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“Fries” with a Twist

Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin A, and phytochemicals in these Purple Viking potatoes can help lower blood pressure. Plus,...


Rice and Cilantro Salad

Perfect as a side, a taco filling or just on its own, this cilantro salad is a great dish for...


Grilled Shrimp Soft Tacos

If you're purchasing your shrimp fresh, be sure to devein them. This means gently pulling out the dark intestinal tract...


Caprese Salad Baguettes

I love mozzarella cheese with this sandwich, but other cheeses also work well. For example, try sprinkling on some feta...


Greek Salad with Barley and Chicken

Grains, such as barley, are virtually fat free, a good source of dietary fibre and low in cholesterol. The dressing...


Kitchen Sink Quinoa Salad

Adapt this recipe to any leftover vegetables in your crisper, the more the merrier! Halved cherry tomatoes are a great...


Bulgur, Orange & Beet Salad

Nutty and with a citrus zest, almonds add good (monounsaturated fat) to this salad. For more crunch, toast the almonds...


Lemon Roasted Halibut with Quinoa, Brown Butter and Spring Vegetables

Using a blend of fresh herbs, the tangy zest of lemon and the crunch of toasted almonds, this light, savoury...

Warm Mushroom and Beetroot Salad, with Toasted Almond and Mustard Dressing

To create this delectable dish, Chef Anthony Rose uses his favourite local Canadian mustard, Kozlik's Triple Crunch, for an extra...


Almond Crusted Pumpkin Fritters

These tasty morsels are a unique pairing of pumpkin, chilli flakes, and cheese, and are coated with toasted crushed almonds...


Hummus & Tabouleh Sandwiches

These pitas are filled with Mediterranean flavours. You can find tahihi, a sesame paste, in health food and large grocery...


Grilled Veggie and Turkey Bagels

This hearty recipe is satisfying served open-faced, but if you're really hungry, use a whole bagel for each sandwich.


Coconut Curry Cod with Bok Choy

You can use either fresh or frozen fillets for this recipe. The coconut curry sauce is also great with mussels;...


Scallop and Guacamole Appetizer

Scallops are low in saturated fats, high in vitamin B12, and a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. You'll want...


Beef in Beer Casserole

Beef provides plenty of iron and minerals. It makes a mouth-watering casserole when cooked with beer and hearty winter vegetables.


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Chimichurri pork kebabs

Kebabs are always a favourite, particularly for casual entertaining. Here, lean pork is marinated in a punchy Argentinian-style sauce, then...

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Couscous, orange and date salad

Couscous makes a brilliant base for a quick salad, as it needs only a brief soaking in hot stock (or...


Feta and orange tabouli

A fabulous main meal salad based on bulgur, generously flavoured with fresh herbs. It is best prepared ahead to give...


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Smoked trout niçoise

A variation on a colourful Provençale favourite, this hearty salad is just perfect for an early summer lunch, making the...


Pasta, ham and fava bean salad

This quick and easy pasta salad is just right for busy people. It is appealing and sustaining and the watercress...


Warm tuna, pasta and parsley salad

This is a simple and delicious pasta dish that is just as good served hot as it is cold. It...

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Sardine, tomato and olive pasta

Brilliant for a midweek meal, this punchy pasta dish uses heart-healthy oily fish with a mixture of popular deli foods...


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Fusilli with summer pesto

Whole wheat pasta is a good source of complex carbohydrate and has a low GI value. Tossed with steamed summer...



Dried Fruit and Nut Dressing

This dressing has some crispiness, but if you prefer yours soft, put a cover on it while it's baking. Any...


Kwanzaa Vegetables

This African vegetable dish is a great addition to any holiday feast. Sweet potatoes, a staple of African cuisine, are...


Hearty Vegetable and Turkey-Bacon Soup

Your holiday leftovers won't go to waist with this hearty soup recipe.