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Sindy Says: Grounding Foods and Warming Spices for Winter

Care of Sindy Ng, nutritionist in Toronto The weather is getting cooler as the months go by, and I’m sure many of us shift our eating habits along with the seasons. Long, cold winters can pose challenges for some who want to maintain a vegan lifestyle, but there’s lots of foods we can still enjoy. Bananas are widely available year-round and are a staple for me. Enjoy them as a snack on their own, in your smoothies, muffins, pancakes, and so much more! Sweet potatoes, potatoes, and winter squash are also easy to find in the winter. I love incorporating these vegetables into soups or baked goods, and who doesn’t love a warming soup in the winter? Potatoes, sweet potatoes and winter squash contain high amounts of the antioxidant beta-carotene, which is responsible for the bright red and orange colour of many fruits and vegetables. Beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A in the body. This nutrient has been shown to protect cells against oxidative damage, as well as help to prevent certain cancers, cataracts, heart disease, and age-related macular degeneration. Potatoes are a good source of vitamin A and C. Potatoes are by far… Read More


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Shiitake gravy over roasted fingerling potatoes with sautéed kale & maple eggplant bacon

Care of Amy Symington of www.ameliaeats.com Makes 3-4 servings Ingredients:  2lbs fingerling potatoes, quartered 1 tbsp grapeseed oil Salt and pepper to taste Eggplant bacon  1 medium eggplant, sliced 1/4″ thick 3 tbsp tamari 2 tbsp maple syrup 1 tbsp grapeseed oil 1 tbsp smoked paprika Gravy 1/4 cup grapeseed oil 3 cups thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms, stems removed ½ cup quinoa flour (or any flour of your choice) 4 garlic cloves, puréed 4 cups vegetable stock (or water) 1/4 cup tamari ½ cup herbs chopped (dill, thyme, sage, etc) Sautéed Kale  4 cups kale, chopped and steamed or slightly sautéed 1/4 lemon Garnish 1/4 bunch parsley chopped Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 400F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. 2. For Potatoes: In a large bowl add potatoes, 1 tbsp oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss.  Divide potatoes between 2 sheets. Bake until crispy and golden brown, approximately 35 minutes. 3. For Bacon: Meanwhile in a large baking dish toss together bacon ingredients and place into the… Read More


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