grandmother’s said it, our mother’s said it and we are still saying it today – “Eat Your Veggies!” For some folks this might mean eating a diet of exclusively vegetable based meals, for some it might mean including more vegetables with every meal and for others it means preparing a vegetable based meal once a [...]