Watermelon Mint Sorbet

Care 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!… Read More

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Miraculous Mint

  Care of Ashley Sauve Certain flavours are associated with different times of the year and fresh mint was definitely made for spring. However, there is no need to ignore this miraculous herb the rest of the year! If the refreshing flavour isn’t reason enough, mint also offers a variety of health benefits and comes in handy on a date! Historically, mint has been used to treat stomach pain, heartburn, skin burns and even the common cold. Mint is also a good source of manganese, which helps produce healthy bones and skin, as well as copper and vitamin C, which both prevent anemia when eaten with iron rich foods. Pretty impressive for a little leaf! Mint also has a romantic past! According to Greek mythology Hades, God of the Underworld, fell madly in love with a nymph named Minthe. Hades’ wife became so jealous she transformed little Minthe into a small shrub, hoping those passing by would trample her. Hades could not reverse this curse, so he gave Minthe a strong, sweet fragrance so he could always smell her nearby. Today, mint stays romantic by freshening breath after a stinky meal—making for a much sweeter goodnight kiss! You might already know that mint can be used as a decongestant,… Read More

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Minty Fresh Pea and Leek Soup

  Care of Ashley Sauve –CONGRATS TO ASHLEY FOR WINNING BEST GLUTEN-FREE SWEET AT THE 6TH VEGAN BAKE-OFF!– Serves 4 Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ large leek, diced 2 bay leaves ½ teaspoon dried thyme ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste) 4 cups water or vegetable broth 4 cups frozen green peas, or fresh shelled peas ½ cup parsley, chopped ½ cup mint leaves, chopped Black pepper to taste Extra virgin olive oil for garnish Directions 1. Heat olive oil in large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add garlic, leeks, bay leaves and thyme and sauté 4-5 minutes. 2. Add water or vegetable broth and bring to boil. 3. Once boiling, add green peas and bring back to boil. 4. Once boiling, remove from heat and discard both bay leaves. 5. Turn off the heat, add the parsley and mint. Using an immersion blender (or a regular blender in batches) blend until consistency is smooth. Drizzle generously with extra virgin olive oil, garnish with mint and enjoy!… Read More

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