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Phytoplankton

Phytoplankton

As a dietitian, I feel that it is super important to be up-to-date on new products that come out in the market. It’s just a matter of time that clients will ask you about them and it’s always good to have an informed option. Some food products start out as natural health products before they(…)

OIKOS SuperGrains Yogurt Review

OIKOS SuperGrains Yogurt Review

I was so happy to receive complimentary samples of the new OIKOS SuperGrains Greek yogurt the other day! This product comes in four different flavours and has a combination of grains mixed into it. The flavours I tried were: Cranberry Orange with quinoa, flaxseed and buckwheat Mixed Berry with quinoa, chia seed and buckwheat Peach(…)

What is vinegar?

What is vinegar?

The word vinegar comes form the French term “vin aigre” which means sour wine. It’s made by fermenting alcohol which can come from a variety of sources – rice (used to make rice wine), fruits such as apples (used to make apple cider) and grapes (used to make red wine, white wine and champagne) and(…)

Celebrating the 2016 International Year of Pulses – Cooking with lentils workshop

Today I had the great fortune to attend the Hands-On Cooking Workshop with Canadian Lentils. I have been going this dietitian invite-only event for the past two years and every year I learn something new. This year, Chef Christine Farkas, Manager, Food Product & Culinary Innovation from Pulse Canada and Gloria Tsang, Vancouver-based dietitian and(…)

An update from culinary school

An update from culinary school

It has been awhile since I’ve had a chance to write on my blog which I miss terribly. But since enrolling in culinary school, and working in the industry, it feels like I’m constantly putting out fires (literally) which leaves little time for the finer things in life – like writing about food. I’m sure(…)

Culinary school, here I come

Culinary school, here I come

I am going to culinary school! Yippee! This has been a l-o-n-g time coming. I actually wanted to go to culinary school after finishing my dietetics degree because food compliments nutrition so well. However, the timing wasn’t right (and I wasn’t ready). But this year I decided to finally take the plunge. One of the(…)

One day I will go strawberry picking

One day I will go strawberry picking

Earlier this month, a friend of mine asked me if I wanted to go strawberry picking up at Whittamore’s Farm. This is a popular place to pick strawberries since it’s just outside of Toronto. Of course I said yes! Growing up, my family had a strawberry patch in the garden. I was easily entertained as(…)

Master cheese class with Chef Christine Cushing

Master cheese class with Chef Christine Cushing

People often asked me how I came up with the idea to start a product review club. Well, I actually go the idea from a beauty and make-up review club that I am part of called ChickAdvisor. I’m still part of the ChickAdvisor community and was fortunate enough to attend their in-person master cheese class(…)

Teaching kid’s in the kitchen classes

Teaching kid’s in the kitchen classes

I recently decided to step up my culinary training by signing up for the chef certified course at George Brown College. I’d always wanted to go to chef school after completing my dietetics degree because it seemed like an obvious combination. I have been helping out with kid’s cooking classes over the years and ultimately want(…)

Homemade char siu (Chinese BBQ pork) recipe

Homemade char siu (Chinese BBQ pork) recipe

Like many Canadians everywhere, I celebrated Canada Day outside next to a barbecue. But unlike many Canadians, I added a Cantonese twist by making Chinese BBQ pork (aka char siu). My friends have been wanting to learn how to make homemade char siu ever since I told them about this great recipe I learned from(…)