Pesto Impasta

Yes, I’m talking about Spaghetti Squash, the im-pasta. This canary yellow squash is a great way to increase your vegetable intake. Swap out any pasta recipe with spaghetti squash and load up on some vitamin-loaded, fiber-filled goodness. Try this seasonal eat and get acquainted with this versatile, wintery vegetable. Pesto Spaghetti Squash Boat Bake Makes…

A-B-C Hello Harvest Slaw

Green to orange and red. Autumn is here and that means carrots, apples and cruciferous vegetables are in season. Eating seasonally has all sorts of benefits. You’re choosing foods at their ripest – meaning their nutritionally at its best, and are fresh. They’re in abundance, and from simple economics of supply and cost, the cost…

Tablespoon Honey-Mustard Dressing

An easy, under-1-minute dressing. Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated and require a whole lot of dishes to do. Hence, this “Tablespoon” Dressing! So easy to remember and just one spoon to use (though, it probably is a good idea to rinse in-between to keep all the jars uncontaminated in the fridge!). This is the…

Pesto Both Worlds

“Pesto”, or “pesto alla genovese” is a sauce originating in Genoa, Italy. Traditionally made of crushed garlic, pine nuts, coarse salt, basil leaves, Parmesan cheese and Pecorino (cheese made from sheep’s milk), blended in olive oil. It got its name from the verb “pestâ“, meaning to pound or crush, referencing to the original method of preparation –…

Voices and Stories: Mental Health

World Mental Health Day is dedicated to global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. Today, Canadians and people all around the world reflect on the central role that mental health has in the lives of our loved ones, our workplaces, our communities and on our own well-being. As our Canadian Prime Minster noted…

Apple Spice Breakfast Waffle

October’s here! That means Thanksgiving dinners and autumn harvest recipes. Pumpkin spice lattes have hit the coffee shops, but let us not forget all the other delicious foods that are in season this time of year. Yes – Apples! For those who gave oatmeal a chance, but just aren’t a big fan of the gummy…

Never a Dal Moment

Tandoori Lentil Rice No doubt one of the most memorable trek’s I’ve been on thus far. Every moment of everyday was something beautiful and interesting. The Pacific Rim was a one-stop naan-stop fun for sure. To be prepared, I had packed a whole extra day’s worth of food- just in case (I did pack a…

It’s Bean Rice

Yes, it sure has been nice. The last seven days have been absolutely breathtaking, and inspirational. Here’s a toast to reaching the end: Dehydrated meal number seven, Spanish-Style Rice and Beans. Makes 1  serving. Preparation Time: 5 minutes. Cook Time: 10 minutes. Equipment: measuring cup, measuring spoon, Ziploc bag, fuel, camping stove, pot, spork Ingredients…

Day Seven: Pursuit of Happiness

Thursday, August 10, 2017 Final day. The last 13 km of the trek, should be relatively flat according to the handy Blisters and Bliss Trail Book every hiker had with them. Just as estimated, under 3 hours, we made it to Pachena Bay Trailhead. Took off my hiking boots and planned on not putting them…

Keep Calm and Curry On

Creamy Coconut Curry Noodles Dehydrated dinner number six (see Day 6 for journal entry). Soupy warm noodle soup is something that’s always been somewhat of a comfort food. On long hikes, comfort foods like soup and hot cocoa is what I crave for. But not as much as I want hot liquids, it’s important to…

Day Six: Wondrous Wild

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Woke up at 0800h. Our contraption of a bear hang seemed to have been a success! A couple of mice pellets and grab marks through the rain cover, but sleeping back and Ziploc within Ziplocs of food were untouched. Perhaps it was just too much work to get to. We took…

Kale-in it Risotto

Mushroom and Kale Risotto Day five‘s dehydrated dinner. Thought about making a cream of mushroom soup or something, but it just didn’t seem to have enough sustenance. Add some rice…. and it ended up being a recipe for risotto instead! One bag of skim milk powder went a long way this journey, adding protein to…