Recipes To The Rescue - For The Everyday Cook

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I’m Barb Kemp, creator of Recipes To The Rescue.  I’m a food educator with over 15 years of experience, and an enthusiastic home cook.  I get very excited talking and teaching about all things food, healthy eating and cooking.  My hope is that you too, will become inspired and get hooked on fresh whole foods and home cooking. 


My love of food and cooking began in my twenties when I was told to become vegetarian for health reasons.  The problem was I liked meat and potatoes and didn’t really know how to cook.  I ate whatever I wanted, including takeout foods filled with sugar, salt, and fat.  Embracing the challenge, I learned to cook.  Then I started adding veggies and whole grains into my diet and discovered a whole new positive lifestyle change.


Later, when I became a mom, one of our children developed a food allergy and all meals had to be made from scratch.  I struggled at first, but once again welcomed the change and learned to meal plan.  It was a game changer.


Eventually, I switched careers and started teaching and writing about home cooking, meal planning and fresh whole foods. 


Today, many home cooks lack food knowledge and confidence in the kitchen, just as I once did. In some ways, the need to cook is declining, as prepared food is everywhere.  Yet for many of us there’s a real desire to cook nourishing meals at home.


That’s why I write the Newsletter, Blog and create online courses.  They're enjoyable and relatable for the everyday home cook and teach habits and skills that can easily become part of a healthy lifestyle. Learning the magic of meal planning and gaining the confidence to cook saved me and my family…and it can save yours too.  Join me and together we’ll bring joy into your home kitchen. 


I live in Vancouver, B.C. Canada with my husband, two sons, and a lively vizsla.


Recipes To The Rescue has been sending out a free newsletter since 1998 with recipes, food information and musings to stir some fun into your Monday to Friday cooking routine. We also update you on our upcoming programs to rejuvenate the everyday cook's love of food and cooking.  Sign up to receive the free Recipes To The Rescue Newsletter and receive a Free Menu Planning Template and Shopping List.

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Sample the Newsletter:

November 2019 - Yummy Seasonal Recipes 

January 2020 - Avocado's and More

March 2020 - How To Motivate Yourself To Cook



We would love to hear from you.


Recipes to the Rescue
Vancouver, B.C.