By: Brittaney Berendsen, RD, P.H.Ec.
I love baked oatmeal recipes because they are super easy, take about 5 minutes to put together (in one bowl! Yay for limited dishes) and leave you with a weeks worth of healthy breakfast/ snacks!
2 tbsp. (30 mL) coconut oil
2 cups (500 mL) unsweetened almond milk (or soy, rice, cows etc.)
2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
2 tsp. (10 mL) vanilla extract
1/3 cup (80 mL) pure maple syrup
2 cups (500 mL) large flake oats
1 tsp. (5 mL) baking powder
2 tsp. (10 mL) cinnamon
1 tsp. (5 mL) dried ginger
1/3 cup (80 mL) chopped walnuts
1/2 cup (125 mL) flaked coconut
1/2 cup (125 mL) blueberries
1/2 cup (125 mL) raspberries
We are proud to welcome four new PHEcs this month! Not pictured below is Alyssa Hillstrom, P.H.Ec.
Interview with Nazima Qureshi Co-Author of E-Book: From Burnout To Bliss - A Muslim Mom’s Guide to Self Care
Nazima Qureshi is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Muslimah Nutrition Expert dedicated to helping Muslim women live healthier and happier lives. She provides services exclusively for Muslim women in order to create a haven where they can feel comfortable and confident as she goes on this journey with them to a healthier lifestyle. Her philosophy is to live a healthy lifestyle that includes enjoying all foods as well as enjoying being physically active. She uses a non-diet approach, which always includes dessert!
She received her Bachelors of Applied Science in Nutrition and Food from Ryerson University and her Masters of Public Health in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Toronto. She also completed her Physical Activity: Assessment and Promotion Certificate from Ryerson University.
Nazima loves developing new recipes with her own South Asian flair, enjoying the outdoors with her husband and daughter, and using baking as a form of self-care therapy.
...And make sure the rest of the family does too. Just 15 minutes in nature can cut stress levels.
By: Helen Lammers-Helps, Freelance Writer of www.hlhwriter.com
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By: Tamara Saslove, P.H.Ec.
Have you ever really stopped to think about what you are eating and how you perceive it according to the different senses - Taste, sight, touch, smell & hearing? It can be a fun activity to do and it really allows you to discover what you love about the foods you eat, or what you dislike. For an assignment last year I had to pick a new food to try and do a sensory evaluation. I encourage you all to do a sensory evaluation of your own next time you try a new food and write it down so you can reflect on it and if you would like to share please send it to email@example.com and I will post it on the blog. If you would like to read about my first sensory evaluation, read on below!
I had the pleasure of enjoying an incredible meal at Daishō – one of the fabulous Momofuku restaurants. Everything was spectacular from the architecture, the atmosphere, the staff, the view and of course the food! The menu changes daily with a good variety of options to choose from. They encourage sharing plates, which is my favourite kind of meal! This way you get to try a bit of everything, including some more exotic dishes that you might not be willing to try on your own. I tried two new things tonight including a Peach Beer and Crispy Rice Cakes along with several other more familiar dishes.
We started out the night with a peach ale – I had never had a fruity beer before so I was unsure of what to expect. Also, I usually don’t like beer to begin with. I find it too strong and bitter and I get full and bloated very quickly from it. When it arrived it looked just like any of light pale ale. When I first smelled this beer, my whole nose was filled with a sweet peachy aroma. I was so excited to taste the sweet sweet peach that I was smelling. The first sip was pretty peachy but then it became a little bitter after a few sips, and less and less peachy. It was still enjoyable, but had it tasted as sweet and flavorful as it smelled, I would have enjoyed it even more. My boyfriend who is a beer enthusiast loved the beer and in his opinion it was “a great balance of sweet peach and hoppy goodness”. It definitely wouldn’t be my first choice of beverage if I return there, however it is probably the best beer I have tried yet!
Jason graduated UWO/Brescia University College in 2014 with a double major in History and Family Studies. He oversees the production of small batch preserves for a social enterprise working with youth in Strathroy Ontario. He also teaches adult cooking classes for both the City of London and the YMCA. In addition to this he is also the Vice President of social media for the OHEA, as well as a food and travel blogger. Highlights of his blogging career include being the Canadian Beef Blogger Ambassador.
By: Tamara Saslove, P.H.Ec.
With the warm summer weather, a bowl of piping hot soup doesn’t always sounds too appetizing. But fear not, there are tons of cold soup options including this delicious and simple beauty of a soup! Beets, apples and leeks join together in this recipe to offer an alternative to a classic Beet Borscht.. with a lighter flavour that everyone will enjoy.
One common mistake I find myself running into whenever I make a cold soup is that I often leave it until the last minute.. or the last couple hours and it doesn’t have enough time to fully cool. You can make this soup a day in advance, or the morning / early afternoon of when you plan to eat it in order to give yourself enough time and ensure you are serving up this soup how it is intended.. COLD!
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