Tag Archives: Potassium

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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Your Facebook questions answered: Tomatoes – can you eat too many?

“Hey Rosie! I have a question: how much is too much tomatoes? My 4 year old is obsessed with tomatoes. She will eat them for breakfast, lunch and supper if you let her. It’s her favourite snack all through the day. If we let her she would happily eat a whole 680 gram pack of […]

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Avocado love: 5 top reasons to eat avocados

I have a confession to make: I’m having a passionate affair with avocados.  I simply can’t get enough of them. I can eat them morning, noon and night.  At breakfast, a little avocado mashed on a slice of whole grain toast and topped with a fried egg (and maybe a dash of habanero hot sauce […]

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Medjool Date and Barley Waldorf

Here’s a change of pace Waldorf salad that’s packed with fibre and offers a variety of fruits – all of which, according to a recent Spanish study,  are linked to living longer. The natural sugars found in fruits, such as dates,  are accompanied by a wealth of disease-fighting compounds. Enjoy this recipe from Bard Valley […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Baby versus regular spinach

“I would like to know how ‘baby’ spinach is grown and whether it is nutritionally equivalent to “grown-up” spinach. It certainly does not have a real spinach taste.” says Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, Betty Fleet. Betty, baby spinach is exactly that –  spinach that is harvested at an early stage –  anytime  from 21 to […]

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The Blendability concept: Asian Lettuce Wraps

There’s no doubt that meat is packed with nutritional perks but, in spite of what Paleo followers say, keeping portions in check is key for good health. To do so without making your helpings look skimpy, changing how you prepare and serve meat can make a difference. Stirfries, kabobs with fruits and veggies and stews […]

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Greens – the Greek Way

Earlier this week, I wrote about the anniversary of Oldways launching the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid. This was followed by numerous scientific and culinary conferences where researchers updated their findings while the palate pleasing offerings of the Mediterranean were introduced to the fortunate delegates. The first lunch at Oldways 1st Mediterranean Diet Conference was a Greek […]

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Tomato Lentil Soup

At this time of year, there’s nothing like a bowl of soup. Not only is it appealing because of frigid outdoor temperatures but it’s also simply satisfying. Having soup is the perfect antidote following holiday eating.  It tames your hunger like no other food. Here’s a simple recipe for a delicious offering. The addition of […]

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