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Sarah Reid
Works at What Smells So Good?
Attends Canadian Montessori Teacher Education Institute
Lives in Oshawa, ON
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Pasta-touille
My sister, Mom and I have somewhat of an inside joke when it comes to ratatouille. Every Summer when our three tomato and two zucchini plants in the backyard started their overproduction, us kids would dutifully go out and pick to our heart's content, eatin...
Pictures don't do this Pasta-touille justice. TONS of vegetables, lentils, pasta and a teeny bit of skinless chicken breast is laced with chevre and fresh mozzarella cheese before baking to glorious perfection. Come hungry!
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Spiralized Sunomono
It's been a while since I broke out my Spiralizer - during the colder months, the lack of economical, "spiralize-able" veggies drops significantly, leaving not much around but carrots, potatoes and beets. I'm not sure if it's my model or not (I do have a fa...
One of my favourite Japanese salads, called sunomono, is essentially a sweet-sour-salty pickled cucumber salad topped with sesame seeds. A breeze to whip up with the Spiralizer, it was also beautiful done that way.
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Brownie Brittle
I am a "brownie edge" person. Don't get me wrong - give me a pan of fudgy, dense brownies and it will disappear entirely without complaints - but if it's a choice between the soft centre and the crisp-chewy borders of a freshly baked pan, I'm going for the ...
If you're a fan of brownie edges, you'll love these thin, perfectly crisp-chewy pieces of chocolate Heaven!
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These sunny yellow cookies are made with lemon balm infused sugar, fresh lemon balm, a strawberry lemonade powder mix and lots of lemon zest!
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Blueberry Beet Butter - Toast Topper #73
Every Summer it seems like I make a few standard items to can for the Winter months - whether it's for us to enjoy here at home or to give away during the holidays, a jar of something delicious always seems to warm the heart and be appreciated! A few of the...
This sweet, spreadable fruit is laced with beets for an added element of interest - if you don't tell anyone they'll never guess it!
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If you're a fan of brownie edges, you'll love these thin, perfectly crisp-chewy pieces of chocolate Heaven!
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Maple Pecan Blueberry Bread
Well, another Olympics is in the books, and (to toot our own horn) Canada did respectably - 22 medals, 4 more than the London Games and only 3 shy of the last Winter Olympics. While I admittedly didn't watch most of the Games (not a sports person in the lea...
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Strawberry Lemonade Cookies
Now that the CNE is on (along with it's wonderfully weird mystical food building ), I know that the end of Summer is nigh. It's a rather bitter-sweet moment, since these past few months have been filled with great times with family, chances to get to the gy...
These sunny yellow cookies are made with lemon balm infused sugar, fresh lemon balm, a strawberry lemonade powder mix and lots of lemon zest!
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Mango - Raspberry Jam Toast Topper #72
When it comes to summery-tasting Toast Toppers , my favourites are always those with a blend of seasonal Ontario fruit and a hint of tropical flair. Our summers are not always the nicest (although this year has been gloriously hot - which I love but others ...
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This coating / breading flour mix is not just great for chicken - try it on pork chops, potato wedges... even shrimp! It's filled with twelve herbs and spices, but tastes almost identical to the fried chicken joint!
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Work
Occupation
Nutritionist and Food Blogger
Skills
Recipe development, writing, teaching, nutritional therapy, special needs diets, cooking, baking
Employment
  • What Smells So Good?
    Blogger, 2007 - present
    Food blogger and recipe creator for What Smells So Good?
  • Montessori Learning Centre of Pickering
    Volunteer, 2013 - present
    Volunteer for the Summer program. Responsibilities include overseeing gym, water play (recess), lunch hour, naptime and clothes changing
  • Infield Marketing
    Brand Ambassador, 2012 - present
  • NEW-trition Nutritional Consulting
    Holistic Nutritional Consultant, 2009 - present
  • Montessori Learning Centre of Ajax
    Dietary Manager, 2013 - 2013
  • Vector Marketing
    Product Representative, 2012 - 2013
  • Ara Wiseman Nutrition and Healing
    Holistic Nutritional Consultant / Seminar Leader / Weight Loss Program Facilitator, 2011 - 2012
  • Total Cleanse
    Author / PR Representative, 2011 - 2011
  • Nutrition in Motion
    Author / PR Representative, 2011 - 2011
  • Brooklin Family Health Centre
    Writer / Facilitator – Nutrition seminars, 2012 - 2012
Places
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Currently
Oshawa, ON
Previously
Ajax, ON - Ottawa, ON
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Bringing Good Taste to Healthier Food
Introduction
I started my "working life" as a holistic and allopathic nutritional consultant with a love of cooking. Teaching the value of wholesome meal choices to families became close to my heart after I battled a long history of struggles with weight and health, and the passion for teaching led me into where I am now. My blog, which focuses on "bringing good taste to healthier food" through creative use of whole grains, fresh produce and acknowledging the importance of the occasional treat, also features a wealth of "specialty diet" friendly recipes for gluten-, egg-, dairy- and sugar- tree nut-free items that everyone can enjoy without alienating those who need them.

Overall, I want to bring back the desire for good quality, homemade, (mostly) healthy food into the hearts and kitchens of families so that the next generation will be less box-reliant than mine. I firmly believe that any “homemade” food, even when labelled as "naughty", is a more wholesome treat than pre-packaged, cookie-cutter junk. With the knowledge of good food (and how to cook good food) as a base, a healthy lifestyle can follow, and then anything is possible!

Today, my love for teaching is branching out even further - I'm in Montessori training to solidify my love for the system and working with children and families!
Bragging rights
Proud participant in Recipe Redux, The Sunday Supper Movement, Gluten Free Friday, Wellness Weekends, Sugar & Slice Sunday, Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, Allergy-Free Wednesdays, Holiday Food Party Events and the Eat the Alphabet Challenge
Education
  • Canadian Montessori Teacher Education Institute
    ECE / Casa Montessori Teacher, 2013 - present
    Individuals who hold a Montessori Diploma granted by a program accredited by the MACTE Commission are recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services as qualified to work with children in a Montessori program for children ages 2 ½ to 5 years of age in compliance with staffing requirements of the Day Nurseries Act. Moreover, a MACTE Accredited Montessori Diploma is recognized all over the world; you may serve as a Montessori certified teacher-guide anywhere on this planet.
  • Institute of Holistic Nutrition
    Applied Holistic Nutrition, 2010 - 2011
  • Centennial College
    Food and Nutrition Management, 2008 - 2010
  • George Brown College
    Baking, 2007 - 2008
  • Carleton University
    Film Studies, 2005 - 2006
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Gender
Female
Birthday
April 4
Relationship
Single