Mairlyn Smith
Mairlyn Smith

Mairlyn 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, and the self proclaimed funniest home economist in the world.

Mairlyn 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, and the self proclaimed funniest home economist in the world.

Articles by Mairlyn Smith

Article: Nutrition

Cooking With Mairlyn: Making a Salad

by MAIRLYN SMITH


Let TV personality and nutritionist Mairlyn Smith help you find your way around the kitchen. You're busy looking after mom, dad or a spouse with dementia or Alzheimer's. But you need to feed your loved one AND look after yourself. Full of hints, tips and recipes, you'll have fun and learn a thing or…

Article: Nutrition

Cooking With Mairlyn: Pots and Pans

by MAIRLYN SMITH


Let TV personality and nutritionist Mairlyn Smith help you find your way around the kitchen. You're busy looking after mom, dad or a spouse with dementia or Alzheimer's. But you need to feed your loved one AND look after yourself. Full of hints, tips and recipes, you'll have fun and learn a thing or…

Article: Nutrition

Cooking With Mairlyn: Some Quick Tips On Kitchen Knives

by MAIRLYN SMITH


Let TV personality and nutritionist Mairlyn Smith help you find your way around the kitchen. You're busy looking after mom, dad or a spouse with dementia or Alzheimer's. But you need to feed your loved one AND look after yourself. Full of hints, tips and recipes, you'll have fun and learn a thing or…

Article: Nutrition

Cooking With Mairlyn: Organize Your Kitchen

by MAIRLYN SMITH


Let TV personality and nutritionist Mairlyn Smith help you find your way around the kitchen. You're busy looking after mom, dad or a spouse with dementia or Alzheimer's. But you need to feed your loved one AND look after yourself. Full of hints, tips and recipes, you'll have fun and learn a thing or…

Article: Nutrition

Recipes for Caregivers: Easy Scrambled Eggs Wrap

by MAIRLYN SMITH


Let TV personality and nutritionist Mairlyn Smith help you find your way around the kitchen. You're busy looking after mom, dad or a spouse. But you both need to feed your loved one AND look after yourself. This recipe is fast and full of nutrition. Full of hints, tips and recipes, you'll have fun and…

Article: Nutrition

Great-for-You Foods You Need to be Eating

by MAIRLYN SMITH


You are what you eat, which might mean you could be a cup of coffee and a doughnut right about now. Food is powerful. It affects your mood, your mind, your hormones, your sex life, or whether or not you feel like just losing it some days and running away with the mailman. I’d be overstating the facts…

Article: Nutrition

I’m a Helper, Plain and Simple

by MAIRLYN SMITH


Is it because I am a mom, a middle child, a wife?  Maybe. Add in: I’m a former Girl Guide, an ex-school teacher, and a professional home economist and you are on to something.  I’m on a mission to make people’s lives easier and healthier, one person at a time. As a Type A personality – also…




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Recipes for Caregivers: Easy Scrambled Eggs Wrap

by MAIRLYN SMITH


Let TV personality and nutritionist Mairlyn Smith help you find your way around the kitchen. Full of hints, tips and recipes you'll have fun and learn a thing or two along the way. Today, Mairlyn guides us through making an easy scrambled eggs wrap. [embedded_video url="https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dr8_Ll58of9M"]

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Go Nuts

by MAIRLYN SMITH


Sweet and Spiced Walnuts Nuts, love'm. As an easy go-to protein that has heart and brain healthy fats, walnuts are a card-carrying anti-inflammatory food. In the “wonderful world of nuts, walnuts contain the most of those amazing anti-inflammatory fatty acids. Ladies and Gentlemen, put your hands…

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‘Tis the Season for Frozen Cocoa

by MAIRLYN SMITH


In the heat of the summer we all need to stay hydrated. This is especially true for kids and seniors. Before you reach for a fast food frappe drink, which is loaded with sugar, try making your own frozen drink. Add equal parts 100% juice, coconut water and ice cubes to a blender and let it rip. Or make…

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Wonderful Watermelon

by MAIRLYN SMITH


Name the fruit or vegetable with the highest lycopene content. If you answered watermelon, go to the head of the class or give yourself a pat on the back for stating the obvious. Two cups of watermelon contain 18 mg of lycopene. Compare that with 1 medium sized tomato with 4 mg and you do the math.…

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Two Cookie Recipes

by MAIRLYN SMITH


Gingersnaps from The Vegetarian’s Complete Quinoa Cookbook (Whitecap 2012) recently shortlisted for the Taste Canada Food Writing Awards. Not too sweet this yummy fall cookie is also gluten free. Makes – 40 cookies Ingredients One serving = 2 cookies ½ cup (125 mL) canola oil 1 cup (250 mL) granulated…

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Oatmeal Cookies with raisins or chocolate chips

by MAIRLYN SMITH


Teaching your kids how to cook is a life skill. Get then excited to join you in the kitchen and make these heart healthy whole grain cookies together. Depending on their age they can find ingredients, measure, stir, or spoon out cookie dough. Ingredients ½ cup (125 mL) unsalted non hydrogenated margarine…