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National Farting Day

Eggplant and Chickpea Soup

a bowl of eggplant and chickpea soup

This recipe was inspired by my love of Baba Ganoush, a Middle Eastern eggplant dip, and the fact I had two eggplants in my fridge that were close to being past their Best Before moment. (I find being frugal often leads to inspiration.) Baba Ganoush gets some of its amazing flavours from oven roasting the […]

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Roasted Sweet Potato Soup

bowl of soup

One of my favourite winter soups is African Peanut Soup, a combination of stock, peanuts, sweet potatoes, onions and some heat. There are many variations of this soup, but in general it’s a very thick, hearty, slightly spicy main course soup that is usually served with rice. Peanuts are widely available in Africa but with […]

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National Farting Day

There’s a National Zucchini Bread Day, National Cream Puff Day, and National Vinegar Day, just to name three of the ever-burgeoning list of National Food Days– so I say – why not give a shout out to your gastro-intestinal tract and celebrate National Farting Day with one of my favourite healthy foods – pulses, aka […]

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Spicy Red Lentil Soup

a bowl of lentil soup

  This lentil soup is loaded with disease lowering antioxidants. Factor in the power of turmeric to help reduce your chances of developing Alzheimer’s, and you have a bowl of soup that tastes too good to be good for you. Red lentils, are small and cook faster than their cousin’s green, brown, tan and black […]

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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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South of the Border Roll Ups

Mexican style lasagna

Most kids love Mexican food. Cash in on that tidbit and serve my Canadianized version of an enchilada. These enchiladas are heart healthy and yummy. For all my truly south of the border friends, I apologize for this recipe. But depending on where you live in Canada its hard to find real corn tortillas or […]

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Wheatberry and Lentil Salad

lentils, apples and wheatberries on a white bowl

This vegetarian heart healthy wheatberry and lentil salad is great in the winter months. Double the serving size and you have a main course vegetarian entree.   Makes 5 ½ cups (1.3 L) One serving = ¾ cup (175 mL) Salad: ¾ cup (175 mL) wheatberries, rinsed and drained 1 cup (250 mL) cooked brown […]

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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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Edamame and Quinoa Entree for Vegetarians

The next time you’re having a fall or winter dinner party and one of your guests is a vegetarian serve this main course as part of your dinner menu. TIP: don’t be surprised when everyone wants to try it, and then asks for the recipe.   ¼ cup (60 mL) red or white quinoa, rinsed […]

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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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