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Eric Akis: Fish, cheese sauce and broccoli make a tasty combination

Eric Akis: Fish, cheese sauce and broccoli make a tasty combination

B.C. lingcod is served with a tangy dill-flecked cheese sauce and bright green broccoli florets.
Eric Akis: Easy lentil soup has hit of spice and lemon

Eric Akis: Easy lentil soup has hit of spice and lemon

This Middle-Eastern style dish uses simple ingredients — some of which you might already have on hand.
Eric Akis: For seafood lovers, a tasty stew for Valentine's

Eric Akis: For seafood lovers, a tasty stew for Valentine's

Cioppino, a type of seafood stew, is a warming dish perfect for winter that’s special enough to suit Valentine's Day — or any other occasion.
Eric Akis: Rib-sticking Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese a super treat for Game Day

Eric Akis: Rib-sticking Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese a super treat for Game Day

Perfect for Super Bowl-watching, this rich casserole layers cheesy pasta over shredded meat.
Eric Akis: Winter squash a vegetarian alternative in this stew

Eric Akis: Winter squash a vegetarian alternative in this stew

Sturdy vegetable and a complementary mix of other ingredients simmer up flavourful dish
Eric Akis: Miso adds umami-rich boost to B.C. rockfish dish

Eric Akis: Miso adds umami-rich boost to B.C. rockfish dish

Baked rockfish fillets are served, Asian-style, with steamed baby bok choy, mushrooms and umami-rich broth flavoured with miso, ginger and garlic.
Eric Akis: Chicken-fried steak is Southern-style comfort food

Eric Akis: Chicken-fried steak is Southern-style comfort food

In some parts of the southern United States, a dish prepared in a similar fashion was and still is called country-fried steak.
Eric Akis: Fancy fried rice topped with hoisin prawns, broccoli

Eric Akis: Fancy fried rice topped with hoisin prawns, broccoli

Vegetable fried rice is topped with quick-cooking prawns and broccoli glazed with a ginger, garlic and orange flavoured hoisin mixture.
Eric Akis: An Indian dish for those who don't like it hot

Eric Akis: An Indian dish for those who don't like it hot

If you don’t like your Indian food too spicy, make korma.
Victoria tops list of vegan-friendly cities

Victoria tops list of vegan-friendly cities

A recent analysis of the most vegan-friendly cities in Canada put Victoria at the top of its list based on the availability and price of vegan food