Chef Robert’s Festive Mulled Wine: A Holiday Treat from Wellings

In this heartwarming episode from the World of Wellings, join Robert Mills, our VP of Food and Beverage and Executive Chef, as he dives into the festive spirit with his favourite holiday drink – Mulled Wine. 

The recipe includes:

  • A whole bottle of sweet Merlot 
  • A splash of Brandy
  • Classic spices like cinnamon sticks, star anise, and cloves
  • Cranberries
  • An orange slice

The aroma of cinnamon and orange zest creates a welcoming ambiance, making it a perfect holiday welcome. It’s not just a beverage; it’s an invitation to savor the warmth and joy of the holidays at Wellings. 


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Transform Leftover Turkey into Festive Hors d’Oeuvres

Join us on the World of Wellings for a delightful culinary journey hosted by Meaghan, one of our talented chefs from the Wellings of Stittsville, and Robert Mills, our VP of Hospitality and a skilled chef himself. In our latest video, they share their passion for creating memorable dining experiences and their love for engaging with the community through their culinary creations.

This episode is especially exciting as we transform leftover turkey from Christmas into exquisite hors d’oeuvres, perfect for sharing with your guests on New Year’s Eve. Our chefs demonstrate three creative and mouth-watering recipes:

  1. Roast Turkey & Mango Rice Paper Wraps: These wraps are a fusion of flavours, combining tender turkey with crunchy coleslaw enriched with the sweetness of mango and the freshness of lettuce.
  2. Choux Pastry Delights: A sophisticated treat featuring choux pastry filled with aged cheddar, succulent turkey, and crisp asparagus.
  3. Mini Potato Bites with Turkey: A comfort food classic, these mini bites perfectly blend steamed potato and savoury turkey, making them irresistible finger food.

Each recipe is designed to be easy to follow, ensuring you can recreate these culinary delights at home. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a beginner, these hors d’oeuvres will add a touch of elegance to your New Year’s Eve celebrations. As a special bonus, we’ve included a recipe card for the roast turkey & mango rice paper wraps below. Join us in this culinary adventure and enjoy creating and sharing these delightful hors d’oeuvres with your friends and family this holiday season. 

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Joyful Moments: Embracing Daily Celebrations

Welcome to the Festive Edition of The Good Life with Nat and Kat.

In this special episode, join us as we dive into the heartwarming celebrations of December. It’s a time of diverse festivities, joy, and the magic of the season. Whether it’s embracing the return of light or partaking in Christmas traditions, there’s something for everyone to feel good about.

We’ll talk about what makes the festive season so special – from the delightful aromas of evergreen to the joy of decorations and delicious food. Discover the simple pleasures of the season with us, like simmering orange peels with cinnamon for that perfect holiday scent, and setting the scene for any celebration.

But it’s not just about the material aspects. We delve into the essence of celebrating life, creating memorable moments, and enjoying the season in our unique ways, be it through lights, music, or just the company of loved ones.

So, light up some twinkly lights, grab a cozy blanket, and let’s celebrate the joys of the festive season together on The Good Life with Nat and Kat. Happy holidays, everyone! 

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The World of Wellings: Crafting the Ultimate Salmon Salad with Chef Vincent & Chef Robert

Welcome to the vibrant culinary World of Wellings! Today, we’re excited to share a special treat from our kitchen – a video feature showcasing the exceptional talents of Chef Vincent and Chef Robert. They’re ready to reveal the secrets behind one of our most popular dishes – the Gourmet Salmon Salad.

Chef Vincent, alongside Chef Robert, takes us through a step-by-step journey of creating this exquisite salad. This dish is not your ordinary salad; it’s a symphony of diverse flavours, textures, and colors, culminating in a dining experience that delights both the eyes and the palate. 

Our chefs emphasize the importance of using fresh, high-quality ingredients. The salmon, the star of the dish, is selected for its freshness and rich, buttery flavour. The greens are crisp and vibrant, forming a perfect backdrop for the pink hues of the salmon. The dressing, a blend of zesty and savory elements, ties the dish together beautifully.

