brussel sprouts

Curried tofu tacos with brussel sprout slaw

Care of Amy Symington Ingredients: 1 (350 g) package extra firm tofu, cut into long ¼” thick strips 4 tbsp soy sauce 2 tsp turmeric 1.5 tsp ground coriander 1.5 tsp paprika 6 tsp coconut oil 1 small onion, sliced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium tomato, diced 1 jalapeno pepper, minced (optional) 1 medium sweet potato, diced ½ cup water 1 (398ml) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained ¼ tsp salt Slaw Ingredients: 6 cups brussel sprouts, chiffonade 2 cloves garlic 1 avocado 1 lime zested and juiced 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup water Plus 10  6” soft corn tortillas and cilantro leaves for garnish Directions: 1. In a shallow baking dish add the tofu, soy sauce, turmeric, ground coriander and paprika, and thoroughly coat the tofu. Set aside. 2. Over medium high heat add 1 tbsp of the coconut oil. Once heated, add the tofu strips. Fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes, and then flip. Fry the other side until golden brown, about 2 minutes, turn off heat and set aside. 3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium high heat, add the remaining coconut oil. Once heated add the onion and garlic, and… Read More

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Food of the month: Brussel Sprouts

Care of Amy Symington Veggie “chicken” nuggets & sweet maple brussel sprouts Often half-heartedly chased around the dinner plate and too frequently synonymous with the most widely hated vegetable, brussel sprouts do not get the delicious recognition and love they deserve. As a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, brussel sprouts are full of sulphuric compounds, which help in cancer prevention, lowering LDL cholesterol levels and reducing one’s risk of age related macular degeneration. They are an excellent source of vitamin C and K as well as a good source of fibre, folate, potassium, B6 and the omega 3 fatty acids. Due to their high fibre content brussel sprouts are good for gut health, gastrointestinal movement and aiding in the multiplication of existing beneficial bacteria.  They are a low glycemic food which aids in the regulation of blood glucose levels and are great for weight loss and weight maintenance as they induce satiation by filling you up without filling you out. They are surprisingly a versatile vegetable as well.  Think maple braised brussel sprouts with caramelized shallots OR cream of brussel sprout soup with cheezy whole grain croutons OR avocado brussel sprout coleslaw atop curried tofu tacos for your… Read More

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Savoury Meals That Are Oh-So Sweet

By Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator Asian tacos and sandwich, and sweet potato balls from Gainesville’s Lunchbox I recently returned from a week of indulgence in Tampa and Gainesville, Florida. We had some really delicious food in Tampa, but I must say Gainesville is such a surprising mecca for vegan food it is a city worth taking a vacation to for that reason alone. My week consisted of custom cupcakes from Sakara Sweets (pick your cake, frosting, filling and topping), vegan soft serve from a corner convenience store, a full-out feast of Jamaican goodness from Reggae Shack, tempeh burritos from El Indio (a drive-in Mexican place), raspberry-basil-lemon soda and Asian tacos from the outdoor walk-up Lunchbox, fried brussel sprouts and sweet corn balls from a food truck, and yes, an ice cream sundae for breakfast topped with vegan whipped cream, hot fudge sauce and Fudgeeo cookies from Karma Cream. It was all rather delicious but needless to say when I returned home, I needed a serious cleanse (and maybe a few new pairs of pants). To quote a friend as we waited for our flights to depart home, “I have such a craving for steamed broccoli!” would… Read More

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