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Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar Frosting

Looking for an alternative to pumpkin pie? These cake-like pumpkin cookies with brown sugar frosting are all kinds of delicious. Soft and cakey, sweet and spicy―they're fabulous served with coffee. Kids love making AND eating them. This is a very versatile seasonal sweet.   INGREDIENTS Cookies 2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry or AP flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda [...]

By | October 8th, 2019|Recipes|Comments Off on Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Sugar Frosting

Vegan Creamed Winter Squash for Everyone!

If you're looking for a side dish for the vegans or vegetarians who may gather around your holiday table, look no further! Everyone will love this fragrant, herbaceous squash dish. Not just for holidays, it's a perfect cold weather appetizer served warm with crusty bread or vegan crackers.   INGREDIENTS 1  3 -4 pound  (1.5-2 kg)  preferred squash―butternut, [...]

By | October 2nd, 2019|Recipes|Comments Off on Vegan Creamed Winter Squash for Everyone!

We’re Hiring for Heriot Bay!

We are looking for and experienced meat cutter at our Heriot Bay Store. Click play and listen for details!  

By | September 12th, 2019|Current Positions, In the News|Comments Off on We’re Hiring for Heriot Bay!

Easy Unsweetened Crock-pot Apple Butter

We are so fortunate in this part of the world to have a proper apple season! Whether you're buying them from the shops or harvesting your own trees, there so many wonderful recipes and ways to preserve apples. Apple butter is one of our favourites. So incredibly simple to make and with no sugar added, it's [...]

By | September 11th, 2019|Recipes|Comments Off on Easy Unsweetened Crock-pot Apple Butter

Gluten-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches

Craving a frozen sweet treat, but food intolerance or allergies in the way? This simple recipe is a great way to make ice cream sandwiches that work for everyone. You can even make them vegan but choosing a non-dairy ice "cream".   INGREDIENTS 2/3 cup lightly packed almond flour 1/3 cup lightly packed coconut flour 3 tablespoons  cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda [...]

By | July 26th, 2019|Recipes|Comments Off on Gluten-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches

Summer Bounty: How To Make Fresh Cherries Last

Sweet, beautiful, magical cherries! The season is upon us. Make the most of it with this simple two-step process and enjoy the fruits of your (minimal) labour Step 1: Choose the best cherries. When deciding which sweet red cherries to bring home, look for deep, dark shades of red. They should be firm and smooth. [...]

By | June 25th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Summer Bounty: How To Make Fresh Cherries Last

Watermelon Lemonade

Juicy watermelon and tart refreshing lemonade are summer staples. Combine them to make a truly spectacular seasonal sip! INGREDIENTS 5 cups seedless watermelon cut into cubes 1 can of frozen lemonade + 1 3/4 cups water OR 4 cups pre-made lemonade Ice METHOD Blend watermelon and lemonade in a blender or Vitamix until well combined [...]

By | June 25th, 2019|Recipes|Comments Off on Watermelon Lemonade

Gluten/Refined Sugar-Free Avocado Brownies

Okay, so maybe this doesn't sound tasty, but just one avocado makes a pretty great pan of chocolate brownies. Honest. We promise you don't taste the avocado―just rich, chocolately goodness. And all the healthy fats and nutrients avocados are beloved for.   INGREDIENTS 1 medium, ripe avocado 2 large eggs 1/3 cup coconut sugar 1/3 cup [...]

By | May 4th, 2019|Recipes|Comments Off on Gluten/Refined Sugar-Free Avocado Brownies

Victoria Sponge Cake

Whether you watch a certain popular British baking show or even if you've never heard of the infamous Victoria Sponge or Sandwich cake, this recipe is a winner. Based on Mary Berry's famous all-in-one method, we've added a bit of lemony zing to give this classic cake a little zing. Shh...don't tell the purists! This a [...]

By | May 3rd, 2019|Recipes|Comments Off on Victoria Sponge Cake

Support Stuart McKean’s 2019 Walk for 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. Last year we had the honour of supporting Stuart and his wife [...]

By | May 1st, 2019|Community|Comments Off on Support Stuart McKean’s 2019 Walk for ALS!