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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  • How to Stay Resilient in Difficult Times – We had to adapt to a lot as 2020 was an incredibly difficult year. It demanded resilience. Kristina Virro, R.H.N. helps us understand how we can develop resilience, the 3 important characteristics of resilience, and how we can keep going even when things get really tough. 
  • 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. 

Helpful and Healthful Cooking Tips

  • 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.
  • To Salt or Not to Salt? – Here are some quick tips and information from Kelli Etheridge, R.H.N., for those who are confused about just how much salt needs to be in their food.

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. Please click here to see which branches are offering these culinary workshops.


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. 


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! 


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. 


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.


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. 


Spring Tacos

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


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. 


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. 

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