Journey of a Wandering Foodie

A Dietetic Student's Adventures

Author: Holly (page 1 of 3)

Fall Pumpkin Pasta Recipe

I’m a big of fan of fall – fall leaves, blanket scarves and pumpkin! While I am not a  pumpkin spice latte kind of girl, I do love baking with pumpkin during the fall. However, I wanted to try using pumpkin in a savoury dish so I experimented making a pumpkin pasta sauce. I made this pumpkin pasta on a whim as I had lots of leftover ingredients in my fridge I needed to use up! What else would you do with half a can of pumpkin puree, a quarter container of cream cheese and some chicken stock? 

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Meat Alternative: Crickets?

In a few of my classes I was given the opportunity to try crickets in various foods. While I was not opposed to the idea I couldn’t get my head around the crunch, the texture and the look. Fast forward to the past few months ago when I discovered cricket based protein bars and powders. For me this is a sustainable meat alternative with a smaller environmental impact! I wanted to try a few different brands to see if I liked them and if could get my head around the thought of eating crickets. Keep reading to hear my thoughts! 

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Oatbox July Review

I was very excited to receive my July Oatbox as I missed receiving my granola in the mail the past few months. I skipped my May and June Oatboxes due to allergies and the flavour options. The skipping process was very simple and can be done online.  The two July granola blends were Mango & White Chocolate Granola and Almond Crunch & Millet Granola. I use granola in a variety of ways such as on top of yogurt or a smoothie bowl, alone as a snack or even in baking as I did this month in Mango Muffins! 

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Hello Fresh Meal Subscription Review

Hello Fresh is a new meal subscription service to Canada. I have been very happy with the meal subscription boxes I have ordered from Chef’s Plate so I figured I would try another service. Hello Fresh currently delivers to  Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland, and the Maritimes.

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Rhubarb, Strawberry & Yogurt Popsicles

Rhubarb is a fruit I remember picking in my yard, and throughout my neighbourhood growing up. At some point the rhubarb plant in our yard disappeared and rhubarb disappeared from my summer diet. I forgot about it until I was in Germany last June and saw it for sale at a farmer’s market. This year I knew I wanted to buy some local rhubarb and incorporate it into some recipes! 

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Lentil Sloppy (Holly) Joe

UBC’s Food Services ran a competition for nutrition month searching for a recipe that would be featured in the dining areas on campus for Meatless Mondays. I entered my Lentil Sloppy Joe recipe and it was chosen from over 70 recipes to be featured this summer and into the fall. I had the opportunity to work with UBC’s executive head chef David Speight to perfect my recipe. Continue reading

Eating on a Budget in Hotel Rooms

I recently traveled to Chateau Lake Louise for a family wedding. While a beautiful location for a wedding it isn’t quite student budget friendly. A smoothie at one of the hotel restaurants would have costed me $17. I wanted to be able to eat healthy without breaking the bank. 

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April Oatbox Review

I skipped my March Oatbox so I could catch up and finish my granola from previous months. The skip process was very simple and can be done online. I was very excited to receive my April’s box, especially during my final exam season when grocery shopping can be more challenging. The two April granola blends were Apricot, Black Tea & Maple granola and Maple & Walnut granola.

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February Oatbox Review

The February Oatbox was my favourite combination of granola blends I have tried so far from Oatbox. It featured the following two blends; Oat Crunch and Cherry Granola and Raspberry, Wild Blueberry & White Chocolate Granola. 

OatBox sends out two 380g bags of granola in their two monthly featured flavours each month. It costs $20 a month, including taxes and shipping. You can preview the flavours and ingredients and have the option to swap out a bag with one of their regular granola blends. They also offer certified gluten-free granola blends.  Oatbox provides flexibility by allowing you to skip boxes if you don’t need more granola. In your first box you get a cute little glass container to take your granola on the go with you! Check out my December review to see what you receive in your first month! Take note that you will receive the monthly featured flavours not the December flavours I received. 

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Oatbox January Review

I received my first Oatbox last month and have been super happy with the granola I received and was excited to try out two new flavours. Granola and yogurt is one of my favourite breakfasts or snack. I am also a big fan of eating granola by the handful! 

OatBox sends out two 380g bags of granola in their two monthly featured flavours each month. It costs $20 a month, including taxes and shipping. You can also preview the flavours and list ingredients and have the option to switch out a bag with one of their regular granola blends. There are also certified gluten-free granola blends available.  Oatbox also provides flexibility allowing you to skip boxes if you don’t need more granola. In your first box you get a cute little glass container to take your granola on the go with you! Check out my December review to see what you receive in your first month! Take note that you will receive the monthly featured flavours not the December flavours I received. 

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