Organic and Local in North Van: Bluhouse Market & Cafe

There’s something to be said about being a tourist in your own city. Experiencing and looking at things from a completely different perspective and noticing places you’ve never seen before. That was the case with Bluhouse Market & Cafe! It’s one of those enchanting places that, when you visit, you feel positive the moment you walk in. The vibe…

Happy Planet Foods at the Gluten-Free Expo

The Gluten-Free Expo is happening right now at Canada Place. It happens every year and, seriously, this year it was filled with new brands and the popular oldies. Happy Planet falling in BOTH those categories! You may know Happy Planet for their ready-to-go smoothies and soups found at most grocery stores. You know, the ones…

#Rudisglutenfree event at Las Margaritas

The other day I had the pleasure of attending an event where we talked about how more than 300,000 Canadians are thought to have Celiac Disease and that over 73,000 are children! Though I don’t follow a gluten-free diet – mainly because most products that label themselves “gluten-free” are filled with crap – I think…

Friday Local Spotlight: Sincerely Pasta

  Meet Maria and Andres –  the brains and brawn behind Sincerely Pasta. This husband and wife team believe in connecting themselves, their surroundings and their neighbours through food. They also believe that food should be nourishing and good for you – as well as tasty. One important part of their journey has been experimenting…

Laziza

When @manbearpiglpu and @RubyLK came  to visit from Ontario, @GayCanuck suggested that all of us meet for dinner at Laziza on Davie. I’ve never been, but Tom is a fan. He has a gluten-free diet, and finds this Mediterranean-inspired eatery very accommodating. As soon as we got seated, we were greeted by the friendliest server in the West End: Todd. Gotta…