Tag Archives: Vegetarian

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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Spicy Black Bean Burgers

There’s no doubt that plant-based meats, especially burgers, are hot sellers these days. Ultra-processed foods, though, whether vegetarian or vegan, are still usually filled with excess sodium and short on the assorted benefits found in whole foods. They also tend to be quite pricey. Think of them as a convenience food and enjoy them occasionally, […]

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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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Why some of the of the most ultra-processed foods are -wait for it- plant-based

Call me a cynic but I am now wondering if we are heading into fad territory in terms of all these plant-based commercial food products. Before you stop reading my post, hear me out. I’m not saying that plant-based foods are a fad. On the contrary, scientific research points to the huge number of health […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Am I getting enough protein?

Question: “I make all my food from scratch – bread, soups, sauces, casseroles, muesli, yogurt, etc. I never buy prepared foods. In addition, while I am not a vegetarian, I don’t eat meat, except chicken, fish, and seafood two or three times a week. I also eat dairy products such as cheese and yogurt. Eggs, […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Am I getting enough protein?

“I am 60 years young, a pescatarian (eat fish, no other meat). Am I getting enough protein from mainly vegetables, cereal, cheese ?” says Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Gillian Mcdougall. Gillian, I love your attitude! 60 years young is definitely the way to look at it and taking care of yourself can indeed play a […]

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Bean, Lentil and Brown Rice Casserole with Chipotle Peppers

When I think of canola,  I can’t help but think of lentils. A few years ago, when I was on a Love Your Lentils tour, where we visited Saskatchewan’s farmlands, there were endless fields of yellow canola flowers alongside.  So to me, lentils and canola make for a winning Canadian combo. This fibre and protein-packed […]

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Farro-Cabbage Salad

  Here’s an another example of the delicious recipes in The Oldways 4-Week Vegetarian & Vegan Diet Menu Plan. For my Canadian readers who have had trouble purchasing this guide, you can buy it online at  http://www.amazon.com/Oldways-4-Week-Vegetarian-Vegan-Diet/dp/0985893923  or by calling Lara at Oldways  at (617) 896-4880 (as they prefer credit card information over the phone). […]

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