Welcome! My name is Laura and I’m so glad you’re here!
On The Recipe Well, I use my nutrition degree to create easy recipes and provide meal prep tips for people with limited time to cook.
I share a mix of meals that come together quickly for weeknights, along with recipes designed to be made ahead and reheated throughout the week. I love my Instant Pot and use it strategically to get as much hands-off time as possible. I also hate doing dishes, so I favour recipes that don’t make a mess of the kitchen.
This site doesn’t focus on a particular diet, but I like to create lightened up versions of classic recipes. I really enjoy vegan and vegetarian food and many of my friends are gluten free, so I’m always dreaming up meals for them. Oh, and I add vegetables to almost everything because I’m a total nutrition geek (more on that below).
I CAN HELP YOU be more efficient in the kitchen
Most of my professional life has been in the finance and strategy field. I’ve had to find ways to be efficient in the kitchen, while managing a big corporate job and more than two hours commuting each day. That doesn’t leave much time for making a nice meal – quick dinners to the rescue!
I’m also married and a mom to two young girls. I understand what it’s like to try to cook with a toddler latched to my leg like a koala, and a baby that wants to be held 24/7.
My interest in food and nutrition is more than just a hobby. In my late twenties, I took a break from the corporate world and fast-tracked through a 4-year science degree in Applied Human Nutrition. I graduated with honours from University of Guelph in 2015. This degree has been invaluable for my own relationship with food, how I talk to my daughters about food and the way I develop my recipes. If I had to label my approach to nutrition, I would say I follow intuitive eating.
My background in nutrition combined with the busy life of a working parent have given me the knowledge and skills to help you find your happy place in the kitchen. I hope you take a look around and find some new recipes to try!
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