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Kristin Wiens, MSc, RD is a Registered Dietitian. She works as a clinician, research consultant and educator.
Jill Parnell, PhD is an Assistant Professor at Mount Royal University. She instructs courses and conducts research in the field of nutrition.
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Aside from devouring these date squares at a holiday party, I take absolutely NO credit for this delicious recipe. I didn’t post the recipe over the holidays because I wanted to avoid having them labelled as an unhealthy treat – … Continue reading
This week marks another comfort food remade. This time it’s the classic combination of chicken, rice and broccoli is topped with cheese and baked – the ultimate cold-weather weekday meal. And lots leftover for lunches!
The snow may be melting, but there is still a significant chill in the air! This week is our second attempt at remaking classic, creamy comfort foods with a white bean sauce in lieu of butter-flour-and-milk white sauce. Probably our most ambitious … Continue reading
Get that oven ready! While your ground may not be covered in snow like it is here in Calgary, temperatures are rapidly dropping everywhere… which means cravings for creamy, carb-loaded comfort food! Sure, you can make cream sauce with skim … Continue reading
“Nobody likes beets, Dwight. You should grow something everybody does like. You should grow candy.” Michael Scott, The Office We couldn’t disagree more! Sure, they may stain your fingers (temporarily!) and can present certain peeling challenges, but we love beets anyway. It’s … Continue reading
A lot of people think that couscous is a whole grain… well, it’s isn’t. It’s basically very small, rolled semolina pasta! Since we are fans of going with whole, unprocessed foods as often as possible, we say nix the pasta … Continue reading
It may look like something out of a cartoon alien movie, but this cultivar of cabbage is anything but. Nicknamed the “German turnip”, kohlrabi is extremely popular in India and grows very well in North America, but isn’t terribly well-known… … Continue reading
Radish and nectarines together? Yes, it sounds bizarre but trust us on this one! The non-traditional salsa is crunchy, sweet and spicy all at once. It is also a great way to use up the abundance of easy-to-grow radishes in … Continue reading
Don’t get us wrong – we love hummus, especially homemade hummus with lots of garlic and lemon juice. But sometimes the veggie tray yearns for more. Muhammara is an easy-to-whip-up Middle Eastern dip that isn’t hummus! Made with roasted red … Continue reading
Everyone claims their guacamole is the best, and while we have never met an avocado we didn’t like, plain, old guac can get a little, well, boring. This recipe, adapted from a Rick Bayless classic, is definitely not boring! Here is a weekly series … Continue reading