Adventures of Pita Pan and Falafel

In spirit of International Falafel Day… Having spent 5 years in Montreal, falafels in pita wraps are one of the many things I miss about that beautiful city. Despite the icy cold winters, you could always scout out a variety of ethnic flavours. Traditionally, falafels are made from ground chickpeas or fava beans. Most commonly…

Gotta Curry On: Cook Ahead Tomato and Coconut Chickpea Curry

Life’s been extra busy throwing all kinds of curve balls at me lately, but we still have to curry on. Grocery shopping time is harder to squeeze out, let alone making time to wash, cut and cook. Quick and simple meals make life that much easier. In times like these, frozen vegetables and pantry staples…

Coconut Lentil Brownies

In celebration honouring our most caring, compassionate and always-right mothers, don’t fuss about the flowers or the chocolate… instead, invest yourself and time into making and enjoying a meal with her. Make this special day celebrating mother hood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society about nourishing for everyone in the family. Because…

BBQ Roasted Chickpeas

Meatless May is about exploring new ways to try plant-based foods. You may not know, but our diets make a big impact on climate change, and even a small shift in what we put on our plates can help. Don’t underestimate the power of pulses! Pulses such as beans, lentils, and chickpeas are low-input foods….

No Pork, Pulled Fork

With the month of April (or Earth Month) having zoomed by us, it’s a good time for reflection on our role in this big vast universe and how we contribute to this beautiful place we call home. This is why Meatless May has gotta be a thing! I don’t know about you, but Earth Day…

Honey Garlic BBQ Sauce

We’ve been blessed with some warmer weather and bright, longer days. Berries and corn are hitting the selves at the grocery stores makes me wonder…. is it possible that summer’s just right around the corner? As a kid, I remember loving corn. On the cob, brushed with butter and eaten outside in the yard. I…

As You Like It: Okonomiyaki

It’s officially April but the last couple days have been filled with showers. But like all things, it’ll come to an end and as the rain starts to taper and warmer days come, we’ll be seeing more flowers come May! But, while we’re still in this colder, wet weather… I’m sneaking in another cabbage recipe…

Spicy Tofu Salad

Spring is here in rainy Vancouver – yes, that means we’ve had a stretch of beautiful sun! In other words, no time for lengthy cooking sessions… I’m out on the mountains and soaking up the sun. It just so happens to be the midst of Nutrition Month. So I’m here to introduce you to a…

Colcannon

Green Shamrocks everywhere…. today is St.Patrick’s Day. A celebration commemorating the life and work of St.Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.  Today we know this day as a variety of festivals around the globe celebrating Irish culture with parades, foods, music, dance and a whole lot of green, it began as a religious feast day…

Kiwi Lime No Bake Cheesecake Tart

I was scrolling through the internet searching for recipes for my partner’s work St.Patrick’s Day potluck and everything green, but made with food colouring was all I could find. Mother Earth has blessed us with so many vibrantly green produces – my pick instead of food colouring? Kiwi! Beautiful green gradient with speckles of seeds makes a…

Happy Dietitian’s Day: Would you like some Pi with that?

3.14 – YES! It’s Pi(e) day! This year, it falls on the second Wednesday of March, otherwise known as Dietitian’s Day. A day dedicated to celebrate dietitians as healthcare professionals, committed to using their specialized knowledge and skills in food and nutrition to improve the health of Canadians. Though stemmed from home economics,  our profession has…

Ginger Cinnamon Pear Crumble

Food has the potential to prevent. This refers to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Working in diabetes care, I see that it is more than just this though. ‘People with diabetes are over three times more likely to be hospitalized with cardiovascular disease, 12 times more likely…