Flax-laced Peanut Butter Cookies

Chock full of good ingredients, these are among the best PB cookies you’ll ever make! 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) natural peanut butter 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter 3/4 cup (175 mL) lightly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar 1 large egg 1 tsp (15 mL) vanilla 1 cup (250 mL) oat flour 1/2...

Skillet Quinoa with Black Beans, Cilantro and Feta

This quick and easy dish is a made-to-order meal for everyday athletes. Quinoa, a gluten-free whole grain, and black beans supply athletes with carbohydrates, fiber, protein and other nutrients that help produce energy, restore cells and replenish nutrient stores. Canola oil keeps saturated fat to...

Healthy Barley Waffles

When using barley flour with 4% beta-glucan content, 1 ½ waffles would contain over 3 grams  of beta-glucan, enough to meet the required daily intake for lowering cholesterol. 2 cups (500 mL) barley flour 4 tsps (20 mL) baking powder 1 tbsp (15 mL) sugar 2 cups (500 mL)  skim milk ¹⁄₃ cup ( 75 mL)...

Lentil Risotto

1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil 1 yellow onion, finely diced 1 medium carrot, finely diced 2 celery sticks, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 cup (250 mL) red lentils 1 cup (250 mL) black or green lentils 1 oz (25 g) rosemary, thyme and oregano finely chopped 3-4 cups (750 mL-1 L) chicken stock...

Curried Barley Pilaf

When using pearled barley with 4% beta-glucan content, 1 serving of pilaf would contain approximately 2 grams of beta-glucan. Consuming 3 grams of barley beta-glucan is needed to meet the required daily intake for lowering cholesterol. ¼ cup (60 mL)  butter or margarine 1 medium onion, chopped 1 ½...

Barley and Lentil Soup

This soup combines the two Prairie culinary powerhouses…barley and lentils.    2 onions, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil ½ tsp.(2 mL) ginger ½ tsp(2 mL) paprika ½ tsp (2 mL) turmeric 4 ½ cups (1.125 L)  beef stock 1 can (796 ml|28 ounce) tomatoes, chopped or diced ¾...

Wild Rice and Potato Pancakes with Corn Salsa

Pancakes • 3 cup (750 mL) washed, grated potatoes (preferably Russet) • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice • 1 cup (250 mL) cooked wild rice • 1 egg, slightly beaten • 1/2 cup (125 mL) whole wheat flour • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) prepared mustard • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) fresh dill • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil • 1/2 tsp (2...

Chickpea & Cranberry Couscous

• 1 ¼ cups (310 mL) chicken stock • 1 cup (250 mL) dry couscous • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) turmeric • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ginger • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) cinnamon • 1 cup (250 mL) dried cranberries • 1 medium zucchini, diced • 2 carrots, peeled and diced • 3 green onions, chopped • 2 cups (500 mL) cooked chickpeas or...

Chickpea Pasta Salad

• 4 cups (1 L) corkscrew pasta • 1-19 fl. oz can (1- 540 mL can) chickpeas, rinsed and drained • 1 ½ cups (375 mL) celery, chopped • 1 ½ cups (375 mL) carrot, coarsely shredded • 1 ½ cups (375 mL) sweet red pepper, chopped • 4 green onions, finely chopped • ¼ cup (60 mL) feta cheese, crumbled • ⅓...

Lentils & Barley Salad with Roasted Tomatoes, Spinach & Goat Cheese

Salad: 1/2 cup (125 mL) dry green lentils 1/2 cup (125 mL) pot or pearl barley 1 garlic clove, peeled 4-6 roasted or sun-dried tomato halves, sliced or left whole 1 packed cup (250 mL) fresh spinach or Italian parsley, chopped 1/2 cup (125 mL) crumbled soft goat cheese 1/4-1/2 cup (60-125 mL)...