Category Archives: vegetables

eggs in pepper rings

eggs in pepper rings

Did you know that we all own a never-ending set of ring molds that take up absolutely no space in our gadgets-we-rarely-use drawer? I know, I know – I didn’t either – but we do! Meet Mr. Red Pepper, sliced into thick rounds, makes the perfect ring mold minus the fuss of oiling & washing…

wild rice salad with toasted nuts & grapes

wild rice salad

Wild rice in a salad is a great way to enjoy this pricey seed – cook up a cup or two , and have it on hand to toss into all sorts of dishes – soups, omelettes, frittatas, muffins, cookies, pancakes, crêpes – enjoy it in combination to extend your stash!

chickpea peanut sauce

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Peanut sauce made with chick peas, not vats of peanut butter is not only a healthy way to get garbanzos in your diet, but when pulverized in the food processor, mimics the texture of high fat peanut butter. This is a delicious sauce to accompany anything on your plate – chicken, pork, burgers, fish, salads, wraps … limited only by your imagination!

quinoa-crusted quiche

Quiche is a method – bring a grain-based crust together, load it up with vegetables and protein, held together with eggs and milk, and you’ve got yourself a meal for anytime of day.

zucchini bread with lemon zest & almonds

zucchini bread with lemon zest & almonds

Quick breads come together in no time, freeze beautifully and best of all – you can load ’em up with all sorts of powerhouse ingredients. Think carrots, zucchini, kale, squash, spinach – all sorts of vegetables can be hidden in a delicious quick bread packed with all things tasty– chocolate chips, dried fruit or toasted nuts.

pasta frittata with veggies & ham

For every cup of leftover pasta, whisk in an egg or 2, and I mean any pasta (and any eggs) – whether it’s loaded with vegetables, spicy sausage, succulent seafood, smoked chicken, meatballs – and whether it’s sauced with tomatoes, cream, pesto, olive oil – it’s all fair game to morph into a frittata.

tabbouleh

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Whole-grains make the best salads – they improve with time, could not be better for you and the possibilities are endless – and what joins & dresses the grains makes these salads something to get to know, and tabouli is the perfect place to start.

roasted red pepper purée

roasted red pepper puree

Red pepper purée is a rich man’s ketchup, minus the price tag. It could not be easier to make and can be used in dressings, dips, sauces, stews, soups – anywhere you want a flavour boost.

sweet potato fritters

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Don’t get me wrong – peeled, boiled, smashed and mashed is a lovely way to prepare sweet potatoes, however there are other ways, like 100’s of them, and this is a great place to start! First, these can be made ahead and reheated just before serving, and second, I’ve just discovered that my large-holed grater breaks…

chili with smoke & cocoa

How to make a delectable chili is more about the ingredients and a little time than it is about skill and finesse! There’s a chili for all tastes – hearty beef chili, chicken chili, turkey chili, pork chili, vegetarian chili, seafood chili, spicy chili, smoky chili, sweet chili – so the next time you make chili, switch it up and add to your repertoire of chili recipes, there’s 1000’s to choose from!