|February 21, 2017||Filled under Food & Drink||
Did you know that the number of Canadians purchasing sweet potatoes every month has more than doubled from 2015 to 2016? A recent research study done by World Perspectives Inc. found that 64% of Canadians buy sweet potatoes at least once a month and 70% of Canadians purchase sweet potato fries to prepare at home for themselves and their families. Are you hungry for more…?
February is Sweet Potato Month and considering that 95% of Canadians love soup and that there is a growing number of us cooking with sweet potatoes - here is one of our favourite #switchtosweet recipes!
Savoury Sweet Potato Apple Soup
2 tbsp oil
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
1 large peeled, diced apple
3/4 tsp salt
2-3 tsp curry powder
1-3/4 cup vegetable broth
1-3/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
2 large peeled, cooked and mashed sweet pototoes
1 (100g) container plain low-fat yogurt
4-6 sprigs of cilantro
pecans or chopped red pepper (optional)
Directions: Cook and stir until onion begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Add broth and apple juice. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes. Add mashed sweet potato and with an immersion blender or food processor mix ingredients until smooth. Bring to a second boil over medium heat; whisk in yogurt. Reheat just until hot (do not boil). Serve topped with cilantro, apple slice, pecans or chopped red pepper if desired.
Follow along with Instagram @lifeofasweetpotato and join in on the conversation during Sweet Potato Month by using #switchtosweet.
|February 10, 2017||House & Home|
Where: The International Centre, 6900 Airport Road When: February 17-20, 2017 Cost: Adults – $15, Seniors (65+) – $13, Youth (13-17) – $13, Children 12 and Under – FREE. Tickets can be purchased at www.gtahomeandrenoshow.com Details: The 2017 GTA Home & Reno Show will feature some of Canada’s best contractors, designers, and suppliers, who can… more
|February 7, 2017||Food & Drink|
What: Snacks account for half of all eating occasions and Canadians value nutritious, portable snacks. To help, Country Harvest has introduced Harvest Bakes, a fresh anytime, anywhere snack. The delicious flatbreads are packed with real fruit and seeds that you can feel good about eating. About: Choices include Blueberry with Flax Seeds & Rolled Oats;… more
|February 6, 2017||Food & Drink|
Indulge in something new and exciting with your loved one on Valentine’s Day. Together with renowned foodie and registered dietician Abbey Sharp, Green & Black’s has created delicious chocolate-inspired recipes that will ensure your Valentine’s Day is unforgettable. And here is our favourite pick which features premium organic chocolate that will be sure to add… more
|February 4, 2017||Events|
Where: The Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge Street When: February 10 & 11, 2017 Cost: Three Performances Only! Tickets are from $35 – $115 and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.ca Details: Five years to the exact day of their last appearance in Toronto, the internationally acclaimed all-male comic ballet company, Les Ballets Trockadero De… more