My name is Maryam, and I am a bilingual (English/French) Canadian Registered Dietitian (R.D.), Biochemist, science communicator, writer and food photographer.
Our relationship with food can be challenging to understand, and is unique to each and every one of us. My vision of healthy eating is for it to be intuitive, compassionate, fun, simple, diverse and guilt-free. I believe it is possible to lead a healthy lifestyle and enjoy all the foods, without any rules or restrictions.
Ever since I was a kid, my favourite questions were WHY and HOW? As a Biochemist and Dietitian, I love to question the latest food myths and trends that we face daily. You’ll find NO NUTRITION BS on this blog.
Most of all, I LOVE FOOD. Just like my mom –who is the best cook, by the way-, I always end up modifying the recipes that I find. That’s how I realized I should develop my own, and share them with you! I don’t put a label on my way of eating, so you’ll find a little bit of everything here: plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, meat recipes, and even baked goods. Bon appétit!
Education and credentials
I first obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine from Université de Montréal in 2015.
In 2016, I moved from Montreal to Atlantic Canada, to pursue my dream to become a Registered Dietitian. I graduated with honours from the Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics, from Université de Moncton in June 2020. I completed my dietetic internship and training at the Saint John Regional Hospital, the largest tertiary care hospital and the primary health care referral centre for major trauma and cardiac care in New Brunswick.
I am a member of the Dietitians Association of New Brunswick (NBAD) and Dietitians of Canada.
A few facts about me
I currently live and work in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. I love Atlantic Canada and the beautiful nature it has to offer!
I am a cat person and an extroverted homebody. You might catch a glimpse of my little boy Moka on my Instagram stories. He loves to be a little assistant!
I was born in Morocco and moved to Canada when I was only 6-months old. Nevertheless, it still shaped me and the foods I enjoy eating. You’ll find a few Moroccan-inspired recipes on the blog, like my hearty Moroccan lentil soup.
English is my third language! Since I grew up in Montreal, in a francophone and Arabic household, I only learned how to speak English in school when I was in fifth grade. So, my grammar might be wonky sometimes, and I do have an accent in whatever language I speak.
If I could travel anywhere, I would retreat to a small village in Italy, and learn how to make fresh pasta with a nonna. A girl can dream!