The ultimate guide on cleaning your barbecue
Over time, all the grease and debris that falls from the food needs to be cleaned up. Follow these steps to get your outdoor grill clean and ready for barbecue season.
truLOCAL's Favourite Ground Beef Recipes.
We love ground beef for so many reasons but even we find ourselves in a bit of a ground beef recipe rut once and a while. If you need some inspiration, even to kick up the dishes that you already make, check out our favourite ground beef recipes.
Beginner's Guide to Smoking Meat
Cooking with a smoker can be the ideal way to add more flavour to your meat but let's face it - a smoker can be very intimidating for beginners. It does not have to be so intimidating! Let us help you get from smoking amateur to pitmaster with this guide.
Which truLOCAL Bacon is Best?
We tried the most popular and most unique bacon to find the best truLOCAL bacon in Canada. The results may surprise you. How many truLOCAL bacons have you tried?
Maximize your meat delivery service!
We want our truLOCAL customers to love their monthly box subscription as much as we do so here are some awesome tips on how to maximize your truLOCAL meat subscription.
New Year, New You.
Let’s make this year the best year ever. It’s time to set the foundations that you can build a great year upon. Want to make life easier? Try focusing on the important goals and simplifying some of the things that you do most often. Sound hard? Let us help with these tips.
Time-Saving Kitchen Hacks
If you're one of the millions of Canadians who have spent more time in their kitchen these past few months than they have in years, then you might be wondering if there's any way to make cooking and kitchen prep easier.
How COVID-19 Has Changed the Way We Shop for Groceries
In the Time of Coronavirus, Grocery Delivery is King
Why the Poppy Matters to Canadians
The news in recent days has been inspiring our team to talk more about the significance of wearing the poppy, and what Remembrance Day really means for us. truLOCAL has always been about Canadians, and supporting Canadians, especially during important times like these.
Storing and Defrosting Meat
Your truLOCAL box has arrived, you’ve got a few weeks’ worth of frozen meat, and if you’re not used to shopping for frozen products, the next steps can be intimidating.
All About Chicken
If you want to get even more out of your favourite recipes, consider expanding your repertoire of kitchen skills to include brining, dry rubbing, and patty-making.
Your Guide to the Best Steaks for Delivery
If you want to bring your cooking game to the next level, mastering steak is key. And to that end, we at truLOCAL have created a guide to some of our most popular steaks to help you understand what you’re buying, and to give you a few tips for how they should be prepared.
Bone Broth vs Collagen - Pros & Cons Of Each
Just ask any wellness expert and they'll tell you for free that people can't get enough of bone broth and collagen supplements right now. But, what's the difference between taking a collagen supplement and drinking bone broth?
Top Tips for Working from Home
While working from home has some definite perks (like all-day pajama pants and endless snacks), getting work done from the comforts of home can have some challenges, too. We’ve put together our best tips for making the move from the office to home as seamless as possible.
How Subscriptions Can Save You Money
Whether you’ve got a major expense coming up, you’re saving for a rainy day, or you’re just trying to reduce your overall expenditures, sometimes the budget gets a little bit narrower, and some spends need to be re-evaluated. Subscription services are usually the first to go when the purse strings tighten – but your subscriptions could be helping you save money!
How to Have the Best Staycation
With limits on travel and border crossings, staycations are becoming the norm – at least for a little while longer. Whether you’ve rented a place in another city nearby, are enjoying a week(end) at the cottage, or you’re staying put at home, we’ve got some tips to make your staycation the best ever.
Best Recipes for the Grill
Get your apron on and the barbeque fired up! We’re sharing our favourite recipes for the grill.
Support Local Farms and Producers Through truLOCAL this Summer!
When you order truLOCAL fresh meat delivery, you can get your favourite cuts of meat delivered to your door while supporting local farms and businesses.
Our Favourite Alternative Burger Buns
Burgers are great. We don’t know about you, but we’re huge fans. But sometimes, it’s best to ditch the bun – whether because of a dietary preference, necessity, or just to try something different! We’ve put together our favourite bun alternatives – because BBQ season is anything but boring!
Support your neighbours, farms, and communities. Shop local.
What we had before is gone - our national supply chains have been disrupted. But disruption isn’t failure. We have the opportunity to learn from the past, and pave the way for a brighter future. Our supply chains are changing - becoming regional, closer to home. The only way forward is together. Now is the time to support your neighbours, and shop local. This is our future.
Purple, Green, or Blue - Make BBQ Season Work for You!
Summer is here and that means one thing...BBQ season! Whether you’re grilling at the cottage or at home in the backyard, it should be a time to relax, and most of all - enjoy. Check out our top tips for making the most of the grill this season, all while staying on track with your plan!
