Disease and Illness Prevention, Nutrition

Grilled eggplant made easy

I often search for tips to improve my cooking practice. No matter how big or small those tips are, they always raise the quality of my meals. Because I’ve never been successful at making dishes with grilled eggplants, the video below caught my eye. Prized for their glossy and deep purple colour, eggplants (or aubergines) are […]

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Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

Jeûne genevois and vegan plum pie

Tomorrow is the Jeûne genevois, a public holiday in the Swiss canton of Geneva where I have lived for the past 19 years. A jeûne means a dietary fast; thus, Jeûne genevois means Genevan fast. Historically, the occasion dates back to the 15th and 16th centuries, where ceremonies were held in Europe to remember those who suffered during famines, plagues and wars. […]

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Nutrition

Black bean and red quinoa burgers

Summer is here and that means barbecue season. With outdoor grills stacked with meat and fish, there are also many ways in which vegetarians and vegans can enjoy the party. The veggie burger is a popular choice. However, unlike beef burgers, veggie burgers have a softer texture and can crumble and fall apart on your […]

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Nutrition

What kind of burger would you like?

You know that cutting back on meat is important for your health. It reduces your risk of chronic disease, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. However, did you know that lowering your meat consumption can also help the environment? According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, the meat industry produces far more man-made greenhouse gas […]

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Nutrition

Catherine’s farro white bean risotto

Farro is a type of wheat that originated in Egypt and became popular in Italy over two thousand years ago. Today, this healthy grain is popular in Europe, Asia and North America. Farro (épautre in French) looks like a cross between brown rice and barley. It has a nutty taste and a delicate chewy texture. The grain is a main […]

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Nutrition

Chocolate lentil cake

The first time I saw this cake recipe, I was intrigued. This chocolate cake is made with organic black beluga lentils, it has no butter, no oil, no flour and it’s very low in sugar. It’s one healthy piece cake! I’ve made this cake three times. The first time I made it, my husband John […]

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