Meal planning

June 22, 2020

What does 100 g of sugar look like relative to a 2000 kcal intake?

What does 100 g of sugar look like? I don’t mean sugar from a sugar bowl. I mean, what does 100 g of both added and naturally occurring sugar look like in food, relative to a 2000 kcal diet?   This was the focus of a recent virtual cooking workshop […]
March 29, 2020

Hemp Seed Tabouli with Quick Pickled Onions and Fruit Chips

This Hemp Seed Tabouli with Quick-Pickled Onions and Fruit Chips was one of my assignment I completed for my Plant-based Cooking Certificate. In this post, I share how I approached creating this recipe as well as share the recipes. How I built the flavour profile on this plate: For the […]
March 29, 2020

Hemp Seed Tabouli Salad

Tabouli is a classic Mediterranean Salad that usually includes a cooked whole grain called bulgur. In this recipe, I used hemp seeds in place of the bulgur for a different variation of this salad. This Hemp Seed Tabouli used a chop and drop method: chop up the ingredients, and drop […]
March 4, 2020

Marinated Baked Tofu

I always joke with clients that I am not here to sell you tofu. But it is a less expensive plant protein that, when cooked properly, can be fast and takes on the flavour of whatever you cook it with. If you can cook chicken, you can cook tofu. In this […]
March 3, 2020

Chocolate dipped dried apricots and plums

Ever get a 3 pm craving for something sweet? I do. This was a snack that was offered at a recent health and cooking conference I attended, called Healthy Kitchens Healthy Lives. This snack uses two ingredients: dried fruit and melted dark chocolate.  In this recipe, I used dried apricots […]
November 13, 2019

Does oatmeal have enough protein for breakfast?

I am a big fan of oatmeal. As a whole grain, rich in fiber, oatmeal provides slow-release energy so you are fuelled for your morning. Does it provide enough protein? How much protein do we need each day? How much protein you need each day is based on how much […]