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Should I Avoid Wheat?
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Should I Avoid Wheat?

I love listening to talk radio, and my ears perked up recently when I heard the CBC radio show ‘q’ hosted by Jian Ghomeshi when the topic was: The Great Wheat Debate: Are Wheat Free Diets Beneficial or Just Another Fad Diet? I have summarized the debate for my readers and added my ‘two cents’ at...

The Easter Bunny Should Bring Dark Chocolate
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The Easter Bunny Should Bring Dark Chocolate

Easter is upon us and the Easter baskets will soon be set out for the Easter bunny to delivery his annual bootie. This year, ask your bunny to bring dark chocolate instead of milk. Why? Because chocolate contains twice the polyphenol content of a glass of red wine and about as much as a cup...

Curry Chickpea and Avocado Spread
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Curry Chickpea and Avocado Spread

This recipe is one of my favourites and I prepared it on a recent appearance on Rogers Daytime Peel. Curry Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich 1 1/2 tsp curry powder 1/2 tsp ground turmeric (see tip below) 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 can chickpeas (rinsed and drained or 2 cups cooked) 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted 1/4 cup...