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Avgolemono Pasta with Spring Vegetables

Now that we’ve had a few weeks of spring weather on the West Coast, the menu at our house is starting to lighten up a bit.  Less soups and stews in the rotation and more salads and dishes featuring fresh spring vegetables.  Although, some of the rainy spring days still call for a warm cup

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Spinach Mango Smoothie

Well, the baby started crawling a few weeks ago and I suddenly find myself with a lot less time to get things done. Man, they move quick! I’ve had to change most of my routine as a result. Just when I thought I had it all figured out too (rookie mistake, I know). Since the

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Unlock the Potential of Food to Bring Us Together

This year Nutrition Month is all about unlocking the potential of food: to fuel, discover, prevent, heal, and bring us together.  This is the last post for Nutrition Month 2019. It highlights some of the benefits of sharing food together as well as ideas for increasing opportunities to eat together with friends and family.  Eating

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Intuitive Eating: Healing Your Relationship with Food

This year Nutrition Month is all about unlocking the potential of food: to fuel, discover, prevent, heal, and bring us together.  I was inspired by the sub-theme ‘heal’ to talk about a topic I’ve recently become more interested in – healing your relationship with food.  In my work as a dietitian, I’ve come across countless

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Dietary Cholesterol and Eggs: What You Need to Know

I finally got around to reading that egg study that everyone’s been talking about from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).  If you didn’t hear about it, it has been covered quite a bit in the media since it’s release just over a week ago.  The study has prompted a re-hash of the

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Eating Patterns for Optimal Health: Small Changes You Can Make Today

This year Nutrition Month is all about unlocking the potential of food: to fuel, discover, prevent, heal, and bring us together.  This week’s post focuses on small changes you can make for optimal health that may help you reduce your risk of some chronic diseases. Three Eating Patterns for Optimal Health While there are many

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Mini Apple Cinnamon Muffins

I’ve recently discovered my baby loves cinnamon. I had some leftover egg mix for French toast the other week, so I cooked it up to give to her with breakfast. Of course, it had cinnamon in it. She couldn’t get enough. I’d been planning to come up with a recipe for mini muffins to make

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Fun Ways to Get Children Involved with Cooking

This year Nutrition Month is all about unlocking the potential of food: to fuel, discover, prevent, heal, and bring us together.  Dietitians love food – it’s a big part of why we do the work we do.  For many of us, our love for food began in childhood.  This post highlights some tips for getting

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Fresh Pick – Chard

The sun may be shining here in Vancouver, but the air sure is cold!  Comfort foods have become a mainstay as of late, so I thought I would highlight a hearty green that will make a nutritious addition to your soups and stews.  This week’s Fresh Pick is chard.

Carrot, Ginger and Cardamom Soup

Update: Hands down, this was the most popular recipe from my previous site, Mel’s Food Blog.  I’ve re-tested and re-shot it and made a few changes to the recipe, mostly improving the instructions for clarity. I’ve also upped the carrot a bit and reduced the overall liquid for a thicker soup.  Feel free to play

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