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Grilled Chicken, Rhubarb and Asparagus Salad

Rhubarb and asparagus are two foods that are responsible for much excitement at this time each year. They’re the first signs of the season signaling that plenty of local bounty is to come in a not too distant future. (Arugula is also one of the first to come up in my garden as well!)  And […]

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Savoury Moroccan Vegetable Soup with Charmoula Sauce

Yes, it is spring but it’s still time for soup. This one is packed with flavour and  an assortment of nutritional goodies: carotenoids (colourful pigments, which act as antioxidants), fibre from the vegetables and chickpeas along with a variety of disease-fighting compounds from the herbs and spices, to boot. It freezes well, so be sure […]

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Nutrition Month 2019: Crispy Chickpeas and Pumpkin Seeds with Lime

While snacking on hummus and other bean dips is an easy way to incorporate nutrition-packed pulses into your eating pattern, here’s a change of pace offering for  Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month from Canola Eat Well and the popular website, Cookspiration. Crispy Chickpeas and Pumpkin Seeds with Lime Makes 10 servings INGREDIENTS 2 cans (16 […]

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Almond Flax Bites – A speedy snack to make and enjoy

While snacks are key to bridge the gap between meals, the perfect combo of nuts or seeds and fruit can get pretty boring. Here’s a simple option from the Almond Board of California that includes both ground flaxseed and almonds along with blueberries – a pretty potent mix of nutrients with lots of staying power. […]

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Stuffed Peppers – a plant-based recipe

In my last post, the issue of ultra-processed plant-based foods was on the table.  Somehow these foods are getting an undeserved health halo and it’s time to recognize them for what they are. While there are commercial products available in the marketplace that would measure up to a homemade plant-based dish as a healthy choice, […]

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Roasted Squash and Quinoa Salad

Hearty salads are great for this time of year and including whole grains, such as quinoa, kicks the nutritional profile up a notch. This recipe, from Foodland Ontario, is also ideal for a make-ahead meal, or as leftovers, as there’s nothing to go soggy. While the ingredients do say Ontario, obviously use what’s local to […]

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Mushroom Barley Soup – Comfort food at its best

When it comes to stick-to-the-ribs fare, this soup definitely fits the bill. It not only provides a bounty of health benefits but I simply love its taste – the barley-mushroom combo is one of my favourites. Barley is packed with fibre – including the soluble variety with its cholesterol-lowering and blood sugar regulating perks. Add […]

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World Pasta Day 2018 – Pasta with Tuna, Chickpeas and Tomatoes

Today marks World Pasta Day 2018  and while we often think of pasta in terms of the Mediterranean, it’s a staple of many cuisines around the globe. This year’s celebrations are taking place in Dubai, the site of a special 20th anniversary international gathering, where the activities are demonstrating the inclusiveness of pasta in cuisines […]

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