Food Entrepreneur PHOENIX — A tiny tuber is trending in new products on display at Sprouts Farmers Market stores. The specialty grocery chain is showcasing emerging brands featuring tiger nuts in applications ranging from cookies to spreads to ready-to-eat cereal.

Described as nutty and slightly sweet with a chewy texture, tiger nuts are packed with prebiotic fiber, vitamins and minerals. The root vegetable has gained traction in grain- and nut-free formulations. To build awareness of the versatile ingredient, Sprouts collaborated with six up-and-coming companies to create a dedicated display.

BHU Foods, a maker of plant-based snacks, is launching five new items with

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When North Bay Battalion hockey players aren’t getting ready for a game, you might spot them in The Gathering Place soup kitchen serving hot meals to the city’s vulnerable.

“I think it’s a nice piece to meet the people of North Bay and get them lunch and it’s been super nice to have my teammates here as well,” said Battalion forward Dalyn Wakely.

Wakely founded the initiative, which has been dubbed ‘Wake’s Sakes.’ He spoke to his billet family and team about wanting to give back to the city, while at the same time bringing awareness to the issues of

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The United States and Germany have announced plans to send dozens of advanced battle tanks to Ukraine following intense debate and pressure from NATO allies to respond positively to Kyiv’s calls for as many as 300 tanks to help it repel Russia’s 11-month-old full-scale invasion.

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Their decisions on January 25 follow a British decision earlier this

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Today’s news cycle often leads us to believe that Haiti is a country only filled with turmoil and civil unrest. And while it can be true for certain parts of the island, chef and entrepreneur Nadege Fleurimond, along with husband and wife duo Hogarth and Guerline Emmanuel of Belle Vue Tours, are showing us otherwise. The trio teamed up in 2018 to offer travelers, Haitian descendants and those wanting to connect with the country, one of the most expertly curated experiences around—the Haiti Uncovered Culinary Tour.

Fleurimond—a successful Brooklyn-based restaurateur and author of the coffee table cookbook, Haiti Uncovered—wanted to

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After coming to Windsor from Punjab, India, Dhruv Jindal noticed a lot of differences. The biggest of them all was food. 

“It’s hard adjusting here. But when you come from India, because there we are used to eat homemade, different homemade food. So it’s difficult adjusting here with the food that they give us,” said Jindal.

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Dhruv Jindal fondly remembers getting these meals from his mother.  (Nav Nanwa/CBC)

Seeking familiar flavours, and not quite satisfied with offerings on campus, Jindal found himself walking down Wyandotte Street and discovered a tiffin service being offered at Bhullar’s Groceries. 

“They gave me a

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Illustration by Erick M. Ramos

Our restaurant was nestled between a bakery and a hair salon and close to a bank on the second busiest street in Trenton, Ont. Its sign was a bold yellow: “Restaurant” stood out in red capitals with a smaller square in orange that read, “Times Square.”

I first became aware of the restaurant and its importance at a young age. I watched my parents commit their whole life to its existence and its success,

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