The Pure Prairie Eating Plan includes four weeks of complete daily menus, including three meals and three snacks. The plan also includes recipes, weekly grocery lists and cooking tips. The cookbook is a great resource for people wanting a diabetic meal plan or anyone wanting a...Read More
Fresh food, practical menus and a healthy lifestyle
The Pure Prairie Eating Plan includes four weeks of complete daily menus, including three meals and three snacks. The plan also includes recipes, weekly grocery lists and cooking tips. The cookbook is a great resource for people wanting a diabetic meal plan or anyone wanting a healthy menu plan.
The Pure Prairie Eating Plan is now available online and at selected retail outlets.
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Author Book Presentation and Book Signing: - watch this space for future announcements.
Translating the recommendations about what we should eat from Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide into practice is sometimes difficult. Taking this into account, we developed the Pure Prairie Eating Plan (PPEP). PPEP can help you enjoy a well-balanced diet while still giving you access to a variety of delicious foods.
What could be better on a cold day that a nice hot bowl of soup? One of our favourites is an old classic – Beef and Barley soup. It’s full of flavour, stocked with veggies, protein and ‘stick to your ribs’ barley. This recipe serves 8…or 2 meals for 4, 4 meals for 2…#lotsleftoverforlunch! Beef and Barley Soup You can use Beef Simmering Steak instead of Stewing Cubes in this recipe, if you like. Trim the steak and cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes. 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil 1 lb (500 g) Beef Stewing Cubes, trimmed 6 cup (1.5 L) vegetables, cut in...Read More
Food Fix - Craving a forbidden intellectual sweet … or desiring insights into the impact of food on health? Check out this tempting menu. “Chefs” include a conscientious food capitalist; an urban food anthropologist; a geneticist who is reengineering meat and dairy; a global food rights activist; and other multi-disciplinary thinkers who are reshaping what and how we eat. They serve up major food issues ranging from global agricultural policies; government regulations; the organic-versus-GMO debate; food insecurity; and food waste. Bon appetit! Location: Edmonton Clinic Health Academy...Read More
Join our webinars to learn about the Mediterranean diet and supportive relationships November 10 – “Diabetes & the Mediterranean Diet: Is it Right for You?” What: Find out how adopting a Mediterranean diet can help improve your health. This webinar will feature human nutrition professor Dr. Cathy Chan, who will tell us all about the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid and how it compares with Canada’s Food Guide. She will provide a Canadian perspective on any potential challenges people may face when adopting a Mediterranean diet. A successful example of how the diet has been adapted will be...Read More
November is Diabetes Month. Many of you will remember that the Pure Prairie eating Plan was developed and tested with people with Type 2 diabetes. This month we are celebrating our roots and talking about our research across the country. The newsletter provides more detail on the events we’ll be taking part in…and, of course, has some yummy recipes. Check it out: http://pureprairie.ca/newsletters/Read More
What is ‘smoke point’ and why should you care? Leslie Beck recently posted an article on the Health page of the Globe and Mail that explains what happens when oils reach their smoke point. ”Smoke point refers to the temperature at which an oil starts to burn and smoke. When you cook with oil that’s been heated past its smoke point, you do more than impart a burnt flavour to foods. Beneficial nutrients and phytochemicals found in many unrefined oils are destroyed when the oil is overheated. Overheating also creates harmful free radicals.” She goes on to explain the...Read More
Fall on the Prairies brings to mind images of harvest – market stalls and larders brimming with root vegetables, gardens cleaned up and ready to go for next year and pantry selves lined with garden preserves. We thought that this harvest vegetable soup was the perfect recipe for this time of year and perhaps for Thanksgiving lunch or dinner. It’s simple to make and can be made ahead, leaving lots of time for outdoor hikes or games. Serve it with equally simple open faced grilled cheese sandwiches (1 per serving) for a great lunch or simple supper. Roasting vegetables brings...Read More
Here’s a quote we found interesting: “For people who sit most of the day, their risk of heart attack is about the same as smoking” ~ Martha Grogan, cardiologist, Mayo Clinic” * Many of us spend a big ‘chunk’ of our time at work, and while work time isn’t always sitting time, it did make us pause to think about one of the common challenges related to workplace health. Excellence Canada (formerly the National Quality Institute) recognizes that a healthy workplace is not only good for you, it’s good for business. Healthy Workplace Month is their way of...Read More