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WEBINAR: Cooking for One or Two

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

Presented by:


Professional Home Economist

Moderated by:


Director, Fund Development & MARCOM
Osteoporosis Canada


The exact date of when patty melts were invented is up for debate, but their popularity peaked in the late 1940’s and 1950’s and they seem to be making a comeback! This retro recipe, originally made with rye bread, a beef patty, onions and a slice of American cheese is an easy way to cook for one or for two. It is also a versatile recipe because you can switch ingredients with whatever you have on hand or simply adjust according to your personal preference.

As people get older, oftentimes they stop making meals with all the nutrients they need for good health, including bone health. This patty melt recipe paired with a simple and delicious pea soup is a great meal for lunch or dinner and contains protein and calcium which you need to keep bones strong and healthy.

In this Cooking Demo with Emily Richards you will learn:

  • To prepare a complete meal for just one or two people
  • Tips on switching ingredients to suit your taste and budget
  • Information on calcium and protein
  • Cooking strategies for seniors

You will also have a chance to ask Emily any of your cooking questions.

Pea Melt
Emily Richards in Apron

EMILY RICHARDS, Professional Home Economist

Emily Richards is a professional home economist, freelance food writer, chef and cookbook author who also enjoys culinary instruction for home cooks who want to learn more and have fun in the kitchen. She is the author and co-author of 9 cookbooks which include topics from Italian cuisine, weeknight dinners, glycemic index diets and comfort foods. Emily writes and develops recipes for cookbooks, print and online publications and websites that include everyday cooking and healthy eating.