Top Tips for Entertaining the Kids
Keeping the kids busy can be a challenge – especially through the summer months. Without access to popular attractions, there’s never been a better time to get creative at home!
truLOCAL & Phlippens. Making Fathers’ Day Extra Tasty!
We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Phlippens Smoked Sauce as we make steak dinners even tastier this Fathers’ Day weekend.
Favourite Ways to Serve Steak
It’s no secret that we’re big fans of steak – it’s so versatile, it’s hard not to love it! We’ve pulled together our favourite creative ways to cook steak – aside from on the grill with salt and pepper, of course!
Get Creative for BBQ Season!
Description: BBQ season is back and better than ever! Try some of our favourite ways to keep the most classic season of the year fresh, fun, and exciting.
Treat Mom for Mother’s Day
Happy Mother’s Day! Moms should be celebrated every day – but whether you’re near or far, Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to show mom some appreciation. Try our tips and tricks for treating mom – from home.
What does it mean to “eat clean”?
“Eating clean” has been a popular concept for a while – but what does it really mean?
How to Throw a Great Picnic (At Home)!
Spring is finally here, so get outside and enjoy those sunny days! One of the best ways to soak up a day in the outdoors is by throwing a picnic – they don’t have to be complex to be great fun. Here’s how!
Great Slow Cooker Tricks to Get the Most Out of Your Meat
Slow cookers are a great way to save time, but if you want to take your slow cooker recipes to the next level, order a truLOCAL fresh meat delivery box today!
truLOCAL x WW Home Chef Contest
Yes. truLOCAL and WW have officially partnered! Your two favourite online wellness platforms are working together to bring you the best digital experience for your health. And we’re running a WW home chef contest together!
COVID-19: Business, Precautions, and Safety
As a company rooted in community, the safety of our customers, suppliers, and team members is our utmost concern.
How a Regular Eating Routine Can Have a Big Impact
As any dietary specialist will tell you, one of the most important steps you can take toward improving your diet is simply to adopt a more regular eating routine.
How to Organize Your Freezer
Keeping your freezer organized can feel like an almost insurmountable task. From oddly shaped packages to things you forgot you bought, sometimes opening up the freezer door can be scary. We’ve put together our favourite tips for keeping things neat and tidy, so prepping for mealtime will always be a breeze!
Top Tips to Treat Yourself
Whether you’ve been married for decades or you’re proudly flying solo, testing the waters with someone new, or happily paired, it’s always important to take time to pamper yourself. Life can be hectic – here are our top tips for “dating” yourself.
Valentine’s Recipe Roundup
It’s the month of love, with Valentine’s day right around the corner. Restaurant reservations are getting harder and harder to come by, but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat your date to a delicious meal. Light some candles, find a cool jazz playlist, and cook up one of these romantic dinners!
truLOCAL x Osteoporosis Canada
If you, like many Canadians, suffer from osteoporosis, an adequate protein intake is paramount. We’re thrilled to announce our official partnership with Osteoporosis Canada, so that those living with osteoporosis can access high-quality, locally sourced proteins – with the added convenience of home delivery.
Throw the Best Party for the Big Game
To some, it’s just the first Sunday in February. For others, it’s the most exciting, nerve-wracking, anticipated day of the year – the Superbowl. Hosting a party this year? Here’s how.
Recyclable packaging is here to stay!
We’ve got an exciting announcement to make – we’re saying goodbye to Styrofoam! 2020 is officially the year of recyclable packaging – paper-based insulation that can go straight to the curb.
Guide to Chicken
It’s no surprise that chicken is a major diet staple – but it doesn’t have to be reserved for New Year’s resolution diets! Chicken is incredibly versatile, but there are many different cuts to choose from – and not all are equal! We’ve broken down the most common cuts of chicken, and whether you’re wild about white meat or think dark meat is divine, there’s a cut you’ll love.
Steak: A Guide
There’s nothing – and I mean nothing – more satisfying than the sizzle of a beautiful slab of beef searing on the outside and warming to a beautiful pink on the inside. It’s perfection. This guide will take you through the different cuts, what they mean, and how to best cook them.
truLOCAL Tips & Tricks: Cooking for a Crowd
One of the great pleasures in life is catching up with family and friends over a harvest feast. As the year draws to a close and the leaves change colour, spending time with the people you love is the best antidote imaginable to the shorter days and colder nights.
Turn Your Box Into A Costume!
Hallowee’en is coming up quickly, and with everything else on the go, costumes for the kids might have fallen under the radar. Maybe you're just looking to get creative this season! Crafting a DIY costume can be a fun activity for the whole family to get involved!
TruLOCAL Team: Happy Thanksgiving!
Fall is officially in full swing – leaves are changing colour, temperatures are dropping, and pumpkin patches are packed with pickers. Get to know more of the team that makes truLOCAL amazing – we chatted with three members of the crew to dish on their favourite things about Thanksgiving!
