Expand Your Ingredient Repertoire With The Taste Box

The Taste Box Monthly Subscription Box A few months ago I received a The Taste Box filled with some wonderful honey, and fragrant Saigon Cinnamon, Vanilla Bean and Baking Spice and I’ve cooked up a few tasty things since then. The Taste Box is curated by Jenni Hallihan and Matt Walkera, super foodies that want to…

Roast Pork Tenderloin with Carrot Romesco

Pork Tenderloin and Carrots Pack a Nutritional Punch This was one of the best things I’ve made this year. Take from Bon Appetit, I changed a couple things around and we had the tastiest meal, and full of nutrition too.  Be sure to use local pork and know where your meat comes from. For more…

Bacon Wrapped Cajun Spiced Pork Tenderloin With Apricot Glaze

Cooking Up Local Spiced Pork Tenderloin In Bacon Ensures Moist Meat This post is part of the Virtual Potluck menu, a fun project created by Piquant Marketing, scroll down to the bottom for more recipes from the potluck and click the image below for more information. OR HERE! Growing up in Kelowna we had both…

Veggie Gratin With Chickpeas

Get Loads of Healthy Vegetables With This Veggie Gratin This veggie gratin can be served as a meal, perhaps with some crusty bread, or a side if you would prefer. It’s fun to have individual servings and you could always use kidney or white beans instead of chickpeas, and switch up the spices a bit….

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes – Ashley Freeman Nutrition

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes I’ve been on a course to get healthy and have been lucky enough to meet Nutritionist Ashley Freeman in the process. She’s got some great nutrition tips and my meetings with her are always beneficial I’ve learned a lot from her and it’s often far more than just straight nutrition….

Tempea Tempeh Veggie Stew

Locally Made Tempea Tempeh Makes a Tasty Alternative Protein For those that follow me (and I thank you!), you will know that I am an official BC and Alberta Pork Ambassador and that I cook a lot with pork and other locally-raised meats at home, however, not all my meals include meat, and I love…

Valentine’s Day Sweets Round Up

Valentine’s Day Treats Around Vancouver There’s a few sweets about town that I can’t help but wish I could indulge in, but I’m going to save my calories for dinner, as we’ve got a chef coming in to cook for us and the men looks superb! These items are definitely calling me though. Grounds For Coffee…

German Night – Passion For Pork – Kassler Pork and Cabbage

Kassler Pork with Cabbage, Onions and Apple Whenever I drive out anywhere near Pitt Meadows, I stop at Hopcott Meats and grab a bag or two of groceries. They’ve got a section in the freezer of sale items, it’s a good way to save a little money and pick up some cuts or meats you…

Food Trends and Hopes For Vancouver in 2017

Let’s take Food Trends Further Towards Sustainability and We Can All Eat Better What do I wish for in 2017? Sure, I’d like to see more wild game on menus, fewer macarons and perhaps more great casual dining with a focus on local, but food security for all would be my real number one. We can move…