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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

Apple of My Eye

July 17, 2012 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags: apples, Healthy Eating, apple ideas

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Apple of My Eye

BC apples are available through the winter and spring (thanks to cold storage), but I think they really taste best when they’ve been freshly picked. Around this time of year I begin to eagerly anticipate the first harvest of BC grown apples. It seems like there is an apple for every eating occasion. + MORE

Super-Kale-Fragilistic

July 10, 2012 by Kenton Delisle | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Vegetables and Fruit | Tags: kale, new foods

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Super-Kale-Fragilistic

What’s with all the buzz about kale chips? It seems I’m one of the very few people that hasn’t made or even tried them. I mean, how good can they be?

Don't get me wrong. I know kale is nutritious and delicious. It’s a common green in our household (with its long growing season - you can find it almost all year long in southwestern BC and from spring to fall in the rest of the province) but we typically sauté it and season it to match whatever we are cooking.

I love it. + MORE

Rhubarb Ruminations

May 10, 2012 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Vegetables and Fruit | Tags: rhubarb, seasonal

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Rhubarb Ruminations

Spring is finally here. The tulips are up, the trees are budding and the first crops of BC grown veggies and fruit are on their way. I especially look forward to the arrival of rhubarb season. For me rhubarb is a comfort food that is associated with many a fond memory.

I remember riding around my neighbourhood with my friend on little BMX bikes when I was around 10 years old. There were rhubarb plants growing in the backyards with leafy stalks poking through the fence into the alleyway. On a dare we would rip off a stalk, take a bite and then laugh watching each other’s faces pucker up from the tartness of the rhubarb.

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