Monthly Archives: March 2013

Maple Walnut Ice Cream

In my opinion, nothing beats custard-based ice cream. It’s rich, smooth and oh-so-flavourful, and you only need a small serving to feel satisfied. While I’ve never met an ice cream I didn’t like (oh, wait, there was that one time … Continue reading

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Curried Chicken Salad with Apple and Pecans

This is my favourite way to eat leftover roast chicken (but only once there’s no more gravy to be had, of course). You can also bake or poach a chicken breast for this dish. I love the contrasting colours and … Continue reading

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Creamy Mushroom Soup with Naked Oats

Naked Oats is marketing-speak for Cavena Nuda, an amazing variety of hull-less (naked, get it?) oats that researchers at Agriculture Canada developed a few years ago. Also called Rice of the Prairies, this grain looks and cooks like rice, but … Continue reading

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Barley Salad with Pesto and Vegetables

This salad offers style and substance. Crunchy vegetables blended with tangy pesto and creamy barley make for a pretty and delicious plate of goodness, served on its own or with a protein. It’s a terrific salad to take to the … Continue reading

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Applesauce Loaf with Quinoa Flakes

This delicious loaf is sneaky! While flavourful and light, it’s also very nutritious. Applesauce, cinnamon and low fat yogurt combine to make a batter that is tasty and moist, while the whole wheat flour adds fibre and the quinoa flakes … Continue reading

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Barley Risotto with Butternut Squash and Portobello Mushrooms

I think it’s about time for barley to get its turn in the spotlight. This delicious grain, grown all across Canada, is an inexpensive, nutritional powerhouse. There’s a great campaign – complete with recipes – now on Facebook and the … Continue reading

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No-fuss mini frittatas

Pasta and eggs and cheese, oh my! I like to call this my ‘clean out the fridge’ frittata. Anytime I end up with a little leftover cooked pasta, it inspires me to go rooting through the fridge to gather up … Continue reading

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