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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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Whole Grains Month – Mediterranean Eggplant and Barley Salad

Yes, it’s that time of the year again- Whole Grains Month – a time to celebrate these nutrition-packed nuggets of goodness. When it comes to whole grains, are you adventurous or do you stick to tried and true favourites? While simply having whole grains over refined ones certainly ups your nutrition game, as each grain […]

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Quinoa, Black Bean & Strawberry Salad

While berries are now available all year long, for berry eaters, this is an exciting time of year as local offerings become available. Strawberries are first on the market and while eating them naked is definitely a taste treat, you can’t really have too many recipes. If you’re not a fruit eater, including berries in […]

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What are the advantages to eating sprouted grains and pulses?

You’ve likely noticed the term sprouted on an increasing number of packaged foods these days. As scientific research recognizes the health benefits of sprouting, food manufacturers are bringing a quickly expanding variety of products, such as breads and flours, to the marketplace. For a change, it’s an example of food processing that offers nutritional perks. […]

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Spelt Salad with Roasted Green Asparagus, Radish and Walnuts

I do have to admit that,  at home, there’s not a lot to be excited about these days. Considering, though, what’s happening in my city and around the world, having less excitement is a good thing. But there is excitement on the horizon: asparagus season is coming. And that is always something that brings joy! […]

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