By: Tamara Saslove, P.H.Ec.
This recipe is so easy and tastes great! It can be made into a loaf or 12 muffins, or if you're like me and can't decide make a mini loaf and 6 muffins! I chose to mix in cranberries and top with pumpkin seeds but feel free to throw in whatever fruit, seeds or nuts you have lying around the house. Enjoy!
Makes 12 muffins or 1 loaf
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes -1 hour
2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup (125 mL) canola oil
2/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup white flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
From OHEA's own, Homegrown!
Recipe by: Bridget Wilson, PHEc
"The herbed stuffing adds wonderful flavour to this attractive pork roast. Serve with roasted vegetables and potatoes for a hearty meal."-Bridget
1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil, divided
1 onion, finely chopped
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup (250 mL) 100% whole wheat panko crumbs, or 3 slices whole grain bread, cut into small cubes
1/2cup (125 mL). sodium-reduced chicken broth
1 Tbsp (15mL) finely chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground sage
1/2 cup (125 mL) dried cranberries
2 lb ( 900 g) boneless rib end pork roast, excess fat trimmed
1 Tbsp (15 mL) balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) loosely packed baby spinach leaves
OHEA continues to grow with new PHEcs with diverse interests and backgrounds, including our newest three, Rebecca Horne, Kate Rollings & Adrienne Kester (not pictured)
Rebecca received her MSc in Family Sciences from the University of Alberta in 2017 and is currently a PhD student in Psychology at the University of Toronto. Her broad area of research is on couple relationships and the individual, relational, and contextual factors that contribute to satisfying intimate ties and lasting love. Under this general area of interest, she is currently exploring how making sacrifices for an intimate partner impacts relationship functioning and how gender dynamics shape couple processes.
Kate is a recent graduate of Brescia University College. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with an Honors Specialization in Family Studies (Human Ecology). She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Education at Western University, with a focus on teaching Family Studies and Social Sciences course at the secondary level. Kate is excited to begin her career as a teacher and a PHEc, as well as to join the OHEA community!
By: Getty Stewart, P.H.Ec. of gettystewart.com
To get a lovely string of homegrown garlic, you’ve got to get those cloves in the ground now – in the fall!
By: Brittaney Berendsen, RD., P.H.Ec.
I'm a huge fan of these because they take about half an hour to make/portion, only use one bowl (Yay for limited dishes haha) and then you have a stash of healthy and delicious snacks!
1.5 - 2 cups (375-500 mL) large flake oats
1/2 cup (125 mL) natural peanut butter
1/2 cup (125 mL) pumpkin puree
1/4 cup (60 mL) shredded unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup (60 mL) maple syrup
1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped dates
1/4 cup (60 mL) pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp. (30 mL) hemp hearts
1 tsp. (5 mL) vanilla extract
1 tsp. (5mL) cinnamon
2 tsp. (10 mL) pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup (125 mL) dark chocolate chips
By: Maria Jude, Nutrition Student
-3 tbsp. (45 mL) of raw pumpkin seeds (approx 25 % of your daily iron intake, and 40% of your daily magnesium which helps calm the mind)
-3 tbsp. (45 mL) of dried mulberries (approx 30% of your iron intake & 20% of your daily vitaminC) .
-8 squares of @zazubean nudie dark chocolate 🍫,because dark chocolate has flavonoids which improve blood flow to the brain, amongst other brain boosting qualities.
-2 tbsp. (30 mL) of freeze dried raspberries because Pairing vitamin C with iron rich foods increases iron absorption
By: Sarah Pardy, P.H.Ec. of Lumago
“But I want to work in agriculture AND food & nutrition AND environment fields”.
As I deliberated the next step in my career these were the words that ran through my head over and over...then I stumbled upon aquaponics.
OHEA is pleased to welcome another five new PHEcs this fall! You can read about them below!
Tess is a registered dietitian who just finished her MSc in Food and Nutrition at Brescia University College (BUC). She has worked in various health care fields as dietitian including: long-term care, outpatient oncology, private practice, home care and most recently acute stroke care. She is currently an instructor at BUC for nutrition courses for first year undergraduates as well as third and fourth year nutrition students. She has a passion for how culture shapes our understanding of health and eating, as well as the importance of commensality as a foundation for health. She is very excited to be a part of the PHEc family!
By: Benish Syed, P.H.Ec.
Fall is officially here and that means you’ll be smelling cinnamon at every café and coffee shop. Cinnamon is a pantry essential in many households because of its warm smell, taste, and versatility. Cinnamon can be added to everything from lattes to cakes, and even curries! But did you know that cinnamon also has several health benefits? Read on to find out more about cinnamon as well as its health benefits.
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