An Open Letter to Nancy Greene Raine

My open letter to Nancy Greene Raine supporting her proposed bill to amend the FDA with a historical legislation proposal that could make a lasting impact on the youth of her country. She committed to the suggestion that the Food and Drug Act should be amended, moving to make it illegal to direct advertising and marketing toward children across the country.

Hey food industry, get out of RD conferences! #FNCE

I had a blog post all written for you lovelies, cued-up, ready to go. Then I started seeing the tweets coming out of FNCE (Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo) and I got all annoyed and tweeted what you see above because apparently I’m a masochist. That unleashed a fun afternoon of back-and-forth with fellow…

How I Think You Should Feed Your Kids

Are you sick of bribing your kid at mealtime and begging them to take one more bite? Are you making more than one meal at dinner time and feeling frustrated?

Feeling confident about what you’re feeding children can help to foster a healthy relationship with food for your child.

I’ve got a list of tips to try to help you become confident in what you’re feeding your children.

Why Should We Stop Marketing Food To Adolescents and Children?

On September 27, 2016, Senator Greene Raine proposed historical legislation that could make a lasting impact on the youth of her country when she committed to the suggestion that the Food and Drug Act (specifically the labelling, packaging and advertising sections) should be amended, moving to make it illegal to direct advertising and marketing toward children across the country. Bill S-228.
In May of 2010, The World Health Organization recommended international actions to reduce marketing of food and beverages to children. Earlier this year two dedicated physicians took the time to sit down with me and talk to me about their opinions on health policy and both of them mentioned their dedication to a cause. The cause was THIS cause, stopping the widespread marketing of food to vulnerable people, specifically children, and adolescents. Dr. Freedhoff and Dr. Campbell both told me about their work with a coalition, the goal of the coalition is simple- to allow Canadian children to grow up in an environment free of influence from food and beverage marketing.

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.