Author Archives | Rosie Schwartz

The joys of roasting vegetables: Roasted Pumpkin and Pepitas

There’s something about roasted vegetables that can convert even haters of certain vegetables into vegetable lovers. I have seen it happen repeatedly in my own family. I’ve had family members turn their noses up when offered options like asparagus and Brussels sprouts and seen them become fans. The latest happened when my husband asked for […]

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Ultra-processed food and your brain

If you made any New Year’s resolutions about healthy eating this year, have you already abandoned them? You’re not alone if when deciding on making changes, you have bitten off more than you can chew. All too often, New Year’s resolutions tend to be about major transformations and when it comes to healthy eating, the […]

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Mushroom Barley and Lima Bean Soup -One of my all time favourites

I am undoubtedly a soup lover – hot soups in cold weather and cold soups in summer. Sometimes, though truth be told, I do make hot soups when the outdoor temperatures are not chilling. But I must admit that the barley-mushroom-lima bean combo is one of my favourites. Barley also holds a special place in […]

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How to keep salads on your menu with soaring lettuce prices

While it seems that inflation is slowing down, food prices seem to continue to soar. There are some items, like lettuce, that have had meteoric jumps in price. A package of 3 romaine hearts , for example, can set you back anywhere from $7.99 to a whopping $10.99 at some stores. Restaurant chains are even […]

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It’s soup time! South of France Fish Soup with a Garlic-Pepper Mayo

While outdoor temperatures may be dropping, we can still dream of sunnier climes. Here’s taste of the Mediterranean diet, specifically sunny Provence, that’s sure to satisfy – both in terms of the flavours and nutrition. This preparation is a meal in a bowl – almost a fish stew. South of France Fish Soup with a […]

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Happy Thanksgiving – Be safe & avoid foodborne illness

In Canada, this Monday marks our Thanksgiving Day. If you’re the one preparing much of the delicious eats, you’re not alone if when it comes to food safety, you have turkey and stuffing on your mind. While they’re the obvious culprits when it comes to foodborne illness, there are other potential offenders that could be […]

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Whole grains and diabetes – Roasted Cherry Tomato, Arugula and Sorghum Salad Recipe

Today marks the end of the Oldways Whole Grains Council’s Whole Grains Month. Over the past few years, the popularity of whole grains has definitely been on the rise. More and more people are appreciating the depths of the taste and flavors of whole grain products. To many, their health benefits are an added perk. […]

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Kale, Apple and Quinoa Salad

While the seasons are changing, salads still appeal. This one, with a touch of East Indian flavouring, is packed with all kinds of goodness. Fruits, vegetables, pulses, whole grains and seeds all combine for top-notch nutrition and taste. The recipe, adapted from Foodland Ontario, calls for Ontario produce, but obviously you should use those ingredients […]

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