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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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Blueberry Watermelon Gazpacho

Blueberries are indeed one of the many pleasures of summer. They’re one of the season’s offerings that you can enjoy in the most simple fashion. Just pop a handful of these little packets of flavour into mouth or use them in both savoury or sweet dishes to reap their benefits. Science is showing they may […]

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Chick Pea, Roasted Red Pepper, Tomato and Mint Salad

Pulses, tomatoes, allium vegetables and herbs all combine for a simple delicious and nutritious  offering – a combo that’s perfect for International Mediterranean Diet Month.  Enjoy it for  lunch or as a side dish alongside your barbecue fare. Chick Pea, Roasted Red Pepper, Tomato and Mint Salad Makes 6 servings 1 19-oz./540-mL can chick peas, […]

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Asparagus and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

It’s finally here – the first long weekend of summer. In Canada, it’s Victoria Day weekend which kicks off the season while next week, in the U.S., it’s Memorial Day. Wherever you are, summertime means barbecuing, entertaining and relaxation. It’s also the season for amazing local produce and up there on my list is asparagus. […]

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Pulses- A Rising Culinary Star

Nowadays in our multi-cultural society, our culinary horizons   are being  broadened, and  ethnic dishes are no longer foreign offerings. Consequently the pleasure of pulses are yet again being discovered as star chefs incorporate them into their repertoires. Pulses partner wonderfully with seasonings from every cuisine and can be part of any course of any meal. […]

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Had your fill of oil already over Chanukah? Try my baked latkes

  Yes, I know. Everyone says you’re supposed to eat copious amounts of oil over Chanukah to celebrate the miracle that took place thousands of years  ago when the Maccabee’s one day’s  worth of oil lasted eight days.  I’m still of the belief that this Jewish holiday should be one based on tradition which would […]

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