Lentils are not the first thing people thing people think of when asked to describe the Canadian diet. Ironically, Canada (mostly Saskatchewan) is the world leader in lentil exports. These humble legumes deserve more time in our dietary spotlight. Not only are they easy to prepare, they're chock full of protein, fibre, folate, vitamin B1, … Continue reading Food Bank Recipes: Lentils and Rice
Not everyone likes to cook. Not everyone even knows how to cook. If you have enough money to eat at restaurants all the time, maybe it's not a big deal...but most of us don't have that kind of cash. So here's a few things that will make even the most kitchen-phobic folks lives a little … Continue reading 5 Basic Cooking Skills Everyone Should Know.
Wow. What amazing Olympic Games we had. And how proud are we of our 221 athletes?! We were well represented, and we walked away with fistfuls of hardware, including 10 gold. With Sochi behind us, we look forward to February 28th, which is not just the last day of the month, but also Yukon Heritage … Continue reading Food Bank Recipes: Canadian Gold Edition
On Tasty Tuesday, we highlight tasty, nutritious, easy-to-put-together recipes using ingredients typically found in a food basket or cheaply available at the store. Today we provide an unfussy, super-tasty recipe for a bean salad. Between the beans and the hard-boiled eggs in the salad, you have a great source of protein for a light meal. … Continue reading Food Bank Recipes: Canned Beans
Being on a tight budget can make it difficult to celebrate special days, but we've found a yummy and decadent dessert that is easy, inexpensive, and sure to please any sweet tooth. Fudge Crinkles Ingredients 1 box Devil’s food cake mix ½ cup vegetable oil 2 eggs ½ cup icing sugar or regular sugar Directions … Continue reading Food Bank Recipes: Valentine’s Edition
Though you need an oven to make this dish, it makes a lot of food that can feed a family or get portioned and frozen to make several meals. Filling and yummy, this is a super simple recipe that should please everyone, and would be easy to adapt for gluten sensitivities, vegetarians, restricted salt or … Continue reading Food Bank Recipes: Extra Easy Casserole