Wise Gourmet Food & Drinks

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Edamame Dip

This low fat dip is good for vegans, vegetarians, as well as those on gluten free and dairy free diets.   … [Read More...]

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Wise Nutrition Tips

WHAT MAKES THE PERFECT POWER BAR? Power bars…they come in all flavors and sizes and can range from healthy to junk food if you are not careful to read the label. Although they are perceived as being a good on-the-go snack, some of them just provide good taste without actually filling you up or providing any nutrients! A couple of things to look out for when choosing a bar: 1.  Calories- Power bars with over 200 calories are the equivalent of eating a candy bar so they have too many … [Read More...]

Sports Nutrition

HYDRATION Drinking water is essential. Not only does it clear out your skin and keep you cool but it also flushes out your body- and it accomplishes this without adding a single calorie! Before you decide to pick up that sugary soda jam packed with calories, think again and grab a nice refreshing glass of water. When you clean out your body’s cells by drinking water, you are creating a better internal environment that improves your digestion and excretion. Water also keeps you satiated, so … [Read More...]


Healthy Vegan and Vegetarian Eating

Healthy Vegan and Vegetarian Eating By Dr. Jackie Ehlert Vegetarians or vegans consume a diet consisting mainly of non-animal products.  Vegans don’t eat any dairy foods, eggs or honey. They are considered to be strict vegetarians.1 Vegetarians don’t eat any meat but some may or may not consume animal products such as eggs, milk or honey.2 To stay healthy, vegetarians need to pay more attention to what they eat to ensure they get a variety of nutrients and vitamins from the foods … [Read More...]


The Eatery – A Fresh Take on a Vancouver Staple

By Sukhman Perhar Nestled along the trendy boutiques and pubs of West Broadway is this Japanese restaurant,  catering to students who want to try something creative and bold, yet still rooted in Japanese cuisine. Priding itself on being the “funkiest place for Japanese food”, The Eatery specializes in innovative, non-typical sushi. As a sushi skeptic myself, the variety, and the absurdity ,of the menu items was a welcome surprise with the Santa Roll, Tex-Mex Roll, and Rainbow Roll just a … [Read More...]


Street Food – Easy, Healthy and Delicious

By Joan Tan Along the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, I came across a woman on the sidewalk selling fresh made-to-order Vietnamese salads.  I thought it was so fascinating, that all she needed to make this unique salad were just a few items and ingredients all comfortably packed in two baskets that she carried hanging from a long stick on both ends of her shoulders. I ordered one serving of salad, and watched with a childlike curiosity as she put the ingredients together. The … [Read More...]