All About Turkey: Why Local Matters
With October upon us, families across Canada are preparing for one of the most comforting and restful holidays of the year: Thanksgiving.
How Long Will My truLOCAL Box Last?
If you’re new to truLOCAL, you may be wondering how often to get your subscription delivered, or how long you can expect a box to last you. In this post, we’ll break down what a high-value box looks like, how the price breaks down, and what that means for your order frequency.
It’s cool to smoke…meat! Slow cooking using a smoker is becoming increasingly popular. With the rise of BBQ-centric TV shows, Southern-inspired BBQ restaurants popping up all over the country, and forever-long lines at local Ribfests – the average backyard warrior is looking to bring that flavour home.
truLOCAL in Your Instant Pot: Tips & Tricks
If you are passionate about cooking but you also struggle to find time for everything you have to do in a day, then the Instant Pot is probably your new best friend.
Meat Delivery Making Back to School Simple
Let’s face it: for parents with young kids, September is one of the busiest months of the year, and the last thing you want to have to think about amidst all the back-to-school busyness is grocery shopping.
Customer Spotlight: Taking to the Trails
It’s no secret that we love following along with what our customers and supporters are up to – whether you’re posting to social media, or sending us an email to let us know what crazy cool adventures are on the horizon, we love being part of your lives. Just recently, a longtime supporter of ours completed a thirty-hour wilderness race through the terrain of Algonquin Highlands, Ontario. Yes, you read that right – thirty hours.
truLOCAL Team: Back to School!
truLOCAL has always been all about transparency - from the products to the suppliers to our very own team! This month we sat down with three more members of the truLOCAL crew to talk everything back to school!
How to Plan Your Meat for the Week
It can be easy to leave the “thinking about food” portion of your day until you’re ravenous, and just want something now. Planning a menu ahead can make a big difference when it comes to putting food on the table (and most importantly, in your mouth). It can also help you save money, which is a major bonus!
Making the Great Canadian Burger: 6 Best Burger Meats
Nothing says summer quite like a barbecued Canadian hamburger. While steak remains Canada’s number one grilling meat of choice, burgers are a close second from sea to sea to sea.
Top 5 Weeknight Meals
Weeknights can feel like a blur from the time we get home until we finally crawl into bed. Knowing that dinner is taken care of can make all the difference – even for the most proficient home chef. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite quick and easy weeknight recipes, that we think the whole family will love! Not feeding a crowd? Save the leftovers for lunch the next day!
5 Ways to Ensure Your Kids are Getting Enough Protein with High Quality Meat
Making sure your kids are eating well is a challenge all parents face at some point or another. With so many unhealthy options available, encouraging a nutritious diet is difficult, and it only becomes more difficult as your kids get older and have more choice over what they eat.
truLOCAL Team: Dish on Vacations
Buying local is great. You’re supporting some phenomenal small farms and suppliers, and putting dollars back into the local economy. But it’s not just the producers who are local – the team behind truLOCAL is too!
We talked to three of our team members about everything vacations, from dream trips to embarrassing moments.
Steak & Cabernet Sauvignon? Wine Not!
We’ve partnered with a Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia called Angus the Bull* – a brand that believes in quality as much as we do. Be on the look out for a special coupon we have placed on the Angus the Bull bottles at select liquor retail stores, during the month of August in British Colombia and Alberta and September in Ontario. These coupons redeem FOUR bonus striploin steaks in your next box. Think that sounds like a match made in heaven? We do, too!
Best Gadgets for Cooking Meat
Your box has arrived, you’ve tossed everything in the freezer, and you’ve chosen a cut to cook up. You put it on a plate and let it thaw…but then what?<br /><br />There are lots of awesome ways to cook your meat, and tons of great recipes online to follow. What gadgets should you be keeping in your kitchen to make putting a meal on the table as easy and painless as possible?
Top 5 Cuts That Should Be Staples in Your Freezer
For most of human history, the preparation of food has been a focal point for culture. The complex and unique foodways of different nations and ethnic groups have been handed down from generation to generation, evolving alongside trade networks, agricultural exchanges, and large scale migrations of people from one part of the globe to another.
Introducing: Penguin Pickup!
You’ve given us your feedback, and we’ve heard you loud and clear! We’re so thrilled to announce that starting July 17th, 2019, we’ve partnered with Penguin Pickup to offer multiple pick-up locations, completely tailored to where you live.
Best Sauces for Basic Cuts
Meat is awesome. It makes any meal better. At least, we sure think so.<br /><br />But sometimes meat needs a little boost to really shine, and that’s where the sauce comes in. The sauce you pair with your meat can make or break your meal.
How Fresh Meat Delivery Makes Eating Paleo Easy
What should humans eat?
