The Premium Ingredient Trend in Pet Food

The Premium Ingredient Trend in Pet Food

Consumers are treating pets as members of their families, and this pet humanization has evolved to the point where pet owners are demanding natural, high-quality ingredients and products to ensure their pets stay healthy. Pet owners want pet foods that will add excitement to the pets’ diets via look-alike human...Read more …
Let’s Celebrate International Year of Pulses

Let’s Celebrate International Year of Pulses

2016 – The International Year of the Pulse Last November, I attended The Little Beans, Big Opportunities: Realizing the Potential of Pulses to Meet Today’s Global Health Challenges at The New York Academy of Sciences to kick off the International Year of Pulses (IYP). As part of the international marketing...Read more …

Prebioitics and Produce

First of all, let’s get one thing straight, prebiotics and probiotics are not the same. Often my clients mix up the two terms or think they are equal. Prebiotics are non-digestible, soluble dietary fibre found in certain foods and when consumed, provide a beneficial environment in the gut for good...Read more …

Produce Trends for 2015

Are you wondering what the produce trends are for 2015? As a food consultant, I start reviewing the predictions in late December and continue into most of January. Together with the reviews, I also complete my own forecasting. I’m pleased to report that 2015 is the year with more than...Read more …

Wonderful Winter Squash

Is squash a fruit or a vegetable? The interesting fact is there are at least a dozen common varieties of winter squash, and technically, they all belong to the fruit family. However, they are usually used as vegetables on the menu! Winter squash are characterized by protective skins or shells...Read more …

Innovating and Igniting with Vegetables

Trends Are vegetables the new “it” ingredient? You bet! Not only that, they are the lead character on the culinary stage. According to John Placko, the Culinary Director of Modern Culinary Academy, and Culinary Consultant to Canadian Prairie Garden (CPG), “Vegetables are not restricted to only one part of the...Read more …

Cauliflower – From Seed to Spoon

While watching farmers throw away good quality cauliflower from the field because it was the wrong size for retailers, Kelly Beaulieu was inspired to come up with a solution. Fast forward seven years, and Kelly is now the Chief Operating Officer and Owner of Canadian Prairie Garden (CPG). Kelly’s dream...Read more …

The Next Must-Have: Veggie and Fruit Blends

You’ve heard it before: Canadians and Americans aren’t getting enough vegetables in their diet. Vegetables are rich in smart carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fibre, and water. Eating more vegetables, has been linked to better health, including lowering the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and certain cancers, as well...Read more …
Fresh and Flavourful

Fresh and Flavourful

Did you know Manitoba produces some of the best quality and best tasting vegetables in Canada? How is this possible when the capital is amusingly referred to as Winterpeg? During the warmest months of the year, Portage la Prairie, where Canadian Prairie Garden is located, 88 km west of Winnipeg,...Read more …