Tag Archives: Vegetables

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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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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Kale, White Bean and Tomato Soup

There’s nothing like the aroma of a pot of soup simmering on the stove. At this time of year, a serving of a vegetable-filled bowl is not just nutritious. It can warm you right up while at the same time, satisfy your hunger. This particular soup came about because I was very, very slow in […]

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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 […]

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Moldy food- do you cut it or toss it?

You’re not alone if you can’t resist the sight of baskets of seasonal goodies like peaches, plums and tomatoes and end up buying too much. We know that the season will soon end and so will the access to all this glorious produce. Or maybe, as these days we’re not touching fruits and vegetables that […]

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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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