Nutritional Parsley: More Than Just a Garnish

Stop throwing away the garnish! You know, the pretty sprig of parsley you put on your dinner guests' plates to make them look refined. Well, those green leaves have amazing nutritional properties that rival the rest of your meal. Parsley co...

Spinach: Popeye's Magical Food

Spinach definitely worked for Popeye, its most famous advocate. While the rest of us aren't looking for bulging arms to chase down criminals, we can reap the rewards of this iron rich vegetable. Spinach won't directly make you stronger, but the ...

Do Your Kids Need More Energy? Try Chickpeas

Packed with protein and cheap, chickpeas are a great addition to any family meal. Also known as garbanzo beans, Canadian chick peas are grown in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan. This edible legume comes in two main forms: Desi and Kabuli. The...

Help! My Teenager Is Going Vegan

Dear Karla, My teenager daughter has decided to follow a group of her friends and skip out on all items that come from animal meat. I am OK if she cuts back a bit, but myself grew up with agriculture all around me, so am a bit confused. Because she ...

Add Lentils to Your Family's Diet for a Quick Fibre Boost

There's a whole lot to love about lentils. These small, lens-like seeds are often referred to as a type of pulse or dal. They're packed full of protein and fibre, and are a great source of plant protein for many diets. Ancient Greeks included lentils...

DailyDish - Monopoly still the king of board games

With multiple players, varying levels and thematic design, Monopoly is a game that can be enjoyed by the whole family, even young children....

Iron Supplements and Pregnancy

You know, every time I go the OBGYN for a checkup, which lately seems to be nearly every other week, they seem to be recommending that I get some shot or take some supplement or do some other thing I wouldn't normally do. I am not in the habit of t...


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