Recipe: Homemade Pasta/Pizza Sauce

A quick demo on how to make low ingredient 5-minute pizza (and pasta) sauce.

This step by step recipe will teach you how to make a delicious and easy homemade pizza sauce that is sure to please all crowds.

Nutrition Sponsorship Scandal

Excerpt from the Nova Scotia Dietetic Association’s Private Practice Guidelines In the wake of the Olympics I thought that it would be timely to write about product endorsement. Every time the Olympics roll around there’s much hullabaloo about sponsorship and the promotion of crap food like McDonald’s. But the promotion of food is not just…

Tap Water for the Win

So I tried alkaline water in Calgary last weekend and it wasn’t because I wanted to. It was because it was all that was readily available…

Tropical Fruit Salad

A quick visual aid on how to cut and prepare some less common fruits and turn them into a fruit salad as a side dish for a meal or as a snack. I’ll show you how to cut dragon fruit, apples, granadilla and prickly pears.

Recipe: Leftover Vegetable Latke

I like to use my leftover potatoes and vegetables in the morning. I make a really easy 5 minute dish that resembles a latke. It’s like a potato pancake meets an omelette. This version is gluten free and vegetarian but you can personalize your ‘latke’ with so many different additions like meat and other vegetables. This recipe is easy to follow and requires minimal preparation and kitchen skills.

Recipe: Mac N Cheese and Quinoa Bites

An easy and upgraded veggie loaded version of mac n cheese that you’ll love.

Simply add garlic and cauliflower to your mac n cheese and you’ve got a whole new spin on the orange creamy favorite.

Quinoa and broccoli bites are loaded with vegetables and cheese and are a great on the go snack or meal and work well as a side dish too.

This pasta recipe is a great meal for newbie cooks or kids to try too.

Recipe: Mini Curried Lentil Pies

I created a curried lentil burger and then decided to turn it into a mini glutenfree pie for meatless monday with my friend who has celiac disease. The lentil pie was such a huge hit I had to post an online recipe to share it.

Top this quick and easy homemade veggie burger with labneh and microgreens. A great way to have a meatless BBQ or Braai.
Check out my other gluten free and meatless recipes.

Pea Pie Crust

I love pie crust but I hate making pastry. I love pie crust but store bought crusts give me heartburn. I want a healthy pie crust. The perfect solution for a quick, easy and healthy pie crust is made with peas! Try my dietitian approved pea pie crust.

My two cents on the ‘Obesity Plate’

The good: Can save 56-63 calories per meal by ‘sponging up’ oil. (Letting a maximum of 7ml of oil settle into the holes- if the holes are filled with spices it’ll pull off less) The bad: A plate probably isn’t going to change obesity in Thailand and it’s probably going to add to the pending…

Understanding Processed Food

Originally posted on Don't Eat the Pseudoscience:
By Kathryn Haydon             “Don’t eat processed food!” This is a common piece of advice for people who want to eat healthier to prevent diet-induced obesity and heart disease. But food scientists understand this advice as an over-simplification of a complicated issue, and we want to help…

Interview overview

I wanted to share a brief breakdown from my interviews and a few of my favorite quotes.

They told me:

Healthy people have favorite foods that aren’t vegetables. The people I interviewed enjoy bread, chocolate, alcohol, cookies, sugary breakfast cereals, and ice-cream.
Given the hypothetical opportunity to cook or dine with anyone in the world, most people would choose their family.
Many of the people I interviewed think that local crops should be subsidized instead of the current crops that are subsidized like corn. Others think that levies or taxes on sugar added foods or beverages could potentially be structured to reduce the cost of fruits and vegetables.
Almost everyone I spoke to mentioned that education, improving access to food or modifying the present agricultural system were likely routes to improving public health.

Dr. Freedhoff Reveals The Secret To Healthy Living

On school nutrition- I’m not sure teachers are being taught to teach these things so It’s hard to teach something you don’t know how to teach. It’s similar to cooking. How do we expect families to suddenly start cooking when they were brought up not cooking. If teachers aren’t given the tools they need to teach they’re not necessarily going to develop them on their own.

There is a role for food in comfort and celebration but not as a reward for children.
Celebrating the 100th day of school with a junk food party is not normal. Reading a book for twizzlers is not necessary.

We live on a continent where diet and weight related diseases
are really problematic both to individuals and countries. There are so many barriers to healthy eating related to the environment we live in that there are too many to list. He calls sodium a dietary red herring, an excellent marker for hyper-processed foods.
Health starts at healthy living.

Part of the fabric of humanity is food.

Parenting to us is living the life we want our kids to live.