Tag Archives: Gluten-free

Chili Lime Popcorn Snack Mix – Whole grains for Cinco de Mayo

Savoury snack foods tend to have a somewhat unsavoury reputation, nutritionally speaking. Many are ultra-processed and deep-fried with some wearing an undeserved health halo simply for including one vegetable or another in the product’s name. Then there’s popcorn. While it’s often forgotten, popcorn is a whole grain and a super way to add whole grains […]

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Kale, White Bean and Tomato Soup

There’s nothing like the aroma of a pot of soup simmering on the stove. At this time of year, a serving of a vegetable-filled bowl is not just nutritious. It can warm you right up while at the same time, satisfy your hunger. This particular soup came about because I was very, very slow in […]

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Warm Kale Salad

Here’s a colourful and flavour-packed offering from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). Their mission includes translating the science into cancer-fighting healthy living recommendations. Nutritious and delicious eats are definitely part of this strategy. Here they have paired: • Kale, a member of the brassica botanical family which is known as a group of […]

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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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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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“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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Quick Skillet Mixed Berry Crumble

Eating more fruits and vegetables is definitely one of the top nutrition recommendations for promoting good health. In fact, for healthy eating,  half your plate should be made up of these foods. At the same time, though, shopping is not currently an easy task as most of us are trying to minimize our potential exposure […]

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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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