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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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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Boiled quinoa berries and walnuts

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Protein-rich Breakfast #10: Part of the protein-rich breakfast dozen Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa (12.14 g protein; $7.99/lb) 1 tsp cinnamon, ¼ cup blueberries (1/2 gram protein; 4.99/cup) 7 walnuts (4 grams protein; 6.99/lb). How to: Measure out 1/2 cup of quinoa and rinse it through a fine mesh strainer – or a colander lined with a …

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2 Egg cheddar cheese omelette with mushrooms

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Protein-rich Breakfast #9: Part of the protein-rich breakfast dozen Ingredients: 2 eggs (12 g protein; $3.49/dozen) pinch of salt and black pepper to taste; 1 ounce of grated cheddar cheese (4 g protein; $4.89/lb); ½ c mushrooms (1 g protein; $5.00/lb) 1 tbsp olive oil How to: Whisk together eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper …

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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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