The best part? You can recreate this healthy and delicious masterpiece in your own kitchen. We encourage you to try this recipe at home and share your experience with us. It’s more than just preparing a meal; it’s about embracing the joy of cooking and the pleasure of eating well.

We hope you enjoy this culinary journey with Chef Vincent and Chef Robert. Stay tuned for more delightful cooking adventures from The World of Wellings. Bon appétit!

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Moving Through Grief: Conversations with Nat & Kat

In the latest episode of “The Good Life with Nat & Kat,” the duo dives deep into the topic of grief, a universally felt emotion yet often misunderstood. They explore the varied forms grief can take, from job losses and the end of relationships to more subtle shifts in life such as moving out of one’s home. Notably, they touch upon society’s often skewed perspectives on grief, especially the pervasive notion in North America that people should always present as “happy.”

Delving into personal experiences, they discuss the idea that the past generations, including their own parents, rarely displayed vulnerability, potentially leading to a culture of denial. They advocate for acknowledging grief as it can lead to adverse mental and physical health consequences if ignored. Nat shares an intimate story about her mother’s transition to a new living situation, shedding light on the lesser-recognized areas of our lives where grief can sneak in.

Nat & Kat emphasizes the importance of acceptance and allowing oneself the grace to navigate the ups and downs that come with change. They end on a hopeful note, illustrating that with time, support, and understanding, one can move through grief and find joy once again.

Tune in to hear their insightful conversations and heartwarming anecdotes, reminding us all that every journey of grief is unique, but understanding and support can pave the way to healing.

Boosting Social Wellness through Casual Conversations

Welcome to ‘The Good Life with Nat & Kat’! Today, we’re exploring the transformative power of talking to strangers and its impact on our social fitness. 

Nat & Kat, both self-confessed introverts, discuss their journeys and share insights on breaking the ice, building resilience, and fostering meaningful connections. From small gestures to heartfelt compliments, they reveal how small talk can open doors to fulfilling interactions and friendships. 

They highlight the essence of a vibrant social life and its role in longevity, concluding with golden nuggets on maintaining a harmonious social environment.

Join us in this enriching conversation, share your thoughts, and let’s build a connected, supportive community together!

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Maximize Your Food Budget with Chef Robert in the World of Wellings

Welcome to another exciting episode in the World of Wellings! Today, we have the talented Chef Robert on board to share some ingenious kitchen hacks that will not only help you stretch your food budget but also tantalize your taste buds.

From One Pre-Roasted Chicken to Four Scrumptious Meals

Ever wondered how to make the most out of a single pre-roasted chicken? Chef Robert unveils the magic for us. With his culinary expertise, he demonstrates how to transform this humble ingredient into four mouth-watering dishes:

1. Refreshing Salad: Begin your culinary journey with a light and refreshing salad. Using tender chicken pieces tossed with fresh greens and a zesty dressing, this dish is perfect for a quick lunch or a starter.

2. Hearty Broccoli Soup: Dive into the comforting embrace of a creamy broccoli soup, enriched with succulent chicken bits. This soup is not only nutritious but also a delightful treat for the soul.

3. Flavorful Chicken Quesadillas: Spice things up with some scrumptious chicken quesadillas. Stuffed with juicy chicken, melted cheese, and a medley of spices, this dish is sure to be a hit at any gathering.

4. Rich Chicken Stock: Last but not least, Chef Robert teaches us the art of preparing a rich and aromatic chicken stock. This versatile broth can be the base for numerous dishes, adding depth and flavour to your meals.

Stretch Your Budget, Not Your Taste

Managing a food budget can be challenging. However, with Chef Robert’s clever tricks, you can enjoy gourmet meals without burning a hole in your pocket. It’s all about being resourceful and creative in the kitchen.

Don’t Miss Out!

Join us in the World of Wellings and embark on this gastronomic adventure. Learn, cook, and savour these delectable dishes with us. Remember, good food doesn’t always have to be expensive. With the right techniques and a dash of love, you can create culinary masterpieces in the comfort of your home. Click here to watch the video.

Stay tuned for more exciting episodes and happy cooking!

Chef Robert’s Walnut Zucchini Loaf – A Taste of Wellings

Hello food enthusiasts!

