March 29, 2019

We are still celebrating Nutrition Month 2019 by helping to unlock the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal, and to bring us together. At LGCFHT, the dietitians started off nutrition month by helping readers discover and unlock the potential of food as fuel – did you see our last post about snacks?

As a reminder of what we mean by unlocking the potential of food, all dietitians can help show that food has the potential to:

  • Fuel: Stay energized by planning nutritious snacks into y...

March 27, 2019

We are excited to announce that the renovations at the Gananoque site are complete!

New and improved accessibility, and privacy, for your health care needs!

You asked…we delivered!

March 27, 2019

Did you know that March is Nutrition Month? I’m so excited to be part of this year’s Dietitians of Canada Nutrition Month Campaign. We are celebrating Nutrition Month 2019 by helping Canadians unlock the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal, and bring us together. Dietitians are key.

Along with my fellow dietitian colleagues, I can help illustrate that food has the potential to:

  • Fuel: Stay energized by planning nutritious snacks into your day

  • Discover: Foster healthy eating...

March 8, 2019

Curried Vegetable and Chickpea Stew

Adapted from                Makes: 8 to 10


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 1 tablespoon salt, divided

  • 2 medium potatoes, diced

  • 1 tablespoon curry powder

  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon peeled and grated fresh ginger, or dry ginger

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/8...

March 8, 2019

Hearty Lentil Spaghetti

Adapted from Taste of Home

Time: 15 min (prep) + 70 min (cook)       Makes: 8 servings


  • 3/4 cup chopped onion

  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1-1/2 cups dried lentils, rinsed

  • 4 cups vegetable broth or water

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) canned diced tomatoes

  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste

  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons...

March 8, 2019

One-Pot Tomato Chickpeas and Orzo

Adapted from                                  Makes: 6 to 8


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 small yellow onion, diced

  • 1 pound dried orzo pasta (about 2 1/2 cups)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 cups (32 ounces) low-sodiu...

March 7, 2019

5 Things to do with beans         

1. Easy mashed pinto beans

Most kids love these sweet beans. Use them as a spread for burritos or sandwiches, serve them with baked tortilla wedges, or offer them as a side dish.

  • Dice a small onion. Sauté in a frying pan or skillet with 1 tsp (5 mL) oil for 6-7 minutes.

  • Add 1-2 finely chopped garlic cloves and sauté for 1 minute.

  • Add 1 cup (250 mL) of beans a...

March 4, 2019

Great night, supporting a great cause - Dancing Stars of Leeds & Grenville!

Way to go Jenny Lane, ED of the LGCFHT, and Rob Adams, CEO of the Brockville YMCA! The staff at the LGCFHT applaud you both! Such great dancing in support of the Volunteer Centre of St.Lawrence-Rideau!

We would also like to give a shout-out to Thrill Dancers - Jenny & Rob couldn't have done this without your support!!

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