For most of human history, the answer to this question has been highly contextual: people ate the food that was readily available through agriculture, hunting, and trade.
truLOCAL Team: All About Summer!
There are a lot of great things about supporting a small local business. One of those great things is getting to know the team behind the business! truLOCAL is a small, tight-knit team Three members of the truLOCAL crew spilled the beans on all things summer, from favourite memories to dream vacations!
Build Your Best Box – for 0 WW Points!
Our customers who participate in WW have been asking for great variety, and great value in their truLOCAL box – all with zero-WW point items! By combining more premium treats like wild-caught Atlantic sockeye salmon, and staples like ground turkey and boneless skinless chicken breast, you can mix and match to create the recipes you love – without blowing your point budget.
truLOCAL on the Barbecue: Tips and Tricks for Grill Aficionados
Grilling season is here again, and for most Canadians that means one thing: meat — and lots of it! Nothing warms Canadian hearts quite like a backyard cookout or lazy long weekend grill-up, which is why truLOCAL is celebrating the arrival of summer with some of our favourite tips and tricks for getting the most out of your summer barbecue.
Going to the Cottage? Make Your Holiday Exceptional With truLOCAL
What better way to celebrate the arrival of summer than with a trip to the cottage? Whether you’re going for a week or a weekend, escaping the daily grind of the city for the rejuvenating quiet of the great outdoors is one of the best parts about summer in Canada. No wonder a trip to the cottage is considered to be one of the great Canadian traditions!
Kawhi, Wait… To Make a Difference
#KaWineAndDine – truLOCAL style. We’re donating a 1 year subscription to the families of Emily’s House, a Toronto-based hospice for terminally ill kids and their families. To encourage him to stay in #the6ix, businesses all over the city (and beyond) have jumped to offer Kawhi Leonard anything and everything Toronto has to offer…absolutely free. We were stoked to join in -- but the more we thought about it, the more we realized that instead of giving more to Kawhi Leonard, we should be giving more like Kawhi Leonard.
Our Customer Friends, Switch Grocery
The way that Canadians buy food is rapidly changing. The types of foods consumers are looking for, and where they’re sourced from, are more important than ever before. It’s an industry we’re so happy to be a part of, and we’re so grateful to be on this crazy ride alongside amazing Canadian companies like Switch Grocery.
The Biggest Little Farm
The source of our food is more important than ever – and so are the passionate farmers who grow it. Want to see what it’s really like to abandon urban living, and start a 200-acre traditional farming operation? Check out The Biggest Little Farm, in select theatres May 17th.
How to Get the Most Out of Grass Fed Beef
If you pay attention to food trends, you’ve probably been exposed to the hype about grass-fed beef. Between health experts touting its virtues as a nutritious alternative to other kinds of red meat and chefs praising its unique and powerful flavour, grass-fed beef has easily become one of the hottest meats of the past few years. But is it really worth all the hype?
4 Reasons to Include Buffalo in Your Next truLOCAL Order
When truLOCAL launched at the beginning of 2016, one of the things we were committed to from the beginning was providing our customers with the widest possible range of delicious local meat options.
Beef Up Your Beer Game
We’re BEYOND excited to announce that we’re partnering with Mill Street Brewery for the BEER & BEEF deal of the summer – 2 complimentary top sirloin steaks from truLOCAL with specially marked 24-packs of Mill St. Organic!
Beer and Beef, a Love Story
Love BEER? Love BEEF? Love BOTH together at the same time? So do we! We’re BEYOND excited to announce that we’re partnering with Mill Street Brewery!
Poultry is a Staple of Canadian Cuisine — So Why is it So Hard to Buy Local?
If you ask a Canadian what the last meat they ate was, there’s a good chance they’ll tell you it was chicken. Hard data shows that year after year, chicken is Canada’s favourite meat.
Going Keto? Make Sure You’re Getting Enough Protein
If you are one of the thousands of people who have discovered the keto diet in recent years — or if you have friends or family members who have — then you probably understand that going keto can be as rewarding as it is challenging.
Meat Us On Mill Street
It’s a well-documented phenomenon that meat and beer make a perfect pair. Just ask anyone who has cracked open a cold one while grilling steaks on an open flame – it’s a combination that can’t be beat. We took a look at Mill Street Brewery’s six unique core beers, and found the best truLOCAL products to make a perfect match.
How to Build the Perfect truLOCAL Box
How do you get the most bang for your buck in your truLOCAL box? How do you maximize your meat, for the same amazing fixed price? Here is the inside scoop on how to build your best truLOCAL box!
Why Local Matters for a Healthy Diet
Eating healthy has never been a bigger priority for North Americans. Not only do we have greater access to a wider range of nutritious foods from around the world than ever before, but advances in health science have also given us an unprecedented understanding of the vital role diet plays in ensuring a long, active life.
