March

Holistic Kitchen

Good health starts in the kitchen! Find loads of nutritious and delicious tips, tricks, articles, and recipes below from our community of holistic nutrition professionals. 

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  • 9 Favourite Self-Care Habits & Practices for Spring – Self-care tips work all year around, but here are some habits and practices to help you feel renewed and refreshed for spring. Ashleigh Grange, R.H.N. shares 9 of her favourite ones. 
  • Pulses: The New (Old?) Superfood – Pulses include dried beans, peas, lentils, and chickpeas. Debora Palmieri, R.H.N. dives into why these are great for your health and how you can incorporate them into your diet. 
  • Detox Your Way to a Brand New You – “Detoxification is essentially the way your body rids itself of harmful toxins and unwanted waste products.” Detox can help you feel like the best version of you. Debora Palmieri, R.H.N. shares more about the process in this article. 
  • Behind Turmeric’s Big Break – It’s become a popular spice, but what is behind this amazing ingredient? Olivia Kelava, R.H.N. shines a spotlight on this beautiful and healthful spice and some ways you can start using it more.
  • Spice It Up: The Benefits of Adding Ginger and Turmeric to Your Day – These two powerhouse spices can add a load of health benefits. Emma Levez Larocque, R.H.N., highlights these spices and how to use them, and shares a yummy recipe for Golden Milk.  
  • Healthy Snacks for Balancing Blood Sugar – Feeling irritable? Or maybe you have difficulty in concentrating? Consistently unregulated blood sugar could be to blame. Katherine Krivanek, R.H.N., gives us some tips and shares her favourite quick and easy snack ideas.

Helpful and Healthful Cooking Tips

  • Your Guide to Soaking/Activating Nuts, Seeds, and Grains – Bethany Bierema, R.H.N., shows us in her simple and informative guide why it’s important to soak/activate nuts, all the benefits, and just how easy it is. 
  • 9 Healthy Meal Prep Tips – These days, there seems to be more to do but we have less energy to deal with all the things we must do effectively. Meal planning can help make healthy eating so much easier. Stephanie Kay, R.H.N. shares some easy and practical tips to help you meal prep. 
  • How to Choose the Right Cooking Oil – “Depending on whether you plan to bake, broil, grill, fry, deep-fry, or roast, different cooking oils will produce different results.” Petra Scott, R.H.N., shares her recommendations on choosing the right cooking oil.

Grocery Shopping Tips

  • How to Read Nutrition Labels – “It’s important to know what we are putting into our body!” Monica Mander, R.H.N., shares some tips to help you understand nutrition labels.
  • Save Money While Eating Healthy – Want to eat healthy and save some money? Lisa Chilvers, R.H.N., shares 6 easy actions that may save you money at the grocery store.
Workshops available at select branches via Zoom

Sharpen your culinary skills and cook your way to better health with CSNN’s Holistic Culinary Certificate workshops. You’ll learn a variety of methods and techniques to prepare food and enhance the restorative properties of food. Workshops are offered at select branches via Zoom and through Online Distance Education. Please click here to see which branches are offering these culinary workshops.

Cookbooks

Reading Recommendations

A lot of our graduates are published cookbook authors! From desserts to gluten-free meals, there’s a huge variety of delicious and nutritious recipes. 

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This buttery vanilla mug cake is a quick and easy recipe for when you need a sweet little something. Caroline Chow, R.H.N. also shares some healthier baking swaps to make those sweet treats even better.

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This is a sugar-free recipe for amazing fluffy pancakes. Perfect for those spring weekend mornings. The fresh lemon flavour makes us think of spring. Recipe from Karolina Gnat, R.H.N.

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We love traveling from our kitchen. This recipe is full of bright flavours to wake up your tastebuds for spring. It also happens to be egg-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free. Recipe from Delia Mota, R.H.N.

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Can a gluten and dairy-free muffin be tasty? You bet! Not only are these moist and flavourful, they are healthy and packed with nutrient-dense ingredients like carrots and walnuts. Recipe from Gillian Templeton, R.H.N.

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Spring is almost upon us and it’s the time of year when we traditionally clean, declutter, and tidy up our homes.  Kat Krivanek, R.H.N. shares some health benefits to spring cleaning and how it can help inspire healthier choices.

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Spring Tacos

CSNN graduate, Bethany Bierema, shares her fresh and seasonal taco recipe with charred avocado, baby broccoli, and asparagus.

Cook along with us! With 30 hours of experiential learning available, students sharpen their practical abilities while deepening their knowledge of whole foods and holistic health.

A super immune smoothie is a yummy way to eat the rainbow! This is one of our favourite ways to get those antioxidants and vitamins. 

Healthy fats is something you’re sure to find in a holistic kitchen. Watch this video and find out why they’re so important and their health benefits. 

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CSNN graduate Lucia Di Cesare shares 5 of her favourite kitchen tools and how they contribute to healthier living. She also includes a recipe for vegan chili. Check it out! 

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Get inspired by different cuisines around the world. These Jamaican Braised Short Ribs from Delia Mota, R.H.N.  have great depth of flavour with a dash of spice and a hint of sweetness. 

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Kimchi is one of our favourite fermented foods with tons of nutritional benefits. Even if you’re a beginner, this is something you can easily do in your own kitchen. Renee Robbins, R.H.N. walks you through the process.

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Rainbow Bowl

These colourful bowls are the perfect way to eat a variety of veggies. CSNN graduate, Sisley Killam, teaches you how to build your own. 

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This decadent dessert from Orsha Magyar, C.H.N. is full of brain-boosting and heart-healthy ingredients. Check out the recipe and learn more about the nutritional benefits. 

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Travel from your kitchen with this tropical yogurt bowl. It’s quick to prepare, full of nutritional benefits, and will make you feel like you’re in a tropical paradise. Recipe from Caelin Folsom, R.H.N. 

For me, holistic nutrition is a perfect marriage between my love for helping others and for all things culinary.