Entries by teresa

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 […]

Warm Walnut and Barley Salad

A flavourful and satisfying vegetarian meal or side-dish packed with nutrients, like fibre, antioxidants and healthy fats to keep your heart and brain healthy. Walnut oil provides a warm, nutty finish that complements hearty barley and sharp goat feta. Serve with a green salad alone, with grilled salmon or even as a new addition to […]

Buddha Bowls

This recipe is great due to its versatility–substitute any veggies in the fridge and mix up the protein to keep it interesting. It’s nice to pair at least one roasted vegetable with the raw for different textures. This dish can be served hot, cold or at room temperature. If you cook anything in advance, cool […]

Pasta Fazool

Need some help achieving a family goal of cooking and eating at home together more often? In the winter months, a hearty soup can make a comforting weekly staple meal that also translates into lunch leftovers for the next day. This recipe can also help achieve a goal of teaching children (or adults!) basic cooking […]

What’s in the Fridge Frittata

Although this recipe mentions greens and carrot, so many different veggies can work, especially those lingering leftovers (e.g. raw veggies from a crudités platter, roasted roots, broccoli, mushrooms or green beans—the possibilities are endless). It’s a great way to use things up and make a quick, healthy meal. It can be served warm for breakfast, […]

Family Goal-Setting

As the New Year rolls around, we all tend to think about resolutions or accomplishments we hope to strive for individually or as a family. Sometimes all we do is think about them or perhaps work towards them for a brief time then feel lousy when we don’t meet our goals. It’s key to focus […]

Get Merry with Movement!

The holiday season can be such a busy time of socializing and celebrating and of course, preparing to do these things! It can lead us to deprioritize being physically active in favour of sedentary screen time or a nap when we have a moment of peace. But it’s amazing how being active gives you more […]