My latest for ASKMEN.COM

Just in time for Meatless Monday you can check out my latest piece for askmen.com where I dive into some of the reasons why people may choose to eat less meat and share FIVE of my favorite meatfree recipes including burritos, thai food, quiche, and more.

Recipe: Famous Bean Burritos

I’ve updated my famous bean burrito video recipe and you’re going to want to check it out! I added more detail including how to fold them. It has over 105 THOUSAND views on facebook and counting. They’re cheap, easy, fast, full of fiber and protein!

Recipe: Leftover Vegetable Latke

I like to use my leftover potatoes and vegetables in the morning. I make a really easy 5 minute dish that resembles a latke. It’s like a potato pancake meets an omelette. This version is gluten free and vegetarian but you can personalize your ‘latke’ with so many different additions like meat and other vegetables. This recipe is easy to follow and requires minimal preparation and kitchen skills.

Dr. Freedhoff Reveals The Secret To Healthy Living

On school nutrition- I’m not sure teachers are being taught to teach these things so It’s hard to teach something you don’t know how to teach. It’s similar to cooking. How do we expect families to suddenly start cooking when they were brought up not cooking. If teachers aren’t given the tools they need to teach they’re not necessarily going to develop them on their own.

There is a role for food in comfort and celebration but not as a reward for children.
Celebrating the 100th day of school with a junk food party is not normal. Reading a book for twizzlers is not necessary.

We live on a continent where diet and weight related diseases
are really problematic both to individuals and countries. There are so many barriers to healthy eating related to the environment we live in that there are too many to list. He calls sodium a dietary red herring, an excellent marker for hyper-processed foods.
Health starts at healthy living.

Part of the fabric of humanity is food.

Parenting to us is living the life we want our kids to live.

The Theme Is Action…

I’ve spoken to people in different industries working in different countries. The theme is prevalent.

The theme is action.

We need to take action and to help our population lead a healthier lifestyle. Whatever we’re doing right now isn’t enough. One example is that obesity rates are trending upward, in Canada one in ten children have clinical obesity. Obesity is a leading cause of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease arthritis and cancer.

These things don’t impact one person at a time, they impact many lives, families and whole communities.

“Breakfast Foods are Dumb” My interview with Rachel and Leah.

Leah and Rachel sat down with me in a vegan restaurant to give me the down low on nutrition. They shared their opinions, one too many kombucha and some laughs during their competitive interview to see who knew more about each other’s nutrition opinion. Leah thinks that we need to work on our own lifestyles and stop relying on convenience and Rachel thinks we need to improve accessibility to food.

Andrea Hardy

Andrea is known for, “But first, let’s eat” her popular blog on redirecting nutrition information to the basics and the importance of enjoying our food rather than the diet ideology.
We sat down to tea to discuss the barriers to healthy eating, our first memories of cooking and eating and of course our favorite foods.

Itinerant Thai Travels Part 3: Chiang Mai

We left the land of temples, Ayutthaya, and headed North for Chiang Mai, a small Northern city known for bustling markets and good food.

Then we met Aim. She taught us how to cook Thai food while laughing. Seriously, my face hurt when I left Momma Noi’s Cookery School.

Momma Noi even tried my homemade green curry and said it was so hot!

Leftover latke recipe

A gluten free recipe for homemade potato pancakes (latke) using gouda cheese, broccoli and eggs.

Fish Cake recipe

A detailed recipe on how to make the best fish cakes ever with tips from the kitchen of a Registered Dietitian. These fishcakes are easy on the budget and make great leftovers, a perfect healthy fastfood! The general consensus of Alberta Government is that pregnant women should choose light tuna before white and albacore tuna as it contains less mercury. While pregnant it is also best to avoid other high mercury fishes such as shark, swordfish, orange roughy, marlin, and escolar.

Unit prices for budget grocery shopping 

Who doesn’t love a bargain? I want to share some information on unit prices and how to use them to save money at the grocery store. There are usually a few items that each individual splurges on, regardless of cost, from toilet paper to cookies. Personally at my house we budget for higher end cheese…