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Bringing the Taste of Mexico Home

August 30, 2012 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Vegetables and Fruit | Tags: mexico, salasa, recipes

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Bringing the Taste of Mexico Home

When I think of Mexico (which is strangely often), vivid images of bright colours, intense warmth and vitality come to mind. These concepts seem to personify the culture and certainly are descriptive of the cooking of Mexico.

Homemade salsa is a portal into Mexico. It is an easy way to transform an everyday meal into a family fiesta on the shores of Puerto Vallarta.

You don’t need to be eating Mexican food to incorporate fresh salsa. + MORE

Jazz Up Your Meals with Fresh BC Fruit

August 28, 2012 by Kenton Delisle | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags: BC, Fruits, berries, recipes

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Jazz Up Your Meals with Fresh BC Fruit

People think I’m crazy because I’m not big on chocolate or decadent desserts (yes, seriously).

To me, fruit gives the perfect amount of sweet.  Luckily, B.C. is knee deep in berries and stone fruits at this time of the summer. 

Blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries are often the first foods that you see when you enter the produce section and I find it difficult to leave room in my shopping basket for anything else. + MORE

Sports Day in Canada is Coming Soon!

August 27, 2012 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: Sports Day in Canada, physical activity, kids

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Sports Day in Canada is Coming Soon!

Ever wish there was a day to show your love and affection for sports? Move over loved ones, Sports Day in Canada is back for its 3rd Anniversary! It's a national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high-performance levels, in communities across the country so be sure to show your support for sport on September 29th 2012!

Sports Day in Canada is quickly becoming a very popular event across the country! + MORE

Cooking Together Can Payoff

August 23, 2012 by Kenton Delisle | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags: kids, Healthy Eating, contest

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Cooking Together Can Payoff

My niece and nephews, with the help of their Dad, often make short films and videos of their activities - everything from music videos to action figures and monsters battling to save the earth.

They also make things together in the kitchen. This got me thinking: why not combine the two and have them make a video of them cooking together? Then it all came together as I realised the Hands On Cook-Off Contest is on again (It runs until Sept 3rd). + MORE

In Appreciation of Food

August 21, 2012 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: foodies, food knowledge, food fun

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In Appreciation of Food

My parents recently went on a vacation with some friends. These friends are self-proclaimed “foodies” and so my parents were excited to see what kind of restaurants they picked out and what they ordered. They wondered if perhaps they should expect a scene from “When Harry Met Sally” when Sally deconstructs her meal and orders it exactly the way she likes it.

My parents were disappointed. Instead of having discussions about the combination and type of ingredients used, or the flavours, textures and presentation of the food, their friends found fault with almost everything that was served. + MORE

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