Tag Archives: Seasonal eating

Edamame and Asparagus Salad

If you haven’t taken advantage of asparagus season, you’re not too late. But act fast, as it will soon be over. Asparagus is not just a taste treat. It’s packed with nutritional goodies. Check out my post Six top reasons to eat asparagus. But then add that it also acts as a prebiotic food, something […]

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Barley with Roasted Squash, Apple and Feta Salad

While I’m loving barley in soup at this time of year, I’m still love it in salads, such as this one, adapted from Foodland Ontario. Rather than using the faster-to-cook pearled barley, go for the whole grain. You can cook extra and freeze it in portioned labelled containers. This salad also incorporates the season’s best […]

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It’s August so it must be gazpacho time

At the start of tomato season, when my family comes for dinner, they expect to see gazpacho when they open the fridge. And of course, I oblige. I love it too. It is the essence of summer. While I do grow tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic and herbs in my backyard garden, I never seem to have […]

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T’is the season for zucchini – Zucchini Butter Spaghetti

If you have planted zucchini in your garden, you should be swimming in it by now. But unfortunately for me, my plants are a little slow as even plants need good nutrition. I discovered that mine were not producing as much zucchini because my soil is a little low in calcium. Inquiries into the issue […]

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Spelt Salad with Roasted Green Asparagus, Radish and Walnuts

I do have to admit that,  at home, there’s not a lot to be excited about these days. Considering, though, what’s happening in my city and around the world, having less excitement is a good thing. But there is excitement on the horizon: asparagus season is coming. And that is always something that brings joy! […]

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Thai Pumpkin Soup with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

While tonight may be Halloween, don’t let it be the end of your pumpkin eating. This nutritious squash is packed with an assortment of nutritional goodies including beta carotene, fibre, potassium and vitamin K. Here’s a sampling of why you might want to include pumpkin on a regular basis on your menu. The recipe is […]

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Watermelon and Bulgur Wheat Salad

Over the years, as its nutritional profile has risen, watermelon has definitely made the leap from simply being served as a refreshing snack or a light dessert to the savoury part of meals. Here’s a change of pace which includes whole grains- offerings which we tend to fall short on. This salad, adapted from Watermelon.org, […]

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Grilled Chicken, Rhubarb and Asparagus Salad

Rhubarb and asparagus are two foods that are responsible for much excitement at this time each year. They’re the first signs of the season signaling that plenty of local bounty is to come in a not too distant future. (Arugula is also one of the first to come up in my garden as well!)  And […]

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