The Truth About Dates

Mother nature's candy, dates are more than just a sweet treat. These oft overlooked fruits also boast some surprising health benefits. Read on to find out why we want to start "dating" more often. Date Bites Dates come from the...

Ultimate Chocolate Pear Tart

This Anjou pear tart is our own Jo Lusted's favourite dessert ever. Need we say more? By chef Jo Lusted Serves 8 1/2 box frozen puff pastry, defrosted 1/2 package, low-fat cream cheese, softened 3 tbsp honey 1/2 vanilla bean,...

Bartlett Pear & Jicama Salad

By chef Jo Lusted Serves 2 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds generous pinch each cumin and chili powder sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 ripe avocado 1/3 cup non-fat Greek yogourt 3 limes, juiced 2 Bartlett pears...

Poached Pears

By chef Jo Lusted Serves 4 2 cups dry white wine 3/4 cup organic evaporated cane juice (a.k.a. organic sugar) 1/2 lemon your choice of spices (see below) 4 firm pears, peeled, stems intact (e.g. Forelle) Spices (choose 2 or...

The Juicy Facts on Pears

If your pear knowledge begins and ends with "those green ones," read on for everything you need to know about the apple's fragrant cousin! Pear Primer The pear is not only related to the apple, but also the rose. There...

Sugared Fruit

These sparkling fruits are almost too pretty to eat...almost. By Kyla Eaglesham fresh cherries with stems fresh kumquats (with leaves) Cape gooseberries seedless grapes fresh cranberries 1/4 cup lemon juice (approximate) 1/2 cup granulated sugar (approximate) 1/4 cup sparkling sugar...

Guilt-Free Margarita

From 450 calories to a mere 100—talk about bathing suit ready! By Cocktail Deeva 1.5 oz. tequila 4 oz. unsweetened lemonade 1 tbsp agave nectar 2 tbsp fresh lime juice 6 oz. Diet Sprite Fill shaker glass with ice. Add...

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