[Recipe] Strawberry Hempseed Smoothie

YumAlthough I love shopping at our local market, I don’t always have the time. Stocking up on the basics at my local wholesale store can make home cooking a reality more often at my house. However, it is not always obvious about what to do with large quantities of pantry essentials- that is where Wholesale Wholesome comes in. The recipes developed under this title use easy to find foods at your local wholesale store that can be whipped up quickly and provide a nutritious meal for the whole family. Strawberry Hempseed Smoothie  I’m probably the only person on the planet […]

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[Recipe] Sausages and Salad

YumAlthough I love shopping at our local market, I don’t always have the time. Stocking up on the basics at my local wholesale store can make home cooking a reality more often at my house. However, it is not always obvious about what to do with large quantities of pantry essentials- that is where Wholesale Wholesome comes in. The recipes developed under this title use easy to find foods at your local wholesale store that can be whipped up quickly and provide a nutritious meal for the whole family. Before the summer is officially over, I wanted to sneak in […]

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[Recipe] Corn & Bacon Chowder

Yum Although I love shopping at our local market, I don’t always have the time. Stocking up on the basics at my local wholesale store can make home cooking a reality more often at my house. However, it is not always obvious about what to do with large quantities of pantry essentials- that is where Wholesale Wholesome comes in. The recipes developed under this title use easy to find foods at your local wholesale store that can be whipped up quickly and provide a nutritious meal for the whole family. Corn & Bacon ChowderMakes 6 large servings. 1/2 large or […]

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[Recipe] Asian Inspired Chicken Meatloaf

YumAlthough I love shopping at our local market, I don’t always have the time. Stocking up on the basics at my local wholesale store can make home cooking a reality more often at my house. However, it is not always obvious about what to do with large quantities of pantry essentials- that is where Wholesale Wholesome comes in. The recipes developed under this title use easy to find foods at your local wholesale store that can be whipped up quickly and provide a nutritious meal for the whole family. In this Asian Chicken Meatloaf, each serving contains almost 1/2 a […]

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[Recipe] Coconut Strawberry Chia Pudding

Yum I wanted to share a recipe that was a big hit in my house recently: Chia pudding.It was cheap, quick and easy to throw together & everyone (from 1 years old to 72 years old) loved it. I am quite late in jumping on the chia pudding bandwagon since I am hesitant to jump on any food bandwagon. They usually over promise and under deliver. But boy am I glad I gave this recipe a try! This recipe is part of my Wholesale Wholesome recipes. Although I love shopping at the local food market (lucky for me this is […]

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[Recipe] Easy Tomato Tart

Yum All you need is 10 minutes to spare, and you too can prepare this gorgeous dish! You likely have all the ingredients you need already in your fridge which can make this a quick dish easily thrown together. I like to keep a roll of puff pastry in my freezer just for occasions like this. However, I suppose you could use a number of other options as a base for this tart- pizza dough or a pie shell rolled out (although it would be a more crunchy/hard version). This version was inspired by the Food Network’s recent recipe Tomato, […]

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[Recipe} Larb- Thai chicken salad

Imagine the tang of lime and lemon lingering with fresh flavors of basil and coriander and the heat of ginger and garlic.Is your mouth watering yet? Although the name of this dish- larb- leaves much to be desired, it could not be more jammed packed with flavor. Larb has roots in Thai cooking but is easy to reproduce in North America. It is quick to make and can be served at room temperature – perfect for summer! Here is my version of chicken larb. Chicken Larb Makes 4 servings 1 tbsp sesame oil1 small red onion, minced2 green onions, sliced2 […]

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[Recipe] Delicious barley risotto with asparagus and mushrooms

YumLooking for a little change in the rice department? Barley is a great way to expand your recipe repertoire because it cooks up to be gelatinous, nutty and delicious. It has a lower glycemic index than rice, contains more fibre and can be just as quick to whip up. In fact, with this recipe you don’t have to stand over the risotto stirring it constantly! You can let it cook up with less hassle. Also, this recipe is made from ingredients found at my local wholesale store (ie. Costco). Although I love shopping at the local fresh produce markets, sometimes […]

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[Recipe] Easy peasy Dahl Soup

Yum Legumes (or beans as they are usually called) aren’t the most popular ingredient in most canadian homes. Despite being high in protein and fibre and low in fat- they often need a little help in the flavor department to be a great substitute for meat. This recipe is a great introduction to lentils since it is tasty and super easy. Also- as a bonus- lentils are easier to digest than larger beans (like chickpeas) so you can expect fewer “side effects” from enjoying this recipe even if you aren’t a bean aficionado. This recipe is part of my Wholesale […]

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Breakfast made easy!

1. Plan ahead: By getting foods ready the night ahead, you’ll be more likely to eat AND have more time to eat. Here are some great breakfast ideas that can be made ahead of time:  -a smoothie (blend 1 cup of milk with 1/4 cup of sliced almonds, 1 banana, 1/2 cup frozen berries and a sprinkle of wheat germ). You can even blend up a few servings ahead of time and freeze them.  -yogurt parfait (sprinkle 1/3 cup of oats on to 1 cup of yogurt and top with 1/2 cup of berries. Let sit in the fridge overnight […]

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