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Roasted Asian Brussels Sprouts

    It’s hard to believe how Brussels sprouts could have been such a hated vegetable in my family. Truth be told, my method of preparation years ago (and my mother’s before me) was to boil them into mush. It seemed to bring out the vegetables worst qualities. Fast forward a number of years and […]

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World Pasta Day: Pasta with Spinach and White Beans

  Today is World Pasta Day – a time to celebrate a delicious and nutritious favourite food. The day  also marks the kick-off of the global pasta industry’s “The Power of Pasta” initiative. More than 3 million plates of pasta have been donated to various charities fighting hunger around the world thanks to the support […]

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Za’atar Chickpeas and Butternut Squash with Halloom (Halloumi)

  Have you seen all the different types of winter squash in your marketplace? From acorn and butternut to pumpkin and spaghetti squash, there’s one for every day of the week and almost a second time around (about a dozen in total). They’re all packed with an assortment of nutrients, some of which vary according […]

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the time of year I like to bake. It’s the Jewish High Holidays which includes Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year along with Sukkoth, a celebration of the harvest. While apple cake is one of my regular offerings, for those who want just fruit and a little sweet nibble following the meal, these […]

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Sweet and Crisp Kimchi Salad

In my last post, I extolled the nutritional perks of radishes. Here’s a tasty offering, from Foodland Ontario, where you can incorporate them along with other nutrient-packed produce. Obviously if you live elsewhere, use your own local fruits and vegetables. This quick-pickled vegetable salad and fruit slaw skips prolonged fermentation traditional to pickled Korean kimchi. […]

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Whole Grain Rotini with Smoked Tomatoes, Blue cheese and Sorrel-Infused Oil

In my last post, I offered tips from Barilla Executive Chef Lorenzo Boni on ways to incorporate whole grain pastas with palate-pleasing results. He shared them as part of a cooking demonstration at  the recent conference, Whole Grains Away from Home (Whole Grains in Foodservice, the Next Frontier)  in Chicago,  organized by Oldways and the […]

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Roasted Cabbage Salad

I love roasted cabbage (try my Roasted Sesame Cabbage and Onions). Mind you, I love cabbage prepared in all kinds of ways – in salads, soups and especially in the cabbage rolls my mother used to make. Cabbage is a member of the esteemed Brassica family (a.k.a. crucifers), a powerful one  containing a wide range […]

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Whole Grains Month: Roasted Salmon with Tomato and Roasted Garlic Farro

It’s nearing the end of Whole Grains Month but I’m in store for a lot of food for thought about these nutrition-packed staples starting Sunday as I’m attending the Whole Grains Away from Home conference organized by Oldways and the Oldways Whole Grains Council. I’ll be hearing about whole grain trends, how top chefs are […]

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