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Category: Gluten-free

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Celery and Radish Salad with Mackerel

When I need a quick, tasty and nutritious lunch, I’ll make this salad. It takes a minute and a half to throw together. It’s not what most people of when they think of salad. It’s more like what you’d get when you order antipasti at a restaurant in Italy. I figured, “Why not have their snack as my meal?” It’s […]

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Tomato and Quinoa Soup

This recipe has always reminded me of the alphabet soup I would eat as a kid. True, there may not be any letters to fish out, but if there were, they’d likely spell, “healthy and fast.” Of course you can use freshly chopped vegetables instead of frozen ones, but the latter makes this soup even easier and more convenient. Use […]

Breakfasts & Brunches 0

Egg and Cheese Breakfast Tacos with Homemade Salsa

The creamy cheese and sour cream add salty notes to these tacos. Round out your breakfast with fresh mango slices. Yields 4 servings (serving size: 2 tacos). 1 cup chopped tomato 1/4 cup chopped red onion 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon minced jalapeno peper 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 4 teaspoons fresh lime juice, divided 1 teaspoon minced garlic, […]

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Huevos Rancheros – Mexican Ranch Eggs

Traditionally served for breakfast in Mexico, huevos rancheros piles crisp corn tortillas with protein-rich eggs, spicy salsa, and shredded cheese. Serve your eggs whichever way you like them best – with fresh tomato salsa, salsa verde, or both. You can also use white, yellow, or blue corn tortillas to change things up. Yields 4 servings 4 (6-inch) corn tacos Cooking […]

Ethnicity > Asian 0

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Cut the carbs by replacing tortillas with lettuce leaves in these sweet and spicy Asian-flavoured wraps. Use the large outside leaves from a head of green leaf lettuce, or overlap two smaller leaves. Makes 8 wraps. Serves 4. 2 tsp sesame (or canola) oil 1 lb boneless, skinless, chicken breast halves, cut into 1/4 inch (6 mm) strips 2 garlic […]

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Orange Quinoa Salad

Spicy dishes don’t have to be overpowering. In this citrusy quinoa, spicy chili paste blends perfectly with the flavours of soy, maple and orange for a nicely warming heat. Makes about 6 cups (1.5 L). Serves 6. 1/4 cup frozen concentrated orange juice, thawed 2 tbsp rice vinegar 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce 1 tbsp maple syrup (or maple flavoured) […]

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Broccoli Rice and Cheddar Cheese Soup

Yields: 5 servings,, 1-1/2 cups per serving Approximate costs: $2.15 per serving; $10.75 to feed 5 people Ingredients: 1 cup brown rice, (measured dry) 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 stalks celery, (about 2/3 cup), diced Canola oil as needed 1 small yellow onion, (about 2/3 cup), diced 1-1/2 cups sodium-reduced chicken stock 1-1/2 cups water 3 cups fresh or frozen broccoli […]

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Smoked Almond Stuffed Dates

20 whole smoked almonds 20 whole pitted dates Cut slits into each date. Wedge an almond in each date, running lengthwise. Set the nuts into the dates with the nuts resting lenghtwise on the dates. Don’t wedge the nut in too deeply; it should rest half in and half out of the date. Arrange filled fruit on a small serving […]

Breakfasts & Brunches 0

BLT Frittata

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (evoo) 3 times around the pan 1/4 pound sliced pancetta, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 2 bundles arugula, trimmed and chopped (about 3 loosely packed cups) 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained 12 extra large eggs 1/3 cup half-and-half (eyeball it) 1 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 400 […]

Ethnicity > Asian 0

Asian Chicken Pasta Salad

A good choice for a luncheon, buffet or summer supper, this salad is wonderful served while still warm, though it can also be made ahead and served chilled. Makes 10 servings, 1 cup (250 ml) each 1-1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs 1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar 1/4 cup sodium-reduced soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon minced gingerrroot 2 cloves […]

Ethnicity > European 0

Skillet Sausage and Rice Paella

Hot and spicy Italian sausage is perfect in this easy rice dish. You can also use sweet (mild) Italian sausages, but then add more hot pepper sauce or a pinch of red pepper flakes. Makes 4 servings 3/4 lb extra-lean turkey sausage (hot or sweet), thickly sliced 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 sweet green or yellow pepper, […]

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Chinese Pork and Vegetables

When my children were young they liked this dish without the hot red pepper flakes. Now that they are adults, they probably wish I would double the heat. You may want to add sherry, hot pepper sauce or chili paste, or perhaps more gingerroot or hot red pepper flakes to taste. Serve on a bed of fluffy rice. Makes 4 […]

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Chicken Waldorf Salad

THERE’S NO BETTER COMBINATION of salad mix-ins than sweet fruit and crunchy nuts, but this isn’t new news. With its mixture of apples and walnuts, the classic Waldorf salad, as originated at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City, has been around for over 100 years. The traditional salad uses a creamy sweet mayonnaise based dressing. I have kept the […]

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Pizza Frittata

THIS RECIPE OFFERS ALL THE DELICIOUS ELEMENTS OF A PIZZA – in a frittata! The first time I ever tasted eggs with pizza sauce, I fell in love with the combination, and I think you will too. Loaded with veggies and pepperonii, you get a generous portion (half of the frittata) for only 210 calories. As an added bonus, you […]

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Balsamic, Beet, and Orange Salad

BEETS ARE BACK! Considered an old-fashioned vegetable by some, beets have newfound popularity as they star in sensational eye-popping salads. And while fresh beets are fantastic, this easy salad proves that canned cdan be just as delicious – and they come with a bonus of no messy peeling! Paired with sunny oranges, tangy feta cheese, and nutrient-rich spinach, this salad […]

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Old-Fashioned Baked Rice Pudding

This comforting dessert is a wonderful way to end any meal. As a girl, I always waited eagerly for the first heavenly bite. Today, my husband likes to top his with a scoop of ice cream. —Sandra Melnychenko, Grandview, Manitoba Yields:6 servings I Total time: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour Ingredients 3-1/2 cups 2% milk 1/2 cup uncooked long […]

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Slow Cooker Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Dorraine could not find a low-sodium turkey soup recipe for her slow cooker so she created one herself. As the wonderful aromas start to fill the kitchen, you’ll say, “It smells like turkey dinner!” Makes 8 to 10 servings 2 tsp canola oil 1 lb lean ground turkey 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cup coarsely chopped onion 1 cup coarsely […]

Ethnicity > European 0

Braised Red Cabbage

A lovely German woman once said that braised red cabbage should only have seven ingredients: butter, apple, onion, cabbage, brown sugar, cider vinegar and spice. And when Corrine prepares this recipe, from her mom, that’s exactly what she uses. But she does usually add some salt: “I guess that’s cheating, as it makes eight ingredients.” This flavor and aroma is […]