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5 Pantry Organization Tips to Avoid Food Waste

5 Pantry Organization Tips to Avoid Food Waste

We all know about food that goes bad in our fridge, but what about the pantry? Unused food that is hidden at the back of the shelf can lose its flavour over time, or even expire and take up space for months. Follow these 5 tips to keep your pantry fresh and avoid food waste!

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Our Impact This Year

Our Impact This Year

Looking back on 2021, this year has had its ups and downs. With COVID, natural disasters and heat waves causing havoc, its important to celebrate the wins! With your help, we were able to divert a lot of single-use packaging from landfills, recycling systems and waterways this year...and that is some environmental news we can feel good about.

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Emily’s Sugar Cookie Recipe

Emily’s Sugar Cookie Recipe

For me, the smell of cookies baking means the holidays are here. My mum always makes shortbread and sugar cookies to give to friends and family throughout the holiday season and it feels like a special time of year when she starts baking. Now, my nine year old son has found a love for baking cookies (all year round) and just last weekend my mum and my son baked a batch of my mum's sugar cookies together. It hits me straight in the heart watching this family tradition being passed along through the generations. 

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Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Farmer's Pie aka Vegetarian Shepard’s Pie is a Christmas Eve tradition at the Sproule house. This is an easy winter recipe to play around with, add your favourite flavours to customize it for your family! 

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Food: The Ultimate Low Waste Holiday Gift!

Food: The Ultimate Low Waste Holiday Gift!

Household waste increases by about 25% during the holiday season. Avoid contributing to that statistic and give a low-waste gift instead. Our favourite low-waste gift idea is always food! It’s cost effective, package-free and gives you an opportunity to show someone special that you really care. Whether you give someone their favourite snack, a secret family recipe, or a jar of your favourite holiday cookies, food is something they can enjoy right away and best of all—won’t end up in a landfill. 

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