Malnutrition Week: September 26-30th

Are you a health care professional working in the clinical setting? Well, the dietitians in your facility will be nerding out this week since it’s Malnutrition Week! What is malnutrition? In the clinical setting, malnutrition is the inadequate intake of energy, protein and micronutrients. Many of the causes of hospital malnutrition are small that we,…

Chocolate Squash Cake

After reading the title, most of you will think I’m crazy using squash in my chocolate cake. I was wanting to trial a zucchini chocolate loaf since my mum’s neighbours gave her a HUGE zucchini and she had no use for it. Bringing it home, I realized it was NOT a zucchini but rather some…

Eat Well, Play Well – Dietitians of Canada

Are you a parent who’s suffering the back to school funk and stuck on what how to manage the food part of the week? Check out Dietitians of Canada’s article! Some fun tips include: Getting the kiddos involved with meal prep. It not only adds extra help in the kitchen (depending on the age of course)…

3 Ingredient Cauliflower Pizza Crust

I was slow on the cauliflower pizza crust fad but decided to try this out (finally..) after seeing some awesome sales on cauliflower recently! On a previous post, I tried making some zucchini pizza crust technique, which was DELISH but not as fool-able for those veggie-hesitant folks. This recipe surprised my guy when he grabbed a slice…

Summer Blues

A recurring theme on my blog: time is FLYING by! This month has involved lots of learning and exploring. Only bummer – that summer is almost over.. Continuing to apply to various jobs and interviewing. It’s always a good idea to keep up with interviewing skills. By applying to various jobs, it has given me…

The “Pee Strip” Diet – What’s it all about?

One of my goals this year is to learn more about all the weirdo diets that people are trying to lose weight and “stay healthy.” One of them was the Alkaline Diet – other names include the Pee Strip Diet, Acid-Base Diet or Paleolithic Diet. As per all faddy diets out there, it’s the cure-all…

Mustard Maple BBQ Salmon

Here in Vancouver, we’re SPOILED with fresh seafood, fruits, veggies and just all around nomalicious food! Our local Fresh Street Market had a hard-to-resist Salmon Festival where they sold amazingly fresh and good quality sockeye salmon at a very affordable price this past weekend! I walked away with a few large fillets (my mum was…

Work hard, play hard

The past month or so has flown by and been really busy (more related to personal rather than professional reasons). It’s also been a HUGE learning curve of a past bit of time since I’ve been training in other areas of dietetic practice to broaden my scope and understanding of clinical nutrition and what other…

Nutrition Across the Lifespans: Women’s Edition!

As many of you nutrition nerds have heard, the The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada released this detailed article very recently on the Canadian consensus regarding female nutrition from adolescents and beyond. It’s a prettyyyyy long document but has TONS of important information for us ladies on the noms we should be focusing on specific…

5 Ingredient Strawberry Salsa

Back to back recipe posts means there’s something delicious brewing in the kitchen. I HAD to share the post this week since u-pick and availability of local strawberries in BC is coming to a (quick) end and this recipe tastes DIVINE using those fresh, local gems that are in season right now. The strawberries I…

Chilled Beet and Red Bell Pepper Soup

Although the past few days have cooled down in Vancouver, the days prior to that were hot hot HOT! The rise in temperature means trying to find easy recipes that won’t warm the house and keep you nice and cool. This ridiculously easy soup does just that! I wanted something that was dip-worthy to fix…

Where’s Whitney? Part 2.

I’m BACK from my 3 week trip! I had a solid week to recover from jet lag (it took a few days to finally get back into a “normal” routine again) and I can say it’s nice to be home. I felt quite refreshed going back to work and have spent my nights sleeping or…