Tag Archives: Whole grain

Summer gardens’ last hurrah: Tomato and Roasted Garlic Farro

While you may be loving all that autumn has to offer – assorted squashes, root vegetables and apples- those of us with summer gardens have been harvesting the last of our tomatoes. While they certainly don’t offer the luscious taste of a warm tomato picked from the vine, roasting them certainly brings out their flavour. […]

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Are you suffering from nutritional whiplash?

Do you feel like you are suffering from whiplash when it comes to nutrition recommendations? If so, you’re not alone. It seems like every other week we hear contradictory information about what we should put on our plates. A few weeks ago, plant-based meat alternatives were dominating nutrition news. Nutrition types like myself were stating […]

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Watermelon and Bulgur Wheat Salad

Over the years, as its nutritional profile has risen, watermelon has definitely made the leap from simply being served as a refreshing snack or a light dessert to the savoury part of meals. Here’s a change of pace which includes whole grains- offerings which we tend to fall short on. This salad, adapted from Watermelon.org, […]

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Citrus Barley Salad

  Grain salads are perfect for this time of year.  Together with seasonal vegetables and herbs, nutrition-packed whole grain offerings,  such as barley, wheat berries, quinoa and sorghum, can make for quick mains and side dishes. A key is to make extra when preparing those that require longer  cooking times. Then freeze them in labelled […]

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What exactly is plant-based eating?

Confusion abounds about what plant-based eating really means. If you’re opting for this style of eating, perhaps you’re a vegan or a vegetarian. Or just maybe you’re neither and include animal products in your diet. Since the new food guide recommendations have come out, there has been a lot of discussion about what this term […]

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Which country ranks first for fewer diet-related deaths?

  I can’t tell you how often, over the years, I’ve heard a client tell me that they have indeed tried to eat better before coming to see me. But what eating better usually means to them is what they have cut out of their diet. It’s always a focus on what they consider to […]

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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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Quinoa: the crop that’s changed the life of its farmers

  Do you remember the uproar a few years back when news reports described how the popularity of quinoa was negatively affecting quinoa farmers in South America? The story was that ethical consumers needed to be aware that quinoa farmers could no longer afford to feed their families because of our love affair with the […]

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