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  • What the Heck is Healthy?

    What the Heck is Healthy?

    By Abbey Sharp July 5th, 2017 5 stars (1)

    Cutting out fat, eliminating carbs, going vegan, eating meat, gluten-free or organic—how we define “healthy” has changed enough times to make our heads spin. From new mantras to the latest fad diets, it’s time to navigate what’s considered good food and bad food and address why that has never been more clear—or more confusing.

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  • Trust Your Gut: Understanding our Microbiota

    Trust Your Gut: Understanding our Microbiota

    By Bernard Lavallée May 14th, 2017 5 stars (1)

    Bacteria. From surgeons to health inspectors to moms of runny-nosed kids, over 400 years of medical research and experience have taught us the wrong kind of bug can trigger infection, spoil our food and make us sick. But bacteria, and more specifically, our microbiota, may be linked to our health.

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  • Welcome to the Urban Jungle

    Welcome to the Urban Jungle

    May 14th, 2017 5 stars (2)

    There’s a lot to love about RICARDO Media’s headquarters but a favourite is our rooftop garden. At first, the steady stream of sun-ripened tomatoes and sweet strawberries was just another office perk, but today it’s growing into a passion shared by all. If we can grow a garden on a bare rooftop, you can, too—just let Ricardo and horticulturist Antoine Trottier help you lay the groundwork.

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  • Kitchen Table to Picnic Table

    Kitchen Table to Picnic Table

    By Christina Blais May 9th, 2017 5 stars (5)

    Before you pack up your picnic feast, we have some a few simple rules for keeping bacteria at bay—and taking the worry out of dining outdoors.

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  • Spoiled Rotten: How to Recognize Rancid Food

    Spoiled Rotten: How to Recognize Rancid Food

    By Christina Blais May 9th, 2017 5 stars (7)

    It's time for a thorough spring cleaning, and that also means tackling the pantry. To do this job right, look no further than your nose. From leftover walnuts to bags of whole wheat flour or the last dregs of olive oil, no container, bag or bottle should get by without a good sniff!

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  • How to Perfect the Art of Braising

    How to Perfect the Art of Braising

    By Christina Blais December 7th, 2016 5 stars (10)

    If winter had a scent, it would be the smell of a piping hot stew. What could be more comforting than fragrant, hearty sauce enveloping tender morsels of meat? To keep us cozy during the cold months ahead, our expert shares her secrets for a successful braised dish.

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  • Holiday Cooking: Your FAQs Debunked

    Holiday Cooking: Your FAQs Debunked

    By Christina Blais December 6th, 2016 5 stars (9)

    During the holiday season, RICARDO receives thousands of queries from readers like you. This year, we gathered our panel of experts to answer them. Say goodbye to your peskiest hosting challenges and hello to stress-free, tastier-than-ever celebrations.

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  • Breakfast On The Go

    Breakfast On The Go

    September 4th, 2016 5 stars (6)

    Getting out of the house in the morning is never easy, but it can be even tougher after a summer of R&R. How do you get yourself, the kids, granny and the dog out the door with a healthy meal in the belly? Follow these quick steps for a better start to the day.

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  • A Beginner's Guide To Canning

    A Beginner's Guide To Canning

    By Christina Blais September 4th, 2016 5 stars (19)

    No matter what the reason—nostalgia, savings or because you want to eat local year-round—preserving food has made a major comeback. But before you dust off those pickle and jelly recipes, here are a few basic guidelines to put into practice. Ladies and gents, to your jars!

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  • Diabetes: Your Questions Answered

    Diabetes: Your Questions Answered

    By Sarah Lalanne September 4th, 2016 5 stars (2)

    You’re wondering what to cook, when to snack or what forms of sugar are better than others? Our in-house dietitian has got you covered.

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