heart health

Chipotle Black Bean Chili

Chili is pure comfort food and so easy to prepare. It’s delicious served over cooked barley, or spooned over a baked or microwaved sweet potato. This easy to make chili recipe is vegetarian and its loaded with black beans and tons of flavour. Pulse Canada knows a thing or two about growing pulses. Their goal […]

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Asian Cole Slaw – Vegetarian main course salad

main course vegetarain salad with peanuts in an orange bowl

An easy to make one bowler, perfect for when you are renovating your kitchen, camping, a student, or when all you really want is a healthy quick and easy dinner. Takes all of 15 minutes to make Makes – 6 cups (1.5 L) One serving = 1 ½ cups (310 mL) Dressing: ¼ cup (60 […]

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Fibre – My Favourite Big F Word

 We aren’t getting enough of it and we need it in our lives. As a matter of fact most of us are getting so little of it, we’re crabby, tense and our long term health is suffering. My favourite F-word is good old reliable Fibre.    Most of us know that without enough fibre you […]

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Grilled Ratatouille Salad

Ratatouille is a marriage of heart healthy veggies, immune enhancing herbs, and cholesterol-lowering eggplant.  3 large cloves garlic 1 lb (500 g) baby eggplant, cut into ½ -inch (1 cm) thick slices 2 onions, sliced into ½ -inch (1 cm) thick slices 2 zucchini, each cut into 4 thin strips 2 red peppers, cut into […]

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Cocoa – frozen style

    In the heat of the summer we all need to stay hydrated. This is especially true for kids and seniors. Before you reach for a fast food frappe drink, which is loaded with sugar, try making your own frozen drink. Add equal parts 100% juice, coconut water and ice cubes to a blender […]

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Barley – Canada’s Ancient Grain

Barley – Canada’s answer to a super food   Asian Barley Salad     Cholesterol-lowering barley with two folate stars – peas and peanuts – makes this another heart healthy dish. This is one of my all-time favourites for a spring or summer dinner. Plan ahead and cook the barley the night before. Then in […]

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A letter from your heart

  Dear (insert your name here), Are you trying to kill me? I’m beating over 100,000 times every single day to keep all systems going. I don’t want to brag or anything but without me you’d be dead, okay, okay I’ll admit the brain is helpful but it has such a huge ego – and […]

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