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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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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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French Toast Stuffed with Walnuts and Banana

This nutrient dense vegetarian entrée is great for breakfast or dinner. One serving has 18 grams of protein. Serve with a glass of milk or soy beverage and you’ll be getting about 26 grams of protein for this meal. You are in the zone. 4 omega-3 eggs ½ cup (125 mL) skim milk or organic […]

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