Tag Archives: Spotlight

Grilled Salmon & Citrus Pistachio Couscous Salad

While we all know about the seemingly endless downsides of the Covid pandemic, there is a surprising upside: It has changed how we eat seafood. For many, seafood was a “restaurant” food, something that was only eaten outside of the home and not ever prepared at home. But as eateries were closed, many people became […]

Continue Reading

Barley and Corn Strata Salad in Mason Jars

Salad jars have become popular indeed. Not only are they visually appealing but you can also be flexible with their contents, thereby making it easier to avoid food waste. As well, you can make them ahead of time and they still taste great. These salads are also a super way to include whole grains, especially […]

Continue Reading

Arugula Salad with Chicken, Dates and Buckwheat Crumble

  In my last post, I wrote about why I love to grow arugula in my garden. As I mentioned, I had let my arugula go to seed last year and I now have tons growing everywhere. The result is that I’m having it at least twice a day as I need to clear it […]

Continue Reading

Almond, Farro And Black Bean Salad With Cilantro

Almonds, whole grains, pulses (aka dried peas and beans) , allium vegetables (garlic and onion family) along with soybeans, extra virgin olive oil and plenty of cilantro – what a nutritional powerhouse combination for a salad. If you’re firing up your barbecue for the first long weekend of the summer of 2021, you’ll want this […]

Continue Reading

Pan Seared Steelhead with Pulses, Berries, Almonds Salad

  This amazing-looking dish from Canola Eat Well and chef Ned Bell has it all. Just check out the ingredients – fish, pulses, fruit and nuts. On top of that, it’s simple enough to prepare for a weeknight dinner or for brunch or for entertaining – yes,  that day will come again. While the recipe […]

Continue Reading

Chopped Salad with Miso Dressing

Salads can be wonderfully versatile. You can put together a host of combinations – vegetables, both raw and cooked, fruit, whole grains, pulses and nuts and seeds along with dressings with tastes of various global cuisines. Yet somehow many of us get into salad ruts, making the same tried and true assortment of ingredients day […]

Continue Reading

“Everything Green” Chickpea Salad

Here’s a simple recipe you can make in a flash and help you to avoid wasting the rest of those herbs or greens that you bought for another dish but they’re still kicking around in your fridge. It’s from Sara Baer-Sinnott, President of Oldways. For those of you not familiar with this group, they’re a […]

Continue Reading

Vegetarian Barley Moussaka

Each month the Oldways Whole Grains Council features a different whole grain on their website, including information on its health benefits, cooking tips and recipes, historical/cultural facts, and more. Barley, one of my personal favourites, is this month’s pick. I love its chewy texture, in all kinds of dishes from soups and salads to risotto […]

Continue Reading