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For Chanukah (or Christmas)- Variations Simple and Delicious Dishes Two Ways

It’s that time of year when you’re likely on the hunt for some wonderful gifts: I’m here to help you out. While the internet is an incredible resource for an unlimited number of recipes, having cookbooks, particularly beautiful ones, is still a must for many. Up first, is the eye-catching book Variations Simple and Delicious […]

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Roasted Cauliflower with Chickpeas and Pomegranate

Roasted cauliflower is indeed a favourite in many homes these days. Garnish it with pomegranate and it gets even better. But roasting the brassica vegetable (cauliflower’s family name) along with some pulses elevates the deliciousness and nutritional quota even further. The recipe is adapted from pulses.org, a super resource for more preparations. Sign up to […]

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Thai Pumpkin Soup with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

While tonight may be Halloween, don’t let it be the end of your pumpkin eating. This nutritious squash is packed with an assortment of nutritional goodies including beta carotene, fibre, potassium and vitamin K. Here’s a sampling of why you might want to include pumpkin on a regular basis on your menu. The recipe is […]

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Summer gardens’ last hurrah: Tomato and Roasted Garlic Farro

While you may be loving all that autumn has to offer – assorted squashes, root vegetables and apples- those of us with summer gardens have been harvesting the last of our tomatoes. While they certainly don’t offer the luscious taste of a warm tomato picked from the vine, roasting them certainly brings out their flavour. […]

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The 30-Minute Heart Healthy Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for Easy, Low-Sodium Meals – Crunchy Peanut Fried Rice

Today’s a big day for Calgary dietitian, Cheryl Strachan, RD. Her new book, The 30-Minute Heart Healthy Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for Easy, Low-Sodium Meals, published by Rockridge Press, is being released for sale. Cheryl is a registered dietitian specializing in cardiac nutrition. She says “I am on a mission to share my love for delicious, […]

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Watermelon and Bulgur Wheat Salad

Over the years, as its nutritional profile has risen, watermelon has definitely made the leap from simply being served as a refreshing snack or a light dessert to the savoury part of meals. Here’s a change of pace which includes whole grains- offerings which we tend to fall short on. This salad, adapted from Watermelon.org, […]

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Citrus Barley Salad

  Grain salads are perfect for this time of year.  Together with seasonal vegetables and herbs, nutrition-packed whole grain offerings,  such as barley, wheat berries, quinoa and sorghum, can make for quick mains and side dishes. A key is to make extra when preparing those that require longer  cooking times. Then freeze them in labelled […]

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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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