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Red Lentil Waffles

One serving of these red lentil waffles offers 13 g of protein. Make a big batch of waffles and freeze them; on a busy morning pop them into a toaster and voila a heart healthy waffle to start your day. AND: no one will ever know there are red lentils in these light fabulous waffles […]

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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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National Farting Day

March 5 is National Farting Day aka – eat more Pulses Day! #CanFart16 and/or #EatMorePulses are the hashtags for this year on Twitter. Follow me on Twitter @MairlynSmith for tips on pulses & links to more recipes using pulses.   There’s a National Zucchini Bread Day, National Cream Puff Day, and National Vinegar Day, just […]

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Vegetarian Lasagna – in the slow cooker

Give a cheer for the slow cooker! This vegetarian lasagna recipe is great for those hectic days when you are driving one child to hockey practice and the other to a music lesson. Leftovers are fabulous the next day; it’s a great big pot of love.   1 can (19 oz/540 mL) mixed beans, well […]

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Bean Salad

This family friendly vegetarian bean salad is a quick and easy lunch or dinner idea. Get your kids involved washing veggies and spinning the parsley dry.        Dressing: 3 cloves garlic, if your kids don’t like garlic reduce this down to 1 clove 2 tbsp (30 mL) apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp (15 […]

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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 advise is […]

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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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