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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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A great event for an AWESOME cause is back this year, and I am super excited! Whether you are a die-hard Zumba® convert (guilty!) , a monster winer or simply someone who loves to move to the beat, Rise Up And Shine II is a fantastic opportunity to shake (and shimmy!) off the Winter blues - and ...
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Smoky Blender Salsa #SundaySupper
I've loved salsa almost as long as I've loved super-sour pickles. Regardless of the season or occasion, the combination of tomatoes, onions and spices matches the "party" atmosphere, and goes with any sort of "chip" (from traditional tortilla to pita, black...
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Gluten Free & Vegan Applesauce Cake
I've always had a soft spot for apple cakes, especially those peppered with warming, comfort-inducing spices. My mom is still my favourite apple-caker - thanks to her Jewish Apple Cake recipe that she gleaned from a childhood friend back when she lived in d...
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Double Caramel-Nut Banana Bread
I love discovering new ingredients, especially for the baking pantry. I'd been doing a decent amount of research on gluten-nut-soy/bean-free flour options the past few months in order to write Home Ec recipes my whole class can eat (we're a nut free school,...
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Multigrain Seeded Loaf #BreadBakers
The new year means getting back into a healthier way of eating for many people - especially after the excess of the holidays (and for us, birthdays as well!), our bodies are craving a chance to recalibrate and get back into their natural rhythms. Rather tha...
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Lager and Rye Bread to Kick Off #SundaySupper Month!
I love making bread for my mom, and now that the overindulgence of the season is on it's way out she can finally start transitioning to her favourite, hearty, grainy loaves again. She's a huge fan of dark, crusty rye bread, and found a loaf during one of ou...
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For the Love of Food and Yoga: A Celebration of Mindful Eating and Being
For the Love of Food and Yoga: A Celebration of
Mindful Eating and Being Authors: Liz Price-Kellogg & Kristen Taylor   Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (2015) I can’t tell which I fell
in love with first – yoga or food. There’s a certain zen to each craft – b...
I can't tell which I fell in love with first – yoga or food. There's a certain zen to each craft – be it working towards inner peace through daily asanas or allowing the flavours of a perfectly balanced meal dance across the tongue. While many people think the practice of yoga is ascetic and the ...
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Apple - Grain Squares
I know we've all been there at least once - you cook up a batch of rice or grains to go with a stir-fry or stroganoff and wind up with a cup or so leftover. It's never enough to re-purpose on it's own (if you're cooking for more than yourself), but it's too...
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Belgian Style Bread Pudding (Dairy Free)
I woke up this morning to the dreary realization of two things. The first was that (yet again) it was Monday - where did the weekend go? (Answer: up in a Zumba-fied cloud of curry paste and gluten free pizza dough). The second was that Old Man Winter had on...
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Vegan desserts, like baked goods and frozen delights, are becoming less of an afterthought and more of a grand finale.
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Cabernet Fudge Sauce
We're well into our "use up all the holiday stuff" mode around here, and one thing we have a good lot of sitting around is wine. We usually open a couple bottles of red at the start of a party (one for each table), plus one of white, but there's also beer, ...
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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
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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