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Roasted Squash Salad with Apples

While summer has gone and with it the season’s glorious produce, autumn certainly had plenty to offer. Here’s a very tasty example from Foodland Ontario. While the ingredients called for are from Ontario, use your own local bounty. This salad has layers of sweetness from the squash, apples and honey, balanced by the cider vinegar […]

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Sweet Watermelon Pizza

There’s no doubt that watermelon is a summertime favourite. Truth be told, most people eat it simply because they love it. But it’s more than just refreshing. Check out some of its health perks such as its lycopene and potassium counts. Lycopene is the red pigment with antioxidant power and anti-cancer action that tomatoes are […]

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Peach, Tomato and Corn Salad with Haloumi Cheese

    This amazing tasting salad, inspired by my daughter Alyssa, is August perfection. The tomatoes and herbs from my garden and the peaches and corn from a farmer’s market together with haloumi cheese made for a perfect lunch one day and then the next and so forth. You get the message. While the haloumi […]

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Quinoa Kale Risotto with Pistachios

  There’s no doubt that pistachios are not only packed with nutrition, they’re also delicious. While I do love them straight out of the shell as a snack, they also add lots of taste and crunch to other offerings. Here’s a tasty recipe adapted from the American Pistachios Growers. Quinoa Kale Risotto with Pistachios 1 […]

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Why not make your own fermented food to reap microbial benefits?

  It seems like not a day goes by without hearing of the health benefits of healthy bacteria. But as is often the case, we look to quick fixes for a healthy microbiome (that collection of trillions of bacteria in your gut). Many turn to a probiotic supplement, perhaps, or a probiotic yogurt and bam, […]

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Walnut-Lentil “Gyros” with Spiced Yogurt

Here’s a taste of the Mediterranean for your Meatless Monday. Eating nuts and seeds, such as walnuts, are a marker for good nutrition. Walnuts, in particular, offer a bounty of omega-3 fats. Add in pulses, vegetables fresh herbs and spices and the nutritional ratings soar. Try this combo from California Walnuts for your dinner tonight. […]

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Strawberry Lentil and Couscous Salad

  It’s that glorious time of year – the season when local produce is starting to appear everywhere we look, from farmers’ markets, green grocers, supermarket shelves and even our own backyards and balconies. There’s nothing like opening the door and taking just a few steps to a balcony or yard and picking home grown […]

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Turkish Tomato, Cucumber and Pepper Salad

For many people, vegetables are only on the menu at one meal a day – dinnertime. But in the Mediterranean, vegetables, fruit and fresh herbs are the foundation of meals all day long. In some countries in the region, this salad or a slight variation, makes a regular appearance, even at breakfast, on many a […]

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