Healthy Starts Here! with Mairlyn Smith

Be one of our 20 guests at the Manitoba Association of Home Economists Conference and meet cookbook author and TV personality Marilyn Smith!

Saturday, October 26 at Caboto Centre, Winnipeg

To win one of our 20 tickets – CONTEST CLOSED – Winners will be announced soon!

Leave a comment below for a chance to win one of our 20 special guest tickets.  Contest closes Thursday, October 10 at midnight.  Draw will be made and winners will be announced by Thursday, October 17.  Winners will be contacted via the email listed in their comment.

Or register with MAHE at registration page (opens October 7) to catch all of the action.

Please note travel and accommodations are at your own expense.  Contest Rules & Regulations.

Keynote Speaker Mairlyn Smith – My Be Well Story & Foods to Live By

Healthy Starts Here by Mairlyn Smith | www.canolaeatwell.comMairlyn Smith is the only professional home economist and food writer in Canada that is also an alumnus of the Second City Comedy Troupe making her a popular TV and media food personality.

You’ve seen her on CityLine and Breakfast TV and now in Winnipeg.  She will bring her humour as she shares her Be Well story and Foods to Live By.

Join us for a fun filled presentation with a dash of spice, baked to perfection as Healthy Starts Here!

As the author of four best-selling cookbooks including, Ultimate Foods for Ultimate Health and don’t forget the chocolate! that won Gold at the Cuisine Canada Cookbook Awards making it the first healthy book to ever win at these prestigious Canadian Culinary Awards.

Healthy Starts Here! (Don’t let the title scare you – there is chocolate in there!) has been flying off the shelves and her latest book is a collaboration of Ontario Home Economists, The Vegetarian’s Complete Quinoa Cookbook is nominated for a Taste Canada Award.

Additional Morning Workshops:

Active Mind – Alzheimer’s Society

Feed the Soul – Pearl Braun-Dyck, Quilter Extrodinaire

Active Body – Laurel Lyons PHEc

Foods to Cook with! My Top 10 – Mairlyn Smith PHEc & Ellen Pruden B.Ed

Time & Location

Saturday, October 26
Caboto Centre, 1055 Wilkes Ave
Winnipeg, MB
9:00 am – 1:00 pm (registration includes lunch)

To get you ready – here is a taste of Mairlyn!

Salmon Tacos by Mairlyn Smith

These salmon tacos are so good they’re messy, but that’s part of the fun. Soft tortilla wrapped around fresh grilled salmon, coleslaw, and avocado gives you a heart healthy serving of omega 3.

Yield: 4 Servings

Salmon Ingredients:

1- 12 oz skinless salmon fillet (350 g)
1 lime, scrubbed well and dried (1 )
1 tsp ancho chili powder or regular chili powder (5 mL)

Salmon Directions:

1. For the salmon, preheat the over to 400 F (200 C). Line an 8-inch (20 cm) square metal baking pan with wet parchment paper.
2. Using a microplane grater, remove the zest from the lime and set aside.
3. Wash your hands and cut the salmon into 4-even sized pieces. Place the salmon in the prepared pan. Wash your hands and cutting board really well. (I keep a separate cutting board to use for raw meat and fish.)
4. Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice over the salmon. Sprinkle the salmon with the chili powder. Bake, uncovered, until just cooked, 10 to 15 minutes.

Coleslaw Ingredients:

3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar (45 mL)
2 Tbsp canola oil (30 mL)
4 cups shredded green cabbage (about 1/4 small cabbage) (1 L)
1 sweet red pepper, seeded and thinly sliced (1 )
1 orange, segmented and sliced (1 )
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion (125 mL)

Coleslaw Directions:

1. While the salmon is cooking, make the coleslaw by whisking together the vinegar and canola oil in a large bowl.
2. Add the cabbage, red pepper, orange segments, red onion, and reserved grated lime zest. Toss until well combined. Set aside.

Tacos Ingredients:

4 whole wheat or whole-grain tortillas (4 )
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and chopped (1 )
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (125 mL)
1 Tbsp hot sauce (15 mL)

Taco Directions:

1. To assemble each taco, place 1 piece of the salmon on 1 tortilla.
2. Spoon 1 cup (250 mL) coleslaw over the salmon.
3. Top with 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped avocado, 2 tbsp (30 mL) cilantro (if using), and a drizzle of hot pepper sauce (if using).
4. Fold or roll up the tortillas and eat. It’s messy, but that’s part of the fun.

