Category Archives: Grains & Pastas

Pasta and rice dishes, use as a side dish or a meal on its own.

Millet with Mushrooms and Pumpkin Seeds

Milllet is a soft-textured whole grain that’s perfect for casseroles and one-pots. And now, research shows that whole grains can help lower your risk for colorectal cancer. Cooking the grain and vegetables at the same time will give you a healthy dinner or side in only 30 minutes. Read more

Roasted Herbed Vegetables and Pasta

Plant-based eating has grown into a major health food trend in recent years, however, it is far from new. In fact, Canada's Food Guide recommends we eat more daily servings of vegetables, fruits and grains and that we consume a variety of plant-based meat alternatives like beans, lentils and tofu. You are probably asking yourself, “Is...
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Whole-Wheat Pasta with Ricotta, Roasted Garlic and Walnuts

This easy summer dinner only needs 5 main ingredients and requires minimal prep work, making it perfect for those long summer days. It features hearty whole-wheat pasta, reduced-fat ricotta and roasted garlic for plenty of fiber and cancer-fighting phytochemicals. Baked walnuts add a satisfying crunch and the healthy omega-3 fat, alpha-linolenic acid. Read more

Mustard Seed Tomato Curry Fusilli with Leafy Greens and Queso Fresco

Wow summertime dinner guests with this simple and delicious dish

We've all been there. You're in the middle of a casual conversation with a group of friends in an unassuming environment, and before you know what's happened, you've offered to host a dinner party. It sounded like a great idea at the time. And...

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Spring Pasta Salad

Just because a barbecue is all about the grill, doesn’t mean the sides can’t shine. This pasta salad makeover combines traditional elements like whole-wheat shells and adds fresh, spring staples like asparagus, fava beans and fragrant dill. The lemon and oil-based dressing keeps it light and ensures it can stand up to the outdoors longer...
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A Simple Mac n’ Cheese au Gratin

Any parent can relate to the struggles of dealing with children who are picky eaters. They can also relate to the dinner time rush of preparing a meal the whole family will love – and one they can feel good about serving. Pasta is a simple, wholesome and versatile option for families today. In fact,...
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Easy Alfredo with Peas

Canadians embrace food – we value family traditions, global trends, and local ingredients. Like our food, families across Canada are evolving. Blended, single-parent and multi-ethnic families have become part of our modern mosaic which echoes our growing tastes and preferences. But what has stayed the same is our love of pasta. Read more

Fusilli with Broccoli Rabe Pesto and Burst Cherry Tomatoes

Developed by Dana Jacobi A Something Different recipe Kick-start your New Year’s resolution with an easy, nutritious meal. The healthy secret to this simple pasta dish is in the sauce. Traditional pesto is a blend of garlic, basil, oil and cheese. Our version uses broccoli rabe, a cruciferous vegetable rich in isothiocyanates and other health benefiting compounds...
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Farro with Roasted Pepper, Spinach and Lemon Shrimp

Discover Farro, a Tender, Ancient and Versatile Grain

Heirloom vegetables and fruits date from the 1930s or earlier. Examples you may have tasted include Brandywine tomatoes or Country Gentleman corn. Heirloom varieties are plants that existed before man artificially pollinated them, creating hybrids that would have particular benefits, like producing abundantly or...
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