Entries by teresa

Socca

This is a traditional Southern France street food. It’s a delicious gluten-free bread alternative, almost more a pancake, and pairs well with soup or stew. Yield: 4 servings 1 cup chickpea flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp black pepper, ground 4-6 tbsp olive oil 1/2 large red onion, peeled and sliced thinly 1 tbsp fresh […]

Feel the Beet!

It’s Valentine’s Day and you want to show your love without focusing on candy and chocolates. What’s the answer? Beet it! One of the most colourful vegetables in the world, the pink hue of beets can bring the Valentine’s spirit to any meal. Here are a few ideas to try: Breakfast: Pretty in Pink Smoothie: […]

Family Day Fun

The name says it all! In BC, Family Day falls on Monday, February 17th, 2020 and many of us get the day off work and school. Family day should be a day spent together doing activities the whole family enjoys, so that likely doesn’t mean household chores like cleaning and laundry. Cooking together however can […]

Peanut Butter Bites

Abandon the feelings of guilt most of us experience when we have a treat! If we consume them in moderation and fill our plates with foods recommended by Canada’s Food Guide most of the time, then they are absolutely part of a healthy diet. These easy treats can be made in minutes with only a […]

The Celebration of Winter!

Instead of letting winter and the cold, dark days get you down, let’s celebrate this beautiful season that Canada is known for around the world. Many of our wintery cities encourage locals and visitors to get outside and enjoy the winter through festivals that run throughout the months of January to April. The Carnaval de […]

Stir Fried Veggies & Tofu

A stir fry is a great way to use up veggies from the fridge and fill your plate with plants! The key is to group your vegetables according to cooking time so they get added to the pan or wok at the right time to achieve the right texture (e.g. not too crunchy, not too […]

Gung Hay Fat Choy: A Time for Family!

For 170 years, Chinese Canadians have lived in British Columbia and brought a special culture and traditions filled with food and family. January 25th, 2020 marks the first day of the Chinese New Year! It’s the year of the rat, the first animal in the zodiac and which represents the beginning of a new day. […]

Salmon en Papillote (in paper)

Eating fatty fish like salmon at least twice a week is the best way to ensure your family is getting the essential omega 3 fatty acids they need for a healthy brain, heart and immune system. By cooking the fish in parchment (or foil), it keeps it very moist and flavourful, not to mention saving […]

Do We Need to Detox?

After a holiday season filled with gifts and edible indulgences, we often feel the need for a new year’s cleanse of our homes and bodies. While it’s very healthy to declutter and donate items we no longer need, cleansing or detoxing our bodies may not always be healthy, especially for children.  Any cleanse or detox […]

Creamy Carrot Soup with Peanut Drizzle

Carrots are an easy and affordable vegetable to find at this dark time of year because they store well over the winter. Adding a drizzle of flavourful peanut sauce (or simply chopped peanuts to save time) takes this comforting soup to the next level! Serves 4 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, sliced 1 stalk […]