I began my dietetics career as a supermarket dietitian at Choices Markets - a B.C. owned and operated retailer of natural, organic and specialty foods. After spending five glorious years with the company in this position and eventually working as the nutrition manager, I can honestly say, I truly understand the importance of a sustainable food system. One of my favourite parts of the job was visiting local farmers and food producers and sharing the information with you! You have already met some amazing farmers but now, I would like to introduce you to my produce guru Dave Wilson. Dave is my go-to guy for anything produce - what’s in season, why are blueberries here so early and all my other weird produce questions! So, sit back and relax and enjoy this interview with the one-of-a-kind Dave!Read More
There are plenty of great reasons to switch your diet to a more plant-centered one. For starters, it’s better for your health, and it shows compassion toward animals.
But what about reducing your carbon footprint?
With that in mind, here are four tips to consider when filling your plant-based grocery cart to keep its environmental impact at the lowest possible.Read More
Let’s talk turkey! Before making your purchase of a brightly packaged bird it is important to know where your food comes from and all the people involved in the process. A few months ago, I pulled on my rubber boats and trekked out to Island Bison Ranch to tell you the story behind their farm. Today I’ll introduce you to Rossdown Farms and Natural Foods in Abbotsford. Full disclosure - I thought I was heading to their turkey farm but it ended up being their processing plant, which opened my eyes to the production of poultry.Read More
Like any healthy relationship organic gets better the more you get to know it. As we wrap up celebrating organic week (from September 16th to the 24th) it feels like a good time to break down the difference between the term “organic” and “natural.”Read More
For those of you that have been following along this summer, this is the finale of an 8-week blogging series on my experience with my first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).Read More
There’s nothing better than fresh, locally grown herbs! These tiny tender leaves can elevate any home cooked dish by adding lots of flavour without the added salt or fat. To highlight one of my favourite herbs and one that made its appearance in this week’s CSA box – let’s talk about basil. Basil is a rich source of calcium, potassium and iron. With 85% of your daily-recommended vitamin K intake in just one-tablespoon! Plus basil is a great antioxidant.Read More