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Healthy snacks to make for the whole week

Tips for making these bites in batches.

How to survive an international vacation with kids

All the planning, packing, flying and entertaining tips I learned when I took my family abroad.

4 meat-free and mostly make-ahead meal plans... for the back-to-school crunch

Sorry, but September's coming fast! Here's how to make that Sunday batch cook go far.

The good, the grainy and the greasy: Our food expert reviews 11 meat-free burgers

Read about how these plant-based patties stack up, before you head out to get yours.

Help vegetables reach their maximum potential with these simple but super techniques

Why you don't need to blanch corn before grilling, why you definitely want to marinate lettuce first.

Cottage cooking made easy: A prep and pack guide to stress-free but delicious meals

From superfood salads to party pizza, here’s how to still eat well while you’re lounging lakeside.

17 make-ahead recipes perfect for Canada Day

All the recipes you need — and many meatless options — for a low-stress feast!

What to cook in June: Spring's bounty of sorrel, radishes, garlic scapes and strawberries is finally here

From sorrel sauce to berry cordials to a new kind of pesto, here’s how to make the most of it.

What to cook in May: B.C. spot prawns, rhubarb, mangoes and all the artichokes

Recipe ideas for making the most of spring’s gems.

What to cook in April: Asparagus and lamb — but also daikon and pineapple for all of your spring feasts

New ways to cook old favourites, and new vegetables and fruits to pick up this month.

Our must-have, can't-live-without, quirky kitchen tools — they'll surprise you

You might not think you’d use a julep spoon every day, but you may now!

What to cook in March: Spring-ish root vegetables, baby bok choy, plus kumquats — the cutest fruit ever

Break out of the winter stew routine and cook like spring has already arrived, even if the produce hasn’t.

What to cook in February: Lots of chocolate, braised everything

Radicchio, sunchokes and all of the winter food you so deserve to indulge in.

Your ultimate game day recipe roundup

30 recipes from wings to vegan nachos to Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dip — plus the tips to help any host with their cooking game too.

The vegetable noodles that go best with each of your favourite traditional pasta sauces

Sweet potato carbonara, zucchini bolognese… plus all your spiralizing and veggie noodle problems solved.