Client Projects


Small and medium food companies love working with Prairie Research Kitchen’s student recipe development program because our collaboration delivers results that showcase their innovative products and creates social media and web content for their growing companies.

Ulivit (pronounced you-live-it) is a Saskatoon-based company specializing in developing sustainable, Canadian-grown, plant-based foods. Ulivit came to us with their chickpea tofu in 2020. Ulivit Plant Protein 2.0 is vegan, non-GMO, and free of soy, gluten, and nuts, with no artificial ingredients or preservatives.

Ulivit owners Laura and Carla Gustafson challenged our students to develop recipes that were vegan, delicious, easy to prepare, and functional – “dishes that improve happiness, ease anxiety, promote gut health, and fight disease.” The recipes could not use soy, but some could include gluten, nuts, and sugar. They wanted at least one recipe containing a full protein (ie. all nine essential amino acids) and one with Middle Eastern spices that promote health and immunity, such as fenugreek/methi, garam masala, and cardamom.

The students involved in this project, Rajveer Kaur Brar and Roxanne Kent, rose to the occasion with five recipes, three of which we share in the following pages.

“The PRK team guided and worked with us to develop delicious recipes and photographs that we use on our website and Instagram,” says Laura Gustafson. “We were super excited to partner with RRC Polytech and work with the innovative and trendsetting culinary chefs and students. We look forward to future projects with them!”