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Fantastic Foods – March

With so many delicious Manitoba products to choose from, it can be tough to pick a new one to try. So every month, we are featuring a few of our current favourites and how we like to enjoy them – bon appétit!

Cornell Creme Ice Cream: We all scream for ice cream! Owner Lisa Dyck has started the ice cream revolution in Manitoba, and now we can’t get enough Cornell Creme! Here at Buy Manitoba we’ve been lucky enough to sample their wide variety of ice cream flavours; from Malty Ale Pail that tastes like a creamy beer float, to a Lemon Meringue with just the perfect amount of tartness, it’s hard not to fall in love with ice cream again. Lisa starts from the source as a dairy farmer in Altona, and produces their ice cream at the University of Manitoba agricultural-lab space.

Chocolatier Constance Popp Chocolates: Okay, so we have a sweet tooth, but even if you don’t, these decadent creations are so flavourful they’ll turn anyone into a chocolate monster! While you should try all of Constance Popp’s creations, we’re giving a special shout out to their Red Beet Chocolate Truffle, and their beer chocolate truffles made with local beers. We’d recommend visiting their shop in St. Boniface (on Provencher) weekly, as they’re always coming up with new seasonal and event related creations – like Caribou truffles for Festival Du Voyageur and chocolate Juno statues for Canada’s music awards show! Right now they have specials for Easter, including Graffiti Chocolate Eggs!

Manitoba Harvest’s Hemp Hearts: A staple in the Buy Manitoba office, these hulled little seeds are as versatile as they are healthy – and that’s saying something. Hemp hearts are a great source of protein and omegas, while being lower in carbs than comparable foods. They make a great, easy addition to oatmeal, salads (including quinoa-based), and smoothies with their mildly nutty taste. Grown and processed in Manitoba, they’re non-GMO and available in organic.

Floating Leaf’s Pancake, Waffle & Muffin Mix: This baking mix is primarily made of rice flour, potato starch, stone-ground wild rice flour, and flax meal, making it a healthy and gluten-free choice. But don’t let that fool you – the suggested recipes are delicious! Try adding blueberries and using coconut oil for the muffins, and fight the urge not to share. Floating Leaf products are made by Shoal Lake Wild Rice, in their facility in Winnipeg.With so many delicious Manitoba products to choose from, it can be tough to pick a new one to try. So every month, we are featuring a few of our current favourites and how we like to enjoy them – bon appétit!

Cornell Creme Ice Cream: We all scream for ice cream! Owner Lisa Dyck has started the ice cream revolution in Manitoba, and now we can’t get enough Cornell Creme! Here at Buy Manitoba we’ve been lucky enough to sample their wide variety of ice cream flavours; from Malty Ale Pail that tastes like a creamy beer float, to a Lemon Meringue with just the perfect amount of tartness, it’s hard not to fall in love with ice cream again. Lisa starts from the source as a dairy farmer in Altona, and produces their ice cream at the University of Manitoba agricultural-lab space.

Chocolatier Constance Popp Chocolates: Okay, so we have a sweet tooth, but even if you don’t, these decadent creations are so flavourful they’ll turn anyone into a chocolate monster! While you should try all of Constance Popp’s creations, we’re giving a special shout out to their Red Beet Chocolate Truffle, and their beer chocolate truffles made with local beers. We’d recommend visiting their shop in St. Boniface (on Provencher) weekly, as they’re always coming up with new seasonal and event related creations – like Caribou truffles for Festival Du Voyageur and chocolate Juno statues for Canada’s music awards show! Right now they have specials for Easter, including Graffiti Chocolate Eggs!

Manitoba Harvest’s Hemp Hearts: A staple in the Buy Manitoba office, these hulled little seeds are as versatile as they are healthy – and that’s saying something. Hemp hearts are a great source of protein and omegas, while being lower in carbs than comparable foods. They make a great, easy addition to oatmeal, salads (including quinoa-based), and smoothies with their mildly nutty taste. Grown and processed in Manitoba, they’re non-GMO and available in organic.

Floating Leaf’s Pancake, Waffle & Muffin Mix: This baking mix is primarily made of rice flour, potato starch, stone-ground wild rice flour, and flax meal, making it a healthy and gluten-free choice. But don’t let that fool you – the suggested recipes are delicious! Try adding blueberries and using coconut oil for the muffins, and fight the urge not to share. Floating Leaf products are made by Shoal Lake Wild Rice, in their facility in Winnipeg.