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Why Eat Buckwheat?

It possesses high levels of dietary fibre, antioxidants and vitamins and is nutritionally superior to many of even the most healthful grains. Buckwheat is also a good option if you are eliminating gluten from your diet because it is entirely gluten free. The latest research indicates that buckwheat may even help with the management of

Why Eat Barley?

Arguably one of the oldest grains ever eaten, we “drink” this ancient grain more often than we eat it. Barley is also easy to find on store shelves, either as pearled or pot barley. Polishing to make pot or pearl barley removes the inedible hull, although that also removes some of the nutrients too. Whole


Emphasizing healthy, mindful eating that emphasizes the wholesome goodness of food raised and grown in the region is what’s behind another initiative in Manitoba’s south-central region; the Wisinedaacookbook. Pronounced “wee sin en da” the title of this cookbook means “Let’s Eat” in Ojibway. It was put together by participants in cooking classes offered at the

Recipe Swap – for Jan. 21, 2010

Recipe Swap Just before Christmas we received this kid-friendly recipe from Lillian Deedman. She writes that 12-year-old Megan McPhail enjoys making these snowmen. MEGAN’S MARSHMALLOW SNOWMEN White icing Jet Puffed marshmallows Oreo cookies or coloured sugar cookies Decorating gel Pretzel sticks Red string licorice Use Oreo cookies or coloured sugar cookies as a base. Stack

Caramel Toffee Squares

RECIPE SWAP By the time you read this, the holidays will have begun and the flurry of preparations near their end. Or, perhaps you haven’t been quite so busy getting ready this year. Many resolve to make Christmas a quieter, more serene occasion, buying less, and even doing less, in order to make more time

Fiesta Chicken Soup

RECIPE SWAP I’m surprised that widely publicized list of items to stock up on in case flu hits doesn’t mention chicken soup. Sure, we need plenty of facial tissues and Tylenol around, and a thermometer too, but what’s to eat when illness strikes? The curative effects of chicken soup aren’t just folkloric. A few years

Pasta Salad

Here’s a tasty pasta recipe provided to us this week by Helen Koal of Cromer, Man. Helen writes that this recipe has served her family well for over 50 years! 1 red pepper, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 cucumber or 1/2 English cucumber 3 finely chopped onions 2 diced tomatoes