Tastes Fabulous and Is Good For You — Mairlyn Smith Celebrates Canadian Foods

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“It has to taste fabulous first, and oh by the way, it’s good for you.”

That’s the standard we should aim for with food, says best-selling cookbook author and home economist Mairlyn Smith.

Smith brought her hilarious cooking demonstration to FarmTech in Edmonton, following up on her latest cookbook that features products grown by Canadian farmers. It’s called “Homegrown: Celebrating the Canadian Foods We Grow, Raise and Produce” and includes recipes from members of the Ontario Home Economics Association

As Shaun enjoys her creation featuring Canadian wheat berries (the sexy name for wheat kernels), lentils, apples, walnuts, onion and canola oil, they chat about eating healthy, moderation and the importance of enjoying a good dark beer every now and then:

Smith was also in Winnipeg for CropConnect last month to accept the 2016 Canola Award of Excellence from the Manitoba Canola Growers Association for her work promoting canola oil.

“Smith is an active voice across Canada, supporting Canadian farmers and choosing products like canola oil,” said Ellen Pruden, MCGA’s Education and Promotion Manager. “Whether through social media, her cookbooks or keynote speaking, the MCGA is pleased to recognize her valued role in promoting canola oil.”

As she explains in the video, Smith has promoted canola oil since her dad was diagnosed with heart disease in 1970s and chose to lower his saturated fat intake by using canola oil.

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