red lentil rutabaga soup
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Red Lentil Rutabaga Soup

Red lentils  are an easy to digest legume providing you with a good ratio between carbohydrates and protein. Rutabaga is a root vegetable not seen so often on menus. Yet it gives us a decent amount of fibre, Vitamin C, calcium, potassium and…
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Boost circulation with buckwheat pancakes & blackberry sauce

Pancakes with blackberry sauce, dried apple & whipped cream This satiating recipe can be eaten as breakfast, lunch or dinner. Blackberries are rich in antioxidants and known for increasing circulation in the body. When days get colder,…
Spring Spinach Salad
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Energizing Spring Spinach Salad

This energizing spring spinach salad contains lots of raw and nutritious ingredients. The benefit being that it keeps a lot of enzymes intact, needed for properly digesting our food. Only when we absorb and assimilate our food well, it can be…
lysine rich bread
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Lysine rich Bread

  Very little effort goes into making this bread and the pay off is a nutritious wholesome one. The main ingredient is buckwheat flour which during processing is not being heated higher than 40 degrees C. This is important so that…
steady storm cookies
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Bloodsugar Stabilizing Cookies

During a stormy and wet weekend my son and I made ourselves useful in the kitchen. For kids, making cookies somehow remains more appealing than preparing a salad. For me the appeal is to make something that avoids a forceful whirlwind running…
betacarotene rich

Betacarotene-rich Indian Dahl

Nothing warms you up like this recipe with its warm spices and orange hue - full of betacarotene. Betacarotene is the precursor to Vitamin A which is needed for our immune systems to function properly. The sweet potato and carrots are good examples…
Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

After spending several Thanksgivings in Canada my love for pumpkin pie has grown. The first few times I couldn't understand what all the fuzz was about. Store bought pumpkin pies especially are loaded with added sugar and not much was left of…
quinoa bowl

Pesto Purselane Pepper with Millet

With my grocery list in my hand I biked to the farmers market. As usual I bought way too much and it was almost impossible to all carry it back. Once home I was glad I ended up with fresh purselane. The dew droplets were still seen on the leaves…
pregnant woman
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Pregnancy & Protein

Part III Interview with Janneke van der Meulen Pregnancy & Protein I visited Janneke van der Meulen in her home in Amsterdam. She is a vegan health expert and provides talks for several companies in the Netherlands on the topic of nutrition…
green cabbage

Cabbage Leaf Wraps

Are you eating your veggies but most of the time the same ones? Tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, peppers and the occasional broccoli perhaps? Variety and rotation is key in a healthy diet, so try these bitter vegetables that have lots of taste once…