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size: 1 taco Calories: 460
Cholesterol: 40 mg Total Fat: 21 g
Carbohydrates: 43 g Fibre: 10 g
Protein: 25 g Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
Sodium: 350 mg

Eat well…Jenn

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28 thoughts on “Healthy Starts Here! with Mairlyn Smith

  1. Would love a day to ‘feed’ my mind, body and soul! Looks like an amazing line-up of speakers. Of course, you can’t help but smile at the chance of being in the same room as the energetic, hilarious and inspiring Mairlyn Smith! 🙂

  2. Always enjoy this newsletter so much! My challenge is Celiac disease and being a vegetarian. I research food as a necessity and love new relevant recipes. Would so like to win attendance to the conference!

  3. Can’t think of a better way to spend a fall Saturday then learning to be well and healthy from the experts. Sounds like fun

  4. What a great contest. I’m gluten sensitive. It would be wonderful to see Mairlyn Smith in person, she’s so funny on television.

  5. I just watched the two video presentations and thoroughly enjoyed them.The recipes are simple,highly nutritious and look tantalizingly delicious! I loved the humor injected , into the process,the entire videos were a delight! Informative,innovative and really fun! I have been an avid cook for many years and have only recently honed in to the extreme importance of healthful eating as it relates to the very essence of our being,right down to a cellular level.I am thrilled to come on board this culinary journey to health,healing, wellness and vitality! Thank you!

  6. This sounds like such an amazing event. Mairlyn Smith is the little voice that I have in my head when I am making food choices. Such a wealth of information…and she’s funny, too!!

  7. Who WOULDN’T want the chance to hear the only home economist in the world who is also a Second City alumnus???? This sounds like a great event – I would love to be there with the Manitoba Canola Growers.

  8. I just received my culinary diploma in June 2013 and fulfilled a dream from my bucket list. I was also fortunate to be of of 4 to competed in the canola challenge @ ACC in 2011. An opportunity to pick tips and spend time with Marilyn Smith would be a treat and pleasure.

  9. i would love to attend the show with marilyn smith i love to cook with canola oil all the time and we do try an deat healthy.

  10. I’ve been cooking from Mairlyn’s Healthy Starts Here book for about a month — my family has LOVED everything I’ve made so far. Would love the opportunity to attend and meet Mairlyn 🙂 Her sense of humour cracks me up!

  11. Oooohh I can taste her food already! What an amazing woman and chef, teaching us how to eat well and live well! That’s what eating should be all about! Please add me to the contest list!!

  12. I am an “older” retired Home Ec. teacher of Foods and Nutrition and would love to attend the conference. Meeting Marilyn Smith and experiencing some new recipes, ideas and friends would be great!!

  13. | would love to be a part of this amazing experience. I have Marilyn’s book and love using it to cook healthy for my family. It would be such a fun learning experience!!!

  14. I would love to have the chance to join the Canola Crew for a day in the city. I have a copy of Marilyn’s book and have found many favorite recipes inside.

  15. I would just love to see Mairlyn Smith. She is the most positive, upbeat, ( not to mention Witty) woman! It would be fun to see her not through the television, but in person! Gooooo Quinoa and Canola!

  16. Bumper canola crops in our province of Manitoba and a day of Marilyn Smith. How much better can a prairie harvest season get?

  17. I love Mairlyn Smith! She has a way of making boring information memorable. I use her cookbook on a weekly basis and would love to see her again in person.

  18. I would love to experience Mairlyn Smith in person and pass on her message for healthy eating to the students I am in contact with.

  19. Thank you all very much for entering! We will be posting the winning names soon as well as contacting everyone via the email address you have listed in your comment.
    Eat Well…Jenn

  20. And the winners are:

    1. S. Knight
    2. Madeleine Roy
    3. Joan Brown
    4. Heather Bourget
    5. Rebecca
    6. Trina
    7. Judith Turnbull
    8. Kelly Funke
    9. Wanda Bergman
    10. Bev Watt-Mallette
    11. Kamla Kissoon
    12. Lori Dyck
    13. Colleen
    14. Nancy McRae
    15. Betty Grundy
    16. Carlee
    17. Kris
    18. Kelly Kluger
    19. Lindsay
    20. Wendy

    Congratulations to everyone. An email will be sent shortly to all of the winners on how to claim your prize. Please mark you calendars for Saturday, Oct 26.

    If you did not win a ticket remember that you can still register to attend Mairlyn’s talk (for free) as long as you reserve a seat or you can register to join for the day (9am – 1pm) for a small fee ($30).

    We look forward to connecting with all of you!
    Eat well…Jenn

  21. Congrats to everyone who entered the contest! I am looking forward to meeting you all at the MAHE conference! Happy Thanksgiving.

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