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Jerk Chicken

While jerk seasonings are easily accessible in most grocery stores, they can be high in fat. Preparing your own is...


Spinach & Lentil Salad with Pomegranates, Walnuts and Blueberry Vinaigrette

Packed with antioxidants, this salad is great as a first course, or main dish. Top with grilled chicken or shrimp...


Pesto-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Asparagus Ragout

Fancy flavours can be enjoyed at home too. This aromatic pesto chicken will impress any dinner guest.


Rainbow Salad

This simple salad has wonderful flavours and colours. The fennel adds a unique flavour that pairs well with the tangy...


Cottage Pie

Ground turkey breast is lean, and you need a little olive oil to brown it. Sweet potatoes are high in...


Corn & Shrimp Chowder

When making this, frozen or canned corn are both fine to use. If you like it spicy, add a pinch...


Salmone al Forno

This Italian-inspired salmon recipe is family-friendly. It's light but with robust flavours, and boasts the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids


Mussels with Herbs and White Wine

Mussels are rich in protein, minerals and vitamins B and C, low in fat and cholesterol, and a great source...

Grilled Lamb with Warm Mint-Yogurt Potato Salad

While lamb's flavour is a bit stronger than other meats, it makes a moist and delicious main course. And not...


Smoked Salmon with Roasted Vegetable Salad

Fresh smoked salmon is one of my favourite foods, but it's high in sodium, so if you are watching your...


Rosemary Marinated Olives

The flavour of olives is greatly enhanced by marinating them in fruity olive oil with fresh herbs and citrus juices....


Wheat Berry Salad with Coronation Grapes

This salad is full of savoury Mediterranean-inspired flavours, which are perfectly complemented by sweet Niagara Coronation grapes. This hearty and...


Ontario Nectarine Salad with Minted Chili Dressing

A variety of garden greens makes this salad interesting both in texture and colour. When mixed with fresh nectarines and...


Lightened-Up Creamy Caesar Salad

Caesar salad is often made with a mayonnaise-based dressing. My version uses low-fat yogurt and fat-free sour cream, which limits...


Artichoke Dip

This creamy dip is similar in texture to guacamole. It's great as an appetizer spread on whole-grain crackers, or as...


Almond Orange Crusted Chicken With Fennel Arugula Salad

This light dish provides a healthier alternative to traditional fried chicken

Nut-free Parsley Pesto and Lamb Chops

This pesto made with parsley and sharp Pecorino Romano cheese makes a colorful topping for tender lamb chops. It could...


Beef Tenderloin and Rosemary Rigatoni

Substitute leftover chicken or pork for the beef in this dish. Or, to make it vegetarian, add some arugula instead...


Saag Paneer with Tomatoes

The literal translation of saag paneer is spinach with cheese. Serve this flavourful dish with brown rice and a flatbread,...


Tangy Roasted Beet & Walnut Salad

Roasted beets are combined with spicy arugula, crisp fennel and sweet orange segments, sprinkled with walnuts and tossed with a...


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Quinoa Salad with Mango and Walnuts

Quick-cooking quinoa is combined with mango, red pepper and walnuts for a tasty, healthful salad.

Fennel, Apple and Radicchio Salad with Walnuts

Fresh fennel, green apple, and parsley create a delicious meal when accompanied with pork, chicken or grilled fish.


Turkey Sausage Rolls with Mango Chutney

Sausage rolls are always a hit - especially when they're topped with delicious mango chutney.


Lemony Shrimp Gambas

This shrimp recipe makes a tasty and healthy snack'researchers say eating shrimp improves the ratio of good cholesterol (HDL, which...


Sun-dried Tomato & Goat Cheese Bruschetta

If you're not a big fan of goat cheese, top this simple bruschetta with shaved fresh Parmesan instead.


Seasonal Vegetable & Tofu Stir-fry

This stir-fry combines colourful, crisp veggies with the meaty texture of tofu and the sweet-and-sour taste of Chinese five spice


Turkey Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato Crust

I am such a sucker for shepherd's pie, but sometimes find that its heavy richness can be a bit much'at...