Cookbook Feature – Lick Your Plate – Julie Albert and Lisa Gnat

Lick Your Plate Cookbook – Simple, Easy Homecooking I’ve got a lot of cookbooks to catch up on and feature! Lick Your Plate landed March 2016, but is a classic, with more than a few great recipes that I need to share with y’all.  Lick Your Plate has 160 recipes easy to follow recipes for home…

Kitchen Gadgets – Philips Airfryer

Philips  Airfryer A New Favourite In Our Crowded Kitchen We’re finally home enough to make a few things in the kitchen and I’ve been testing out the newest Philips Airfryer. I’ve made some crispy fries, pork tonkatsu, zucchini sticks, chick peas and salmon quite successfully now. The Airfryer blasts hot air through the cooking chamber…

National Aboriginal Day Fry Bread Recipe

Fry Bread Recipe With Serving Suggestions Lately I’ve been extremely fortunate to have several experiences where I’ve learned just a little bit more about Indigenous culture. I was first invited to share in a Cooking For Reconciliation Feast at Skwachays Lodge with Chef Rich Francis who had recently spent his first visit in British Columbia’s Aboriginal communities…

Loblaws CityMarket In-Store Dietitian Consultations

Keep Cardiovascular Health Top Of Mind And Stay Healthy With Loblaws CityMarket I’ve been a little more liberal with my food choices since I completed my weight loss challenge, but I’m still keeping healthy eating a priority.  Recently I met up with Brittany Thomas, one of the in-store dietitians available at local Loblaws CityMarket. I live…

UBC Food Services Recipe Demos – The Tuna

UBC Food Services Chef Steven Yzerman From UBC Food Trucks Recipe For Tuna Atop Slaw Last week I ventured out to UBC to visit my husband Mich just to make sure he’s behaving at work. Okay, not really, it was actually to witness a food demo that UBC Food Services, the department he works for. I…

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….