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Chocolate Avocado Mousse

This dessert is rich, satisfying and celebratory but yet light and airy after a big holiday meal. Avocado replaces (some of the) whipped cream providing much healthier fat and even a serving of veggies for dessert! It can also be made up to a day ahead to give you time to focus on cooking your […]

A Twist on Traditional Turkey Dinner

Without the ability to gather ten or more people around the table, holiday dinners will look a little different this year. Take the opportunity to try some new things—they might stick around as new traditions. Turkey ‘with all the fixings’ can be a healthy dinner, with a few tweaks to classic recipes, and still maintain […]

The Holidays in Isolation

We will all remember 2020 as the year of the pandemic and the changes it made to our society, our communities, our families and our day-to-day routines. It will be especially different at this time of the year when we are used to gathering indoors around the hearth or the table with our family and […]

Salmon Chowder

SOBO restaurant in Tofino is on my top 5 list of favourite restaurants and we’ve eaten many a meal there, gracefully welcomed despite camping attire and a gaggle of children. As much as I always want to try something new, I also have to have a bowl Chef Lisa’s chowder—the best I’ve ever eaten. I […]

No Sugar Squash Apple Muffins

These moist muffins are packed with fibre from whole grains, squash, apples and pecans. Although they don’t have any refined sugar, they do have a few tablespoons of molasses which provides some sweetness as well as minerals like calcium and iron. This is a great recipe to double so you can freeze some for easy […]

Dark Days

We all tend to feel differently based on the weather outside. If it’s a sunny day, we feel more energized and optimistic. On a rainier day and during the darker months of the year, we may feel more dreary, demotivated or downright depressed. When these emotional states make you feel like a completely different person, […]

Spooky Supper

Halloween is going to look a little different this year, but rather than feeling down about trick-or-treating, develop some new traditions. You can still decorate and dress up in costumes and have a fun family evening with some celebratory and spooky foods! Serves 4 Creepy Fingers 8 medium carrots, peeled 8 medium parsnips, peeled ¼ […]

Vegan Halloween Meringues

These little ghosts are adorable and they’re so simple to make, using an ingredient that you might normally pour down the sink! Aquafaba is the liquid that comes in a can of chickpeas and if you whip it for awhile, it acts just like egg whites and becomes stiff, white and glossy. This can be […]

Giving Thanks!

Although the crowd gathered around our table this Thanksgiving may be a little smaller than usual and missing some of those far away family members, the spirit of this occasion can remain strong. Despite everything we’ve faced in 2020, we are so fortunate that our food supply has remained intact. And that is thanks to […]

Duck Ragu

By Nicole Fetterly, RD Although not as commonly eaten as chicken here in North America, duck is a very healthy protein to choose. Although the skin is known to be very fatty, overall duck has a better fat profile than many other animal foods, with high levels of unsaturated fats, including omega 6. Removing the […]