Posts Tagged ‘healthy’

Bulgur Salad with Cannellini Beans, Feta & Mint

Whenever I feel as though we’ve eaten too much red meat, we take a break and consume loads of veggies and ancient grains such as bulgur.  It’s this sort of balance that keeps us healthy…I can’t recall the last time I had a cold or the flu.  Bulgur is made from precooked wheat berries.  It’s…

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Grapefruit Rounds with Halloumi Cheese & Mint Dressing

Grapefruit and cheese might seem like an unlikely pairing but trust me, this combination is a taste bud sizzler!  Halloumi is from the island of Cyprus and is a semi-hard, brined cheese made traditionally from sheep’s milk.  It has a high melting point and is perfect for grilling or frying in a pan.  We love…

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Kale and Orange Salad

I have to admit I first used kale last year.  I guess I’m a bit late on the kale bandwagon.   The “queen of greens” has been gaining in popularity for a few years.  It’s in the same family as cabbage, broccoli, Brussels spouts and collards.  Because of kale’s anti-oxidant health benefits it has been studied…

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Warm Cauliflower and Herbed Barley Salad

I try to make a conscious effort to include fiber-rich foods in our daily diet.  Legumes such as navy beans, dried peas, lentils, barley, black beans, garbanzo (chick) beans, kidney beans, soy beans etc. are rich in fiber.  Fiber has an important role to play if you want a healthy body.  It helps with weight…

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Lentils with Oven-dried Tomatoes and Gorgonzola

In our house, we love lentils thanks to our time in Asia and consuming with much pleasure the Indian dish – dhal.   I could eat dhal until the cows come home!  Lentils are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. They also provide slow-burning complex carbohydrates and can increase your energy by replenishing your iron.…

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds with Cumin

I was making a center piece for the table on Sunday which involved removing the seeds from a pumpkin.  As I was doing this, I thought I would roast the seeds.  I’ve heard their nutritional content as being very good.  I pulled out the seeds along with the attached fleshy strings of the pumpkin.  This…

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Roasted Cauliflower

After a five day visit to Canada’s Ocean Playground, I was happy to get back into my kitchen and cook!  Don’t get me wrong, the meals we had at Bicycle Thief, Sushi Nami, Seasons, Woody’s Bar-B-Q and La Perla were scrumptious but 5 days of dining out morning, noon and night had a toll on…

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Zucchini Ribbon Salad

A while ago I stumbled upon Proud Italian Cook whilst viewing Pinterest.  I like Marie’s style and this dish of hers (posted on Pinterest) jumped off the page.  I knew I had to make it. The ingredients are healthy, delicious, and the amounts, well, that all depends on what tickles your fancy!   This salad is…

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Zucchini and Broccoli Hummus

Looking for an alternative, healthy dip? This raw spin on the bean version of hummus is eye-catching and nutritious. Tahini is the ground paste of sesame seeds. It looks like a smooth peanut butter and has a nutty flavor with slight bitter notes. It is very easy to digest and many of its nutrients find…

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Grilled Artichokes

I love artichokes of any form but have always steered clear when it comes to cooking them at home or should I say prepping them at home.  The first time I prepared an artichoke was last year – roasted artichoke bottoms with shrimp and herbed mayonnaise.  I was happy with the results but like anything…

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