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Arugula Salad with Chicken, Dates and Buckwheat Crumble

  In my last post, I wrote about why I love to grow arugula in my garden. As I mentioned, I had let my arugula go to seed last year and I now have tons growing everywhere. The result is that I’m having it at least twice a day as I need to clear it […]

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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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Chopped Salad with Miso Dressing

Salads can be wonderfully versatile. You can put together a host of combinations – vegetables, both raw and cooked, fruit, whole grains, pulses and nuts and seeds along with dressings with tastes of various global cuisines. Yet somehow many of us get into salad ruts, making the same tried and true assortment of ingredients day […]

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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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Don’t fear food! We have enough on our table

  I don’t know about you but I’ve had it with the fearmongering around food. And I’ve really had it with groups that have a hidden agenda. One such group is the Environmental Working Group (EWG). They’re the people behind scaring us about pesticides in produce with their annual Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen – […]

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“Everything Green” Chickpea Salad

Here’s a simple recipe you can make in a flash and help you to avoid wasting the rest of those herbs or greens that you bought for another dish but they’re still kicking around in your fridge. It’s from Sara Baer-Sinnott, President of Oldways. For those of you not familiar with this group, they’re a […]

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