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Mediterranean diet ranked # 1 again – Mediterranean Onion Soup

Every January, U.S. News & World Report comes out with the best diets for the coming year. Keep in mind, though, that the term diet does not mean a weight loss plan, but a dietary pattern. The publication, using a panel of diet, nutrition and health experts, assesses and ranks 40 different diets based on […]

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Kale, White Bean and Tomato Soup

There’s nothing like the aroma of a pot of soup simmering on the stove. At this time of year, a serving of a vegetable-filled bowl is not just nutritious. It can warm you right up while at the same time, satisfy your hunger. This particular soup came about because I was very, very slow in […]

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Warm Kale Salad

Here’s a colourful and flavour-packed offering from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). Their mission includes translating the science into cancer-fighting healthy living recommendations. Nutritious and delicious eats are definitely part of this strategy. Here they have paired: • Kale, a member of the brassica botanical family which is known as a group of […]

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Barley with Roasted Squash, Apple and Feta Salad

While I’m loving barley in soup at this time of year, I’m still love it in salads, such as this one, adapted from Foodland Ontario. Rather than using the faster-to-cook pearled barley, go for the whole grain. You can cook extra and freeze it in portioned labelled containers. This salad also incorporates the season’s best […]

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Are you a fan of rye? Nordic Rye Berry and Salmon Salad

Are you a fan of rye? No- I’m not speaking of the beverage, whiskey, but of the grain. Rye bread is known to go hand in hand with certain foods – corned beef, for example. But if you’re looking for whole grains, this type of rye bread is usually made up of a mix of […]

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Grilled Salmon & Citrus Pistachio Couscous Salad

While we all know about the seemingly endless downsides of the Covid pandemic, there is a surprising upside: It has changed how we eat seafood. For many, seafood was a “restaurant” food, something that was only eaten outside of the home and not ever prepared at home. But as eateries were closed, many people became […]

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Barley and Corn Strata Salad in Mason Jars

Salad jars have become popular indeed. Not only are they visually appealing but you can also be flexible with their contents, thereby making it easier to avoid food waste. As well, you can make them ahead of time and they still taste great. These salads are also a super way to include whole grains, especially […]

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It’s August so it must be gazpacho time

At the start of tomato season, when my family comes for dinner, they expect to see gazpacho when they open the fridge. And of course, I oblige. I love it too. It is the essence of summer. While I do grow tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic and herbs in my backyard garden, I never seem to have […]

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