heart healthy

Lentil and Rice Salad

This main course vegetarian lentil and brown rice is slightly sweet making it kid friendly. And whenever your kids are eating heart healthy good for you foods its a good day! You will need to have 2 cups (500 mL) of plain cooked brown rice on hand before you start cooking. My advice is cook […]

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Goat Cheese, Red Pepper and Spinach Quiche in Quinoa Crust

 This quinoa pie crust is gluten free, easy to make, and tastes great. The three winning answers in the quest for a tasty easy-to-make gluten-free crust!   Pie Crust 1/3 cup (75 mL) quinoa, rinsed and drained 2/3 cup (175 mL) water 2 tbsp (30 mL) non-hydrogenated margarine, melted, divided 3 tbsp (45 mL) pasteurized […]

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Brussels sprouts with a twist

This easy to make recipe for Brussels sprouts may convert even the pickiest of vegetable abstainers. Great for a fall or winter dinner and perfect for Christmas dinner. Hands up who love little baby cabbages.   Whenever I ask this question at any one of my talks, not many people put up their hands.   […]

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Chicken Soup and Irish Soda Bread

This quick bread is a great addition to a night when you’re making a pot of  soup for dinner. While the soup is cooking, make this whole grain bread.  Dry Ingredients 2 cups (500 mL) whole wheat flour 2 tbsp (30 mL) wheat germ 2 tbsp (30 mL) ground flaxseed 1 ½ tsp (7 mL) […]

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Black Bean Tortilla Chip Soup

Tortilla soup is a Mexican-style soup that usually has chicken in it, plus all the bells and whistles which are normally found in this quick and easy dinner – avocado, cilantro, and corn tortilla chips. Not mine. I decided to feature those amazing antioxidant rich black beans instead of the chicken. It still has that […]

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Blueberry Crisp – using frozen local blueberries

Blueberry crisp isn’t just for the summer months. Use frozen local blueberries for a hint of summer in the middle of winter when you bake up this heart healthy blueberry crisp. I always switch to frozen local berries in the fall and winter months. It saves me money at the grocery store and the frozen […]

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