Tag Archives: Legumes

Split Pea Soup with Cumin and Caramelized Onions

Here’s a delicious way to fill your daily  bean quota – one that’s linked a decreased risk  of having a heart attack or stroke. The addition of the caramelized onions and cumin just before serving provides a fabulous flavour boost.  And freezing the leftover soup doesn’t diminish the onion hit. Split Pea Soup with Cumin […]

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Six easy ways to use your beans

Just using your beans once a day offers a significant pay off  in terms of heart disease risk.  It’s something we certainly don’t do nearly enough. Research published in the in Canadian Medical Association Journal  reviewed 26 randomized controlled trials  (the gold standard of research) which were  conducted in  centres in Canada and the United […]

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Sorting through pro and prebiotics

Are you confused by the terms probiotics and prebiotics? If so, you’re not alone.   In part 3 of my posts on our microbiota, the spotlight is on probiotics and prebiotics. Probiotics is the introduction of certain  beneficial strains of bacteria through various foods or supplements and it’s a segment of the marketplace  which seems to […]

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Fast food: Black Bean and Corn Salsa

This easy-to-make fibre-packed salsa can be assembled in a flash – and it will disappear just as fast! Enjoy it with baked tortilla chips as an appetizer or with grilled chicken or fish as a main dish. l The combo is chock full of a range of antioxidants along with both types of fibre – […]

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A savoury treat: Roasted Garlic and White Bean Dip

With school holidays on next week’s calendar for many families, it’s another ideal time to get the picky eaters into the kitchen. There’s nothing like getting them involved in food preparation to help them expand their food horizons. Hands-on experiences not only teach kids about how to fend for themselves in the kitchen  when they’re […]

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