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Eating well, Healthy and Sustainably!

BY CAMILLE MACNAUGHTON AND CHRIS ELVIDGE

Herring burger
Photo Credit: Katherine Macnaughton

As a self-proclaimed foodie, I strive to eat good food, but does that mean I have to compromise on certain ethical beliefs about where the food comes from and how it is caught, especially fish? Chris and I are both biologists, focused on the ecological impacts that industry or people have on freshwater systems. As a result, we are well aware of all the research supporting sustainable fisheries and how shifting to such practices is a win-win situation for the health of our oceans, the socio-economic standing of local fishing communities, and overall human health. We are however, always questioning the ever-changing state of certain fisheries and are continually asking ourselves how best to implement smarter choices in everyday life. If we have problems making these decisions, we are surely not alone!
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Margarita and Taco fiesta!

BY CAMILLE MACNAUGHTON
From the Chocolate Throwdown

Chicken Taco

Trying to beat the winter blues? Here’s how The Foodie Collective does it! Get some good friends together and try your hand at making tacos. Fish, pulled chicken (or any slow cooked meat) and veggie tacos are delicious, reasonably healthy and get everyone making their own to taste. Paired with margaritas and some funky beats, you won’t feel the cold winter chill… mind, you might not feel much of anything after a margarita or two!
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*Test your Knowledge and Win a Foodie Collective Book*

BY CATHERINE MOREAU

Trivia Night

On February 13th, six of the Foodie Collective’s best and brightest joined forces to test their knowledge at Santropol Roulant’s 4th Trivia Night. Held at Santropol headquarters, participants were asked to contribute 10$ each (60$ per team of six) with all profits going to the Roulant. Beer and wine were available and large bowls of Chex mix abounded on each teams’ table. It was a great turnout, with more than eight teams in total. You could feel the brain cells buzzing!

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Swedish Meatballs – A Festive Cocktail Recipe

BY CAMILLE MACNAUGHTON
From the Christmas Throwdown
Swedish Meatballs

Christmas season tidings!

For the Foodie Collective’s last throwdown of the year, it was only apt to celebrate our traditional side and set the theme to Christmas favourites. My recipe did not originate in my kitchen; rather it has morphed from my having to shop at IKEA for holiday gifts and attending various holiday cocktail parties. Let me explain the former… I am not fond of shopping amongst the mad crowds of people trying to buy last minute gifts or home decorations, but I find myself invariably roaming the lanes of one of these stores. The only consolation is food! IKEA has a brilliant marketing strategy in that they sell their addictive and delicious Swedish meatballs midway through shopping. So each year, I have my prize of comfort food in return for good behaviour.
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Maman’s Cold Busting Chicken Soup

BY CAMILLE MACNAUGHTON
Cold busting soup
photo credit: Katherine Macnaughton

Suffering from a lingering cold? Try this homemade recipe straight out of my mother’s kitchen.
Ginger and garlic are the star ingredients, but the chicken broth and greens give the soup the warm and cozy feeling. Couple with a slice of crusty bread or tomato crositini and enjoy this soup’s healing effect!
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Apple Cake with Whisky Flavoured Whipped Cream

BY CAMILLE MACNAUGHTON
FROM THE APPLE THROWDOWN
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(Manny, our photographer, was sick during the throwdown, so our iPhones had to do the trick.)

Apples are the quintessential fall food! Savoury or sweet, they give any dish a rustic comfort food like quality. Like all my ‘throwdown’ dishes, I take inspiration from the local farmers’ markets, which for this occasion, highlight the many apple varieties grown in the Montreal surrounding areas. From the sweet and pulpy Gala to the tart and crisp Spartan and Macintosh varieties, any dish is bound to reflect the sweet subtleties derived from any of apple varieties used.
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A Comfort Food Staple

HOMEMADE CREAM OF TOMATO SOUP AND CHEDDAR GOLDFISH CRACKERS
BY CAMILLE MACNAUGHTON

This is my ultimate comfort food, perfect when I’m feeling especially lazy! Though I would normally heat up a cup of Campbell’s cream of tomato soup and open a bag of fish crackers, for a more posh equivalent, follow this recipe and substitute with your own favorites!
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