Presenting the Food is Medicine Cooking Show!
I·SPARC is pleased to present the first episode of our Food is Medicine cooking show! Join us alongside everyone’s two favourite dietitians, Rachel Dickens and Fiona Devereaux, as they take us on a cooking journey that celebrates the people and foods of this land.
Our first episode features the many gifts of the water. You’ll find recipes for Mel Charlie’s famous salmon cakes, a surprise ingredient aioli, an everyday salad dressing, and Rachel’s special twist on Kwakmis (herring roe). Learn how salmon is protective for your heart, how omega-3s support our youth’s brain development, and what pro-biotics feed on! Set on the beautiful territory of the Ahousaht and Tla-O-Qui-Aht Nations, Fiona and Rachel explore the waterways that are life in this territory and create nourishing meals that celebrate the bounty of the land and waters.
But of course, this episode wouldn’t be complete without some plant medicine teachings! Discover “Nature’s Gatorade” with an evergreen tree tip infused water tutorial from Fiona and learn about how rose is supportive for women and babies.
So grab yourself a cup of tea or ready yourself in the kitchen to follow along, and invite our dietitian duo into your home to learn and celebrate how food is medicine to our bodies, minds, and spirits.
Our 4-part cooking series promises meals that are accessible and nutritious, served with a side of quirky humour from our hosts. Watch out for the next 3 episodes coming to you soon: camp food favourites, easy picnic options, proteins, air fryers and more!
Director, Healthy Living
Provincial Coordinator, Indigenous RunWalk
Manager, Healthy Living Program Operations
Provincial Coordinator, HealthBeat
Amanda de Faye
Provincial Coordinator, Physical Activity, Training and Development
Project Coordinator, Schools Physical Activity and Physical Literacy