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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(…)

The Noodle Party – Which Asian wheat noodles to buy?

The Noodle Party – Which Asian wheat noodles to buy?

Buying noodles at an Asian grocery store can be overwhelming – there are so many different types! While my friend swears by a certain brand of wheat noodle, I usually just buy whatever is on sale. What kind of Asian noodles are there? What are the main differences? Asian wheat noodles are all made from wheat,(…)

Is it worth making homemade ice cream?

Is it worth making homemade ice cream?

I have always wanted to make my own ice cream but didn’t want to invest in an ice cream maker so I signed up for a monthly membership at the Kitchen Library and borrowed one of theirs. Do you need an ice cream maker to make ice cream? It is possible to make ice cream without(…)

What is the Paleo Diet?

What is the Paleo Diet?

The Paleolithic diet, or “Paleo diet”, is a popular fad diet which attempts to mirror the eating habits of early humans. This diet is based on the fact that many chronic diseases and obesity were not common concerns for our ancestors. So, if we eat what they ate, we won’t suffer from these things either(…)

Minute Rice® Review and Giveway

Minute Rice® Review and Giveway

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend a Minute Rice® event at George Brown College. The event was led by Chef John Higgens, Director of George Brown College Chef School and judge on Chopped Canada who provided a wealth of knowledge during the event and offered a number of tips when it comes(…)

Portion Perfection – A Weight Loss Program designed by a dietitian

Portion Perfection – A Weight Loss Program designed by a dietitian

As a dietitian, one of the most common things I hear from people is “ I want to lose weight but I don’t know how to eat healthy. Can you make me a meal plan?” *groan* Meals plans for weight loss It’s not that I don’t want to provide examples of healthy meals or tips(…)

Omega Crunch flax seed giveaway

Omega Crunch flax seed giveaway

As a dietitian, when I hear the word flax I automatically think “omega-3s, omega-6s and a good source of fibre”. However, I rarely stop to think about what flax actually is. What is flax? Flax is a flowering blue plant that grows in the cooler prairie provinces of Canada. Flax seeds have gained a lot of(…)

New to gardening? FoodShare is now offering workshops

New to gardening? FoodShare is now offering workshops

Attention all gardeners (and wannabe gardeners): FoodShare is currently offering organic gardening workshops. Learn everything you need to know from planning out your garden, to sprouting seeds, transplanting, container gardening, composting and more. These workshops are great if you are new to gardening or want to learn more about how to take care of a garden(…)

FoodShare Organic Gardening Workshops

FoodShare Organic Gardening Workshops

Gardening is something that doesn’t come naturally to me so it took me three attempts just to get a herb garden to survive on my patio. I plant a herb garden on my balcony every year and love going out and picking up fresh herbs when I’m preparing meals in my kitchen. It ends up being(…)