The United Nations declared 2016 to be the International Year of Pulses and it has been quite the year! As one of the world's leaders in pulse production, Pulse Canada is celebrating all things beans, peas, chickpeas and lentils! Canadian pulses contribute over $3 billion each year to Canada's economy and those pulses are exported and enjoyed in over 150 countries around the world! In addition to being an integral part of the Canadian economy, pulses are versatile, inexpensive, tasty, great for you and the planet!

So we’re excited to have a Twitter Party to celebrate Canadian Pulses and who better to join us than Chef Michael Smith, the Canadian Ambassador for the International Year of Pulses! There will be tons of amazing recipes featuring beans, peas, chickpeas and lentils for the whole family to enjoy as well as awesome prizes! All the details are below to RSVP!



  • One (1) iPad Mini 4 (16GB)
  • Five (5) x $100 President's Choice Gift Cards
  • Ten (10) signed copies of Michael Smith's "Make Ahead Meals"

To be eligible to win a prize, you must RSVP (below) and tweet at least once (Original tweet, retweets do not count) during the party with the #FamiliesLovePulses hashtag. The winners will be announced throughout the party and be asked to contact Food Bloggers of Canada by Direct Message on Twitter and by answering a simple skill-testing question. Prizing is open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec). The rules can be found here.

#FamiliesLovePulses Twitter Party Details

Hosts: @PulseCanada @FoodBloggersCA

Special Guest: @ChefMichaelSmth

Time: Thursday, August 18th from 9-10PM ET / 6-7PM PT


We invite you to RSVP to participate and please be sure you’re following all of our Twitter Party hosts!

To RSVP, put your twitter handle (@mytwittername) in the “Your Name” box and the link to your twitter profile (ie. in the “Your URL” box.

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Teresa Valvano

So excited to be part of this chat! Our family loves lentils! I love Chef Michael Smith’s recipes-easy, delicious and healthy.

Angela Abbruzzese

Looks like this is going to be a fun and informative party! Can’t wait ! Looking forward to it 🙂


Pulses are so healthy for us! Looking forward to learning some new ideas and recipes. I’m sure it will be lots of fun.

Sarah Wise

Looking forward to the chat! I love finding new ways to incorporate them into my family’s meals!


Looking forward to all the tips and recipes to incorporate more pulses in my diet.

Ryan B

168 Woo! Two Parties at the same time… last time I tried this I almost broke something!

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