Children can make these delicious yogurt parfaits and serve them to Mom. | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Special recipes help make Mother’s Day complete

As a child, I loved giving my mom handmade gifts I had made at school and carefully brought home to present on Sunday morning for Mother’s Day. I was lucky enough to grow up with two grandmothers and a great grandmother nearby and I have some precious memories. I once collected what we call “stink […] Read more

Serve this Mediterranean bean salad with a hearty whole grain bread for a complete protein meal. | Betty Ann Deobald photo

Complementary combinations create complete protein

The combination of wheat or rice with beans or lentils is referred to as complementary because they create a nutritionally complete protein. To explain this, consider that proteins are an essential part of every cell, tissue and fluid in our bodies. Proteins are made from amino acids, which can be thought of as building blocks. […] Read more



Fresh honey on sourdough toast is such a nostalgic delight. Don’t forget the cheese and some hot tea for the full experience. | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Bread and batter: satisfying food trend worth revisiting

Spring can remind us of fresh starts. That might mean reintroducing things that have been put on a back burner. For example, being home more has allowed us more time to plan and prepare our food. Many of us have dug out old recipes and old appliances and revamped expired trends that deserve a second […] Read more

A soft-boiled egg with toast sliced like fingers is a quick way to serve an egg. It is easily digested for those who are convalescing from an illness. | Betty Ann Deobald photo

Expanding your egg menu? There are plenty of options

Eggs are an amazing food. They are nutritious, easy to prepare, adaptable and essential in many recipes. They are an excellent source of complete protein and contain 14 important nutrients like vitamins A, D, E, folate, iron and zinc. A large egg contains about 6.5 grams of protein and being a complete protein means they […] Read more


A rack of lamb is cut into chops and served with a fenugreek curry dipping sauce. This is a signature dish at Vij’s restaurant in Vancouver. | Sarah Galvin photo

Lamb: excellent source of protein with health benefits

Lamb is commonly included as a meat in Mediterranean diets, which have been shown to have several health benefits including to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Grass-fed lamb is a significant source of omega-3 fats associated with decreased risk of inflammation. In addition to being an excellent source of protein lamb is also […] Read more

Lemon dressing can be used on greens and pasta and roasted into juicy chicken. | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Spring is excellent time to return lemons to the kitchen

Spring signals a time for a refreshing change in ingredients in our menus. For me, spring often means using lemon. Whether it is their bright happy colour in the kitchen, their vitamin C content for immunity or their “pucker-up taste” in our palette, lemons are a welcome addition to recipes. That good salad This recipe […] Read more

Start creating a spending plan by analyzing sources of income and where the money goes. | Getty Images

Individual spending plans big part of managing finances

Everyone’s financial circumstances are different, but during the COVID-19 pandemic the need for having control of your finances has become more apparent. Whether you are a producer, entrepreneur, wage earner, family, student or senior, a good understanding of personal and family financial goals and expenses is essential to reduce stress and maintain control of your […] Read more


Flapper pie was a favourite prairie dessert at community picnics and church suppers. | Sarah Galvin photo

Pi Day should be more than a mathematical celebration

Pi Day is celebrated annually by math nerds on March 14. Pi, Greek letter π, is the symbol used in mathematics to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which is approximately 3.14159. Pi Day is an opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to […] Read more

Saucy meatballs are a dinner hit with everyone. | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Column’s 25th anniversary remembered with recipes

It has been 25 years since TEAM Resources pulled up to the writer’s desk for this column. Myself, Alma Copeland and Betty Ann Deobald had attended the Canadian Home Economics conference in Saskatoon in 1992 and came away driven to find a way to share information with families and individuals on everyday essentials like food, […] Read more