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Posts By: Indra McMorran
Easy meal idea: One-Pan Roasted Veggies

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Looking for an easy vegetable-based meal to prepare? It doesn’t get much easier than this. You can enjoy it as is or serve it with rice, quinoa or any other grain. It’s also delicious to add on top of your pasta with some tomato sauce. If I know I’m going to have a long day… Read more »

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Donation Day!

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Music, fun, food and families were the focus during Rancho Vignola’s annual Donation Day event at our Armstrong warehouse on Saturday, December 12. Our staff, family members and friends all came together to volunteer their time to package up thousands of pounds of nuts, dried fruit and sweet treats for numerous food banks across BC… Read more »

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Date & Walnut Bread

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There’s been no denying it for quite a while now, it’s winter. In my world (and maybe yours soon!), with the colder weather come delightful desserts like this one. This bread is delicious and moist with a very thin, crispy crust that hints of caramel, thanks to the dates and our whole brown sugar. Treat… Read more »

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Crispy Rice Treats

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These crispy rice treats are simple and tasty! They can be easily customized with the optional ingredients, such as chopped nuts, chocolate, fruit, etc. or decorated for any occasion. On the other hand, the basic recipe can just be enjoyed as is. Are you an inexperienced baker? No worries! You will be able to tackle… Read more »

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Cashew Gravy

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We’re revisiting this long-time favourite recipe, an amazing flavour booster for so many dishes. Gravy doesn’t have to be meat-based, and even if you do like meat-based gravy this recipe is a deliciously great variation. This cashew gravy livens up veggies, meats, seafoods and grains. It’s been known to be drizzled over an entire plate… Read more »

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Candied Toffee Almonds

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For those who don’t receive our annual newsletter, we thought you should also know about this recipe! I love these sweet almonds, although I have made the same recipe with a number of other nuts with great success. Almonds, like most nuts, are very nutrient-dense, specifically good for those who don’t get enough calcium in… Read more »

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2015 wholesale season, here we come!

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Welcome to the beginning of our 2015 wholesale season and 35th anniversary! We’ve had a busy few weeks talking to the people who grow and produce the many delicious products we carry, we’re hearing great things about this year’s crops and we’re excited to be bringing another harvest to you. We’re also excited to announce… Read more »

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Hemp Greek Salad

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Greek salad has become a favourite salad of mine over the last few years, perfect in the summer and fall when fresh veggies are plentiful. I love having a big bowl, it satisfies my hunger and cravings while being primarily a vegetable-based meal. Because of the high vegetable content, I like to mix in some… Read more »

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What is a superfood anyway?

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The term “superfood” was coined by the health food industry to help consumers identify foods that are nutritionally dense and offer dietary benefits. There is speculation that the term drives sales of exotic (read: expensive) imported foods which don’t necessarily have more nutritional value over their North American or local counterparts. While there are no… Read more »

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Date Squares

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Growing up, date squares were a dessert my mother would always make. While she’s a very talented cook, she never loved baking sweets. The beauty of these squares is that they’re not nearly as finicky as many desserts, and the flexibility makes them great for those who may not love baking or are still learning…. Read more »

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