Tag Archives: Potassium

Walnut-Lentil “Gyros” with Spiced Yogurt

Here’s a taste of the Mediterranean for your Meatless Monday. Eating nuts and seeds, such as walnuts, are a marker for good nutrition. Walnuts, in particular, offer a bounty of omega-3 fats. Add in pulses, vegetables fresh herbs and spices and the nutritional ratings soar. Try this combo from California Walnuts for your dinner tonight. […]

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What kind of apple to use for ripening your avocado

If you’re an avocado lover, you know of the difficulties you can encounter when trying to find the perfect avocado – one that’s at the exact stage of ripeness you want. How many times have you approached a huge display of avocados at your local store and after touching more fruits than you can count, […]

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Radishes: the overshadowed disease-fighting summertime treat

At this time of year, when you visit a farmer’s market, who can blame you if you’re immediately drawn to the tomatoes and corn? But don’t forget about those bunches of summertime radishes. The sweetness and the crunch as you munch on one is definitely a seasonal treat but one that gets left out of […]

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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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Pulses- A Rising Culinary Star

Nowadays in our multi-cultural society, our culinary horizons   are being  broadened, and  ethnic dishes are no longer foreign offerings. Consequently the pleasure of pulses are yet again being discovered as star chefs incorporate them into their repertoires. Pulses partner wonderfully with seasonings from every cuisine and can be part of any course of any meal. […]

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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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Your Facebook questions answered: Is coconut water a hangover cure?

“Santa brought me a can of coconut water. The tag attached says it’s a hangover cure. Santa overestimates how much I drink. (By a lot!) But, I’m curious about the claims about coconut water. Is it any more effective at rehydration than tap water?”, asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Alison Smiley. Alison, coconut water, coconut […]

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Asian Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

  In my last post, I talked about mushroom’s health perks including their immune system benefits. Considering the season, it’s definitely a great time of year to put mushrooms on the menu – often! Here’s a  recipe, adapted from Mushrooms.ca,  is perfect for entertaining or for a fast family dinner. Double or triple the recipe, […]

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