Guest Post: How the CNE Program Made My Husband Even More Awesome

General registration for the 2018 course is now open! I’ve been a Culinary Nutrition Expert for four years and it’s made me much more confident in the kitchen with cooking, changed my relationship with food and has helped my triathlon career immensely. If you are interested in taking the course for yourself to learn some new skills and to become healthier, the course is 14 weeks long and jam packed with great info, teachers, and assignments to make you an expert in everything culinary and nutrition. There is a contact form at the end of this post, make sure you contact me before you sign up and I can save you $50 on your tuition. This article is a guest post by my wife on how the CNE program has changed and benefited both of us. Enjoy! Oh, and here is a link to the program founder Meghan Telpner, talking about the course and what it offers.

So your spouse is interested in this thing called the CNE Program. You’re not really sure what it’s about. Is it just like a really long cooking class? No way, hombre! It is so much more than that. I’m sure your spouse can see how great the program is, especially if he or she has seen one of the talks put on by the director Meghan Telpner. I’m pretty sure Meghan’s spirit animal is a unicorn. She is optimism in Continue reading

My 2016 Team

I'll be rocking Xterra at all my races this year
I’ll be rocking Xterra at all my races this year

I’m excited to be partnering up with some great companies and people in 2016. I hope to grow as a triathlete reaching the goals I’ve set out for myself, ultimately getting faster and having a team like this in my corner is going to help make my journey easier! Here’s who they are and a little bit about them.


FourSigmatic_Logo_BlackYou’ve probably heard me praising mushrooms and Four Sigmatic over the past couple of years. I found out about them while taking the Culinary Nutrition Expert Continue reading

Fall 2015 Culinary Nutrition Expert Program Registration Now Open

My last assignment I had in the CNE program. I did a workshop focusing on endurance athletes.
My last assignment I had in the CNE program. I did a workshop focusing on endurance athletes.

The Culinary Nutrition Expert program is open for registration once again! This course changed my life in many great ways and I want to share what you can expect if you decide you want to take the course too. Personally, the course has given me the tools and confidence that I needed in the kitchen. I know what I should and shouldn’t be putting in my body and I have mastered the simple art of meal planning and prep. I learned (and am still learning) about how to use foods in a healing way. Meal planning and making 99% Continue reading

Time To Break Up With The Pizza Delivery Guy- Importance Of Meal Planning

One of our weekly trips to the grocery store.
One of our weekly trips to the grocery store.

Have you ever opened the fridge and wonder what you’re going to make for supper? What about going to get groceries only to come home to realize you still don’t know what to make with everything you just bought? How about coming home from a long stressful day with no will power to make a decent meal? It’s in a lot of those times where the Pizza 73 coupon you got in the mail starts to look pretty tempting. You can sit on the couch and wait for the pizza delivery guy, go back to the couch and shovel down food that is as crappy for you as Continue reading

How To Make Almond Milk

Drinking almond milk is a fantastic alternative to cows milk. It’s very easy  to make your own, but if you have to buy it from the store, it’s still better than using cows milk (just be to sure to get unsweetened to avoid the added sugar). I usually go through 1 liter of almond milk every 3 days. It only takes a few minutes to make almond milk (not including soak time). You can use almond milk almost anywhere that you use cows milk. I use it mostly in my smoothies. Below I’ve included a video on how to make almond milk.

Basic Almond Milk

Directions *Use 4 parts water to 1 part almonds Continue reading

How Becoming A Culinary Nutrition Expert Has Made Me A Better Athlete

At the 2013 Saskatoon Triathlon
At the 2013 Saskatoon Triathlon

Prior to the summer of 2014 I felt like I was doing great as a triathlete in both training and racing. While that might have been true, I was missing out on something. That something was my day in and day out nutrition. I had a high carb diet, consisting of lots of pasta and breads. I didn’t think twice about it. I stayed lean, trained and raced well. I figured if the furnace was hot enough anything would burn!

However, for years on a high carb diet, I was constantly hungry and always very tired. I would always blame it on the amount of training I was doing, thinking I was destined for Continue reading