Tips & Tricks

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Thanksgiving – Turkey, Stuffing, and Dressing

Canadian Thanksgiving is next Monday, October 12th and our neighbour, the USA, won’t be celebrating it till Thursday, November 26th. It is officially turkey season! When it comes to a Turkey dinner, there’s a mandatory side dish of stuffing or is it dressing? Wait – isn’t it the same thing?

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10 Food Items You Should Avoid If You Have a Nut Allergy

Do you have a nut allergy? Know someone that does? Here are 10 food items that may contain nuts! First of all, you do not have to avoid any Fine Choice Foods’ products.  We are a food manufacturer that is MSG free, trans fat fee, artificial ingredients free, and nut free! Now that we’ve got that out […]

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Just Ask Sum-m! – Where are your Microwave Instructions?

Every now and then, we get an inquiry from our spring roll and crispy wonton loving customers wondering where in the world our microwave heating instructions are. We don’t offer microwave instructions for these items and it is time to reveal why with a little help from science! First off, let’s explain the phenomenon of […]

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Guest Post: Helen Sanders on What It Means To Eat Vegetarian And Vegan

We get a lot of questions from our customers wondering if our Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls and Vegetable Gyozas are vegan-friendly. We are excited to have Helen Sanders, founder of HealthAmbition.com, help us break down what it means to eat vegetarian and vegan. Helen and her team at Health Ambition break down complicated health advice and […]

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20+ Food Items You Should Avoid If You Have an Egg Allergy

  Easter’s upon us and that means Easter egg hunts! Everywhere you turn, you’ll find eggs – chocolate eggs, coloured eggs, and plastic eggs. For those who are actually allergic to chicken eggs, it is best to know where they are hiding every day. We want to help! We have gathered a list of 20+ […]

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How to Cook Gyozas When The Power is Out

  Earlier this October, British Columbia got hit with a huge storm. This one lasted 3-4 days long to be exact. The storm brought periods of heavy rains and strong winds, so strong that the power went off for a few hours at our plant in Richmond, BC. To keep ourselves occupied for the next couple of […]

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3 Impressive Ways to Peel Oranges This Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is near. Cue the number of tangerines, mandarin oranges, clementines and oranges being displayed as decoration and gifted as presents to friends and relatives. Odd? Yes.  In reality, it just comes down to a play on words. Tangerines (桔子 (gat zi) or 柑橘 (gam gwat) in Cantonese, 桔 sounds similar to the […]

Holidays!

Sum-m! Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Favourite Foodie

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… It’s December 1st tomorrow and it’s time to post our holiday gift guide! Some stores have had Christmas decorations for sale since the end of summer. So it’s time to start planning that Christmas gift for that foodie friend of yours, or if […]

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For the Love of Pears

Why is it that Apples get a whole lot of attention when fall comes along? First we have back to school season with children bringing their teacher a big shiny apple in hopes to impress them at the start of the school year. Then we have apple pies, apple crumble, caramel apples and more throughout […]

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How To Get Your Kids to Drink More Water

8 glasses of water a day says conventional wisdom, but how many of you actually drink that much? And for kids it is even harder when water needs to compete with the many other sugary drink options available. Drinking enough water throughout the day is important for long term health and happiness. But sometimes, it […]

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How to Cook the Perfect Egg

Ah, the humble egg. Cooked properly they’re fluffy and delicious. Cooked incorrectly and they turn out limp, and rubbery. The ultimate challenge is cooking the perfect egg whether it may be fried, scrambled or poached. It’s not as easy as it looks. Today we show you the basics of eggs and offer some unique ways […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Freezer Cooking (Part I)

The Internet is full of links and recommendations for freezer cooking, but it can be overwhelming trying to sort through it all. Today we break it down for you step by step. Be prepared for lots of ideas, tips and recipes! But first, what is freezer cooking? Freezer cooking is when you cook a meal, […]

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Preparing for Back to School

Back to school season is upon us and to make sure the first few days are smooth and glitch free, start getting ready now. The days will be long and chaotic as you get settled into a new routine. It will be easy to slip into bad habits and eat processed foods, but studies say […]

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Healthy, Delicious Homemade Hotel Breakfasts

When you’re traveling, you tend to eat at restaurants a lot more but sometimes you just want something simple, tasty, and healthier than what you can buy from a restaurant. Not to mention, eating in a great way of saving a little money to be spent on other adventures and foods when traveling. One way […]

Best Steak Cuts for Grilling

There is nothing better than kicking back during the summer months with a well grilled, well seasoned, juicy and tender steak. To achieve steak bliss, you need to start off with a good cut. We consulted with our in house food expert, our R&D specialist, and asked him what were his favorite cuts for the […]

Quick Tips For Cleaning Your Grill

Face it. Everyone hates cleaning. It’s the no fun part of having fun that you wish could just go away. But when it comes to grilling, the cleanup process is the most essential part. It saves you from headaches (and tummy aches!) down the road. Here are some tips and tricks to help you get […]

Grilling 101 – The Basics

Summer, to many, means lazy afternoons spent at the lake enjoying good food and warm weather or large  gatherings of friends and family for a summer evening barbeque. But if you don’t know your way around a grill, these summer pastimes can be overwhelming. Before you head out to grill, here are some things for […]