Tag Archives: Apples

Roasted Squash Salad with Apples

While summer has gone and with it the season’s glorious produce, autumn certainly had plenty to offer. Here’s a very tasty example from Foodland Ontario. While the ingredients called for are from Ontario, use your own local bounty. This salad has layers of sweetness from the squash, apples and honey, balanced by the cider vinegar […]

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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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Medjool Date and Barley Waldorf

Here’s a change of pace Waldorf salad that’s packed with fibre and offers a variety of fruits – all of which, according to a recent Spanish study,  are linked to living longer. The natural sugars found in fruits, such as dates,  are accompanied by a wealth of disease-fighting compounds. Enjoy this recipe from Bard Valley […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Baby versus regular spinach

“I would like to know how ‘baby’ spinach is grown and whether it is nutritionally equivalent to “grown-up” spinach. It certainly does not have a real spinach taste.” says Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, Betty Fleet. Betty, baby spinach is exactly that –  spinach that is harvested at an early stage –  anytime  from 21 to […]

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Bring a sandwich to work day!

Brown bagging your lunches  can offer a bonanza of  savings – both calories and potentially big bucks over time. But more importantly, think of it as an opportunity to boost your nutritional status. When you pack your own eats, you’re in the driver’s seat – nutrient-packed veggies, whole grains and lean proteins are then easier  […]

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Supplements: More is not better

Does it seem to you that when scientists identify a particular substance in food with  disease-fighting power,  it becomes a hot commodity in the form of a supplement?   Consider that we are spending billions on dietary supplements but somehow we keep forgetting what they really are. Many believe that what’s in a pill  bottle  can  […]

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Medjool Date Apple Salad with Spinach

Sugar has been a very hot topic as of late with the latest research labelling it as a major culprit in the development of various diseases. But as you work towards slashing your sugar intake, before you throw the baby out with the bath water, keep in mind that it’s added sugars and those found […]

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The wisdom of mothers

This weekend marks Mother’s Day, a time when we pay tribute to those women who have always known best. Sorry Robert Young and those who were fans of his old TV show, Father Knows Best. This is all about Mom. The wisdom of the ages – just how is it that mothers were so smart […]

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