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Spicy Black Bean Burgers

There’s no doubt that plant-based meats, especially burgers, are hot sellers these days. Ultra-processed foods, though, whether vegetarian or vegan, are still usually filled with excess sodium and short on the assorted benefits found in whole foods. They also tend to be quite pricey. Think of them as a convenience food and enjoy them occasionally, […]

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Za’atar Roasted Vegetables & Lentils

Here’s a perfect combo of flavours, from Lentils.org, for this time of year. Roasting, especially with a generous amount of za’atar, brings out the best of so many vegetables. Note that the red lentils called for are whole (versus those that are split which are great for soups). As there are plenty of servings – […]

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Whole Grains Month – Mediterranean Eggplant and Barley Salad

Yes, it’s that time of the year again- Whole Grains Month – a time to celebrate these nutrition-packed nuggets of goodness. When it comes to whole grains, are you adventurous or do you stick to tried and true favourites? While simply having whole grains over refined ones certainly ups your nutrition game, as each grain […]

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Farfalle with Tuna

While canned tuna devotees certainly love their tuna sandwiches, I also love it in pasta dishes – especially when food shopping has been less than ideal (welcome to 2020!). In a recent post, I delved into the topic of tuna and mercury and pointed to the wonderful albacore tuna of the Pacific Northwest that need […]

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Quinoa, Black Bean & Strawberry Salad

While berries are now available all year long, for berry eaters, this is an exciting time of year as local offerings become available. Strawberries are first on the market and while eating them naked is definitely a taste treat, you can’t really have too many recipes. If you’re not a fruit eater, including berries in […]

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Sprouted Chickpea Mushroom Burgers with Tahini Sauce

In my last post, I pointed to the benefits of eating sprouted grains and pulses. Not only do many people find them easier to digest but they also offer increased absorption of some valuable nutrients. You can now find these products in your local supermarket or order them online from sources such as Second Spring […]

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Olive Oil Baked Chickpeas with Eggs, Spinach and Sumac

  For Canadians, this weekend is a long one. (For some of us, it’s hard to distinguish which day it actually is!) And long weekends are a traditional time for enjoying brunch. While you may usually dine out, this long weekend, why not make your own delicious and nutritious eats? Here’s a dish for you, […]

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Spelt Salad with Roasted Green Asparagus, Radish and Walnuts

I do have to admit that,  at home, there’s not a lot to be excited about these days. Considering, though, what’s happening in my city and around the world, having less excitement is a good thing. But there is excitement on the horizon: asparagus season is coming. And that is always something that brings joy! […]

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