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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Ketchup – a sneaky way to promote good digestive health

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At the risk of sounding like a lyrical jingle from the Minnesota Public Radio show Prairie Home Companion, today’s blog is brought to you by ketchup. Ketchup you ask? If you’ve ever read the ingredients on any of the popular brands you know that most of them contain high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, and …

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Gorgeous Greens!!

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Celebrate the summer solstice by serving yourself some delicious salad greens! Remember that long, cold winter? We thought we’d never see summer, but it’s here, and greens like lettuces, spinach and arugula are abundant. Now is a great time to find some delicious greens at your local farmers’ market. Or, better yet – pick some fresh …

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Brussels Sprouts

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Bitter, but better for you; and a perfect side dish for holiday meals. Brussels sprouts come from a family of vegetables called crucifers. They are called the flowering part of the plant grows in the same of a cross. Like other cruciferous vegetables, Brussels sprouts contain high amounts of glucosinolates, plant nutrients known to fight …

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A variation on a previous protein-rich breakfast recipe

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Okay, so let’s make it a baker’s dozen for the protein-rich breakfast series. Protein-rich breakfast #13 This is an illustration of the basic black lentils and greens recipe I posted at the end of January. This time I sautéed 1 cup of cooked green lentils in olive oil, added 1 chopped tomato, some cumin, coriander, …

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