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Kale, Apple and Quinoa Salad

While the seasons are changing, salads still appeal. This one, with a touch of East Indian flavouring, is packed with all kinds of goodness. Fruits, vegetables, pulses, whole grains and seeds all combine for top-notch nutrition and taste. The recipe, adapted from Foodland Ontario, calls for Ontario produce, but obviously you should use those ingredients […]

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Summer’s best and simplest: Pasta with Raw Tomato Sauce

To me, this raw tomato-basil pasta dish is one of my favourite summer dishes – maybe the absolute favourite. It’s one that I have been making for decades. It’s also one that brings back memories of my late father. When my daughters were young and I would work late seeing clients for nutrition counselling at […]

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White Bean Burgers with Not-So-Secret Sauce

Plant-based burgers have been hot sellers over the past few years but sales figures show that the market is cooling down. There are a number of reasons why shoppers are giving these meat alternatives the cold shoulder. For one, the novelty is wearing off. For others, they’re pretty pricey – often more costly than meat […]

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Cabbage & Lentil Slaw

It’s officially the first long weekend of the summer – Canada Day here in Canada and July 4th for those south of the border. BBQs will be fired up right across North America. Cabbage slaws will appear as a side dish on many a menu. Why not go for a change of pace with this […]

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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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Thai-Inspired Chicken and Strawberry Salad

It’s finally that time of year. As outdoor temperatures rise, salads as a main course appeal. This preparation, adapted from Foodland Ontario, hits all the bases- vegetables, fruit, herbs, nuts along with lean protein. And with Thai-inspired flavours, it’s delicious tasting to boot! Don’t save your strawberries just for dessert. These berries offer a wealth […]

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Whole Grains Sampling Day – Pasta with Peas

Have you had any whole grains yet today? If not, there’s still snack time and dinner. Today is the day for celebrating whole grains as it’s A Whole Day for Whole Grain. Every year the Oldways Whole Grains Council designates this day for sampling whole grains. It used to be thought that the only significant […]

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Savoury Peanut Butter Sandwich on Sprouted Bread

  I love peanut butter. It’s my go to snack – a spoonful of peanut butter from my refrigerator usually followed by a piece of fruit. But I don’t tend to eat them together as I’m not a big fan of sweet peanut butter dishes. Well – I take that back. Peanut butter and chocolate […]

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