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Linzer Cookies

With its trademark windowpane of jam and dusting of powdered sugar, Linzer cookies are one of the prettiest confections on a cookie plate. They are a bit labour intensive, but not difficult to make. Perfect to make with friends or family. They keep for a few days in the fridge or can be frozen for up to [...]

By | November 13th, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Linzer Cookies

Roasted Cinnamon Sweet Potato Rounds

Looking for an alternative to mashed yams for your holiday table? These crispy, caramelized sweet potato rounds are just the ticket. Fast and easy to make, you can easily switch up your seasonings to adapt this recipe for any meal.   INGREDIENTS 4 large sweet potatoes, washed and dried 4 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 [...]

By | October 9th, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Roasted Cinnamon Sweet Potato Rounds

70’s-Style Stuffed Peppers

If you ate dinner in the 70's, you're probably familiar with stuffed peppers—the affordable comfort food dish that could feed a family and then some. Serve with salad and thick slices of crusty buttered bread.   INGREDIENTS makes six servings 6 large peppers (green, red or orange) 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1/2 cup finely chopped [...]

By | August 22nd, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on 70’s-Style Stuffed Peppers

Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake

This classic recipe can be baked in one 10" bundt pan, 10" springform or you can make a two layer 8" cake. Topped with cream cheese frosting or left plain, this is one of those old-fashioned treats that always please. INGREDIENTS 3 cups sifted flour 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons [...]

By | August 22nd, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake

Chicken Salad with Blueberries

Blueberries make a lovely addition to summer salads and work particularly well with chicken, adding a hint of sweetness and texture. INGREDIENTS 2 cups fresh blueberries 2 cups cubed or shredded cooked chicken breast 1/4 cup chopped celery 1/4 cup thinly sliced & chopped fennel bulb 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions 1/4 cup toasted, chopped [...]

By | July 19th, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Chicken Salad with Blueberries

Farewell to Stuart McKean

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Stuart McKean. Stuart was a highly respected Store Manager at our Mayne Island and Q-Cove locations for over 22 years. Stuart left us on his own terms after battling ALS for the past two years. His passing came one day after the ALSBC Walk [...]

By | June 25th, 2020|Blog, Community|Comments Off on Farewell to Stuart McKean

Father’s Day Brunch Strawberry Sheet Pancake

Make it with dad or for dad! This easy sheet pan recipe makes enough for the whole family. Seasonal fruit, makes it fresh and extra tasty!   INGREDIENTS 12 large (24 medium) fresh strawberries 1 cup maple syrup 2 1/4 cups flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 2 1/4 cup  buttermilk 2 large eggs (room temperature) [...]

By | June 16th, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Father’s Day Brunch Strawberry Sheet Pancake

Support Stuart McKean’s 2020 Walk to End ALS

In 2018, Stuart McKean, our store manager at Quathiaski Cove on Quadra Island, was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Since his diagnosis Stuart has had to stop working and he is greatly missed by all of us here at Tru Value Foods. It is our honour and pleasure to once again help raise money [...]

By | June 2nd, 2020|Blog, Community, In the News|Comments Off on Support Stuart McKean’s 2020 Walk to End ALS

Instant Pot “Baked” Potatoes

You'll hear people say anything appliance a, b, or c an do, an Instant Pot can do better. We're not going to go that far, BUT we can attest that it makes quick, tasty work of potatoes and it's a great way to free up your oven for the main course. Allow 15 minutes for [...]

By | May 25th, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Instant Pot “Baked” Potatoes

Simple Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings

This pub staple is a definite crowd pleaser and it's so simple to make. They make perfect appetizers or a fun dinner served with fries and a big green salad. INGREDIENTS 3 lbs (1.36 kg) split chicken wings 3 tablespoons of olive oil 2 teaspoons salt 3 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper chopped parsley and/or chives (garnish) [...]

By | April 28th, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Simple Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings