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Walnut-Lentil “Gyros” with Spiced Yogurt

Here’s a taste of the Mediterranean for your Meatless Monday. Eating nuts and seeds, such as walnuts, are a marker for good nutrition. Walnuts, in particular, offer a bounty of omega-3 fats. Add in pulses, vegetables fresh herbs and spices and the nutritional ratings soar. Try this combo from California Walnuts for your dinner tonight. […]

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Strawberry Lentil and Couscous Salad

  It’s that glorious time of year – the season when local produce is starting to appear everywhere we look, from farmers’ markets, green grocers, supermarket shelves and even our own backyards and balconies. There’s nothing like opening the door and taking just a few steps to a balcony or yard and picking home grown […]

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Turkish Tomato, Cucumber and Pepper Salad

For many people, vegetables are only on the menu at one meal a day – dinnertime. But in the Mediterranean, vegetables, fruit and fresh herbs are the foundation of meals all day long. In some countries in the region, this salad or a slight variation, makes a regular appearance, even at breakfast, on many a […]

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International Mediterranean Diet Month: Lemony Zucchini Salad with Walnuts

To help you celebrate International Mediterranean Diet Month each and every month, California Walnuts has developed a terrific resource, Make Your Meals Mediterranean Starting with Five Makeover Meals. You can download the booklet which not only offers recipes but also includes tips on how to take standard North American dishes and boost their nutritional ratings […]

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A fabulous new cookbook, Canadian Living Healthy Family Meals – Southwestern Cauliflower Cakes

In my last post, I wrote about the research showing why you should be eating more of these amazing Brassica vegetables. This family vegetables of vegetables is well known as powerful defenders against cancer, but they’ve now been shown to protect arteries as well. Here’s a delicious way to incorporate cauliflower from the book, Canadian […]

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Whole Grains Sampling Day: Oldways Quinoa with Ginger and Carrots

Today is Oldways Whole Grains Sampling Day, a day where we’re being encouraged to sample a variety of different whole grains. It’s a great time to expand your whole grain horizons and think about getting a variety of these tiny nuggets of goodness on to your menu. Too many of us tend to stick to […]

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Kale, Barley and White Bean Soup

  Kale, Barley and White Bean Soup With the continuing crazy below normal temperatures, you can never have enough soup recipes. Here’s one from Foodland Ontario that’s packed with a wide assortment of nutritional goodies. Some are well known such as the lutein-rich kale which offers perks to maintaining healthy vision among other benefits or […]

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Blueberry and Apple Muesli – a tasty way to enjoy oats

Here’s a delicious way to reap the health perks of oats, the January grain of the month. Combined with apple, blueberries and almonds and mixed with yogurt, this version of the Swiss Birchermüesli is great at breakfast or as a snack. As it requires at least an hour to soften, make it the night before […]

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