Menu planning for dinner parties

A short guide on how to begin planning for dinner parties. When you host you must first plan, purchase, and then prepare for ultimate dinner party and hosting success.

Fish Cake recipe

A detailed recipe on how to make the best fish cakes ever with tips from the kitchen of a Registered Dietitian. These fishcakes are easy on the budget and make great leftovers, a perfect healthy fastfood! The general consensus of Alberta Government is that pregnant women should choose light tuna before white and albacore tuna as it contains less mercury. While pregnant it is also best to avoid other high mercury fishes such as shark, swordfish, orange roughy, marlin, and escolar.

Unit prices for budget grocery shopping 

Who doesn’t love a bargain? I want to share some information on unit prices and how to use them to save money at the grocery store. There are usually a few items that each individual splurges on, regardless of cost, from toilet paper to cookies. Personally at my house we budget for higher end cheese…

The DIET in Dietitian

In terms of human nutrition the word diet refers to the total amount of foods (and beverages) consumed by one person. What we hear and see on the internet, TV and from our social environments seems to provide a surreal definition. Nutrition is a science. We are constantly learning more about nutrition, however, some of what we…

Recipe: Mexican skillet

Need a new dish to try or want to teach someone how to cook a fairly simple dish? Try this simple Mexican style skillet. It has only a few ingredients and only requires 1 pan to make it. I made it when we had no power or gas in our house with the camping stove!

Recipe: Oven roasted cilantro lime halibut

Try your hand at a professional looking yet relatively simple halibut dish. Cilantro and lime oven roasted halibut!

The light flavors of this fish dish are sure to please everyone at your next meatless monday dinner party.

Recipe: loaded cauliflower soup

Ingredients: 1 bag frozen cauliflower 1 medium potato 2 cups water OR chicken or vegetable soup stock 1-3 onions 2 cloves garlic 1-2 tsp oil or butter 1 bay leaf, thyme, pepper, chili flakes 1-2 cups milk or alternative 1/2-1 cup sharp cheese 1 tub plain greek yoghurt 2-4 sprigs green onion This vegetable soup…

Recipe: cream of broccoli soup

This vegetable loaded soup can have many varieties based on your preferred cream soup texture and your favourite vegetable combinations. To begin add 1-3 puréed onions in a pot on medium heat with 1-3 tsp oil or butter. Cook until slightly browned while stirring frequently. In a blender purée: 1 bag of frozen broccoli (approx…

Recipe: French onion soup 

I’m starting off my recipe section with one of my favourites. I wasn’t a fan of onions until my late twenties but I’ve come around to them, especially French onion soup.  Here is my own take on it. I’ve combined a few online recipes and add d lots of puréed onion to provide a heartier…

Joe’s Beerhouse, Windhoek

Joe’s Beerhouse is a well known restaurant/pub in Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek, sitting 1700 metres above sea level. The semi outdoor seating provides a welcoming atmosphere for dinner and stargazing. The menu offers a combination of German and South African fare and a robust selection of local game. I didn’t snap any photos of our…

Puka Cafe, serving the (second) best wrap in Cape Town

Puka Cafe takes you away from the busy streets of Cape Town and into a hidden gem where the owner greets you and serves your drinks. The walls are bright and the faces are friendly. (The lazy dog is friendly too…) After weighing my many lunch options I decided to tried the Cajun chicken wrap…

8 nights in Zanzibar

The dietitian ate in Zanzibar! Zanzibar island is bustling with fine white sand beaches, tropical fruit and Swahili which a local style of food in Zanzibar. We were happy to stay away from “North American” style dishes and instead feasted on fresh fish, curries and lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. The Rock is a little…