Does mealtime have you (and your family) stressed out?  As a chef, food media specialist and busy mom of two teenage boys – the best advice I can give you: get Back To Basics!!  Yup, I’m talking an old school brown bag lunch, and for supper: good ol’ meat and potatoes!!

See below for all products and recipes featured on CTV Morning Live Ottawa and Daytime Ottawa.

Country Harvest 12 Grain Bread – a perfect canvas for a delicious and nutritious sandwich.  Click here to learn more about the nutritional value of Country Harvest Bread.


Need and excuse to eat more veggies?  Get dipping!  Gay Lea Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese Dips come in two mouth watering and good-for-you flavours: Roasted Red Pepper and Dill Ranch.  Click here to learn more about smooth dips.Gay Lea DipGay Lea Dip 2

Dinnertime Made: Fast, Easy and Delicious

Southern BBQ Sheet Pan Dinner (only 7 ingredients and 30 minutes to prepare) – click here for the recipe.


And for dessert…Double Peanut, Chocolate and Pretzel Bars – click here for the recipe.


Charmaine is a regular guest on Rogers Daytime OttawaCHCH Morning LiveBreakfast Television What She Said Radio and former food writer for Running Room Magazine sharing her love and enthusiasm for
all things food, cooking and running.

Most importantly; Charmaine is the mother of two active boys, Tyler & Colgan.

Charmaine understands the importance of preparing healthy, wholesome dishes all while keeping budget and time in mind.

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