Food & Drinks

feature - smoothies


    Smoothies are a go-to breakfast around here, but we often find ourselves stuck in a rut! There’s only so many times you can drink a mixed berry smoothie before it starts to get old, so we’ve rounded up Seven Incredible Breakfast Smoothies! These beauties are delicious, healthy, and pretty amazing to look at if you ask us!   First up, this stunning Blueberry and Coconut Layered Smoothie from Broma Bakery. These gorgeous jars of goodness are proof that you really do eat with your eyes first!       These creamy Hibiscus Berry Smoothie Bowls have the texture of soft-serve ice cream and…

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mothers day recipes featured oatmeal


      This Mother’s Day, why not skip the flowers and spoil Mom with a whole day of delicious treats? We’ve done the planning for you and put together a Perfect Mother’s Day Menu using a selection of our favourite Mother’s Day recipes… to be honest, these look so good we might not wait until Mother’s Day to make them!         FOR BREAKFAST: Healthy and delicious, this Blueberry Coconut Baked Oatmeal is sure to start Mom’s day off on the right foot.     Pair it with a warming Chai Tea Latte, and you’ve got a breakfast any mom would love.  …

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agave short rib chilaquiles recipe


  Cinco de Mayo is around the corner and that means there’s an enthusiastic and aggressive enjoyment of tequila shots, margaritas, and tacos. However, Miami Chef Adrianne is unleashing her Maximum Flavor on this must-try Mexican classic, Chilaquiles.     Combine these three recipes to create a flavour combo worthy of Cinco de Mayo!  Agave Glazed Short Ribs + Green Chile Queso Fundido + Pickled Red Onion       1.) AGAVE GLAZED SHORT RIBS       INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 lbs beef short ribs 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/3 cup…

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no-turn strawberry cheesecake ice cream in a bowl


This Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream is so smooth and creamy you’ll never believe it’s no-churn! All you need is a stand mixer or hand-held mixer, seven simple ingredients, and a freezer. Let’s talk about no-churn versus conventional ice cream recipes for a second. Real traditional ice cream is generally made of a custard base that is chilled and then churned in an ice cream maker to freeze it. The constant movement while freezing serves the dual purpose of incorporating air into the freezing mixture and preventing ice crystals from forming as it freezes, yielding a smooth and creamy product. If you take…

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Spot Prawn Festival event logo


    The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia celebrates 11 years of the Spot Prawn Festival at the False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf on Saturday May 13 from 11am-3pm. This event is generously supported by long-standing sponsor the Pacific Prawn Fishermen’s Association.       With the return of this free, family-friendly festival is also the return of the ticketed Spot Prawn Boil. The boil sells out every year and tickets are selling fast. Get yours here!           Spot Prawn Boil Tickets: $19.75 Each Spot Prawn Boil ticket grants a wristband for a specific time slot, for access to a plate of three succulent BC spot prawns plus a…

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nut and date granola in a mason jar


For a healthy make-ahead breakfast or snack, try making granola at home!   When I make granola I go by this rough formula: For every 1 cup dry ingredients, add 1 tablespoon fat and 1 tablespoon sweetener. If I don’t want to use oil I use a whisked egg white- it makes for a really crisp, crunchy granola. Always bake at 325F for45minutes and stir three times while baking to avoid unevenly browned clumps.   For this easy granola recipe I used just over three cups of dry ingredients, so I added three tablespoons of cold-pressed olive oil and three tablespoons of…

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Close up of lemon raspberry cupcakes


Nothing says spring and summer quite like the fresh tart flavour of lemon. The only thing that makes lemon desserts better, in my humble opinion, is lemon desserts with raspberry. I’m a total sucker for that lemon raspberry loaf that Starbucks serves in the summer months. Normally I’m not one to bother with anything but my caffeine fix – when coffee is the target I am somewhat like a homing missile – but I’ll make an exception for lemon raspberry loaf. These Easy Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes are inspired by those flavours- tart lemon, sweet creamy frosting, and rich raspberry. This cake recipe is not fussy. The…

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Harrison hot springs Uncorked Wine Fest


    If you’re a looking for the perfect weekend getaway, than look no further!  The Uncorked Wine Fest returns to Harrison Hot Springs April 21st to 23rd!     Uncorked is definitely a must-attend event for foodies and wine lover’s, not to mention being set in one of the most romantic destinations in BC!     Take in the lake-side views while you enjoy this three day food and wine festival featuring hand-crafted wines, farm-fresh meats, cheeses and produce!  There’s something going on each day and night as several Harrison hot spots will be featuring their own tastings along with music, fundraising…

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Smashed easter eggs for easter bark recipe


          For a simple last minute Easter treat, try this easy Easter bark recipe! Full of spring colour and your favourite Easter treats, this foolproof recipe will be a hit with kids and grown ups!   INGREDIENTS   300g white chocolate 1 medium-sized bag candy-coated chocolate eggs 8-10 filled chocolate eggs of choice Colourful sprinkles of your choice   DIRECTIONS   Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Slice the filled eggs in half and set aside. Using a rolling pin or a heavy pot, smash the candy-coated eggs and set aside. Break the…

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featured chicken noodle and peanut soup


    It seems like cold and flu season has hit everyone extra hard this year- even now at the beginning of Spring, people are coughing and sniveling and feeling under the weather. We all know that chicken soup can help a sore throat and soothe a cold, but what about stopping the cold in the first place? Regularly consuming nourishing foods that support immune function is an amazing way to prevent illness. While a healthy diet, in general, is key to a strong immune system, there are some foods that have a little extra oomph in the immunity department!…

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