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Summer Meals Made Simple with Kebabs

July 21, 2015 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Recipes | Tags:

The humble kebab is a favourite worldwide. From simple street food to classy restaurant meals, there are countless delicious kebab variations all built around the same idea – meat, chicken, fish, vegetables or fruit roasted or grilled on a skewer.


Got a Minute? Make a Muffin!

June 9, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Recipes | Tags:

You know those people who leap out of bed in the morning with a spring in their step!? Well…I’m not one of them! But a sure fire way to get me up and moving (aside from coffee) is a warm, SWEET, tasty breakfast…especially if it comes in the form of a MUFFIN! The downside to most muffins is that they take time and are often loaded with extra sugar and fat. But these aren’t your average muffins…


Ring in the New Year with Traditional Foods

December 30, 2014 by Sophia Baker-French, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Recipes | Tags: New Year, winter solstice, celebration, culture, tradition, traditional foods

The New Year comes just after Winter Solstice. For many, it’s a time of celebration, reflection, and renewal. Cultures around the world celebrate the New Year with traditional foods that hold special meaning for the year to come. The dietitian in me relishes that so many of these foods are extremely nutritious. + MORE

Poppy Seed Muffins for Remembrance Day

November 10, 2014 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Recipes | Tags: Remembrance Day, November 11, poppy seed, muffins, poppy seed muffins

Every year on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month we acknowledge Remembrance Day by wearing a poppy close to our heart and taking a minute of silence. On this day, we pay tribute to veterans who fought to protect the freedom of our country. We honour these men and women for their courage, service, and sacrifice. The memorial flower we wear represents the poppies that grew over Flanders Field after the First World War. + MORE

Searching for Fall Mushrooms

November 4, 2014 by Sophia Baker-French, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Recipes | Tags: mushrooms, local mushrooms, foraging, chanterelles, polenta, herbs

With the freezer full of juicy September blackberries, it’s time to turn my eye to the forests in search of wild mushrooms.

Humans have been gathering wild foods since the beginning of time. Today in BC most of us count on the grocery store and perhaps a home garden patch to supply our daily food. But, whether living in the city or the country, there are wild foods around us. + MORE



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