Tag Archives: Gluten-free

Spicy Black Bean Burgers

There’s no doubt that plant-based meats, especially burgers, are hot sellers these days. Ultra-processed foods, though, whether vegetarian or vegan, are still usually filled with excess sodium and short on the assorted benefits found in whole foods. They also tend to be quite pricey. Think of them as a convenience food and enjoy them occasionally, […]

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Za’atar Roasted Vegetables & Lentils

Here’s a perfect combo of flavours, from Lentils.org, for this time of year. Roasting, especially with a generous amount of za’atar, brings out the best of so many vegetables. Note that the red lentils called for are whole (versus those that are split which are great for soups). As there are plenty of servings – […]

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What are the health benefits of sourdough versus yeast?

Over the past few months, judging by the number of hashtags about quarantine baking, sourdough has become a wonderful distraction. The aroma of fresh baked bread has been wafting in homes like never before in the recent past. But as a result of all of this baking activity, while still available, yeast has been in […]

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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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Olive Oil Baked Chickpeas with Eggs, Spinach and Sumac

  For Canadians, this weekend is a long one. (For some of us, it’s hard to distinguish which day it actually is!) And long weekends are a traditional time for enjoying brunch. While you may usually dine out, this long weekend, why not make your own delicious and nutritious eats? Here’s a dish for you, […]

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Roasted Cauliflower with Chickpeas and Pomegranate

Roasted cauliflower is indeed a favourite in many homes these days. Garnish it with pomegranate and it gets even better. But roasting the brassica vegetable (cauliflower’s family name) along with some pulses elevates the deliciousness and nutritional quota even further. The recipe is adapted from pulses.org, a super resource for more preparations. Sign up to […]

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Grilled Chicken, Rhubarb and Asparagus Salad

Rhubarb and asparagus are two foods that are responsible for much excitement at this time each year. They’re the first signs of the season signaling that plenty of local bounty is to come in a not too distant future. (Arugula is also one of the first to come up in my garden as well!)  And […]

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Savoury Moroccan Vegetable Soup with Charmoula Sauce

Yes, it is spring but it’s still time for soup. This one is packed with flavour and  an assortment of nutritional goodies: carotenoids (colourful pigments, which act as antioxidants), fibre from the vegetables and chickpeas along with a variety of disease-fighting compounds from the herbs and spices, to boot. It freezes well, so be sure […]

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