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30 Days of Kindness – Giving Back to Richmond Family Place

Here at Fine Choice Foods we believe in getting involved in our community and giving back to the people who have supported us through the years. When the 30 Days of Kindness campaign organized by Marc Smith of 30 Day Adventures popped up on our radar, we knew we had to get involved. We knew […]

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Quick and Easy Meals – Ready in 30 Minutes or Less!

This week on the Fine Choice Foods Facebook page we’re asking our fans to tell us their favorite go to easy meal for the holiday season. Many people have shown off their favorite dishes featuring foods from noodles to soup to various kinds of stir fry. Today we’d like to share some of our favorite […]

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Ingredient Spotlight: Soy Sauce

Welcome to a new series where we demystify common Asian ingredients and share how you can use these items in your cooking at home. First up: soy sauce. Soy sauce is a condiment made from fermented soybeans and can often be found in Asian cooking. It has an umami flavour which makes it great for […]

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The Mid-Autumn Festival and the History of the Mooncake

Today, September 8 is Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節) and families all across the world with Chinese and Vietnamese roots will be celebrating. The Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month according to the Lunar Calendar during a full moon. This date varies from year to year according to the Gregorian calendar, but […]

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BC Hydro Power Smart Award 2013

Because of our new plant design, BC Hydro has recognized us. We’ve help to save 384,000 kWh – that’s enough to power 35 homes for a full year! We’re proud to show it off among our cabinet of products.

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Asian Vegetables to Grow in Your Garden This Autumn

As the days get shorter, the nights get longer and summer turns into autumn, it’s time to start your winter garden. Consider adding some Asian vegetables this year for variety on your dinner table. Many are similar to vegetables you’re already likely to be growing. Here are a few of our favourites: Instead of: Green […]

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An Interview with Terry Mitchell – Cabbage Farmer Extraordinaire

Here at Fine Choice Foods, we believe that the best ingredients make the best food. Because of this, we try to source our fresh vegetables locally whenever possible. All of our produce is delivered daily and processed right away. One of our most commonly used ingredients is cabbage so it was important to us to […]

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Building a Better Salad – An Infographic

There is a delicate art when it comes to making a salad. You want it to be hearty enough to leave you satisfied and full after a meal. At the same time you don’t want to load it down with high-fat items that leave you feeling heavy and slow. By breaking down your salad into […]

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5 Delicious and Easy Salad Dressings to Know

Under the heat of summer the last thing you want to do is turn on the stove or oven. If you’re like us, the summer weather plus the abundance of fresh vegetables and herbs will have you eating plenty of salads. One way to add variety to your salads is to switch up your dressings. […]

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A Day Volunteering at the Richmond Food Bank

Last week, members of our team spent a couple hours at the Richmond Food Bank to lend a helping hand. We’ve donated to the food bank and this was a great opportunity for our team members to see where our donations go. We were welcomed at their main warehouse on Cedarbridge way where they collect […]

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Behind the Scenes: Product Development

On Friday May 16th, we welcomed the winner of our contest, The Battle of the Culinary Students – the Gyoza Wars, to our plant.  Christa Yeung was the teenage gourmand who captured the attention of the Fine Choice Foods and Choices Markets teams with her Spicy Pork and Cilantro Gyoza flavor. We started the day […]

Winner Announced for Battle of the Culinary Students – the Gyoza Wars

Fine Choice Foods and Choices Market are pleased to announce that we have selected a winner for Battle of the Culinary Students – the Gyoza Wars. Congratulations to Christa Yeung from R.C. Palmer Secondary School in Richmond, BC. We had a number of great ideas submitted from students across the Lower Mainland and finally narrowed […]

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Grow Your Own Asian Herb Garden

As the days are getting longer and warmer, many are starting up their gardens for the year. Consider adding a few herbs commonly found in Asian cooking to your garden to try new flavours and ways of cooking. There is nothing better than harvesting your own herbs and enjoying them fresh with your meal. Cilantro A […]

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Natural Beauty Solutions Found in Your Kitchen Pantry

Keeping with our theme of reducing waste and preventing foods from being thrown out, today we present to you health and beauty regimes found right in your kitchen pantry. For pennies, you can make yourself feel refreshed and rejuvenated. No more paying for expensive facial scrubs and exfoliants, you can find everything you need in […]

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Shelf Life of Foods Found in Your Refrigerator

Spring is here! The fresh scent of flowers blooming, the sun slowly coming out and the days are getting longer and warmer. And with spring comes spring cleaning. While you’re emptying the closet, and wiping down the house, don’t forget to clean out your pantry, and most importantly your refrigerator. Foods tend to enter, but […]

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8 Slow Cooker Soups

Previously we did a roundup of delicious vegetarian and vegan slow cooker soups. Today we’re collecting 8 more slow cooker soups, but with the option to add a variety of meats to them. Let your slow cooker do all the cooking and come home to a warm and easy soup for dinner. Chicken and Wild […]

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Memories of Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year! Today we are welcoming the year of the horse. All around the world, people are celebrating the start of a new lunar year.  Chinese new year is a time to  return home, to come together as family, and to share food. Accordingly, we’ve asked a few of our team members to […]

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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Soups

Winter makes us here at Fine Choice Foods HQ want to pull out the slow cooker and make some comforting and warm soup. Today we present to you delicious meatless soup options that you can make in your slow cooker. In a couple of hours with little work you have yourself a great meal.  Put […]

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6 Foods to Soothe Your Cold and Flu

Winter is fully upon us and with it comes cold and flu season. With everyone suffering from sniffles and coughing fits, you’re bound to be caught in the crossfire. The good news is that there are plenty of foods that can help you to boost your immune system to help fight off a cold or […]

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10 Comfort Foods Made Healthy

With the cold weather it may be tempting to hunker down and eat all the comfort foods that you crave. But what about your New Year resolution to eat healthier? Here are some recipes for classic comfort foods that are full of flavor but also healthier for you. So get comfortable and hunker down for […]

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Foods to Try in 2014

Happy new year! 2013 was recognized as the International Year of the Quinoa by  the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. What will 2014 be? To kick of the start of a new year, we’ve picked out five foods that we think are worth trying in the next 365 days. We picked these items because of similar […]

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A Festive Holiday Menu

Welcome to the first of a monthly series where we help you put together a dinner party from start to finish complete with recipes. With a little effort and some planning, you’ll become a whiz at hosting parties with family and friends lining up to come for dinner (or lunch!). This month we’ve put together […]

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Tis the Season to Give Back

With thoughts of exchanging gifts and the mass consumerism during this time of the year, it can be easy to forget about a big part of the holidays: tis the season to give back! It’s the perfect time for giving back and supporting the community that you live in. This is a great time and […]

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Snowy and Cold Weather Food

With much of the country covered in snow or in the middle of a cold snap, seeking ways to warm up with delicious foods is a common trend. Vancouver is no exception and with its recent sprinkling of snow, those of us with children or who are big kids at heart know what that means! […]

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