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tropical-green-smoothie-3-31-2076303 Between demanding lifestyles and busy work schedules, it can be incredibly difficult to maintain a good diet. Studies suggest that you need seven to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. In the event that you can't envision yourself casually snacking of two whole heads of broccoli or eating 10 whole bananas (unless you're this girl) each day, here are some awesome green smoothies that pack a punch in both flavor and nutrients.

flat-of-arugula-1024x500-2570220 The on-going joke about fine dining is that the dishes that come out of it will never leave you full. Microscopic servings of food on large plates, it’s not for those who have an appetite. Well, it looks like there’s a method to chefs’ madness. You’ve seen these little greens—formally known as microgreens—stylishly topping your meal as garnishes or dressed in vinaigrette as a salad. But what exactly are microgreens, other than the obvious fact that they are very small in size? Microgreens are essentially seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs, and while they’re hugely popular now, seemingly available in every café and restaurant, microgreens have actually been incorporated into the dishes of many chefs since the ‘80s.

Last week our CEO Tarren Wolfe had the pleasure of visiting our friends at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). This amazing school is training the future Canadian Chefs, and they're doing it with an Urban Cultivator Commercial growing appliance. The event featured some amazing dishes that showcase the amazing flavours the can be grown indoors with Urban Cultivator. Kale, amaranth, sunflower, pea, and beet greens are a few of the greens that NAIT is growing in their Urban Cultivator Commercial. Here are a few quick shots from the event.

bowl-of-prawns-7229391 Spot prawn season is finally upon us again. Learn everything you need to know about buying, preparing and cooking with spot prawns. Every year from May to June, British Columbians run to their favorite fish monger for the opening of spot prawn season. Suddenly, spot prawns are seen on every menu in town, cooked 100 different ways. It’s a glorious and delicious time to be living on the West Coast. Spot prawns have a rich, buttery flavor that has been described as a cross between dungeness crab and lobster. Not only do they taste heavenly, but they’re sustainable, too. Spot prawns are endorsed by both SeaChoice and Oceanwise. In the spirit of the season, we’ve assembled all the information you need to know about spot prawns—from what to look for when buying, how to freeze them, to everything in between. Soon you’ll be cooking spot prawns like a pro and if you’re smart, freezing them to enjoy throughout the summer.

You already know that buying organic is better for your health and for the life of our planet. But vegetables and fruits star losing essential nutrients from the moment they're picked, and transportation over long distances only leads to further damage. Learn about the limitations...