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 Launches Two New Fresh Soup Flavours

Happy Planet sure knows how to peak a blogger’s curiosity. Prior to the release of their two new fresh soups, I received a tote bag filled with recipes clues and an invitation to the Dirty Apron Cooking School for a soup-centric dinner. We were greeted by Team Happy Planet and Chef David Robertson who shared…

#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…

Rocky Mountain Flat Bread Co.

I was invited by this restaurant to try some of their flatbreads, but more importantly, to discuss their green initiatives, their involvement with the Ocean Wise program and what they offer back to the community around them. The restaurant maintains a zero waste integrated menu. Other green initiatives include composting, using local produce, buying green…

Aphrodite’s Organic Café and Pie Shop

The other day Jake took me to his favourite organic restaurant in the city –  Aphrodite’s Cafe in Kits. This restaurant has a reputation for good, organic fare, large portions, and the best pies. Half of the restaurant is a bakery where you can enjoy fresh, homemade pies and organic coffee drinks. This particular day,…

Circle farm tours

One gorgeous sunny, summer day, my husband Jake and I decided to go for a little ride. There is so much organic food grown locally in BC,  that we decided to check out some of the great farms and wineries here in the Fraser Valley. Students earning bachelor degrees online in environmental science or biology may be especially interested in seeing all…