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Author: inmyel

Pulses are the dried edible seeds of certain plants in the legume family. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recognizes 11 types of pulses grown worldwide. The four main types of pulses grown in Canada are dry peas, lentils, beans and chickpeas. Pulses...

Barley is a healthful addition to the diet. When it comes to good nutrition, this ancient grain packs a powerful punch. Barley is an excellent source of total dietary fiber, containing both soluble and insoluble fiber. Unlike many grains, which contain fiber only in the...

  CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP 2 tsp vegetable oil1 lb boneless skinless, chicken breasts, cut into ½-inch cubes5 cups reduced sodium chicken broth (fat free)5 oz dry no yolk whole grain egg noodles (preferably whole grain)2 ½ cups chopped carrots2 ½ cups frozen baby peas1 tbsp finely chopped...

  CHICKEN ENCHILADA SOUP 3 tsp vegetable oil, divided1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 2-inch pieces1 cup chopped onion1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and chopped4 cups no salt added chicken broth (fat free)1 can (28oz) no salt added diced tomatoes, not drained1 can (10oz)...

Do you ever feel confused as to what type of ground beef you should be using in a recipe that simply calls for “ground beef”? The first step is to understand what the options are. In the U.S.A., ground beef is generally sold based on the...

  CHICKEN CORN CHOWDER 3 tsp vegetable oil, divided1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into ½-inch cubes1 cup chopped onion2 garlic cloves, minced6 cups reduced sodium chicken broth (fat free)2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed1/2 cup finely chopped carrots3 cups corn kernels, fresh or...

  CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP 3 tsp vegetable oil, divided1 lb boneless skinless, chicken breasts, cut into ½-inch cubes1 cup chopped onion1 garlic clove, minced1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped5 cups reduced sodium chicken broth (fat free)1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen1 can (15oz) no salt...

  BEET SOUP (BORSCHT) 1 tsp vegetable oil1 ½ cups chopped onion1 clove garlic, minced6 cups sodium reduced beef broth (fat free)6 cups beets, peeled and cut into thin strips or chopped1 ½ cups finely chopped cabbage1 cup shredded carrots1/4 cup chopped dill weed3 tbsp red wine...

  CHICKEN SANTA FE STYLE SOUP 3 tsp vegetable oil, divided1 lb boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, cut into ½-inch cubes2 cups chopped onion2 garlic cloves, minced4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth (fat free)1 can (15oz) no salt added black beans, drained and rinsed1 can (28oz) no salt...

  GARDEN VEGETABLE SOUP 1 tsp vegetable oil1/2 cup chopped onions1 garlic clove, minced4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth (fat free)1 can (28oz) no salt added diced tomatoes, not drained1 medium Yukon Gold potato, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes1/2 cup chopped carrots1/2 cup chopped celery1 cup...