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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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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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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lasagna

This slow cooker 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 rinsed and drained 2 2/3cups (650 […]

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Mixed 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 mL) extra virgin […]

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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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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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