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!
Three Pepper Oat Pilaf
By: Benish Syed, P.H.Ec.
This past Fall, OHEA members formed a committee to respond to Canada's Food Guide Consultation - Phase 1. The committee recently responded to Phase 2 - Proposed guiding principles, recommendations and considerations. After taking all responses into consideration, new Canada's Food Guide resources will be rolled out beginning in early 2018. Please click HERE to see the Phase 1 response and HERE for the for Phase 2 response from OHEA.
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As an association of professionals, we love to share articles, blog posts, recipes, tips, videos, and everything in between with our community.
This is your chance to be seen by the 1200+ individuals that view our website every week! We are always looking for submissions that might peak the interest of our community and of course we love to share the accomplishments and work of our members. Simply use the member submission form below to submit your work.
Take a look at the most recent member contributions featured on our blog here:
-How To Make Your Own Cold Brew Coffee, by Tamara Saslove, P.H.Ec.
-How to Choose Sustainable, Affordable and Healthful Seafood, by Erin MacGregor, RD, P.H.Ec.
-10 Tips for Shopping Farmer’s Markets Like a Meal Planning Pro, by Heather Grebler, P.H.Ec.
-How to be a Professional in a Busy World, by Sandra Venneri, P.H.Ec.
We are looking forward to featuring YOU on the blog this month! If you have any questions please contact Tamara at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a file and photos you can also email them directly to Tamara at the address above.
We are proud to be promoting food safety via our social media platforms in conjunction with The Canadian Partnership for Consumer Food Safety Education (CPCFSE). We are looking for tips from our members to share in order to communicate and educate consumers about food safe practices.
We have set a goal of posting 3 photos + tips each month and are looking to you to help us achieve it!
It's super simple! All we need from you is...
1. An original photo
2. A brief description of a unique food safety tip or a brief description of what food safety means to you.
We will put the two together to create an infographic similar to the two below submitted by OHEA members Jason Eaton, P.H.Ec., and Tamara Saslove, P.H.Ec., and presto, we will share your photo and tip on all OHEA social media platforms to help increase public food safety awareness!
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