Nutrition

Apple muffins fresh from the tree

Gianni and Lynda, our neighbours, have an amazing apple tree in their backyard. Every autumn, the tree bends under the weight of the delicious apples that it produces. In fact, the branches bend so much, that Gianni has to prop them up with bamboo sticks. You can see images of the tree in the slideshow […]

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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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Nutrition

Chana Masala Made Easy

Whenever I make this Chana Masala dish, it is usually gone by the next day. Chana Masala is a flavourful and popular dish from the Punjabi region. When I’m in the mood for Indian or Pakistani cuisine, this is one dish that I want. The main ingredient is chickpeas. Chickpeas are a healthy and versatile legume, packed with […]

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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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