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Take Mom on a Mother’s Day Food Crawl With These Food Truck Stops By Mark Shelling Mother’s Day is soon approaching (May 8), and with it, one of the busiest days of the restaurant industry. If securing a reservation at a local eatery is proving a little tougher than you were expecting, it’s time that you got a little crafty with the occasion. The warmer May weather is an excuse to get mom into the fresh air, and if she’s a foodie, she will love the opportunity to sample a few options rather than being cooped up at a table for the duration of the outing. These food trucks are the perfect way to give mom a delicious twist on what she might be expecting on Mother’s Day, plus they’re the ideal way to segway into a picnic, which in our extensive foodie research, we’ve seen that moms adore. …

April 25-29 is Every Kid Eat Healthy Week By Wade Kinley April 25 to 29 is this years’ National Every Kid Eat Healthy Week which encourages schools and families to improve the health and wellness of their kids and celebrates the link between nutrition, physical activity, mental health and learning. And while healthy eating habits begin at home, it’s nice to know that out there on-the-go on the West Coast there are plenty of options to not only eat healthy at local restaurants, but do so in a way that makes kids as happy as the adults in their lives. Goodbowl Goodbowl’s belief is that everyone deserves to have the best healthy-food eating experience. And that’s especially true for kids. At Goodbowl you can customize your own bowl of meat, veggies and sauce (often gluten and sugar free) on a bed of rice or noodles – and they have a…

Meat. The hero of the charcuterie board. By Catherine Dunwoody Create your own spectacular board at home to really wow your guests at home or just load up on deli meats to elevate your weekday sandwiches. Either way, these local spots are where to find the most delicious house-made and imported charcuterie meats. Arc Iberico Imports carries Iberico ham, known as Jamón, which is a type of cured ham produced in Spain. Try the Serrano ham as well, dry-cured for months, sliced thin by the master artisans behind the counter of the tasting room and wine bar. Stock up on chorizos and other Spanish delicacies while visiting Richmond. Puccini’s, located on Vancouver’s North Shore is owned and operated by a brother and sister team. This bustling Italian and Mediterranean deli offer cured meats both imported and locally sourced, as well as cheeses, pastas and other imported pantry staples. Bosa Foods…

By Sonu Purhar & Mark Shelling When we think Easter, we think vibrantly-hued jellybeans, gigantic chocolate bunnies and sprawling buffets. Yes, egg hunts and bunnies are fun too, but, before we commit to an event, we want to be sure food is involved! If that sounds like you, read on: we’ve found eleven Easter experiences in Metro Vancouver (and a little beyond) whose holiday festivities feature plenty of tasty fare. Let’s hop to it! Township 7 Easter Festival Adults and children alike will adore this picturesque vineyard egg hunt with prizing for every participant. In addition to the main event, Township 7’s festive affair also features a petting zoo, face painting and live entertainment. Afterward, follow your nose to the onsite  Melt City Grilled Cheese and Hugs Mini Donuts by Mollie for delicious treats while you sample the vineyard’s award-winning wines. Grownups can even participate in an adults Easter egg hunt…

By Avneet Takhar Spring has sprung and not only does that mean cherry blossoms blooming, mild weather and clear skies but it also equals copious amounts of chocolate eggs, hearty dinners with friends and family, and the long weekend to recover from a food coma. Haha, we jest but seriously, it’s a resurrection of all things edible and indulgent so we’re excited to share with you the Easter and Passover menus that you’ll surely not want to pass up! The Bench Bakehouse Ready to take your order is The Bench Bakehouse, with their Easter shop open online and various yummy things to take home and enjoy. I did exactly that with their bomb Quiche Lorraine, a buttery yet crunchy pastry packed with spinach, caramelized onions and asiago which I customized to add spice! And I nabbed their 4 pack of classic hot cross buns, filled with raisins, apricots and housemade…

By: El Santo Enjoy El Santo’s classic prawn ceviche. Ingredients: Whole prawns, (400g) Limes, (1) Red onion, (1 Small) Roma tomato, (1) Jalapeño, (1) Orange, (1) Lemon, (1) Bay leaf, (1) Cilantro, (1 bunch) Avocado, (1) Shallot, (1) Cloves of garlic, (2) Salt and pepper Peel and devein the prawns, keeping the shells to make prawn salt. Peel the limes, lemon, and orange, and place the citrus skins on a baking sheet with the prawn shells. Set aside the citrus fruit for juicing. Finely slice shallots and garlic and add those to the baking sheet along with bay leaf and the stems of the cilantro. Season heavily with salt and bake in the oven at 220 for 15 minutes. Once dried, blend in a food processor until it becomes a powder. Set aside, as this will be used to garnish the ceviche. For the ceviche, roughly chop the prawn into…