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I heard the word “osteoporosis” for the first time when I was a young girl.  I remember seeing my Grandmother one day who was very stooped.  I said to my Mom “Boy Grand-mère sure has bad posture”.  My mother then told me “She doesn’t have bad posture, she has osteoporosis.  She can’t stand upright.”  I […]

June 26, 2021

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  Ingredients: 1 medium to large Butternut squash 3 tbsp butter or oil 2 large leeks, white part only, chopped 4 tsps minced peeled fresh ginger 6 cups chicken or vegetable stock or broth 1 ½ tsp salt Chopped parsley or cilantro   Directions: Step 1: Bake Butternut squash in oven: Cut squash in half, […]

May 23, 2021

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  Osteoporosis is a disease that slowly, quietly weakens bones, often going undiagnosed – even when it breaks them. Osteoporosis is caused by low bone mass and the weakening of bone, which can lead to increased risk of fracture.1  Osteoporosis is the major cause of fractures in postmenopausal women and in older men. Osteoporosis is […]

May 23, 2021

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  Ingredients: Boneless chicken breasts Asparagus spears Cheese slices (mozzarella, Swiss, provolone) Sliced tomatoes Fresh Basil leaves (optional) Thinly sliced charcuterie meat (optional) Spices – original recipe calls for: 1 tbsp garlic powder 1 tbsp Italian seasoning 1 tbsp paprika Salt and pepper Spices – we used: Montreal Chicken Spice Oregano Salt and pepper   […]

April 25, 2021

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  Ingredients: 4 slices bacon, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 3 medium potatoes, chopped 2 ½ cups water 1 tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper ¼ – ½ tsp paprika 1/8 tsp celery salt Dashes of cayenne and cumin 2 cans whole kernel corn 1 2/3 cups evaporated milk (plain works also) ¼ cup flour   […]

March 29, 2021

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  Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower 2 large eggs 1 ½ cups grated Cheddar cheese ½ cup Panko ¼ cup chopped green onion ½ tsp cayenne pepper Salt to taste   Directions: Cook and mash cauliflower. Let cool before adding the other ingredients. Stir in cheese, eggs, panko, green onion, cayenne and salt. Form patties to […]

February 25, 2021

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  Ingredients: 8 tbsp (1 stick) butter, room temperature ¾ cup sugar 2 eggs 1 cup flour (all purpose) 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 1 cup whole wheat flour 3 large ripe bananas, mashed 1 tsp vanilla ½ cup shelled walnuts, coarsely chopped (optional)     Directions: Preheat oven 350°, grease 9x5x3” bread […]

January 14, 2021

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  Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups sugar 3/4 tsp baking soda 3/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder 1 1/4 cups water 1 cup mayonnaise 1 Tbsp vanilla   Directions: Adjust oven rack to middle position.  Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat an 8-inch square cake pan with vegetable oil. Whisk together: flour, […]

December 30, 2020

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    Ingredients: Crust: 2 cups graham wafer crumbs 3 tbsp peanut butter ½ cup melted butter 1/4 cup chopped peanuts   Filling: 250 g cream cheese 1/4 cup peanut butter ½ cup icing sugar 3 eggs 2 tsp vanilla 1 large container of Cool Whip   Toppings: Chopped peanuts Chocolate sauce   Directions: Mix […]

November 27, 2020

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      Calgary-based Mathilde Denier started My Petite Box, a local company that supports local artisans.   Mathilde tells us more about this company that loves to offer surprises.   BYCfitness:  Can you tell us what “My Petite Box” is? Mathilde: My Petite Box is a monthly subscription box based in Calgary. Each month we […]

November 1, 2020

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