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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 advice is cook […]

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Oatmeal Cookies with raisins or chocolate chips

This oatmeal cookies are made with whole grains. Teaching your kids how to cook is a life skill. Get then excited to join you in the kitchen and make these heart healthy whole grain cookies together. Depending on their age they can find ingredients, measure, stir, or spoon out cookie dough.   ½ cup (125 […]

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Barley 101

This super grain is one of the richest sources of both soluble and insoluble fibre. These dietary fibres provide your colon with friendly bacteria which helps makes your colon a happy camper. Barley’s true claim to fame lies in its high levels of beta glucan, which helps lower cholesterol which in turn lowers your chances […]

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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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VeggieBalls

A great way to use cooked brown rice as well as a vegetarian alternative to meatballs! Send them off with some Ranch style salad dressing to use as a dip. You really need a food processor for this one. 1 medium carrot, scrubbed well and chopped into 1-inch pieces 1 shallot, cut into quarters 1 […]

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Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

Weekends mean pancakes to me. This is my go-to pancake recipe, made with whole grains. The New Pancake Method: My Grade 8 home economics teacher, Mrs. Favaro would have failed me for sure if she had read the method in this recipe. Pancake batter is a form of the muffin method – dry ingredients in […]

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Triple Chocolate Brownie Cookies

I’ve been trying to make a two-bite brownie ever since they appeared on the shelves several years ago. My regular brownie recipe just didn’t hold up in those teeny tiny muffin tins. After three creative attempts, I threw in the towel. I’ve always thought that combining cocoa powder, cocoa nibs, and chocolate chips was a […]

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Whole Grain Oats 101

Oats, oat bran and oatmeal have the highest soluble fibre content, the kind of fibre that makes your heart healthy, of any other cereal grain. Soluble fibre dissolves in water and becomes a thick viscous gel that slowly travels through the intestine. This thick goo slows down the absorption of glucose which helps to stabilize blood […]

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Blueberry Crisp – using frozen local blueberries

a pan of blueberry crisp

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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Double Chocolate Muffins – a great fall treat

three chocolate muffins sitting on a white plate

These double chocolate muffins get their clout from oat bran and ground flaxseed. Next time you have to send a treat to school, pack these and tell your kids they’re chocolate cupcakes – they taste that good. (Check label of the chocolate chips for peanuts) Don’t let the pumpkin in the recipe mislead you. These muffins don’t […]

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