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Prepare Your Romantic Valentine’s Day Meal with Staples from Famous Foods

Written by: Famous Foods | 2019-02-10 | no comments

Cooking a romantic dinner at home for Valentine’s Day offers an intimate alternative to dining at a crowded restaurant in Vancouver. When you’re planning your holiday menu, you can rely on Famous Foods for fresh and premium ingredients. Use the following suggestions to develop a delicious dinner that you can share with a partner.

  1. Roasted Carrot Soup

Start your dinner with a seasonal recipe that uses winter vegetables. You’ll find the carrots, onions, and endive that you need for the recipe in the Famous Foods produce section. For your convenience, you can even start this soup the day before and add the finishing touches on Valentine’s Day.

  1. T-bone Steak Dinner

For the omnivores among us, steak dinners offer the ultimate dining experience. Luscious beef and a short preparation time increase the attractiveness of this recipe. Dry rub the meat with salt and ground dried porcini mushroom to create a gourmet feast, adding side dishes of fingerling potatoes and spinach salad. You can trust our store’s meat department to provide you with fresh and flavourful beef.

  1. Herb Crusted Salmon

Salmon presents a regal alternative to steak. This recipe for two salmon fillets with asparagus boasts a short preparation time and a happy marriage of herbs and fish. Dill always works marvellously with salmon. Visit Famous Foods for wild salmon, available seasonally fresh or frozen.

  1. Spaghetti and Meatballs

The holiday offers you a handy excuse for indulging in carbs. Fill your plate with your favourite pasta from our store shelves and swirl it around zesty beef and pork meatballs. Homemade meatballs require more preparation time than steak or salmon, but they are definitely more budget-friendly.

  1. Dark Chocolate Pudding Cakes

Finish your meal with the pleasures that only chocolate can deliver. This sumptuous dark chocolate pudding baked in ramekins creates perfectly sized servings. A hint of cinnamon adds to the complexity of its dark chocolate flavours. Famous Foods has the specialty chocolate necessary to make this titillating dish. Serve the dessert warm with vanilla ice cream melting on top.

Impress your loved one with the thoughtfulness and care that go into making a dinner for two. Fresh ingredients from Famous Foods will help you display your love.

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Top 5 Health and Wellness Trends of 2019

Written by: Famous Foods | 2019-02-01 | no comments

Scientific research and environmental awareness continue to inform us about new and better ways to care for ourselves and the planet. The top wellness trends for 2019 build upon an increased understanding of our bodies and how to manage the stress and anxiety that too often accompany modern life. In the New Year, you’ll have access to new and diverse products capable of improving your health and well-being. Here are a few of the hottest wellness trends for 2019.

  1. More Protein Choices for Vegans

Demand among vegetarians and vegans for something besides soy has prompted food manufacturers to develop tasty and protein-packed alternatives. Many foods, like pumpkin, chia, watermelon seeds, almonds, and even algae, will expand the ways for vegans to incorporate protein into their diets.

  1. Hemp Oil and CBD

Hemp products and cannabidiol (CBD) will become more pervasive. Consumers can expect to find more foods and beverages containing hemp extracts that will let them explore the nutritional, anti-inflammatory, and therapeutic benefits of hemp-derived products. CBD refined from the cannabis plant will increasingly appear in skincare products and supplements meant to relieve anxiety.

  1. Regenerative Farming Practices

Concerns about the environment and future soil productivity have inspired the regenerative agriculture movement. Its adherents seek to actively improve land instead of simply avoiding chemicals and other destructive methods. Regenerative farming focuses on sequestering carbon in the soil and building long-term fertility. This approach often goes beyond organic or sustainable methods. Producers that highlight their regenerative practices on their packaging will attract more attention from environmentally conscious consumers.

  1. High Tech Fitness

In 2019, you’ll see more technology products designed to promote health and fitness. People will turn to wearable gadgets that tell them when to start moving and when to take a break, which can be equally important. Other devices coming to market will provide therapeutic electrical stimulation, heat therapy, and stretching support.

  1. Microbiome Hacking

As our knowledge of the bacteria in our digestive systems expands, scientists will continue to identify new probiotic strategies for influencing health and even your mood. You’ll have a greater variety of products at your fingertips for treating specific problems related to nutrient absorption and food sensitivities.

Famous Foods can help you achieve your wellness goals in 2019! We’re always on the lookout for the latest innovations to help you live a healthy lifestyle. Visit us for organic produce, organic and non-medicated meats, and also natural body care and supplements!

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How to Detoxify Your Medicine Cabinet

Written by: Famous Foods | 2019-01-20 | no comments
Everyday, we are exposed to thousands of harmful chemicals, whether it’s through the foods we eat, the air we breathe or the personal care products we put on our bodies. While some of these are outside of our control, there are ways to reduce our “toxic load”. Here are a few tips for detoxifying your medicine cabinet.

  1. Swap Your Toothpaste for a Natural Brand

Most toothpastes contain harsh surfactants and chemicals. While this may be okay for some people, you might notice that your mouth feels fresher and your skin is clearer if you switch to a natural toothpaste instead. Many of the ingredients in regular toothpastes can irritate your gums and the skin around your mouth, causing breakouts or dry mouth.

Toothpastes made with natural ingredients like baking soda and essential oils may not foam up like your current one, but they are gentler and better for overall mouth health.

  1. Cut the Antiperspirant

Antiperspirants often contain aluminum-based active ingredients, which can clog your pores, block your sweat glands and make your perspiration problems worse. Switching to a natural deodorant with activated charcoal or baking soda can help you detoxify your armpits, reduce how much you sweat and reduce underarm odour.

  1. Use Natural Soaps

It’s common for body washes, shampoos and hand soaps to contain drying or irritating surfactants like sulfates. While they do give you a “squeaky clean” feeling, this actually means that your skin has been stripped of its natural oils. These oils protect your skin and keep you from getting dry and itchy, so it’s actually better to keep them intact.

To do this, try eliminating sodium laureth sulfate, or SLS, from your beauty routine, and opt for gentle, natural cleansers instead. This may take some getting used to, but you can invest in a shampoo brush and loofah to help get a more thorough cleanse without compromising your skin.

  1. Freshen the Air With a Diffuser

Air fresheners often contain a long list of questionable ingredients, many of which you likely don’t want your family breathing in. Instead, try switching out your air freshener for a reed diffuser with essential oils.

Famous Foods carries a wide selection of personal care products made using natural, non-toxic ingredients. Visit our store and we can help you choose the right products for you and your family.

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