Eat Veg

Sweet corn with avocado basil butter

August 28, 2014

Care of Amy Symington

cornIngredients:

  • 6-7 cobs of sweet corn, husked, washed and roasted or grilled
  • 1 cup basil
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime zested & juiced
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • pinch of sea salt & cayenne

Directions:

1. Prepare the sweet corn. Depending on the size of the cobs, roast or grill for 10-15 minutes at 375°F or on medium heat, until the kernels are tender.

2. Place all the remaining ingredients into a food processor and mix until smooth. Spread on ...

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Sweet sweet corn

August 28, 2014

Care of Amy Symington

Corn season is a bittersweet time of year as it indicates the end of the summer’s sunshine, but is also the first sign of Canada’s bountiful autumn harvest.  I literally do not know one person who does not love tucking into a sweet, crisp piece of “buttery” corn on the cob.  That is, unless of course you have braces, then you’ll probably prefer your corn cob-less.  No matter how you shovel it in though, you will be ...

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Watermelon Mint Sorbet

August 01, 2014

sorbetCare of Ashley Sauve

An extremely simple dessert (or breakfast)!

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 cups watermelon cubes, frozen
  • Handful of fresh mint
  • Zest from one small lemon

Directions

1. In blender or food processor, blend frozen watermelon with fresh mint and lemon zest.

2. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and enjoy!

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Wonderful Watermelon

August 01, 2014

Care of Ashley Sauve

Watermelon is one of the greatest things about summertime. A cool, refreshing slice on a hot, muggy day is the ultimate treat. It seems like this juicy fruit was made to cool us down in the heat, which makes sense as it originated from the warm climates of southern Africa. In fact they are native to the Kalahari Desert, though the first recorded crop was depicted on a 3,000 year old Egyptian tomb using hieroglyphs.

It might seem ...

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Lemon Raspberry Pie with Dark Chocolate Filling

June 26, 2014

Care of Amy Symington

Pie Pastry

Raspberry LemonIngredients

  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar

Directions:

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Cut in the coconut oil. In another bowl mix the water and vinegar. Add wet to dry ingredients and knead into a dough. Let it rest for 10 minutes covered with a damp towel.

Next, roll out 2/3 of the dough and place ...

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Rockin’ Raspberries

June 26, 2014

Care of Amy Symington    

A descendant of the rose family, these tart and tasty little red bundles of goodness are once again in season! And it’s so easy to see why everyone loves their tangy yet mildly sweet flavour profile as it lends itself to endless dessert and even savoury possibilities.

Raspberries are an excellent source of manganese, vitamin C and dietary fibre and are a low glycemic food, aiding in the regulation of blood glucose levels.  They are rich in the ...

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These are a few of my favourite things

June 14, 2014

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator

If you know me at all, you know that I like to eat. Food is never far from my mind and I’m usually daydreaming about my next meal. By 10 am, I’m starting to countdown to lunch.

I don’t consider this something to be ashamed of. We’re taught to eat three meals a day but many dietitians and nutritionists now say that having 1-2 snacks throughout the day is healthy and that you should ...

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Grilled Maple Balsamic Radicchio

May 29, 2014

Care of Ashley Sauve

RadicchioA wonderful side dish for your summer BBQ!

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 head radicchio, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dark maple syrup
  • Pinch salt & pepper
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds/walnuts/pecans to garnish

Directions:

1. Heat a grill to medium-high.  Slice the radicchio into quarters and place in a bowl.

2. In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, salt  and pepper.

3. Pour the olive oil mixture over ...

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Rockin’ Radicchio

May 29, 2014

Care of Ashley Sauve

Radicchio is an often over-looked vegetable, resembling a small cabbage with deep, wine-coloured leaves. However, radicchio is not related to cabbage, but rather is a member of the chicory family.

It is most commonly found in lettuce mixes to round out the salad with a sharp, bitter flavour. This bitter flavour is reduced when is it cooked, making radicchio an excellent side dish when grilled or sautéed.

Radicchio is an excellent source of the wonderful vitamin K. Vitamin K ...

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Roasted Fiddleheads in a Fresh Cilantro Chutney

May 01, 2014

 

Care of Amy Symington

Make 6-8 servings

fiddlesheadsIngredients

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 lb fiddleheads
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, washed and stems trimmed
  • 2 limes, zested and juiced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed and minced
  • Sea salt and fresh black pepper to taste

 Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Thoroughly wash fiddleheads, remove any brown ends and pat dry.
  2. In a large bowl, add the fiddleheads and drizzle 2 tbsp of oil over them. Toss the fiddleheads until they are ...
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