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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Farro "Super Bowl"

 

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

Clearly there's a double meaning this week with the recipe for the game on Sunday, but this bowl can be consumed any day of the week. It's also great cold/as leftovers, so you can make a batch and take some on the go the next day. Farro is great, but if you don't have it on hand, try brown rice. The texture of the farro (when cooked well) is perfect for a fried rice bowl. And if you're looking to spice it up, add your favourite hot sauce!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

Most fried rice will suggest adding a fried egg to it, but you can skip it to make it vegan/or if you're not into eggs. If you want to make it more of a dinner meal, rather than a lunch to go, you can think about adding something like tofu, and if you don't have leeks or brussels sprouts on hand (though both are currently in season), add in some different greens like peas or broccoli. Bowls are great for cleaning out that veggie crisper!

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Beet Pesto Pasta

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

Remember sunshine? *sigh* Vancouver's been such a tease... I literally chose this recipe because I wanted some sort of bright colourful food after so many rainy days.

Beets are just the best. I'm sick right now and they have so many great things to help. They're immune-boosting - being high in vitamin C, fibre and potassium!, they're pretty much fat free, and seriously just looking at pink pasta makes me feel better.

You can play with the ingredients in the sauce depending on what you like, but here's the basics for a tasty meal.

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

I threw a bunch of extra good stuff in the sauce. If you're making a thicker pesto it's very easy to do. Nutritional yeast, hemp hearts...you can even mix in some collagen powder without messing with the taste!

Go for whole wheat or enriched pasta (or gluten free if you prefer), and I'd serve it with a nice green salad on the side.

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Dine Out Vancouver 2018 - Our Picks!

 

One of the most celebrated times of year in the Vancouver food scene is upon us once again: 
Dine Out Vancouver Festival!

 

Starting January 19th and running until February 4th, it features prix-fixe menus (of $20, $30 or $40) from over 200 restaurants across the GVR, as well as events and experiences in all corners of the food world.

 

Naturally this always has to come in the middle of our New Year, New You Challenge, where one of the goals was to eat clean. But never fear, we scoured the giant list of restaurants and events to bring your OUR picks for places that you can head out for an evening to sample and feast, and still feel great about afterward. 

 

We'll be highlighting a few of our favourites throughout the festival, but here's a quick run down so you can book your reservations before they fill up!

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Cod Cioppino

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

Ugh! This weather...though it's hard to complain in Vancouver when you look at the freezing temps around Canada right now. Let's just say winter sucks, and you need some good warm-up food!

 

I still have tonnes of cod caught from the summer in my freezer that I'm trying to come up with new dishes for (though honestly, I could make cod tacos several times a week), and I've been wanting to try my hand at a Cioppino for a while.

 

A few years ago while visiting San Francisco, my parents insisted I try the crab cioppino from a restaurant they went to (Cioppino is something of a signature dish of San Fran) - it was delicious and I think about it a lot when it's cold out.

 

The good thing with this dish is that you can toss whatever you'd like, seafood-wise, in it. Don't like mussels? Focus on the prawns. No cod? Any sustainable white fish can do... Mix and match to your tastes, what's available/in season, and what is sustainable where YOU are.

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

Make the broth for this stew ahead of time, either a few days ahead OR you can freeze some (or do a big batch and do both). DO NOT freeze the fish/seafood, it will overcook when you de-thaw and it will not be good. Instead, put just the broth in the freezer, and get fresh fish the day you want it, reheat the broth and follow the seafood cooking instructions, and voila! Time saver and an easy/healthy winter warm up!

 

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Broccoli Smoothie

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

Stay with me here...

I was having a discussion about the benefits of broccoli with someone that hates the taste of it, and began thinking: there's gotta be a way to put it in a smoothie and mask the taste.

 

It took a few tries, but I got to a point where it didn't taste like dirt! The thing is, if you're USED to green smoothies (kale, spinach etc) it's much easier to start with. If not, you will probably have to add more of the fruit (esp banana)!

 

NOTE: This recipe isn't an exact science! Test it, and add more of what you need to get it to a drinkable place for YOU!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

There are so many things you can throw into a smoothie to add some good stuff into your diet (case in point: broccoli!), add some protein powder, or hemp hearts... I even put in WithinUS TruMarine Collagen to help my hair and nails, esp in the winter!

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