Recipes.

Looking for a show-stopping dinner recipe, an easy to prepare casserole or a fresh take on breakfast? Our range of recipes will have you feeling inspired in the kitchen.

cast iron thanksgiving dinner
Meals

Cast Iron Thanksgiving Dinner

If you want the flavours of Thanksgiving but don’t want to cook a whole turkey, this one-pan Thanksgiving strata is ideal. It has all of the flavours, texture and ‘wow factor’ of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but will leave you with time to enjoy the holiday. Don’t forget the cranberry sauce!

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Meals

Poached Egg in Cream Sauce

Chef Lee Cooper from L’Abattoir creates a dish inspired by BC dairy farmer Mickey Aylard.

Chef Lee Cooper from L’Abattoir creates a dish inspired by his visit with BC dairy farmer, Mickey Aylard.

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Entertaining

Chicken Roasted in Milk and Herbs

Vancouver Chef Robert Belcham creates a dish inspired by BC dairy farmer Mark Ricka.

Chef Robert Belcham’s recipe was inspired by his visit with BC dairy farmer, Mark Ricka.

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Tips and tricks.

The variety and diverse characteristics of dairy products make them ingredients of choice for any cook. We’re sharing our best advice for cooking and baking at home.

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September 1, 2021

Perfect pairings with BC cheese.

Your guide to the perfect pairing. To help your taste buds navigate the world of texture, acidity, sweetness, and fat, we’ve put together a handy guide. Use it the next time you’re looking to pick up the perfect pair. Fresh & bloomy soft cheeses Think ricotta, mozzarella, burrata, feta, and brie. These cheeses love crisp […]

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Tips and tricks
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February 20, 2019

Tips to prevent food waste at home

Household food waste is a problem right here in Canada and BC. Learn how you can help prevent household food waste with these easy tips. Feeding the planet’s growing population is a concern that will likely affect future generations, especially because almost one billion people worldwide do not currently have enough food. But did you […]

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Tips and tricks
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February 7, 2019

Tips for cooking at home

Cooking doesn’t have to feel like a chore! We share six easy tips to inspire you to get in the kitchen more often. Many of us would like to cook more of our meals at home, but busy schedules and lack of know-how can make it challenging. Follow our simple tips to help make cooking […]

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Tips and tricks
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November 27, 2016

What Type of Cream Should I Use?

We break down the types of cream available in Canada, and explain which type to use in recipes. How to use cream in recipes  Uh oh. Your recipe calls for heavy cream and you’re not sure—is that the same as whipping cream? Cream is generally categorized based on the percentage of milk fat (MF) it […]

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DIY dairy.

Did you know it’s easy to make some of your favourite dairy products like butter, yogurt, ice cream, or cheese at home? Try one of these recipes to impress your friends or family with your homemade dairy products.

Drinks & Smoothies

Make Your Own Kefir

Do you love kefir, or would you like to try it? Here’s an easy guide to make it yourself!

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Dairy nutrition.

Milk products contain up to 15 nutrients that are essential for health. Calcium, vitamin D and protein are some of the nutrients in milk products that keep the body functioning properly and could help reduce the risk of certain diseases.

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April 16, 2019

What is Ultrafiltered Milk?

Have you been hearing about ultrafiltered milk lately? Wondering what it is and if it’s really milk? Read on to learn more about one of the newer milks to join the dairy shelf. What is ultrafiltered milk? Ultrafiltered milk starts with real milk, but through filtration can change the milk to decrease the lactose or […]

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Articles
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September 12, 2018

The Original Protein Powder: skim milk powder

Find out tasty ways to incorporate this ingredient into everyday cooking—along with getting a protein boost. Long before fancy cans of protein powder supplements lined shelves in supermarkets and pharmacies to lure bodybuilding fans…there was skim milk powder. It turns out, skim milk powder is still one of the best low-cost, high-protein foods out there. […]

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Dairy Nutrition
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December 5, 2016

Dairy products and cardiovascular health

What do we know about the relationship between dairy products and cardiovascular health? The evidence may surprise you. Quick Quiz #1 When it comes to cardiovascular health, dairy products are: ❍ Beneficial ❍ Neutral ❍ Detrimental The answer, according to a recently published systematic review1 of the relationship between dairy product consumption and risk of cardiovascular-related […]

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Healthy eating.

It’s about much more than the foods you eat. But with so much nutrition information circulating these days, it can be hard to know what to make of it all. Learn more about incorporating healthy habits into your daily life.

Articles
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January 20, 2020

How to get more variety in your diet

Do you want more variety in your diet? Read on for tips to start branching out. “Variety is the spice of life” Perhaps you’ve heard this expression before; what emotions or thoughts about variety… or spices… come to mind? Do you crave novelty at lunch, or feel like your family dinner menu is limited? If […]

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Cooking and Eating
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June 12, 2021

How Can I Create Enjoyable Family Meals?

Having more family meals at home? Change mealtimes from a struggle to a satisfying event with the division of responsibility. Do you constantly find yourself fighting over meals with your children or cooking different meals to cater to a variety of food preferences in your household? Do mealtimes always seem like a struggle? Figuring out […]

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May 27, 2019

Mindful Eating—Where Do I Begin?

Healthy eating is more than just focusing on what you eat. Read on to explore the concept of mindful eating and learn how you can incorporate it into your life. When was the last time you ate today? It may have been within the last few hours, or maybe just within the past few minutes. […]

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Better Together BC

Better Together BC is a web resource developed by BC Dairy to help you experience the joys of cooking and eating together—whether in your family or with other groups of people. There are many benefits to eating together, including better nutrition, better school performance, and better social adjustment for everyone involved: kids, youth and adults. We know it’s not always easy, but we’re all in this together!

Multi-generational family sitting at an outdoor table in the evening enjoying a meal together