Erin & Dara


Erin and Dara are dietitians, food experts, and mommas on a mission to help people relax about their food choices and live happy and healthful lives by cooking and eating good food. They are the co-creators of How To Eat, a food and nutrition communication company and food blog devoted to sharing healthful and easy recipes and how-to videos using simple ingredients and cooking techniques to inspire families to sit down to home-cooked meals together. Their food blog was shortlisted for the 2018 Taste Canada Food Writing Awards in the Best Health and Special Diet Blog category.

The Easiest Weeknight Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Recipe

By Erin & Dara / September 7, 2020

For this butternut squash recipe, we’ve added a whole pureed squash and also simplified the classic cheese sauce. Healthy, simple and delicious!

Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids & Double Chocolate Muffin Recipe

By Erin & Dara / January 10, 2020

Because nobody likes to face a hangry toddler, here are some of our favourite snack ideas for kids, plus an easy and delicious recipe for double chocolate muffins.

Savoury Muffins

Savoury Cheese and Zucchini Muffins

By Erin & Dara / August 9, 2019

A savoury muffin is a great way to add variety to school lunches and it’s a fabulous stand-in for a sandwich.

Tips for Your Next Summer Potluck + Perfect Pasta Salad Recipe

By Erin & Dara / July 14, 2019

How do you create a crowd-pleasing, simple potluck dish? Here’s our favourite recipe, along with our top tips.

Asparagus and Quinoa Salad with Feta and Lemon

By Erin & Dara / June 11, 2019

The high ratio of asparagus to everything else in this salad recipe is intentional and makes the fresh, seasonal produce the star of the show. Feel free to swap in a different grain of your liking if quinoa isn’t your fave.

Apple and Raisin Baked French Toast Recipe

Make-Ahead Apple and Raisin Baked French Toast Recipe

By Erin & Dara / May 8, 2019

This overnight baked french toast is the perfect dish to enjoy a leisurely brunch on any weekend morning. All the prep work can be done the night before.

Kid-Friendly Rhubarb Muffins Recipe

By Erin & Dara / April 15, 2019

Stringent, sour rhubarb might not be on the top of a kid’s favourite foods list, but introducing it in a familiar recipe while getting them involved in the process, gives you higher odds that they’ll try it and like it!

Looking For A March Break Activity? Make These Coconut Pancakes

By Erin & Dara / March 12, 2019

One of my favourite recipes to cook with my girls? These Coconut Pancakes. They’re fluffy, delicious and packed with loads of flavour.

Coconut Pancakes

By Erin & Dara / March 9, 2019

These Coconut Pancakes are fluffy, delicious and packed with loads of flavour.

Dessert for Breakfast: Apple & Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

By Erin & Dara / February 19, 2019

This recipe includes creamy peanut butter, sweet and tangy apples and a hint of cinnamon and vanilla. And it’s sure to shoo away the winter blues for the whole family.