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Western Family yogurt, chocolate pretzels recalled over possible salmonella

Western Family yogurt, chocolate pretzels recalled over possible salmonella

OTTAWA — Health Canada has issued a warning about Western Family brand milk chocolate- and yogurt-covered pretzels due to possible salmonella contamination.
For mom this Mother's Day, why not make homemade jam? Just don't tell her how easy it is

For mom this Mother's Day, why not make homemade jam? Just don't tell her how easy it is

Mother’s Day always feels like a bit of a push-pull to me on many levels. Leaving the wide range of family dynamics aside (that’s another article, to be written by another writer!), the-stay-in-and-cook vs. going-out conundrum bubbles up every year.
These simple seared pork chops boast the flavors of porchetta without all the work

These simple seared pork chops boast the flavors of porchetta without all the work

Italian porchetta is a special dish of spit-roasted pork flavored with herbs, fennel and garlic. It’s delicious, but much too involved for a weeknight dinner.
Pro tips for turning meh guacamole into great guacamole, for Cinco de Mayo and beyond

Pro tips for turning meh guacamole into great guacamole, for Cinco de Mayo and beyond

Americans have been having a love affair with avocados in recent years. Especially in guacamole. According to the California Avocado Commission, some 81 million pounds of avocados are consumed in the U.S.
Paris Olympic athletes will feast on freshly baked bread, select cheeses and plenty of veggies

Paris Olympic athletes will feast on freshly baked bread, select cheeses and plenty of veggies

PARIS (AP) — Freshly cooked bread, select cheeses and a broad veggie offer will be among the meals to be offered to athletes and visitors during the 2024 Paris Olympics — including, of course, gourmet dishes created by renowned French chefs .
Nova Scotia rates of poverty, food insecurity in 2022 worst among all provinces

Nova Scotia rates of poverty, food insecurity in 2022 worst among all provinces

HALIFAX — New data from Statistics Canada show that Nova Scotia’s rates of poverty and food insecurity in 2022 were the highest of any province — and the head of the province's largest network of food banks says things have only worsened since.
7 Minnesotans accused in scheme to defraud pandemic food program go on trial

7 Minnesotans accused in scheme to defraud pandemic food program go on trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seven people went on trial Monday for what federal prosecutors have called a massive scheme to exploit lax rules during the COVID-19 pandemic and steal from a program meant to provide meals to children in Minnesota.
Blended cashews give this tikka masala-inspired vegetarian curry creamy body without the cream

Blended cashews give this tikka masala-inspired vegetarian curry creamy body without the cream

Many recipes for Indian curries such as tikka masala and butter chicken call for copious amounts of butter, yogurt and cream to give them a rich, satisfying texture.
B.C. food products recalled for possible Listeria contamination

B.C. food products recalled for possible Listeria contamination

OTTAWA — Federal authorities have issued a recall warning for a series of food products distributed in British Columbia due to possible Listeria contamination.
Don’t roll your vegetarian ‘meatballs’! Smash them for better flavor

Don’t roll your vegetarian ‘meatballs’! Smash them for better flavor

Keftedes are Greek meatballs, sometimes made with a mixture of chickpeas and sardines. For our vegetarian version, we substitute the sardines with feta cheese, which gives the keftedes a deeply savory note while keeping them meat-free.