Health: we’ve got you covered

Today I’m off to the Vancouver Health Show

Rainbow of slow-cooked Veggies

Rainbow of slow-cooked Veggies

I’ve always been health conscious but in the past several months even more so.  Not totally hardcore but definitely more mindful of what I cook and how, and cutting out everything that is not good.  I’m actually loving it.  I enjoy cooking in general but now the intent is to make food rich in nutritional value while maintaining overall taste & creativity.

Quinoa Tabouli Salad

Quinoa Tabouli Salad

I’ve taken several cooking classes/demonstrations to see what the nutrition experts recommend as a preventative to getting sick.  Inspire Health offers services to enhance quality of life, health and well-being of people living with cancer and their families.  I am usually the only non-cancerous person in the class, being there as a support. These people are trying to do the best they can through nutrition (as in you are what you eat) to promote longer life and aid in treatment of radiation/chemo by adding flavour and digestible probiotics to delicious, healthy meals.  It can be a challenge but it’s well worth it.  In the following weeks I can share some of the recipes with you.  For now, these posted photos are only of some of what I’ve made.

Chicken Bone Broth with Vegetables

Chicken Bone Broth with Vegetables

Thai Beet Soup

Thai Beet Soup

Lentil Curry

Lentil Curry

Back to the Health Show:

It’s a two day consumer event for the health conscious individual.  It offers a diverse array of options to explore all under one roof for an entire weekend of shopping and education.

A great place to be if you’re looking for the latest products and services on the market, just beginning your journey of achieving a healthier lifestyle or have specific health issues that you need help with.

There are experts on hand to answer your questions to do with anything from nutritional supplements to alternative therapies to fitness trends to food products.

You will meet the people who know what it takes to create a loving home through the discovery of the best new products on the market that will inspire every room in your home to be clean and green, fresh and organized, harmonious and functional.

Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers.

Where?  The Vancouver Convention Centre – November 5th (10:00am – 6:00pm) + November 6th (11:00am – 5:00pm).

But before I go I’m making a breakfast pizza which looks like this:

Free-range eggs, bacon, Tillamook ex-sharp cheddar, onion + parsley.

Free-range eggs, bacon, Tillamook ex-sharp cheddar, onion + parsley.

Free-range eggs, spinach, mushroom, red pepper, feta.

Free-range eggs, spinach, mushroom, red pepper, feta.

 

 

 

 

Or this:

 

Black Bean Veggie Burger (sans bun) with a delicious Miso Tahini Dressing

Black Bean Veggie Burger (sans bun here) with a delicious Miso Tahini Dressing

Spaghetti with fresh & sundried tomatoes, parmesan & parsley. Secret is in the spices & truffle oil.

Spaghetti with fresh & sundried tomatoes, garlic, parmesan & parsley. Secret is in the herbs,  spices & good Italian truffle oil.

But the 80-20 rule still applies.  The other night I made a restaurant quality AAA rib-eye with thinly sliced baked russet potatoes + beets drizzled with olive oil that came out nice and crispy and kale.  Lots more on my list…..

I’m excited about all the possiblilities.

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