Developing with Plant Protein for Success

Free Webinar: Developing with Plant Protein for Success

almond clustersAs protein continues to be a popular trend across food and beverage categories, consumers are seeking alternative sources and innovative ways to get more protein-rich snacks. Join the Almond Board of California (ABC) to discover the positive attributes almonds bring to plant-based products and learn more about protein-rich ingredient pairings from innovative recipe concepts.

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Chris Marinangeli (Director, Nutrition, Sciences & Regulatory Affairs at Pulse Canada) will moderate a discussion about complementary proteins with Swati Kalgaonkar (Associate Director, Nutrition Research Program at ABC, and Chef Christine Farkas (Founder of iHeartFood). Swati will share what almonds bring from a nutrition standpoint and touch on other complementary ingredients like legumes, lentils and pulses, while Chef Christine will showcase how almonds work with other plant-based ingredients in her recipe concepts, not only from a flavor and texture perspective but also as a complementary protein.

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Speaker Backgrounds

Swati Kalgaonkar - Associate Director, Nutrition Research Program Almond Board of California

Dr. Swati Kalgaonkar Dr. Swati Kalgaonkar has extensive nutritional clinical research experience and her primary focus at the Almond Board of California (ABC) is oversight of ABC contracted nutrition research, public policy analysis and synthesis, and information dissemination in support of the almond industry’s global strategies.



Chef Christine Farkas - Chef and Founder iHeartFood Consulting

Chef Christine FarkasAs a classically trained chef with a background in food product development and holistic nutrition; a few of Christine’s passions include working with plant-based proteins. She thrives on exploring and showcasing ingredients to industy and consumers through tangible applications. Her work focuses on recipe and product development, hands-on culinary workshops and presentations, and trend-spotting through local and global travel.




Chris Marinangeli, Moderator - Director, Nutrition, Sciences & Regulatory Affairs Pulse Canada

Picture5_0.pngChris completed an interdisciplinary doctorate in Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Manitoba’s Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals.  Following his tenure as Senior Manager Nutrition Science and Regulatory Affairs at Kellogg Canada, he joined Pulse Canada as Director, Nutrition Science and Regulatory Affairs.  Chris serves on the Scientific Review Committee and Board of Directors for the Canadian Federation of Dietetic Research, and previously served on the Canadian Advisory Council the International Life Sciences Institute – North America.