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Almond Flax Bites – A speedy snack to make and enjoy

While snacks are key to bridge the gap between meals, the perfect combo of nuts or seeds and fruit can get pretty boring. Here’s a simple option from the Almond Board of California that includes both ground flaxseed and almonds along with blueberries – a pretty potent mix of nutrients with lots of staying power. […]

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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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Roasted Squash and Quinoa Salad

Hearty salads are great for this time of year and including whole grains, such as quinoa, kicks the nutritional profile up a notch. This recipe, from Foodland Ontario, is also ideal for a make-ahead meal, or as leftovers, as there’s nothing to go soggy. While the ingredients do say Ontario, obviously use what’s local to […]

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Roasted Squash Salad with Apples

While summer has gone and with it the season’s glorious produce, autumn certainly had plenty to offer. Here’s a very tasty example from Foodland Ontario. While the ingredients called for are from Ontario, use your own local bounty. This salad has layers of sweetness from the squash, apples and honey, balanced by the cider vinegar […]

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Sweet Watermelon Pizza

There’s no doubt that watermelon is a summertime favourite. Truth be told, most people eat it simply because they love it. But it’s more than just refreshing. Check out some of its health perks such as its lycopene and potassium counts. Lycopene is the red pigment with antioxidant power and anti-cancer action that tomatoes are […]

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Peach, Tomato and Corn Salad with Haloumi Cheese

    This amazing tasting salad, inspired by my daughter Alyssa, is August perfection. The tomatoes and herbs from my garden and the peaches and corn from a farmer’s market together with haloumi cheese made for a perfect lunch one day and then the next and so forth. You get the message. While the haloumi […]

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Quinoa Kale Risotto with Pistachios

  There’s no doubt that pistachios are not only packed with nutrition, they’re also delicious. While I do love them straight out of the shell as a snack, they also add lots of taste and crunch to other offerings. Here’s a tasty recipe adapted from the American Pistachios Growers. Quinoa Kale Risotto with Pistachios 1 […]

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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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