In this section, you will find Joshna’s Kitchen Notes for every virtual cook-along and community kitchen we’ve hosted. Each set of notes includes the list of ingredients and kitchen equipment that students needed to participate in these events, as well as the recipes. Enjoy!


Students across Canada, using ingredients from local food suppliers were guided, virtually, by Joshna to cook delicious, nutritious meals.

A recap of our three years of virtual cook-alongs

Eating Well as a Student

With some guidance and some local produce, it’s possible to eat well


Recipes Included: Pepper, Potato & Peanut Sabzi, Jalapeno Lime Pac Choi with Quinoa, Tulsi Vinaigrette

Cross Canada Cook Along

Two simple, delicious recipes for a winter salad and a soup, and a collective call for better campus food


Recipes Included: Winter Root Soup, Warm Winter Salad

A Different Kind of Bolognese

This vegan version of an Italian classic is bursting with flavour


Recipes Included: Eggplant Lentil Bolognese

Casserole and Crisp

Students loved this vegetable shepherd’s pie and fruit crisp


Recipes Included: Vegetable Shepherd's Pie, Easy Fruit Crisp

Joshna’s Take on Winter Food

Winter foods get wrapped up in good flavour to simmer and make friends


Recipes Included: Roasted Roots & Greens, Spiced Lentils

Developing Cooking Techniques

Joshna shares two fricassee recipes and some French skills in flavour building


Recipes Included: Chicken / Mushroom Fricassee, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Celery Apple Salad

Good Meals to Start the School Year

Simplicity at its best: enjoy these recipes for a soup, a curry, and a breakfast bake


Recipes Included: Carrot & Lentil Soup, Easy Potato Curry, Apple Breakfast Bake

Eating Well with the Seasons

Delicious soup and pasta using leeks, sprouts and more


Recipes Included: Smashed Sunchokes with Thyme Butter, Persian Mung Bean Soup, Creamy Brussels Sprouts & Leek Pasta

Loving the Fall Harvest

Delicious combinations in these recipes that really make the most of the harvest


Recipes Included: Squash with Marjoram Butter, Lemony Collard Greens Pasta, Green Eggplant & Chickpea with Peanut Masala

Let’s Get Organized

Chef Joshna talks about the importance of “mise en place” when cooking


Recipes Included: Lentil & Pepper Soup, Buffalo Cauliflower, Roasted Beets, Simple Vinaigrette

Local Food is Indigenous Food

Broadening our understanding of food and eating in this land


Recipes Included: Papas a la Huancaina, Roasted Rurnips with Honey, Scallion Vinaigrette

Get Ready for Winter

Root vegetables are your best friends for winter eating


Recipes Included: Rutabaga Oven Fries, Spaghetti Squash Cheesy Bread, Quick Beet & Apple Salad

Green Shakshuka

A Mexican twist on this traditional North African breakfast


Recipes Included: Green Shakshuka

Two-Campus Cook Along

Students from Lakehead and Dalhousie prepare two recipes using the same ingredients


Recipes Included: Roasted Carrot Soup, Winter Bubble & Squeak

Sustainable Eating is a Win for All

Using fresh, local ingredients is good for our health, our wallets, and the planet


Recipes Included: Spiced Sweet Potato Sandwiches, Simple Cucumber Salad

Eat with the Seasons

Simple tips to make the most of winter produce


Recipes Included: Caramelized Fennel Salad, Jerusalem Artichokle & Kale Gratin, Roasted Beets & Carrots

Broccoli Caesar & Root Veg

Seasonal recipes including a twist on a favourite salad


Recipes Included: Sauteed Celery Root with Kale, Roasted Acorn Squash, Broccoli Caesar Salad

Community Kitchen

In our final year, we began hosting in-person community kitchens with students living in residence at George Brown College and students at Dalhousie and Concordia.

A recap of the third year, when we were finally able to cook with students in person!

Summer Grain Bowls

The magic of a grain bowl is all of the different bits and vinaigrettes that add nutrition and flavour


Recipes Included: Tasty Japanese Vinaigrette, Easy Tahini Dressing

Dalhousie and Concordia Cook Together

Experiencing the special joy that comes from preparing meals together


Recipes Included: Winter Minestrone Soup, Pear Gingersnap Crumble

Nutritious & Delicious

Simple recipes that are sure to become favourites


Recipes Included: Squash and Apple Soup (with Cheddar Biscuits), Poached Pears with Honey Yogurt, Maple Granola (with Nuts, Seeds & Dried Fruit)

Something savoury, something sweet

Cook together to make your movie night even better


Recipes Included: Chocolate Vegetable Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting, Loaded Nachos

Holiday Baking with our Project Assistants

Baking is good for the soul – so let’s do it!


Recipes Included: Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies, Pistachio Chocolate Biscotti