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…

Go Ahead, Honey! It’s Gluten-Free…

Gluten free diets have gained substantial popularity over the last decade. These diets come and go as quickly as the shoes in the display window get replaced. From fat-free, to sugar-free, the elimination of certain foods seems to promise a quick-fix to weight loss, feeling more energetic and prevent cardiovascular disease. The reasons for reducing…

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…

Science Matters: What’s that about BMI?

As marches are happening in 360 cities around the world, I invite you to join me on this virtual march to stand up for the importance of science in your life and for your health. At the heart of science is an essential balance between two seemingly contradictory attitudes — an openness to new ideas, no matter how…

Bananagrams

“Banana Day” Some foodies may know today as “Banana Day”. The origins of this day are a little unknown, but every year, students all over North America go….well, let’s just say kind of bananas. They eat and share weird yet wonderful banana concoctions as some even dress up in yellow banana suits. There aren’t many days in…

Empowerment Day

Today is an incredibly special day for people all around the world. March 8th of each year International Women’s Day, when people all around the globe raise awareness for equal rights and advocate for stepping out of the small boxes in which we’ve labelled with expectations of genders. It’s a day of celebration for all the…

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,…

Blue Breasts

Posts regarding the Women’s March on Saturday, January 21, 2017 are making its rounds on social media. As thousands march in support of their sisters, their mothers, their best friends, their daughters, and their daughter’s daughters; I’d like give thanks for those who gave their time to give the rest of us voices. In the words…

Weight Re-Solutions

With the year winding down, new years resolution lists are growing. For most, the list may look something like: 1. lose weight, 2. exercise more, 3. eat better, 4. drink less alcohol, 5. sleep better, etc…. kind of a repeat of last year’s resolutions. Hopefully this read will encourage everyone to take a closer look at…

Banking some Food for Thought

About a month ago, I participated in the Welfare Food Challenge. During that week, I shared my experiences of mood swings, fatigue and altered decision making pathways from being hungry with you on this platform. From that unforgettable experience, I had urged the continuation of story sharing in hopes of keeping the conversation of hunger and…

Lest We Forget: In Remembrance to Move Forward.

Poppies row on row… Following just a few days after Remembrance day is World Diabetes Day. When speaking about moving forward for anything, it is important we look back at history to learn from those before us. History has much to tell. Here’s a small trip back in time to recognize those who fought for…

Day 7: Tip of the Iceberg

Today, I had the privilege to be a part of the Town Hall meeting at Vancouver City Hall. We had a great turn out from the public, and an amazing panel of activists from the community and at the stakeholder level. Councillor Andrea Reimer, the President of the BC Federation of Labour Irene Lanzinger, and MLA…