Welcome to The Recipe Well!
Do you struggle getting dinner on the table each night? Do you work outside the home and have a crazy long commute? Are extracurriculars and homework taking up most of your evenings? Or, maybe you’d rather spend time on things other than cooking, even though you want to put a healthy meal on the table for your family.
I hear you. I am you.
My name is Laura and I created The Recipe Well as a place to share easy recipes and provide meal prep tips for people with limited time to cook.
What you will find on The Recipe Well
The Recipe Well has 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 slow cooker and Instant Pot and use them 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 my entire 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 become a meal prep whiz
Most of my professional life has been in the finance and strategy field. I had to find ways to be efficient in the kitchen, while managing a big corporate job and more than two hours commuting each day (…did I mention I’m from the Toronto area? Commutes here are terrible.)
But my real passion is nutrition. Throughout my twenties, my interest in nutrition grew so strong that I decided to leave my finance job and go back to school. I fast-tracked through a 4-year science degree in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph and graduated with honours in 2015.
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 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.