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In 1995 we launched our first recipe website, it was very basic with half a dozen downloads available and ten or so pages of information. Well it's been almost two decades with ten million visitors and we're still here free to use. In August of 2008 we launched Foodforu.ca which has allowed us to move into other areas of interest.

Most people have a very busy lifestyle, what with kids, sports, and family it's getting harder to eat healthy. So we've added a greater number of healthy selections to our site in the hope that you'll see just how easy it is to feed your family healthier choices, rather than the alternative. We hope that you enjoy your visit and return often.

Old cast iron pans will make a welcome addition to your kitchen, I have two that are over a 100 years old. They retain an even heat, you can season your cast iron to a near non stick coating, but they require alittle care. Try putting a non stick skillet in the oven (don't you'll ruin it), cast iron is so versatile you can even bake in it. Have a look at these two videos on how to clean and season your cast iron, one uses a self clean oven method (I've never tried this method but it seems to work.) The other method is using salt and a potato.

Removal of factory pre-seasoning, and then reseasoning it yourself The new skillet cleaning and seasoning. Using a potato and salt (I recommend coarse kosher salt) Old rusty skillet cleaning and seasoning.

If you're interested in century old cast iron skillets have a look at this video Century old cast iron skillets

One last thing, many say to use crisco, corn oil, or olive oil to season your old skillets. After many years of trial and error I've found that Grapeseed oil is a better fit for seasoning. The main reasons are that it has a very high flash point and almost no smoke while seasoning in the oven. I hope you save your old iron, and enjoy it for many years to come.

A new study on the effects of Cans lined with Bisphenol A give insight to a possible increase in blood pressure. BPA use is widespread, this increase in blood pressure may pose a substantial health risk. See the study article here on the American Heart Association website .

Vegetables can be your best friend
You can eat as much as you like of vegetables because they have low impact on your blood sugar level. Broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, peppers are also an ideal source of high-quality carbohydrates. They are also low-calorie and rich in nutrients.

Fruits are the smartest options for a sugar craving
We are all having sugar cravings especially the diabetic, as our sugar level tend to move like a roller coaster. The best option in this case is obviously to go for a savoury treat but sometime we really need a sweet taste. In this case have a piece of fruit. Fructose is slowly absorbed in comparison to glucose and it will release glucose into your bloodstream slower than having a chocolate bar, candies or sweet drink. Be careful fruit juice, dried fruit and canned fruit packed in syrup are not considered are ‘safe’ fruits for diabetic. They contains high sugar amount that will spike your blood sugar level. Your best options are apples and berries.

Do not overeat or starve yourself
Use a spoon, cups or plate organiser to ensure that your food servings is just the right size. Remember that your plate should always contains half vegetables, 1/4 of protein and 1/4 of carbohydrates. Check the healthy plate charts for harvards university here.

Maintain a good balance of healthy fat and protein
A good ratio of omega 3 and protein slows the body’s absorption of carbohydrates keeping blood sugars on an even level. Your best way to boost healthy fat like omega-3 is to add sardines or salmon into your diet.

Have you noticed When you go grocery shopping for laundry supplies just how expensive they are? One little spray bottle of fabric/stain remover can cost up to $7-$8 dollars. How would you like to make the same pre-treater at home for mere pennies? Here's the recipe for Homemade Shout Stain Remover.

So what exactually is Hunger? Hunger is the most commonly used term to describe the social condition of people who suffer from a chronic lack of sufficient food and constantly or frequently experience the physical sensation of hunger.
Remember anytime of year we should think about supporting our local foodbanks, it only costs a few extra dollars to add a couple of extra cans of veggies, a bag of rice, cans of soup, dried beans, toilet paper or any other staple to your shopping cart for the hungry.
Remember that many people including children go to bed hungry daily, so please do your part and support your local foodbank.

We have a part of our website called "Winnipeg Resturants" which showcases our local resturants. We would be interested if you've gone to one of the listed resturants, or perhaps a local resturant that's not listed and are willing to give us a review of it. Please email us at reviews@foodforu.ca or leave a note in the guestbook.

The makeover of the main recipe database is now underway. As well, the recipes in the main archive are now in text, making it easier to read online and to copy exactually what you want. The 50+ servings archive are in the .pdf format, this allows you to save the files directly to your computer at a single mouse click. Make sure you check the main Recipe Archive daily, as it's growing rapidly with exciting recipes.

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