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T’is the season for zucchini – Zucchini Butter Spaghetti

If you have planted zucchini in your garden, you should be swimming in it by now. But unfortunately for me, my plants are a little slow as even plants need good nutrition. I discovered that mine were not producing as much zucchini because my soil is a little low in calcium. Inquiries into the issue […]

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Why I Love to Grow Arugula in My Garden

Check out this photo of my garden. Yes, that’s arugula growing but I didn’t plant it. All these plants sprouted up due to my actions – or I should say inaction – last summer. I let some of my arugula go to seed and this was the result. This area is designated for zucchini so […]

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Almond, Farro And Black Bean Salad With Cilantro

Almonds, whole grains, pulses (aka dried peas and beans) , allium vegetables (garlic and onion family) along with soybeans, extra virgin olive oil and plenty of cilantro – what a nutritional powerhouse combination for a salad. If you’re firing up your barbecue for the first long weekend of the summer of 2021, you’ll want this […]

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Pan Seared Steelhead with Pulses, Berries, Almonds Salad

  This amazing-looking dish from Canola Eat Well and chef Ned Bell has it all. Just check out the ingredients – fish, pulses, fruit and nuts. On top of that, it’s simple enough to prepare for a weeknight dinner or for brunch or for entertaining – yes,  that day will come again. While the recipe […]

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How does your garden grow? Much better with little hands

It certainly was a long winter and judging by seeds sales, many of us are anxious to get outdoors and enjoy nature. As most of us are still sticking pretty close to home, gardens are becoming more popular than ever before. Growing assorted produce like vegetables and herbs is particularly rewarding these days (especially as […]

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Vegetarian Barley Moussaka

Each month the Oldways Whole Grains Council features a different whole grain on their website, including information on its health benefits, cooking tips and recipes, historical/cultural facts, and more. Barley, one of my personal favourites, is this month’s pick. I love its chewy texture, in all kinds of dishes from soups and salads to risotto […]

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Should you be wary of eating eggs again?

When it comes to the pros and cons of eating eggs, do you feel like you have whiplash? If so, you’re not alone. It seems that on a regular basis, scientific research is published which shows that eggs can either kill you or offer a host of nutrients. New research just published shows that eating […]

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Just eat it: yet more evidence that food beats supplements

Somehow as we increased our knowledge about nutrition over time , we ended up linking certain foods with specific nutrients. Whole grains became all about fibre, fish about omega-3s, protein foods about protein itself, and citrus about vitamin C. For instance, fibre, omega-3 and vitamin C supplements and protein powder mistakenly became synonymous with the […]

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