The Keto Diet: Why High Quality Meat Matters!
While it is in the nature of food fads to come and go, it is increasingly looking as though keto is here to stay. The impact this will have on how North Americans purchase and eat meat will likely be significant.
Wild-Caught Fish: Why it Matters for the Environment and Your Health
From the very beginning, truLOCAL has also been dedicated to providing Canadians with healthy, ethically sourced seafood that is both delicious and responsibly harvested. To this end, we have made providing wild caught fish and seafood of all kinds a cornerstone of our business.
The Benefits of Sous Vide
For aspiring home cooks, to world-renowned professional chefs, there’s one kitchen tool that’s a guaranteed knockout and an absolute must-have – the sous vide. It’s like a magic wand in the kitchen, producing perfectly cooked food each and every time.
What's the Beef? The Pros and Cons of Grass Fed vs. Grain Fed
It is no secret that Canadians love their beef. Whether eating steaks fresh from the barbecue, enjoying spicy chilli, or digging into a classic burger, Canadians each consumed on average more than twenty-five kilograms of beef in 2018 alone, and this number is projected to remain stable in 2019.
(Dry) Ice Ice, Baby!
If you’ve ever ordered a truLOCAL box before, you know that your delicious meats are shipped frozen, with dry ice. And if you’ve never ordered a truLOCAL box before – well, our delicious meats are shipped frozen, with dry ice. But aside from being a cool science experiment when we were kids, what is dry ice exactly?
truLOCAL Looks Back on Two Years of Success
On April 19, 2017 truLOCAL’s official Facebook account shared a photograph of truLOCAL CEO Marc Lafleur and vice-president of sales Greg Quaile standing in the CBC Television studio where the legendary Dragons’ Den was shooting its twelfth season.
Celebrate the Holidays with Gift Ideas from truLOCAL
Exchanging gifts has long been a cherished part of Christmas celebrations across North America and around the world. But choosing what to send old friends and close family members can always be a bit of a challenge, especially if there is nothing they particularly need. You want to demonstrate your affection and care, but you also want to make sure that they will appreciate and use what you are giving them.
Thank you, truly
From a freezing cold garage with 4 employees last Christmas, to three provinces and 20+ employees this Christmas...myself and the team couldn't be more thankful for everything this year has brought us. The truLOCAL community - every single person who has supported us in any way, big or small, has made a huge impact on us this year. Thank you, truly - from the CEO, to you.
Holiday Shopping has Never Been Easier
The holidays are almost here. But for most Canadians, the rest and relaxation that comes with slowing down, taking time off work, and visiting loved ones for Christmas and New Years come at the price of a hectically busy first half of December.
Five Things to Buy Local
Supporting local is a great way to put dollars back into your local economy, help out those small businesses in your community, and keep the earth happy, healthy, and sustainable.
truLOCAL Holiday Traditions
Here at truLOCAL, we take the holiday season VERY seriously. The holidays don’t stop at the office, we each have our own favourite traditions at home, including our must have holiday dishes.
How Fresh Meat Delivery Saves You Time In The Kitchen
Canadian families are busier now than ever, and this means many people are struggling to find time to accomplish everything that needs to get done in a day. Between work, exercise, commuting, and leisure activities or volunteering commitments, it can be hard to find time even for important tasks like cooking and shopping for groceries.
The truLOCAL Difference: How Local Meat Delivery Can Revolutionize How We Eat
What does it mean to eat ethically? Every year, more and more people across North America and the Western world are asking themselves this question. As awareness of the earth’s limited resources grows, many ordinary consumers are becoming more cognizant of how our food systems impact the world around us, and this is driving many to reconsider their entire diet.
truLOCAL Meat Delivery Now Available In Alberta And British Columbia
At truLOCAL, we have been proudly connecting Ontarians with fresh local beef, pork, chicken, lamb, and buffalo for almost three years now. In that time, we’ve given thousands of customers the opportunity to have the best Ontario meat delivered straight to their door. Earlier this year, we decided to expand our service to other provinces as well.
5 Reasons to try Buffalo Meat
In recent years, buffalo has become rather easy to find popping at farmer’s markets and grocery stores alike, and with good reason, buffalo has a ton of health benefits. Although both beef and buffalo are great options, buffalo is a great alternative to traditional beef or a great option when you are simply looking for something a little different.
Free-Range vs. Free-Run
Ever wonder what all of those buzzwords on chicken labels mean? You are certainly not alone. With so many marketing buzzwords out there it is easy for even the savviest of consumers to get confused. Fortunately, the difference between free-run and free-range is not that complicated, and once you know the difference you can make an informed decision for yourself and your family.
