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.

This site 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 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

One of the best things you can do for your health is eat home-cooked meals more often. On The Recipe Well, I’ll give you the recipes and strategies to make this happen for your family.

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.

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