#FoodFocus – Cauliflower ‘CousCous’

Yes! This is cauliflower! Doesn’t it look amazing? Eating well (better) means incorporating¬†lots of vegetables into our daily menus. The nutritional benefits of cruciferous vegetables, like cauliflower, are many. Cauliflower is rich in Vitamins and minerals, contains choline for brain health and is packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients. It also has anti-inflammatory, digestive and, as…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Cauliflower ‘CousCous’

#FoodFocus – Brown Lentils on Golden Bed of Polenta

This dish is delicious and so easy to prepare. For a smooth polenta, a slow 15-20 minute cook is required but it is definitely worth it. Yields 2 servings Begin by cooking your lentils: 1 cup water 1/2 cup dry brown lentils, rinsed bit of salt black pepper to taste Bring salted water to a…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Brown Lentils on Golden Bed of Polenta

#FoodFocus – Jackson Style Chili Con Carne

It seems like it’s all about comfort food at this time of the year, at least in the Northern Hemisphere, where it’s cold and snowy. Even if you enjoy the outdoors in winter, a bowl of something that’s been simmering on the stove is always welcome! Chili is one of those comforting dishes!¬†After all, we…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Jackson Style Chili Con Carne

#FoodFocus – Hearty Brown Lentil and Potato Soup

Lentils! Green, brown, black , yellow, red or orange, there is so much nutrition packed into these tiny little legumes. They are high in dietary fiber, which helps stabilize blood sugar levels and lowers cholesterol, are low in calories and are an excellent source of protein, B-vitamins, Iron, Folate and Magnesium (heart health). They support…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Hearty Brown Lentil and Potato Soup

#FoodFocus – The Humble Chickpea – Pasta e Ceci (noodles with chickpeas)

Comfort food means different things to different people. Every culture has its own version. Italians have quite a few, one of them being noodles with chickpeas, or pasta e ceci as we call it. You probably know by now that I am Italian, first generation Canadian. Growing up, I was attached to my mom’s apron…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Humble Chickpea – Pasta e Ceci (noodles with chickpeas)