This Month's theme in the Recipe Redux Challenge is Spring Clean the Kitchen! The challenge was to use at least 3 ingredients already in your kitchen, rather than going out and buying new ingredients to create a new recipe. I took it a step further and used ONLY ingredients I had on hand, which meant no trips to the grocery store and using up food in my kitchen. DOUBLE WIN!
The main ingredient I wanted to use up were my leeks. I had used them the week before for my husband's birthday dinner (fall of the bone lamb shank). I had always heard of Potato Leek soup so I turned to Pinterest for inspiration. After getting a basic understanding of the recipe process, I decided to add my own twist. I had roasted garlic in the refrigerator as well, so I added that, which gave an amazing flavour to the soup. To give a creamy flavour, I used 3.25% milk instead of heavy cream.
Overall, Potato Leek Soup is one of those things that seem kind of "meh" at first glance, but one bite and the way these simp...
It’s March! Can you believe how quickly these three months have passed by?! Today I want to touch base with you and see how you are doing with your goals thus far. It’s common to welcome the new year with a resolution, intention or a goal for the upcoming year, but sometimes our enthusiasm doesn’t last long and we fall off track. If new year resolutions are not something you do, there is no better time to improve something in your life than the present.
The first step is setting the goal. I know you are thinking that this is obvious, but there is a difference between “I want to eat more fruits and vegetables” and “I want to eat more fruits and vegetables by trying 1 new fruit or vegetable every week in 2017”. Although both goals have the intention of increasing how much fruit and vegetable you eat, the second goal is more specific and is a basic plan of how you will achieve the goal. Writing your goals this way helps you ensure you stay on track with your goal!
Do you ever find yourself wanting a snack, but not knowing what to have or tired of the same old snacks? Well, I’ve got a solution for you! I was lucky enough to receive a copy of 365 Snacks for Every Day of the Year by fellow dietitian, Sarah Koszyk.
This book is great for students, parents, anyone on the go, or those who want to refresh their snack game. It has 365 snack ideas ranging from recipes that require some assembly, ideas that are perfect for school, work or on the go, and even some that will satisfy your sweet tooth! The recipes are quick to put together and each snack idea includes a calorie count. There are also options if you are out and about and want to grab a healthy snack.
I personally love snacks, they are a great way to keep you going until your next meal. But be aware, not all snacks are created equally! Many of the “snack size” options for processed foods may be portioned to have have a smaller amount of calories, but they also lack nutrients and fibre. This mea...
#CanolaConnect was a sponsored event and I was compensated for my time. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Last week I had the pleasure of attending my very first #CanolaConnect event to learn more about Canola oil! It was a great evening hosted by Canola Eat Well, particularly because I was surrounded by my Dietitian colleagues. The event was hosted at Luxe Appliance Studio, which is a luxury appliance studio showroom. It was very spacious and a great setting to learn more about Canola oil.
Getting ready to make Green Goddess Dressing for our Power Bowls. Photography by Josh-Tenn Yuk courtesy of Canola Eat Well.
Some highlights from the event:
I met with Canadian Canola farmers and learned about the Canola farming process. There are 43,000 family farmers growing Canola on the Canadian Prairies.
I had the opportunity to see and feel Canola seeds, which are pressed to make Canola oil
There was a delicious spread of food prepared by Chef Alexandra Feswick