T’is the season for zucchini – Zucchini Butter Spaghetti

If you have planted zucchini in your garden, you should be swimming in it by now. But unfortunately for me, my plants are a little slow as even plants need ...

Is this device a new weight loss aid or a method of torture?

Yes, this is for real. “A world-first weight-loss device to help fight the global obesity epidemic.” Yeah, sure. According to New Zealand’s University of Otago and UK researchers, DentalSlim Diet ...

Why I Love to Grow Arugula in My Garden

Check out this photo of my garden. Yes, that’s arugula growing but I didn’t plant it. All these plants sprouted up due to my actions – or I should say ...


Arugula Salad with Chicken, Dates and Buckwheat Crumble

  In my last post, I wrote about why I love to ...

Almond, Farro And Black Bean Salad With Cilantro

Almonds, whole grains, pulses (aka dried peas and beans) , allium vegetables ...

Pan Seared Steelhead with Pulses, Berries, Almonds Salad

  This amazing-looking dish from Canola Eat Well and chef Ned Bell ...

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Chopped Salad with Miso Dressing

Salads can be wonderfully versatile. You can put together a host of combinations – vegetables, both raw and cooked, fruit, whole grains, pulses and nuts and seeds along with dressings with tastes of various global cuisines. Yet somehow many of us get into salad ruts, making the same tried and true assortment of ingredients day […]

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How does your garden grow? Much better with little hands

It certainly was a long winter and judging by seeds sales, many of us are anxious to get outdoors and enjoy nature. As most of us are still sticking pretty close to home, gardens are becoming more popular than ever before. Growing assorted produce like vegetables and herbs is particularly rewarding these days (especially as […]

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Don’t fear food! We have enough on our table

  I don’t know about you but I’ve had it with the fearmongering around food. And I’ve really had it with groups that have a hidden agenda. One such group is the Environmental Working Group (EWG). They’re the people behind scaring us about pesticides in produce with their annual Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen – […]

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“Everything Green” Chickpea Salad

Here’s a simple recipe you can make in a flash and help you to avoid wasting the rest of those herbs or greens that you bought for another dish but they’re still kicking around in your fridge. It’s from Sara Baer-Sinnott, President of Oldways. For those of you not familiar with this group, they’re a […]

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What’s fishy about the latest seafood study?

You’re not alone if hearing various news reports about scientific studies leaves you confused – or you could end up simply being misinformed. You might think that if the research was published in a reputable journal, the conclusions would be valid but unfortunately, science doesn’t always work that way. Keep in mind that when a […]

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It’s all about YOU!

It’s March again. It’s always been March. It will always be March. Hasn’t it felt like that thanks to the pandemic? But it really is March and it is Dietitians of Canada’s Nutrition Month. The theme this year is Good for You – Dietitians help You find Your Healthy. In other words, it’s about YOU […]

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Vegetarian Barley Moussaka

Each month the Oldways Whole Grains Council features a different whole grain on their website, including information on its health benefits, cooking tips and recipes, historical/cultural facts, and more. Barley, one of my personal favourites, is this month’s pick. I love its chewy texture, in all kinds of dishes from soups and salads to risotto […]

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Spinach Polenta with Mushrooms, Leek and Poached Egg

Baby, it’s cold outside. Really cold and snowy too. Yes, comfort food is definitely called for. Here’s a recipe from Mushrooms Canada and the Egg Farmers of Canada that certainly fits the bill. While polenta does take time to cook, it’s worth the wait  – comfort food at its best! Look for whole grain cornmeal […]

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