Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer in-person consultations?

All services are currently virtual, through video or phone appointments. If you’re located in Vancouver, you can work with me in person at CAYA Health Centre.

Can I Work With You if I Don’t Live in Vancouver?

Yes! I offer virtual consultations to clients across British Columbia, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

How Does Payment Work?

I accept credit card and e-transfer payments. You will receive the invoice and receipt by email, which you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement if applicable. Payment is due on the day of the appointment.

Are Your Services Covered by Insurance?

Your insurance may cover the cost of dietitian services. All major insurances in Canada should cover dietitian services, it is up to the organization to include it in their company plan. Call your insurance provider to review your policy if you are unsure.

If you don’t have dietitian coverage through your insurance, I recommend that you contact your HR department and ask for dietitian services to be covered. The more interest they receive, the more likely it is that they will add it to their plan.

Can I Work with You if I’m Not Vegan or Vegetarian?

Yes, all eaters are welcome! I never pressure clients to eat plant-based. I have experience working in a variety of areas, including chronic disease management, digestive health, oncology, disordered eating, intuitive eating and more. If you have questions about my approach and experience with your specific concerns, I recommend booking a 15-minute discovery call to make sure that we would be a good fit.

What camera and lens do you use for your photography?

I use a Canon 70d camera. My go-to lens is a Canon 50mm f/1.4. For nature and lifestyle photography, I use a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens (or my phone). I use this tripod for most of my photos.

Do you use natural or artificial light for your photography?

I always use natural light.

How do you edit your photos?

I use Lightroom and edit each photo individually. I don’t use presets, though I might copy and paste edits from one photo to another in the same shoot, then make small edits as needed.

How did you learn food photography?

I learned by myself with practice, Google and a couple of books over the years. This book was the first thing I read when learning food photography years ago. I also read this book more recently, which is a great place to start.

Can I get the nutrition facts for your recipes?

I don’t include the nutrition facts with my recipes for specific reasons. Being a non-diet dietitian, I don’t want my recipes to be associated with a specific number of calories, macronutrients or diet culture labels. Instead, my goal is to create recipes that are simple, nourishing, made with a variety of plant-based ingredients and most importantly, that are delicious. I don’t want numbers to create anxiety around eating and I try to keep this space free of diet culture and triggering numbers. I understand that in some cases, knowing the number of fiber or carbohydrates is necessary. If this is the case for you, I apologize for the inconvenience. There are many free resources online that will easily calculate the nutrients in my recipes for you.

Are all of your recipes vegan?

All of my recipes since 2020 are completely vegan. Some of the previous recipes are vegetarian and not vegan. For this reason, you might stumble on an older recipe that contains eggs or dairy. However, many of these also contain vegan options. All future recipes will be vegan.

Where do you live?

I currently live in the greater Vancouver area in Canada. I’m originally from Moncton, New Brunswick and I also lived in Saint John (New Brunswick) and the Okanagan region in British Columbia.

What do you do in your spare time?

I love all things cozy. My hobbies include reading, baking, crocheting, painting, hiking and traveling.

What are your favorite foods?

Chocolate, cookies, sourdough bread and matcha lattes are some of my favorites. I also love a good ramen or curry.

What ingredients do you always have on hand?

You will always find dark chocolate, soy milk, oat milk, tofu, peanut butter and oats in my kitchen.