December 22, 2011Sharing meals with friends and family is a big part of holiday celebrations. But what happens to the traditional turkey dinner, when a vegetarian is on the guest list?
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- About Dean –
I was raised in Alberta and spent a number of years working in restaurant kitchens (big and small) before completing a culinary apprenticeship at SAIT in Calgary. Then I hung up my cook’s uniform and studied food and nutrition at the U of A. This B.Sc. degree combined with a dietetic internship enabled me to work as a Registered Dietitian in public health positions on the East and West coasts. Later, at UBC, I completed a Master’s thesis investigating the significance of home cooking for families.
At HealthLink BC I work in the area of provincial food policy and enjoy contributing posts to this blog. I like to write about food issues from the perspective of a new father, someone who loves fresh seasonal food, a food geek, and a guy who is interested in the bigger questions regarding food and eating. Thanks for reading.
Articles by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian
December 20, 2011 by Dean Simmons, Registered DietitianHave you ever heard of the "See Food" diet? That's the one where you eat everything you see. This isn't a new diet fad; rather it's an important observation on human eating behavior.
December 1, 2011 by Dean Simmons, Registered DietitianAt home, my family currently consists of two humans and two cats—an even tie. In about a month, the balance will tip towards the human side with the arrival of our first child. It is wondrous, and a bit surreal, to be preparing to bring a new life into our world.
November 29, 2011 by Dean Simmons, Registered DietitianYou may have heard that on average “over 75% of the sodium (a component of salt) that we eat comes from processed foods.”
November 21, 2011 by Dean Simmons, Registered DietitianWhen I was younger I used to watch ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’ when I got home after school. Now, whenever I hear someone talk about ‘lifestyles,’ I can’t help but hear the nasal voice of Robin Leach, the show’s British host, narrating the message.