Sharing the Love {East meets West}

Sharing the Love | www.canolaeatwell.comFebruary is the month of LOVE! The Canola Eat Well team loves to share what we’re lovin’ each month, but often wonder: what is everyone else lovin’?

All month long, we are reaching out to our friends and partners to share some love from East to West, from partners to camp alumni, from us to you (it’s like a big group hug from coast to coast). Feeling the love yet?

Join the fun, leave us a comment below and share what you’re lovin’!

Eat Well…Jenn

It’s East meets West in a cookbook smash up! We have Mairlyn Smith of Toronto bringing her pick from the East and Dan Clapson of Calgary bringing his pick from the West.

What Mairlyn’s Lovin’

The Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers new Cookbook

Mairlyn Smith | www.canolaeatwell.comUsing recipes from soup volunteers and celebrated Canadian chefs there are 100 seasonal recipes. With the cold weather soup calls to me from my kitchen so I’ve been cooking my way through the winter recipes. So far I’ve made the The Soup Sister’s Founder Sharon Hapton’s Potato-Leek Soup with slight fat adjustments – instead of using ¼ cup butter I used 2 Tbsp cold pressed canola oil and 2 Tbsp butter and switched condensed milk for the whipping cream. Made Lucy Waverman’s Split Pea and Smoked Turkey Soup and had Lesley Stoew’s Hot and Sour Chicken Soup with Leeks.  They were all hits!

Lovin’ what the Soup Sisters is all about: they are a non-profit charitable social enterprise that provides comfort to women, children and youth through the making, sharing and donating of soup right across Canada. Lovin’ it.

Mairlyn Smith: Second City Alumna, Regular Guest Expert Cityline and BT Toronto, Key Note Speaker, Cookbook Author, Professional Home Economist, Putting Humour into Healthy.

What Dan’s Lovin

Out of Old Saskatchewan Kitchens by Amy Jo Ehman

Dan Clapson Be Well Camp | www.canolaeatwell.comI think any food-loving person who grew up in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba would really, really appreciate the book, Out of Old Saskatchewan Kitchens. Amy Jo Ehman works hard to reach into the past (I’m talking late 1800s, early 1900s here) and share all sorts of facts and recipes from the people that practically settled Saskatchewan. It’s a book that I couldn’t put down once I opened it. As a guy who was born and raised in that province, I found the pages to be absolutely captivating and I know how a better appreciation for the cuisine you can find across the prairies.

Dan Clapson: Food Writer (, , , and more). Panelist for ‘s ‘Canada’s Best New Restaurants’ 2014.


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