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Asian Barley Salad

a summer salad with barley and almonds

serves – 4 Fibre is a super star in my books. Fibre helps support your immune system, especially soluble fibre. The two soluble fibre stars in this recipe are barley and peas. This is one of my all-time favourites for a spring or summer dinner. Plan ahead and cook the barley the night before. Then […]

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Mairlyn’s Homemade Whole Grain Bulk Pancake Mix

High fibre whole grain pancakes

  Say goodbye to store bought pancake mixes and hello to healthy homemade. You can make this Whole Grain Bulk Pancake Mix and store it in your fridge for up to 1 month or freezer for up to 3 months. When the pancake urge hits you, measure out milk, add eggs, oil and the correct […]

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Mushroom and Barley Pilaf

the ingredients for mushroom barley pilaf

Makes 4 cups This pilaf is a house favourite. Perfect as a side dish or double up the serving as a vegetarian main course.   2 Tbsp canola oil or extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, diced 1 cup pot barley, rinsed and well drained 2 cups no salt added […]

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Banana Oat Bran Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Oat Bran Chocolate Chip muffins and Mairlyn

Makes 12 Recipe from Peace, Love and Fibre (appetite by Random House 2019) Loaded with heart healthy soluble fibre these muffins are good for your heart and your gastro-intestinal (GI) tract. Research suggests that a healthy GI helps support your immune system and your mood, two important attributes for why we should be eating more […]

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Super Nutritious Bran Muffins aka the BM Bullets makes 12

high fibre bran muffin

These bran muffins are loaded with fabulously nutritious ingredients making them moist and delicious.  They honestly taste too good to be healthy, but they are and loaded with fibre to boot. Dry Ingredients 1¼ cups whole wheat flour or spelt flour  (spelt flour is a whole grain and a healthier choice, but if all you […]

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Skillet Enchiladas

a pan of skillet enchiladas

Vegetarian Makes 6 servings Five o’clock Hell aka as “What’s for dinner tonight?” If this describes your life, then this is the recipe for you. This quicka and easy skillet enchilada recipe is on the spicy side, so if spicy isn’t your thing you can eliminate the cracked pepper, choose mild enchilada sauce and use […]

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Rhubarb Crumble with Strawberries & Ginger  Serves 10

Excerpt from Peace, Love and Fibre MOTHER NATURE IS PART WONDER, PART MAGIC , AND PART SCIENCE . She’s unpredictable and altogether her own boss, which makes for an interesting combo. Depending on her weather whim, local rhubarb and strawberries are either available at the same time, or they just aren’t. I’ve learned that she […]

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Spicy Chocolate Popcorn

popcorn in a brown paper bag

Popcorn is a whole grain and healthy, it’s what you put on it that can catapult it into the World of Junk Food. Three cups of plain popcorn have 3.6 grams of fibre, not too shabby. I’ve added spicy red chili oil and chocolate to spice it and sweeten it up without sending it into […]

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Breakfast or Snack Grab-and-Goes

Each Grab and Go is loaded with great ingredients that supply you with complex carbohydrates, three forms of cholesterol-lowering oats, flaxseed, dried fruit, and a tiny bit of chocolate for your soul. Big note – these aren’t very sweet so if you are expecting a great big sweet cookie, then you are barking up the […]

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Irish Soda Bread using whole grains

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. And you can catch me on Facebook Live Wednesday at 8 pm EST baking this in real time. Search @mairlyn.smith on Facebook to find me. Dry […]

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