Why Grass-Fed Beef Sets The Benchmark For Quality
Meat has long been an essential part of North American diets. Going back to the earliest period of European settlement in Canada, meat was valued as much for its ability to deliver a high protein diet to hard-working farmers and lumberjacks as it was for its flavour. Indeed, when a distinctive Canadian cuisine began to emerge, it almost always centred on some kind of meat. While few Canadians now stock up on wild game like duck or venison, any Canadian cookbook worth its salt contains dozens of recipes for dishes that involve beef, pork, chicken, and buffalo.
How You Can Have It All With Fresh Meat Delivery
In most areas of life, every choice comes with a trade-off: greater convenience usually means an increase in price, and often comes with a decrease in quality. Conversely, it is generally true that it is easier to get better quality at a lower price if you are willing to be patient and shop carefully.
4 Fall Recipe Favourites That Are Even Better With Fresh Ontario Meat
For many Canadians, one of the great pleasures of autumn is the excuse to cook classic comfort foods like hearty stews, roasts, and potpies. There’s nothing like a charbroiled steak during the hot months of summer, but when the weather gets cooler and the leaves start to change colour, heartier dishes become more appealing. And nothing improves these dishes like high quality fresh meat from local Ontario producers.
How Fresh Meat Delivery Saves You Time In The Kitchen
Canadian families are busier now than ever, and this means many people are struggling to find time to accomplish everything that needs to get done in a day. Between work, exercise, commuting, and leisure activities or volunteering commitments, it can be hard to find time even for important tasks like cooking and shopping for groceries.
Hello British Columbia!
Thanks to our small (but mighty) team, the support of our incredible customers in both Ontario and Alberta, and the best suppliers we could ever ask for, we’ve finally made it to beautiful British Columbia! Starting October 11, 2018, people across BC can experience the convenience and quality of truLOCAL’s online meat delivery.
Ultimate Guide to Cuts of Chicken
Chicken is one of the most versatile meats you can cook with. Mild in flavor and tender in texture, chicken works well in just about any recipe you can think of.
The Best Cuts to Feed a Crowd
When you are trying to feed a crowd, it’s helpful to pick cuts that will go a long way. Not only are larger cuts of meat going to serve larger groups of people, but they are much more cost effective per serving.
Get The Best Local Meat Delivered Straight To Your Door
With truLOCAL’s service, get a refrigerated box of the best steaks, chicken, pork, buffalo and fish from Ontario producers delivered to your door.
Local Meat: Healthier, Tastier, Better For The Environment
Eating locally raised meat is one of the best food decisions you can make, and with truLOCAL’s meat box service, having your favourite cuts delivered is easy!
Shoppers Everywhere Are Looking For More Sustainable Meat
truLOCAL’s meat delivery service is changing how shoppers looking for ethically-raised meat are connecting with sustainable farmers and fisheries.
Is Bacon Healthy?
Bacon is one of the most controversial foods out there. Bacon, along with other animal meats and eggs, is often demonized and said to be the cause of many health issues. However, when you dig a little deeper, you will see that bacon is not the dietary evil it is made out to be.
5 Delicious Meal Prep Ideas
A little forward planning goes a long way when you are trying to eat well; not only does it help cut down on time, but it also helps to cut down on cost by alleviating the need to order in. When life gets busy and schedules get hectic, having prepared meals in the fridge helps to ensure that we are eating well without forgoing flavour. So here are 5 simple and delicious meal prep ideas that store really well in the fridge or freezer for days and weeks to come!
What Your Cravings Mean
Cravings are different than hunger, in the fact that they are a form of communication in the body. Our bodies are smart and intuitive, and our cravings are often signs of what our body needs or what it might be deficient in. Although not always an optimal choice, our cravings are an indication of what nutrients we may be deficient in, and if you listen, you can give the body exactly what it needs, in the best format.
Meat Delivery Can Help Your Barbeque Sizzle This Summer
Check out five zesty barbeque dishes you can cook with local meat. With truLOCAL’s deliver service, getting high quality meat delivered to your door is easy!
As Lifestyles Change, Online Fresh Meat Delivery Booms
As awareness about the importance of local food grows, more Canadians are turning to fresh meat delivery services like truLOCAL to meet their grocery needs.
Cottage Weekends Are Fun And Easy With Fresh Meat Delivery
Next time you go up to the cottage, skip the supermarket and order a box of fresh, barbeque-ready meat. truLOCAL can deliver to cottages across Ontario!
5 Food Label Claims That Don’t Mean Much!
With more and more people becoming health conscious, it is important to understand the meaning behind buzzwords to ensure we are not duped into buying “health” foods that aren’t so healthy after all. So here are 5 common label claims that might not be as helpful as you think.
Brown vs. White Food: Which is Better?
