Category Archives: Healthy Eating

My muses for this element are two women I met who lost over 150lb combined in one year, just by eating healthy and exercising regularly! Imagine this: no crash diet, no torment, no pain, just gradual and sustainable lifestyle change. These stories will prove that weight management is a state of mind, not induced by any medical professional, turned nutrition expert, but inspired by the individual.

No Eggs, No Milk? Yes, to Pancakes (with a Persian twist)!


When I was a teenager, my Mother taught us to make pancakes, and I’ve been making them ever since, trying to experiment with variations on the standard recipe: blueberries, bananas, raisins, flax seeds, applesauce, and gluten-free flours (to name a few) have all had their … Continue reading

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Sushi Ethics


Sushi-Ya, Sushi-here, Sushi-there, sushi every where. Over the past three decades, this refined Japanese culinary tradition, often taking years of diligent practice to perfect, has become as commonplace as McDonald’s. On every street corner in most North American cities, at … Continue reading

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Stuff My Mom Cooks


My mother is a great cook and she is always finding new ways to experiment with ingredients and flavours, so she is a great inspiration and mentor to me. The reasons I do what I do is because of my … Continue reading

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What’s Pho Good For?


Recently, I’ve heard comments such as “Let’s go for Pho – it’s healthy”, or “Because I am trying to watch fat in my diet, I’ve been eating more Pho,” from clients, so naturally, I wanted to look into this perception … Continue reading

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A Vegan, Gluten-Free Lunch With The Paper Bag Princess


In a recent entry on cooking for groups, I highlighted that today more than ever, this means understanding food intolerances and preferences in order to create dishes that are delicious, but also in keeping with specific dietary considerations. Enter my … Continue reading

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Even Butternut Squashes Do It


Ok, maybe they don’t really fall in love, but butternut squash undoubtedly does make a great addition to any family meal. Whether roasted in the oven with a sprinkle of cinnamon, blended into a lentil soup, or cooked into a Caribbean-inspired rice … Continue reading

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Eating Fish for Luck on the Chinese New Year


Chinese New Year is a big deal in Vancouver, since we have one of the largest Asian populations in North America, but this coming lunar year is particularly important to me because it is ‘my’ year (I was born in … Continue reading

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