Recipes To The Rescue will Encourage, Educate and Empower you to Cook.

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Barb Kemp is a food educator, blogger, facilitator and self taught home cook who has been motivating and empowering the everyday cook since 1998. Kemp is passionate about food and cooking and believes cooking should be fast, simple, full of flavour and made from fresh whole foods. 

Barb took for her first cooking class at age 12 and has been cooking ever since. When she became a new mom, she quickly realized other parents did not share her passion, lacked food knowledge and confidence in the kitchen. She started writing the Recipes To The Rescue Newsletter with simple, tasty recipes, and food and cooking information, to stir some fun into their cooking routines. 

Barb decided to give up her administration job and took writing, cooking, and nutrition courses. That was almost 20 years ago!  Over the years she has taught the following curriculum food and cooking programs:  community kitchens (2000-2009),  the Cooking for your Life! curriculum (2004-2009), the Food Skills for Families (FSF) curriculum and the FSF Train the Trainer program (2008-present).  She wrote and facilitated healthy cooking programs for kidney and diabetic patients with Vancouver Coastal Health  (2007-2009). Wrote for the North Shore Magazine (2005 – 2008), contributed to the Healthy Start Model Menu Recipe Book by M. Broughton, MSc, RD. (2006), wrote the Recipes To The Rescue Newsletter (1997-present) and the Recipes to the Rescue Blog (2009-present). In 2014 she launched the program Eat Well, Simplify, Get Organized and in spring 2016 the on-line program, Cooking Reboot.

Born in Vancouver, B.C. Kemp has a BA from the University of British Columbia and a Business Diploma from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Kemp is married, has two sons and a lively Vizsla named Lucy.



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