Tag Archives: Prebiotic

Mushroom Barley Soup – Comfort food at its best

When it comes to stick-to-the-ribs fare, this soup definitely fits the bill. It not only provides a bounty of health benefits but I simply love its taste – the barley-mushroom combo is one of my favourites. Barley is packed with fibre – including the soluble variety with its cholesterol-lowering and blood sugar regulating perks. Add […]

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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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Your Facebook questions answered: Is modern wheat toxic?

“Recently a dietitian friend of mine posted The Myth of Big, Bad Gluten by Moises Velasquez-Manoff on Facebook. One comment that came back to her was: “This article did not address the genetically modified wheat of today. That is why our bodies are recognizing wheat as a toxin/foreign substance, because it is not as natural […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Is VitaFiber too good to be true?

  “I have a question for you about something a co-worker of mine just ordered on Amazon. It’s called VitaFiber. Are you aware of it? It sounds too good to be true, so I told him I’d ask you about it & see what you thought.”, says Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, Alison Smiley. Alison, something […]

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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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Black Bean Barley Salad

What better time to expand your whole grain horizons than Whole Grains Month? If you tend to stick to the same offerings, why not plan to try a new whole grain each week – or at least a new whole grain dish? Go Barley, Modern Recipes for an Ancient Grain,  is a great resource to […]

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Halloumi Cheese with Tomato Blueberry Salad

  Blueberries offer a potent array of weaponry against a long list of ills including heart disease and stroke, diabetes and cognitive decline. Scientists are now discovering the compounds and  mechanisms at work which defend against disease.  These berries not only protect endothelial function and boost insulin sensitivity but also act as a prebiotic and […]

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