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    Hearty and healthy Irish recipes to try in the new year

    Get back to basics with these traditional Irish recipes in the new year. Rather than looking at faddy diets and new food trends, we’d rather look back and remember the old adage that if you want to eat healthily eat as your grandparents did. Irish food has developed a bad rap as being heavy and stodgy but this is not the case. It’s true that you can dine out on full Irish breakfasts and mashed potatoes with cream, but there is much more to Irish cuisine. In fact, the beauty of the traditional Irish diet is that it changed very   Read More

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    Mushrooms and hearty coconut greens: Nik Sharma’s winter vegetable recipes | Food

    Besides winter ingredients, these recipes all share one ingredient: nostalgia. Built on the techniques of roasting and braising that develop flavour and texture, they are inspired by some of my favourite childhood comfort foods from India, including vegetables such as cabbage, chickpeas and mushrooms alongside the nutty fragrance of ghee and coconut. Braised cabbage, cauliflower and carrot with coconut (pictured above) This dish is inspired by foogath, a Goan dish in which cabbage and sometimes other vegetables are braised and cooked with spices, then topped with fresh coconut. In this version, the carrots bring a spot of sweetness,   Read More

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    Weekly Meal Plan: Hearty Fall Recipes Made with Ancient Grains!

    Have you ever wondered what the ancient grains are or how to incorporate them into your life? These meals are it! Ancient grains include grains such as quinoa, teff, sourgum, freekah, millet, and buckwheat. These grains are gluten free and wonderful to add to fall meals with some roasted vegetables. These fall recipes are perfect to enjoy on chillier days. We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy! And, don’t forget to check out our Weekly Meal   Read More

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    Local Eats: Grandma’s Recipes serves up hearty ‘darn good food’ on Flint’s east side

    FLINT, MI – Tom Campbell remembered working alongside Dwayne Wright at Big Boy restaurant decades ago. Campbell talked about wanting to open a restaurant in the future, tired of having to report to others. “One of these days, if I do, I’d like you to come help, come work for me,” he recalled asking Wright while speaking to an MLive-The Flint Journal reporter. While the offer was met with some skepticism, Wright said he would hold provide his services should the day come. A year after Grandma’s Recipes opened in August 1995 off Richfield Road on Flint’s east side, Campbell   Read More

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    Kary Osmond: Nutritional powerhouse packs a hearty punch | Food and Cooking

    A creamy tahini sauce brings the whole bowl together. Kary Osmond/TNS This nutritional bowl has a hearty base of tender brown rice, topped with a satisfying mix of sauteed mushrooms, quickly blanched Asian greens and a few slices of pickled vegetables. It all comes together when drizzled with protein-packed creamy lemon tahini sauce. Power Bowl 3/4 cup brown rice 2 cups water 1 teaspoon salt, divided 1 teaspoon oil 8 ounces mushrooms, quartered 1/2 pound Asian greens (Chinese broccoli, choy sum, etc.) 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 teaspoon minced fresh garlic, divided  Read More

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