For years we have been told to avoid white rice and bread at all cost, and opt for their brown counterparts said to be healthier and more nutritious. However, the idea that brown rice is better than white rice, brown eggs are better than white eggs, and brown bread is better than white bread is simplistic and misunderstood. So lets take a deeper look.
Improve Your Diet With Wild-Caught Fish And Grass-Fed Beef
truLOCAL makes eating ethically raised meat easy. You can have sustainably raised beef and fish delivered straight to your door, anywhere in Ontario!
Enjoy The Great Taste Of Grass-Fed Beef With truLOCAL
Cooking great food is easy when using grass-fed beef! Rich in nutrients, and superior in colour, flavour, and texture, grass-fed is the gourmand’s choice.
Improve Your Diet With Fresh Meat Delivered To Your Door
With truLOCAL, you don’t need to choose between quality and convenience. Have the best fresh, local meat delivered to your door, anywhere in Ontario or Alberta!
5 Reasons to Eat More Seafood
Fish is loaded with nutrients and is a rich source of protein but if you haven’t added it to your diet yet, here are 5 completing reasons to do it now.
truLOCAL Goes West
The secret is finally out - as of June 2018, the truLOCAL model has officially launched in Alberta! You know what that means - Albertans can now support their local farms, eat top quality meat, and best of all, have it all delivered right to their door.
Enjoy The Very Best Local Ontario Meat With TruLOCAL
Want to switch to local meat, but having a hard time? With out truLOCAL’s delivery service finding healthy, local meat is easy. Give truLOCAL a call today!
Have The Best Local Meats Delivered Fresh To Your Door
With truLOCAL’s delivery service, you can have the best cuts of local beef, pork, and chicken delivered monthly to your door. Get in touch today!
3 Reasons To Switch To Grass Fed Beef This Summer
truLOCAL’s delivery service makes it easier than ever to get premium best grass fed beef delivered straight to your door, no matter where in Ontario you live!
The Best Cooking Fats & Oils
From olive oil to canola oil and butter to margarine, cooking oils are one of the most confused topics in the nutrition world. Walk into any supermarket and there is an entire aisle dedicated to cooking oils making it more confusing than ever for consumers. Fortunately, it’s not as complicated as it might seem, so here is a guide to the six best cooking oils and why you should be using them.
5 Ways to Support Gut Health
The gut is the gateway to our health; if your gut is healthy chances are you are too. It is now said that our gut health impacts everything from skin conditions to mental health and even obesity, making it one of the most important factors in our general health and wellbeing.
Locally Raised Fresh Meat Delivery A Hot New Food Trend
Finding fresh, locally raised beef, pork, and chicken in Ontario is easier than ever with truLOCAL. Sign up for truLOCAL’s fresh meat delivery service, and have Ontario raised meat and grass fed beef delivered to your door anywhere in the province!
Meat Delivery A Major New Trend For Urban Professionals
Busy urban professionals are turning to fresh meat delivery options in unprecedented numbers due to the greater convenience and higher quality that providers like truLOCAL can offer. Visit the truLOCAL website and learn how the service works today!
Fresh Meat Delivery Is The Best Way To Start Barbeque Season
Barbeque season is upon us, and with truLOCAL’s fresh meat delivery service, it is now easier than ever to get a custom box of high-quality, locally raised meat and grass fed beef brought right to your door anywhere in Ontario.
For An Ethical, Sustainable Alternative, Eat Grass Fed Beef
The grass fed beef trend is sweeping Ontario, and if you want high quality, locally raised meat that is more nutritious than mass farmed alternatives, with truLOCAL’s delivery system you can have custom grocery boxes delivered to your door.
Keto and Convenience
The Ketogenic Diet, often referred to as Keto, is a low-carb, high-fat and moderate protein way of eating. In basic terms, you eat fat to use your own fat for energy and it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Fridge, Freezer or Pantry? How to Store Foods for Freshness
Fridge, Freezer or Pantry? The possibilities are endless. Here are some guidelines on how to best store foods for optimal freshness.
5 Reasons to Eat Bone in Meat
Welcome to 2018, bone broth is all of the rage, saturated fat is known to be important to our health, and yet many people are still nervous to cook with bone-in meat. Although cooking with bone-in meat might seem complicated, it truly is not, and the benefits far out weigh any reasons not to. So here are 5 simple reasons to opt for bone-in cuts of meat more often than not.
As Lifestyles Evolve, Grocery Home Delivery Takes Off
The way Ontarians live is changing, which is why truLOCAL’s fresh meat delivery service is providing them access with the best fresh meat through convenient home delivery.
Grocery Delivery Services Are Changing How Canadians Shop For Meat
With convenient grocery services like truLOCAL, you can have fresh, locally raised meat delivered to your door every month. Start building your first order today!
