5 Step Date-Me Banana Bread

I’m not sure if anyone else is having the same issues of bananas ripening faster than I can eat them in this summer heat. Tip#1: If you want bananas to ripen slower, place separately from each other; whereas if you want them to ripen faster, place the bunch together in a brown paper bag and… Continue reading 5 Step Date-Me Banana Bread

Endless Sides of Carrots and Peas

“Eat your veggies!” – we’ve all heard it. The ringing nag from your mother. And we know she’s right; there’s no doubt that eating more fruit and vegetables is hands down, the number one way to get healthier. But having salads all the time just to fill our “half your plate veggies” isn’t exactly the most appealing… so how can you continually include more fruits and vegetables on a daily basis in a way that is not just endless sides of steamed carrots and peas ? (As much as they go so well together, there’s gotta be some way to include more variety!… Afterall, we’ve got such a diverse group of food to choose from.)

Roasted Carrot and Cumin Hummus

Here’s a super easy hummus recipe (another one of my Nutrition Month Farmer’s Market recipe cards). The main ingredient in hummus is chickpea – a legume that is high in protein and fiber. In other words, it keeps you satisfied for longer! Along the lines of sustainable eating, legumes are known as “low-input” proteins (for… Continue reading Roasted Carrot and Cumin Hummus

Herbalicious Lemon Tabouleh

Need some inspiration to start experimenting with some whole grains? Try this recipe I had created for Dietitians of Canada’s Nutrition Month booth at a Farmer’s Market earlier this year! A spin-off a traditional Tabouleh which uses bulgur. Easily swap out bulgur for quinoa as a gluten-free option and still make a delicious and refreshing… Continue reading Herbalicious Lemon Tabouleh

Two Way Banana Nice Cream

To celebrate how far we’ve come in food science, technology and innovation, here’s a quick recipe to invite Spring. Absolutely refreshing, simple and naturally sweetened by our most commonly known variety of banana (currently can be found in most urban groceries for about 60-some cents a pound). If you’re one of those people that tend to… Continue reading Two Way Banana Nice Cream

Taste of Rainbow

I never quite understood why my mom would spend hours in the kitchen whipping up a storm. It didn’t matter if she was cooking for seven or for three, there would always be at least three dishes, a soup and five colours on the table. That is what is considered a “proper meal” in our… Continue reading Taste of Rainbow

Pancake Day

This year, February 28th marks not only the last day before Nutrition Month begins but also the so-called “Pancake Day” for the Commonwealth Nations. Pancake Day, otherwise known as Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras,  is the day preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent). “Shrove” comes from the word “shrive”, meaning “to absolve”; traditionally,… Continue reading Pancake Day