Entries by teresa

Hug in a Mug

This ‘tea’ is made using all the whole spices in your cupboard and is such a fantastic way to finish a meal. Serves 2-4 5 black peppercorns 3 allspice berries 1 tsp fennel seeds ½ tsp cardamom seeds 1 star anise 1 cinnamon stick 3 whole cloves Chamomile flowers (or a chamomile tea bag) Combine […]

Spice it up!

The key to keeping meals exciting and avoiding food ruts is a great spice cupboard. But spices and herbs aren’t just for building flavour, they also have numerous health benefits, like antioxidant properties that help fight disease in our bodies. Spices are the seeds from a plant whereas herbs are the leaves and in some […]

Tofu Jerky

Jerky is a method of preserving a protein food, so it doesn’t need refrigeration, and has been used for centuries around the world with all types of meat. This tofu jerky uses plant-based protein and more modern-day appliances like the oven (or a dehydrator) as opposed to wind-drying or smoking, but still makes for something […]

Spring…Break in those Hiking Shoes!

What a wonderful time to see all the beauty BC has to offer! Hiking is such a great way to get some fresh air, move our bodies and spend time together as a family. There are thousands of hikes in our province, for all level of hiker. So pick a destination, pack a lunch and […]

Vegetable Stock 101

Making your own stock adds so much richness and depth to a soup and is a great way to minimize waste and cook ‘nose-to-tail’ whether you eat animals or not. The key is to keep a container or bag in the freezer and add the parts of plants we normally compost like celery leaves and […]

Celebrating Spring!

The days are growing longer, the afternoons lighter, the spring flowers and buds are emerging and the soil is softening. It’s the perfect time to get outside and move our bodies and what better way to do it then gardening! Being active, with a purpose beyond health, can be more inspiring for some of us. […]

Shamrock Smoothie

Save the trip this year and make your own Shamrock Smoothie to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. All the gorgeous green colour comes from vegetables rather than artificial food colouring, which is not recommended to be consumed regularly. Instead get colour on your plate by eating a rainbow of colourful fruits and vegetables every day and […]

Let’s Go Girls!

We know Canadian adolescents are not active enough, with only 31% meeting Canada’s 24 Hour Movement Guidelines of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day. But according to the Canadian Health Measures Survey (2016/17), adolescent girls are half as likely to meet this activity recommendation than adolescent boys. Why does this gender […]

Lentil Dahl

Dahl is a staple dish in Indian cuisine and is eaten at most meals, providing a great source of protein, fibre, iron and of course fantastic flavour! It can be a meal unto itself served with brown rice (or whole grain chapati) and vegetables or can be added as an accompaniment to other proteins like […]

March is Nutrition Month!

Every year dietitians across North America celebrate Nutrition Month—a chance to raise awareness about the importance of eating well and the role of dietitians to support you in your journey to improved health. This year’s theme is “more than food” and builds upon messages in the new (2019) Canada’s Food Guide that “healthy eating is […]