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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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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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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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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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Summer’s best and simplest: Pasta with Raw Tomato Sauce

To me, this raw tomato-basil pasta dish is one of my favourite summer dishes – maybe the absolute favourite. It’s one that I have been making for decades. It’s also one that brings back memories of my late father. When my daughters were young and I would work late seeing clients for nutrition counselling at […]

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Savour the season and reduce waste: Make Corn Broth

If you love local corn as much as I do, you likely find all kinds of ways to put it on your menu. While having a simple cob of corn is heavenly, there are so many other ways to enjoy the season’s offerings. We love it in salads, salsas and even as a pasta sauce […]

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White Bean Burgers with Not-So-Secret Sauce

Plant-based burgers have been hot sellers over the past few years but sales figures show that the market is cooling down. There are a number of reasons why shoppers are giving these meat alternatives the cold shoulder. For one, the novelty is wearing off. For others, they’re pretty pricey – often more costly than meat […]

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