Tag Archives: Gluten-free

The most important thing you should do before you go gluten-free

  For some people to Take the Fight out of Food, the theme of this year’s Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month,  means solving digestive woes.  As I mentioned in my last post, there are steps to take when it comes to ending food battles. These include: 1.  Spot the problem. Define what’s causing your fight […]

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Roasted Cabbage Salad

I love roasted cabbage (try my Roasted Sesame Cabbage and Onions). Mind you, I love cabbage prepared in all kinds of ways – in salads, soups and especially in the cabbage rolls my mother used to make. Cabbage is a member of the esteemed Brassica family (a.k.a. crucifers), a powerful one  containing a wide range […]

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Blueberry Watermelon Gazpacho

Blueberries are indeed one of the many pleasures of summer. They’re one of the season’s offerings that you can enjoy in the most simple fashion. Just pop a handful of these little packets of flavour into mouth or use them in both savoury or sweet dishes to reap their benefits. Science is showing they may […]

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Chick Pea, Roasted Red Pepper, Tomato and Mint Salad

Pulses, tomatoes, allium vegetables and herbs all combine for a simple delicious and nutritious  offering – a combo that’s perfect for International Mediterranean Diet Month.  Enjoy it for  lunch or as a side dish alongside your barbecue fare. Chick Pea, Roasted Red Pepper, Tomato and Mint Salad Makes 6 servings 1 19-oz./540-mL can chick peas, […]

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Have you taken the Pulse Pledge yet?

In my last post, I talked about 2016 being the International Year of Pulses and why, for health’s sake,  you should take the Pulse Pledge. The pledge is to put pulses on your menu at least once a week for ten weeks. But putting pulses on the menu also benefits planetary health and one of […]

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Take the Pulse Pledge now

  If you haven’t heard the news yet,  2016 has been declared by the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to be the International Year of Pulses (IYP). And it couldn’t come at a better time. I’ve been urging readers to take their pulses for decades but the message has gone mainstream […]

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Oldways Finding Common Ground – Part 2

In my last post, I promised more info about the extraordinary, cutting-edge conference, Finding Common Ground organized by the Boston-based non-profit food and nutrition education organization, Oldways.  The purpose of the conference was for  these scientists with extremely diverse philosophies to agree on certain basics of healthy eating in order for consumers to get out […]

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Chanukah & The Silver Platter: Simple to Spectacular, Family Friendly Recipes

Chanukah, the Festival of Lights,  is only a few days away.  It commemorates the    miracle of  oil, a one day supply which burned for 8 nights. It is a holiday filled with games for kids and plenty of food (much of it fried to celebrate the oil).  One traditional food is potato latkes.  You simply […]

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