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Get in on the action: It’s Whole Grains Sampling Day!

  Are you stuck in a whole grain rut? Is brown rice the extent of your whole grain eating? There’s no better time to be adventurous than today, Whole Grains Sampling Day.  This annual celebration,  brought to you by the Whole Grains Council, is geared towards bringing the tastes of an assortment of these nutrition-packed  […]

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Search For the Whole-Y Grain

Grains of truth during Whole Grains Month Talk about a pendulum. Grains have really been put through the mill lately:  First they were believed to make us fat, then they didn’t — because how can they if they contain very little fat?  And now they’re back to making us fat again or so many believe. […]

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Avocado love: 5 top reasons to eat avocados

I have a confession to make: I’m having a passionate affair with avocados.  I simply can’t get enough of them. I can eat them morning, noon and night.  At breakfast, a little avocado mashed on a slice of whole grain toast and topped with a fried egg (and maybe a dash of habanero hot sauce […]

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Extra virgin olive oil- fact and fiction

At a recent event at Toronto’s Brassaii Restaurant,  hosted by The Flavour Your Life Campaign,   Robert Beauchemin, well known Montreal food writer, anthropologist, and olive oil expert, sorted through the fact and fiction about quality extra virgin olive oil (EVOO).  At the same time, guests were treated to a variety of  offerings, both savoury and […]

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It’s a date!

5 top reasons to eat dates Talk about the wisdom of the ages: biblical writings show us that agricultural products known as the  Seven Species, that were revered in ancient times,  are now a hotbed of scientific research.  The Seven Species include wheat, barley, dates, figs, grapes, olives and pomegranates. At this time of year, […]

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6 top reasons to eat kiwis

Kiwis may be small but they certainly  pack a mighty nutritional punch.  While they were originally known as a Chinese gooseberry, they were first grown commercially in New Zealand. These fuzzy little fruits were then named after New Zealand’s  national bird, the kiwi.  It’s hard to believe but they only started appearing  in most North […]

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6 top reasons to love barley

It’s September and that means it’s time to celebrate Whole Grains Month. And there’s no better time to be adventurous in your whole grain eating. Including barley is a super way to start. All too often, it’s used only in soups but considering its wonderfully chewy texture, surprising versatility and nutritional perks, it’s under-utilized. Barley’s […]

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Halloumi Cheese with Tomato Blueberry Salad

  Blueberries offer a potent array of weaponry against a long list of ills including heart disease and stroke, diabetes and cognitive decline. Scientists are now discovering the compounds and  mechanisms at work which defend against disease.  These berries not only protect endothelial function and boost insulin sensitivity but also act as a prebiotic and […]

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