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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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Cabbage & Lentil Slaw

It’s officially the first long weekend of the summer – Canada Day here in Canada and July 4th for those south of the border. BBQs will be fired up right across North America. Cabbage slaws will appear as a side dish on many a menu. Why not go for a change of pace with this […]

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Edamame and Asparagus Salad

If you haven’t taken advantage of asparagus season, you’re not too late. But act fast, as it will soon be over. Asparagus is not just a taste treat. It’s packed with nutritional goodies. Check out my post Six top reasons to eat asparagus. But then add that it also acts as a prebiotic food, something […]

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Culinary herbs and your microbiota plus Cilantro-based Chimichurri Sauce

It’s time to elevate herbs and other seasonings to a higher standing on our plates. All too often, most are relegated to a lesser role as a garnish. Yes, we can love the flavour hits they offer but in many cases, they can get dropped off the menu for everyday meals. According to accumulating research, […]

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