Which Sustainable and Seasonal Fish To Enjoy This Summer

Sustainable Seafood To Enjoy This Summer

Tofino, BC

Last month I shared my thoughts on Five Steps to Becoming a Sustainable Seafood Foodie. Last week in my inbox, the Centre for Food Safety sent me their thoughts on The Best Sustainable Fish To Eat In The Summer. Coincidentally, their article also included their top 5 tips on sustainable seafood eating.
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Sami’s Summer Tofu Salad Bowl with Brown Rice and a Savoury Dressing

Samis Summer Salad Bowl with Savoury Dressing

Every Thursday we get our CSA vegetable box delivered and our fridge fills up with fresh kale, beets and carrots. And every Monday night, after a weekend of one too many wines and late night pizzas, our household gets the pleasure of Sami’s yummy salad bowl. I don’t know of any better way to get through the Monday blues than with a tummy full of fresh veggies and whole grains.

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What Western Medicine Can Learn From Traditional Aboriginal Healing Therapies

Traditional Aboriginal Healing - Vancouver Island BC

Mural in Chermainus, Vancouver Island, BC

For me there is no denying, there is something so very enchanting about traditional Aboriginal healing. Maybe it’s the images of peyote and smoke ceremonies. Or maybe it’s the idea of the mysterious medicine man, with his limitless knowledge in healing herbs and plants. Or maybe its just knowing that our First People had an effective world of medicine before colonisation. Medicine that came from this land and was specific for the people that inhabited it. Aboriginal healing extends far beyond herbal teas and smudging. At its roots it is the belief and the practice in a holistic approach to health- in treating the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual facets of health as one.

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Garlic Scape Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms with Goat Cheese

Mushrooms Stuffed with Garlic Scape Pesto and Goat Cheese

So unbeknowst to me, it is pronounced garlic “sk-ape” not “sk-ape-ee”. A sk-ap-ee pesto sounds about as appetising as a bowl full of punches. Garlic scapes are the first harvest of the garlic plant (the second being the garlic bulbs themselves) and offer a flavour that resembles scallions and garlic combined. Yum!
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Edible Flower Salad with Rose Petals, Chive Flowers and a Light Vinaigrette

Edible Flower Salad with Rose Petals, Chive Flowers and a Light Vinaigrette

When the last light is at 10:05pm on the longest day of the year, its our duty to capitalise on as many fun summertime activities in as possible. Our Summer Solstice spanned through neighborhood music festivals, lakeside lounges, afternoon basketball games, late night burgers and best of all, spending time with friends. If the first day of summer could offer this many smiles and laughs, the next 3 months are going to be some for the memory bank.

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Wild Rice and Cornmeal Patties – Celebrating National Aboriginal Day

Wild Rice and Cornmeal Patties

A two in one celebration! June 21st is National Aboriginal Day and Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. We chose this day to celebrate First Nations, Métis and Inuit people because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice in aboriginal cultures. So let’s celebrate their beautiful culture!
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All Seasons Lentil Salad with Fresh Herbs and Basil Vinaigrette

All Seasons Lentil Salad with Fresh Herbs and Basil Vinaigrette

Simple. Healthy. Tasty.

Sometimes its OK to not want to cook. Sometimes its OK to rock up to a BBQ with leftover lentils, jazzed up with some fresh herbs and a vinaigrette. Sometimes does not make you a bad person.
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5 Steps to Becoming A Sustainable Seafood Foodie

Prince Rupert, North Pacific Cannery

Prince Rupert, BC. Historic North Pacific Cannery .

World Oceans Day is almost here! On June 8th people all around the world, from Australia to Canada, will be celebrating World’s Ocean Day in different ways. For me, the best way to celebrate our ocean is to show our appreciation for the food it provides us with. What better way to do that then to take a step back and reflect on our practices when it comes to enjoying a nice seafood dinner.
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Why You Might Be At Risk For Zinc Deficiency and How To Improve Your Intake

1 in 4 Canadians are Deficient in Zinc

1 in 4 Canadians Have Diets Low In Zinc, Port Renfrew, BC

Did you know that the diets of 1 in 4 Canadians may be low in zinc? This increased risk of zinc deficiency is especially present in populations such as vegetarians, kids, pregnant ladies and breastfeeding moms. And it’s not just our diets. It has also been speculated that our soils have been depleted of this important mineral, thus putting the wider Canadian population at risk for zinc deficiency. But what does this mean? How important is zinc?
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Chai Tea Infused Tapioca Pudding {Vegan and Gluten Free}

Chai Tea Infused Vegan and Gluten Free Tapioca Pudding

Ever been invited to a dinner party where the number of dietary restrictions almost outnumbers the number of guests? Lactose intolerance? No ice cream. Gluten free? No pizza, no bruschetta, no lasagna. Vegan? No eggs, no cheese, no… honey?!
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