If you’ve been searching for the perfect blend of wholesome and delicious, then look no further! This week, Chef Robert from The World of Wellings introduces us to a delightful Walnut Zucchini Loaf.

When we think of zucchini, we often picture it in salads, pasta, or as a grilled side dish. But in this recipe, zucchini is the star, transforming into a sweet sensation. Infused with the nutty crunch of walnuts and the balanced sweetness of sugar, this loaf is moist and aromatic. And for those seeking a healthier twist, Chef Robert retains the zucchini’s skin, enriching the loaf with added fibre.

If this has gotten your mouth watering, wait until you actually make it! Check out the recipe card below and bring Chef Robert’s Zucchini Loaf to life in your own kitchen. Click here to Watch the Video.

Elevating Your Flavour Profiles with Fresh Frozen Vegetables

Ever wanted to have fresh vegetables all year round? In the latest episode of The World of Wellings, Chef Robert shares some innovative tips and tricks on how to enjoy fresh vegetables for longer.

We met up with Chef Robert in his kitchen in the Wellings of Stittsville where he showed us the art of maximizing flavour profiles in your dishes, all while using fresh vegetables that you can freeze and store for later.

Roasting Peppers for Maximum Flavour

We all know we can get peppers year-round. But what if you could capture the taste of summer in your meals even when it’s cold outside? Chef Robert demonstrates how to roast peppers to bring out the depth of their flavour and prepare them for freezing. Roasting not only gives the peppers a smoky aroma but also makes it easy to peel away the skin, keeping the flesh tender and delicious. The skin can sometimes have a slightly bitter taste, so removing it is a smart choice, especially if you’re using the peppers in a dish where their flavour is the star.

Once roasted, the peppers can be frozen and later used in a variety of dishes such as soups, salads, or sauces. The flavour remains intact, even after freezing and thawing, making them a versatile ingredient for any culinary enthusiast.

Blanching and Freezing Vegetables

Another technique Chef Robert introduces is the practice of blanching vegetables before freezing them. By briefly boiling vegetables like beans, broccolini, or asparagus and then immediately plunging them into an ice bath, you can lock in their vibrant colour, crisp texture, and fresh taste. Once cooled, they can be frozen and will retain their quality for months.

When you’re ready to use them, simply thaw and incorporate them into your dishes. Imagine the burst of freshness and colour they can bring to your plate even in the depths of winter.

Adding Herbs and Seasonings

We asked Chef Robert whether he recommends seasoning the vegetables with fresh herbs before freezing. His advice? Add the herbs and seasonings after thawing. This way, you can tailor the flavours to your specific dish and avoid any taste changes that might occur during freezing.

Take Advantage of Seasonal Produce

Chef Robert’s tips are perfect for those who enjoy shopping at farmers’ markets and want to preserve the flavours of summer’s bounty. By freezing fresh vegetables, you can take advantage of seasonal produce and continue to enjoy their taste throughout the year.

Elevating your flavour profiles doesn’t have to be complicated. With these simple tips from Chef Robert, you can enjoy the fresh taste of vegetables all year round and create dishes that are both delicious and nutritious. Click here to watch the video.

The World of Wellings continues to bring you insights from culinary experts and enthusiasts. Stay tuned for more tips, recipes, and kitchen wisdom.


The Magic of Shared Meals: Exploring Food & Friendship at Wellings

Join Nat and Kat on a delightful journey into the heart of Wellings, where food and socializing intertwine to create enriching experiences. In this episode of, The Good Life with Nat and Kat, we’re serving up more than just delicious recipes – we’re also celebrating the warmth of shared stories, the nourishment of companionship, and the exhilaration of trying new things.

At Wellings, we believe there’s more to dining than just eating. There are no designated food times, instead we foster an environment where food serves as an invitation to mingle and connect, reminiscent of our shared human experiences. From casual pub food, enticing pizzas, to elevated profile dishes, our chefs are excited to offer something unique to our members, making dinner not just a meal, but an event.

So, grab a cup of tea, invite a neighbour, and come down to the Atrium. Together, let’s continue to grow, learn, and live life to the fullest. Click here to enjoy the video. 


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