French Lentils

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The U.N. has named 2016 the International Year of Pulses like lentils, beans, peas, and chickpeas. The initiative is celebrating the fact that beans are an eminently sustainable protein source: hardy, nourishing, energy-efficient, and even altruistic, as they can be successfully used to assist with crop rotation. In the winter especially, I want something warm and protein rich to …

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Supper suggestion

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When thinking about what to have for dinner for a few friends on Wednesday night I came across this recipe from theKitchn, and decided to give it a try with a few variations. I highly recommend this recipe as a simple yet delicious and satisfying supper with a key ingredient – beauty! The meal is …

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Healthy comfort foods

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It’s that time of year when the weather outside is less than inviting and you find yourself craving all those familiar dishes you shared with your family when you were growing up. Perhaps you’ve left many of them behind because they were loaded with carbohydrates and not as healthy as eating a salad… But still, …

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Pass the Sweet Potatoes, Please!

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If you only eat sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving you are missing out on a great food to include in your balanced diet. Sweet potatoes are lower in glycemic values than white potatoes and some nutrition scientists believe that they can ultimately help with your metabolism. They contain carotenoids that are thought to help stabilize blood …

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Cranberries: the good news about Thanksgiving

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What would Thanksgiving be without the cranberry sauce? It’s a good thing that they are included in the meal – because for many people, Thanksgiving is the only time they eat this “superfood.” Yes, cranberries are a  “superfood.” But this is not true for every can of cranberry sauce you find on a grocery store …

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What’s in a meal?

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In many cultures around the world, the lunchtime meal is the biggest, most nutritious meal of the day. I remember breakfasts and lunches in Central America being much more elaborate than the suppertime meal. I lived in a rural area and people where people got up at dawn and went out to the fields to …

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