I am the only professional home economist in the world who is also an alumnus of the Second City Comedy Troupe, not only do I bring knowledge about foods and nutrition to the table, but I do it with a smile and a giggle.

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I’m happy to share recipes.  For permission to use any of my recipes for publication or in your blog or website please shoot me an email mairlyn@mairlynsmith.com.

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I made Mexican Street Corn Dip on My Left Frying Pan

Its perfect for watching Hockey Night in Canada or the Super Bowl

a bolw of corn and spices as a dipMexican Street Con Dip

Kick start your healthy eating plan for 2018 by adding more cruciferous vegetables

A large bowl of healthy slaw made with Brussels sprouts

Christmas in Vancouver 2008 in my parent’s kitchen

Never cooked a turkey before? Need a refresher course?

Here’s my Turkey 101 – how to cook and carve a turkey

Any of your holiday guests gluten free?

Here’s a recipe for Coconut Macaroons that are Gluten Free and Fabulous


Shortbread Empire cookies on a rack as the almond icing sets

Just in time for your Christmas Baking

Shortbread Empire Cookies

My latest Blog Post

The Gift of Time

Check out my YouTube channel
My Left Frying Pan
Its so not your regular cooking show! Years of being a member of the Second City Comedy Troupe will do that!

Want your teenagers to think you’re cool? Put yourself on YouTube! Here’s my YouTube video! Click here!

Anyone can get invited to a cottage once, I’ve got tips to ensure you’ll be invited back!

Looking for watermelon recipes and everything you ever wanted to know about watermelon? Click on www.watermelon.org

Celebrate National Farting Day on Saturday, March 5, 2016 by eating pulses!

For the recipes you saw me dem on Breakfast TV click on each one.

Recipes for Red Lentil Waffles

Heart Healthy Waffles, if you don't tell anyone there are lentils in them, they'll never know!

Heart Healthy Waffles, if you don’t tell anyone there are lentils in them, they’ll never know!


Spicy Red Lentil Soup

Heart Healthy and yummy!

Heart Healthy and yummy!


Hummus a link from Cityline

Jennifer Valentyne and Breakfast TV Toronto are live in my kitchen on Thursday February 18.

Catch me and fellow professional home economists as we have a potluck morning eating our way out of my newest cookbook Homegrown.

Here’s the recipe for the Wheatberry and Lentil Salad we demmed

lentils, apples and wheatberries on a white bowl

Wheatberry and Lentil Salad photo credit She Zolkewich @shelzolkewich


 Cue the fireworks! Homegrown: Celebrating the Canadian foods we grow, raise and produce has arrived!

In a book store near you or

Available online for ordering anytime.


Mairlyn Smith standing behind a copy of Homegrown

Homegrown – me and the cookbook


As a lover of all things beans and plant based I’m thrilled that 2016 is the Year of the Pulse. Celebrate early and check out some delicious and healthy pulse recipes.


Spicy Red Lentil Soup

red lentil soup

Mixed Bean Salad


Family Style Meatless Chili



Black Bean Tortilla Chip Soup

#Road Trip Mair was an epic adventure. Check out our road trip from Toronto to Vancouver.