Tag Archives: Pulses

What exactly is plant-based eating?

Confusion abounds about what plant-based eating really means. If you’re opting for this style of eating, perhaps you’re a vegan or a vegetarian. Or just maybe you’re neither and include animal products in your diet. Since the new food guide recommendations have come out, there has been a lot of discussion about what this term […]

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Which country ranks first for fewer diet-related deaths?

  I can’t tell you how often, over the years, I’ve heard a client tell me that they have indeed tried to eat better before coming to see me. But what eating better usually means to them is what they have cut out of their diet. It’s always a focus on what they consider to […]

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Savoury Moroccan Vegetable Soup with Charmoula Sauce

Yes, it is spring but it’s still time for soup. This one is packed with flavour and  an assortment of nutritional goodies: carotenoids (colourful pigments, which act as antioxidants), fibre from the vegetables and chickpeas along with a variety of disease-fighting compounds from the herbs and spices, to boot. It freezes well, so be sure […]

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Nutrition Month 2019: Crispy Chickpeas and Pumpkin Seeds with Lime

While snacking on hummus and other bean dips is an easy way to incorporate nutrition-packed pulses into your eating pattern, here’s a change of pace offering for  Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month from Canola Eat Well and the popular website, Cookspiration. Crispy Chickpeas and Pumpkin Seeds with Lime Makes 10 servings INGREDIENTS 2 cans (16 […]

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Stuffed Peppers – a plant-based recipe

In my last post, the issue of ultra-processed plant-based foods was on the table.  Somehow these foods are getting an undeserved health halo and it’s time to recognize them for what they are. While there are commercial products available in the marketplace that would measure up to a homemade plant-based dish as a healthy choice, […]

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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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Strawberry Lentil and Couscous Salad

  It’s that glorious time of year – the season when local produce is starting to appear everywhere we look, from farmers’ markets, green grocers, supermarket shelves and even our own backyards and balconies. There’s nothing like opening the door and taking just a few steps to a balcony or yard and picking home grown […]

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Kale, Barley and White Bean Soup

  Kale, Barley and White Bean Soup With the continuing crazy below normal temperatures, you can never have enough soup recipes. Here’s one from Foodland Ontario that’s packed with a wide assortment of nutritional goodies. Some are well known such as the lutein-rich kale which offers perks to maintaining healthy vision among other benefits or […]

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