About LJepson

Member since 10/15/2013
Occupation: Nutrition Consultant
City: Toronto

After graduating from Ryerson, I worked for Kraft Canada, hospitals as Diet Tech, as a nutrition consultant for gyms and individuals needing help in menu planing and understanding food.

Favourite food: Fruit
Favourite piece of kitchen equipment: Moulinex food processer
Favourite cooking shortcut: Frozen veggies for soups or stews
Favourite meal(s) to prepare: Chili meals, beef or turkey
Recipe that you have always wanted to make but have yet to attempt: Baking a cake from scratch.

Comments by LJepson:

  • Chia seeds
    Thank you for sending me the Nutiva Chia Seeds to try. I used them in my morning oatmeal, love the extra texture it added. Also made an energy bar with it (recipe below), loved it myself and tested it with a few friends, everyone loved it. The seed only have a very mild nutty flavour and add texture to what ever it is added to, which I like. I will continue to use chia seeds from now on, also I love the bar I made so I will be making again and again. Love that its a super food, helps me get omega-3's, fibre + protein. The product itself I would rate at 5, however the packaging, nice as it is, didn't see any symbles regarding it being bio-degradable. If your going to sell an organic product you should package it in something bio-degradable. So that causes me to rate it at 4. No Bake chocolate cherry almond energy bar 1 1/2 cups of pitted dates (soak a few minutes in boild water) 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/3 cup whole chia seeds 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp almond extract 1/2 cup slivered almonds, unsalted 1/2 cup chopped pecans, unsalted 1/2 cup cherries Sprinkle of sea salt (optional) Puree dates in a food processor until a thick paste forms. Add cocoa powder, chia, cinnamon, vanilla + almond extract. Pulse to conbine. Add almonds + pecans, pulse till nuts are well incorporated. Stir in cherries. Form one bar in an 8×8 pan, score into 8 bars, put in the fridge for 2 hours.