November 3, 2011Soup is the great meal extender. In the well known story of Stone Soup, a soup made from a little of this and that, feeds a village that had little in the way of food to share with travelers.
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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
October 13, 2011 by Dean Simmons, Registered DietitianIf you listen to the news, you might begin to think that the world is neatly divided into ‘left and right, North and South, East and West’.
October 6, 2011 by Dean Simmons, Registered DietitianNext time you walk through your community, take a moment to observe the ground shifting beneath your feet. Don’t worry; I’m not referring to fault lines and earthquakes.
September 6, 2011 by Dean Simmons, Registered DietitianIf you are a parent busily trying to pack a lunch for your child before they head out to school you are probably looking for foods that are quick to assemble, healthy, food safe and most importantly something they will eat.
August 30, 2011 by Dean Simmons, Registered DietitianWhen you think “family barbecue” do your thoughts immediately fill with images of hotdogs and bags of chips? If so, is it time to shake it up?