Boring Garden Salad Meets Mango Madness

It’s that time of year when my kitchen turns into a test kitchen and the annual tradition of getting the most out of the season’s veggies and fruits begins.

We eat salads for some pretty boring reasons – dieting, health etc.

Shedding the last few pounds, fitting workouts into your schedule and eating right is tough enough but that doesn’t mean your salad has to taste boring because your cutting calories and trying to save time.

In fact your salad, if done right, makes for a great meal and can pack everything you need onto one plate.  Simple, easy, healthy and cost effective recipes – here is the first in a series coming your way this season.

Just be ready to toss some funky flavour in your bowl and hang on! You will be sharing this – so make extra.

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Mackenzie Makes Top 10 in Kraft Hockeyville

The TOP ten communites in Canada have been named in the race to be named Kraft Hockeyville 2011.

The top 10 hockey-mad areas were picked from over 8,000 entries during an hour-long special on CBC and last night.

Among the towns selected – two from here in BC – Mackenzie.and Fort nelson

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Witness Turned Angel in Tragic Pedestrian Accident

A Surrey woman who witnessed a horrifying accident when a man was hit by a car on Scott Road on February 16th is doing more than just giving a witness statement. Continue Reading »

Best Time of Day to Eat, Excercise and More – Dr. Oz

Of all the people who have been experts on Oprah – Dr. Oz is my favourite and for good reason.

I had his show on the other day and ended up having to sit down, rewind and take notes.  Here is what everyone needs to know. 

Your body goes through a natural cycle every 24 hours and how you eat, when you exercise and even when you get groceries affects your body.

Best time to weigh yourself – first thing in the morning

Best time of day to workout – first thing in the morning, best before you eat your first meal

Best time of morning to eat your first meal – breakfast should be consumed within the first hour of waking up

LUNCH – 4.5 hours after you wake up

DINNER – 6.5 hours after you wake up

Dr. Oz strongly advises we should NOT eat 3 hours before sleep time!

More tips and greatness can be found at

Your Time of Death…oops I mean ‘Time of Birth’ Voicemail

For years, I have been wanting to know my exact time of birth.  My mom always would give me a “guesstimated” time because all she remembers is the pain that starting just after midnight that one spring evening and has lasted ever since – that would be me – lol.

So recently,  I phoned up the hospital I was born in – Mackenze, BC and requested to the records department to look up the exact time of BIRTH!  I don’t know why I waited so long to ‘just ask’ somebody but the response I got was not only a huge question answered but offered a little bit of a shock.

We talked about it on the show of course.  Here it is as heard on RJ 1200’s Wake Up Call

I found out the news in one of the funniest yet very startling voice messages anyone has ever left me.   Take a listen here:  Time Of Birth Voicemail

Local Woman Finds Her Real Dad on Facebook

Oprah found out she had a half sister who spent 4 years looking for her.  She shared her story with the world on her television show and it was the one time entire families were glued to the tube.  It is truely an amazing story.

Stories of adoption happen everyday around the world including here in Vancouver.  Here local resident, Kylie knew she had a real family all her life.  Adopted as a child, Kylie is now a mother of two and just months away from getting married. So she sat down and started searching for her real parents.  Her search started on Facebook and within a few hours…she found her Dad!

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Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts Going to India

Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts manages one of the biggest cities in Canada.  One with a large population originating from all over India.  So it only makes sense to go check out India. 

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The Ultimate Bucket List

Created by input from thousands of people from the radio show, online and more – here is the ultimate bucket list.   In keeping with the theory of not wasting time trying to fix the past or wasting time worrying about the future -live for today instead….here is our list of ways to get the most out of your life. 

Go ahead, try something that scares you!

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Wacky & Weird Stories – Holy Sh*#!

Every week on the Wake Up Call on RJ 1200 (am) in Vancouver, BC – we do weird stories from around the world.  Take a listen to what we had on the show this week.  Stories that will have you saying: “WTF!, crazy and holy sh*#!”

Weird Stories Radio Segment

Fitness Talk with Trevor Linden

Trevor Linden on the Wake Up Call – talking fitness and his new business venture to make getting healthy easier and affordable.  Check out the interview here! Continue Reading »