PEI is in for a doozy of a snowstorm today. As I type this, I’m gazing out the window watching the winds gusting and snow falling. There's really nothing to do but get cozy inside and hope the power stays on!
As an entrepreneur there is really no such thing as a snow day (boo!), but I do still love the excitement of a good old-fashioned island storm. With a fire roaring and hot coffee poured, I’m all set for a cozy workday at home. It's the perfect opportunity to put my sl
In my mind, macaroni & cheese is synonymous with comfort. When I think of mac & cheese, my mind drifts to visions of my mom’s homemade dish, oozing with a creamy cheese sauce and topped with crunchy breadcrumbs. There is no surprise that this was the very first thing I cooked when I moved out of my family home, searching for that connection to comfort and familiarity. I set out to make a healthier version of this family favourite without sacrificing the smooth creamy texture
I have a quick, cool-down treat for you today, and one that is both parent and kid approved - Homemade Smoothie Pops! We've featured smoothies on the blog before (Mint Chocolate Smoothie); I like them because they're easy, versatile and most of all because they taste so darn good! I'm not one to fuss with a smoothie recipe because as long as there is a solid amount of fruit in the mix, it will no doubt taste delicious. I picked up a frozen pop mould for .98 cents at a local g
I have to give my sister props for this recipe. She introduced me to homemade iced tea long before it was trendy. In her earlier days, she would water down the powdered sweet tea mix to dilute the sugar (which also dilutes the flavour, ick!). Making your own iced tea is both refreshing and rewarding. It’s a very simple process and saves you from buying iced tea by the cup (which can seriously put a dent in the ol’ bank account, am I right?). The beauty of making your own,
I have to admit that when it comes to muffins, I have never strayed too far from my Mom’s banana chocolate chip recipe. It’s sweet but not too sweet and combines two of my favourite things: bananas and chocolate. With berry season upon us on Prince Edward Island, I thought it was time to start testing new recipes featuring blueberries! I knew I wanted to use all whole wheat flour to boost the amount of fibre and do some experimenting (reducing sugar and oil amounts). I hav
On a recent trip with friends, I was introduced to the adult version of ramen at an amazing restaurant in the city. When we landed home, I immediately went online to find a recipe that could help guide my very own ramen bowls. I was hit with post after post of ramen recipes; I guess I’m quite late to the game! I think the last time I had a bowl of ramen was the infamous packaged variety when I was in university - such a stereotypical story, isn’t it? I looked at a couple o
I’m going to go ahead and say it…sometimes I secretly think salsa should have its very own food group - I love the stuff that much! Using salsa in recipes is a wonderful (and easy) way to bring life to an otherwise ordinary dish.
I’ll admit, this recipe was one of those ‘fire it together and see what happens’ kitchen moments. With one too many jars of opened salsa in my fridge (like I said before; I may have a slight salsa problem), I was looking to prepare something quick,
If you’re new to the world of lentils, this is definitely the post for you. Lentils can be used in a wide variety of dishes and are packed in protein and fibre (which helps to keep us feeling fuller, longer). Some use lentils to fully replace meat in dishes, while others like to simply “stretch” costly meat in a recipe (think ½ ground beef and ½ lentils in a spaghetti sauce). Lentils are an important staple in Lebanese cooking and I grew up eating them, a lot. My grandmothe
Welcome to Nourished Kitchen! We are a dietitian consulting business on Prince Edward Island and are so excited to be able to share our hard work with you. Our company is owned and operated by two registered dietitians, Jenneca Pomeroy and Tracy Michael. Two friends and colleagues who have dreamed of opening a practice together someday... today is that day! We have a passion for helping Islanders to improve their healthy eating habits using evidence-based strategies and a