Probiotics: A Key to Your Gut Health
Our digestive tract is responsible for about 70% of your body’s immune system, and so keeping it balanced is a must. Ensuring that you are supporting our gut is so important for energy, ability to fight colds and flus and to keep your energy levels at their optimal capacity. More and more people are incorporating probiotic-based foods into their diets in order to support they gut health, and with good reason, they provide tons of health benefits.
Guide to Buying Healthy Bread
Let's face it, bread is delicious. Bread has been a favourite in countries all over the world, and it's definitely not going away anytime soon. It is important to understand how bread is made and the different types available to ensure you are making the best choice when indulging!
Guide to Buying Healthy Eggs
Back in the day the only option when buying eggs was white or brown, but wander into any grocery store today and you will find upwards of a dozen different types of eggs. Here is a simple guide to buying healthy eggs so you can make an informed decision that works for you.
7 Benefits of Shopping Local
Every time you spend your money, you are casting a vote for the kind of world you want to live in. Whether it is supporting your local market, coffee shop, or restaurant... we are huge believers in supporting local where possible.
6 Tips for Transitioning to a Keto Diet
So you’ve heard about this keto diet and want to give it a go, but are having a little trouble getting started? Here are so simple tips to consider that will make eating keto a whole lot easier and help get you set up for success.
9 Benefits of Bone Broth
What is the hype around bone broth all about?! The use of bone broth dates back to thousands of years, and there's definitely a reason why people are going crazy about it today!
Thai Green Curry Cod
Curries make a great weeknight meal because they are quick to prepare and you can pack a ton of vegetables into one simple dish. This Thai Green Curry Cod is made using store-bought curry paste which helps to cut down on prep time without skimping on flavour. You can truly make curry with any time of protein you like, however using fish keeps things light and fragrant so our Wild Caught Icelandic Cod is a perfect match.
6 Tips for Kicking the Winter Blues
Winter seems to be heading our way! While some of us may try blasting Christmas music to get through the cold, others may find the early darkness, and the blustery weather bringing on patterns of low mood. Rather than writing off the next 4 months altogether, consider these tips that have been shown to help improve peoples moods.
Mornings Suck! But These 6 Things Will Help You Make The Most Out Of It!
Instead of hitting the snooze button, start your day with a simple routine to super charge your productivity and keep your mindset healthy and positive.
Guest Blog by Kyle Byron: The Red Meat Myth!
A healthy lifestyle can add 20-30 years to your life, and along the way you’ll feel better.<br />Don’t forget to chew your meat so it’s not as hard on your intestines. You might enjoy it even more.<br />And don’t forget that one glass of red wine a day is good for you, which happens to pair well with steak.
truLOCAL is now offering simple, easy to cook recipes with every order!
Starting in September, with each truLOCAL order you will also receive a recipe to try out with your meat products!
Be Positive! Top 10 Tips To Improve Your Outlook
Make your home/office or wherever you spend your time a positive place to be. If you find you instantly feel negative when you arrive to work, consider sprucing up your cubicle or office space. This can make for a more visually pleasing environment and help maintain a positive start to your day.
Does Food Affect Productivity?
Think about those days at work when you’re extra productive. Are there any patterns of what you eat on those days? Likely, this isn’t something you would take note of, but it should be! For those of you trying to stay afloat and balance your day between emails, meetings and ongoing deadlines, food is fuel. <br />
Top 12 Tips for Healthy-Eating
Advice for eating healthy can easily become overwhelming. As a chocoholic for over 20 years, I’ve learned the art and science of great ways to balance nutrition.
Top 10 Tips For Eating Healthy And Getting Lean For the Summer
Are you trying to eat healthy and get your summer time beach body ready? While following a healthy diet that optimizes body composition is ideal, this isn’t always as simple as it sounds. It’s very easy to unknowingly consume extra calories while eating what society considers to be healthy foods.
Easy Tips to Help Lower Stress
Everybody faces stress at one point or another during their life. However, the frequency and intensity of stress varies with each person. Maybe you’re stressed during certain weeks of the year, like when your Christmas shopping isn’t done, during your hectic week of midterms, or more spontaneously
Tips for Drinking More Water Everyday!
Water is one of the best beverages you can drink, yet we often don’t think about water the same way we think about needing a cup of coffee in the morning. It’s important to drink water and here are some simple ways to get into the habit of drinking lots of water everyday.
Why Does Food Taste Better in Europe?
Around the world, food is a necessary part of our daily lives and it is one of the single greatest unifying aspects across cultures.
While the concept of food is consistent, the ingredients, quality, availability and expectations are often a large part of what makes a culture distinct.
6 Easy Ways to Eat Healthy On a Busy Schedule!
The number one reason people have trouble making smart eating choices is having no time! Between a busy schedule and never ending to do lists, it’s easy to understand how eating healthy can feel like mission impossible.