Her Excellency, Sharon Johnston’s Christmas, Cinnamon BunsOn the Grill- Pork Chop MarinadeSlow Food RecipesChocolate Banana Walnut MuffinsBanana Pineapple Smoothie

Her Excellency, Sharon Johnston’s Christmas, Cinnamon Buns

Her Excellency Sharon Johnston would like to share her favourite Christmas recipes with Canadian military families. Spiced beef and cinnamon buns are traditionally shared at their table over the holiday season. The cinnamon bun recipe is the same one Her Excellency used many years ago in Mount Tremblant, when she and her daughters sold buns out of the back of their station wagon to help the girls learn and appreciate the French language. She hopes you enjoy these recipes as much as her family does

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On the Grill- Pork Chop Marinade

Pork Chop Marinade 1/2 tsp. dreid oregano (or 1 tbsp fresh oregano) 1/3 cup olive oil 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 garlic clove, crushed ot minced Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix. Marinade pork for at least one hour, or overnight n the fridge. Grill pork chops for about ten minutes on each side, or until well done. (May be...
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Slow Food Recipes

best_of_fall_2015-01Have you heard of the slow food movement?  Do you know what slow food is?  If you think it’s the opposite of ‘fast food’, you’re right!

According to, slow food is a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local...

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Chocolate Banana Walnut Muffins

Chocolate Banana Walnut Muffins ½ cup oats 1 cup whole wheat flour 3 tbsp. ground flaxseed 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda ¼ cup walnuts ½ cup honey 2 eggs 2 tbsp. cocoa 3 ripe bananas, mashed 2 tbsp. maple syrup 1 tbsp. vanilla Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a muffin tray with butter or oil. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients...
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Banana Pineapple Smoothie

Banana Pineapple Smoothie 1 cup pineapple, chopped 2 bananas, peeled 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 4 ice cubes 1 tbsp. honey Combine all ingredients and blend. Serves 2-3. Karen Stoyles is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist residing just outside of Ottawa.  Graduating from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2010, she and her husband welcomed their daughter that same year.  She is...
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