Veracruz-Style Red Snapper

This classic Mexican-style fish recipe is so simple and flavourful. Perfect with crusty bread and good wine. VERACRUZ-STYLE RED SNAPPER (adapted from Culinary Arts Institute) INGREDIENTS 1/4 c olive oil 1 C finely chopped yellow onion 1 clove finely minced garlic 2 C canned tomatoes 1 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper 2 lb red [...]

By | May 29th, 2018|Recipes|Comments Off on Veracruz-Style Red Snapper

Oven Roasted Asparagus

Of course there are many ways to prepare asparagus. Everyone has their favourite method, but roasting is probably one of the simplest and tasty ways to go. Really, you just pop them in the oven. METHOD Choose the freshest asparagus you can find. Thin spears will be milder, while thicker ones have a stronger flavour. [...]

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Yogurt Berry Smoothie

A smoothie is simplicity. Load of nutrients in one glass and it's takes just minutes to make. Left-over smoothie also makes great popsicles! INGREDIENTS Serves: 2 1 C. Strawberries ½ C. Blueberries ½ C. Raspberries 1 C. Nonfat Greek Yogurt ½ C. Cranberry Juice METHOD Pop everything into a blender and blitz until smooth. Feel [...]

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Make Your Own Labneh

Labneh is a soft cheese made from strained, full fat yogurt. Popular in Middle Eastern cuisine, labneh can be made to whatever consistency you like. Shorter straining time makes for a soft cream cheese perfect for dips and spreads. Or let it go longer to make a firmer cheese that you can slice. Add lemon, [...]

By | March 28th, 2018|Recipes|Comments Off on Make Your Own Labneh

Fresh & Feisty Stuffed Avocados

Avocados are powerhouse in the kitchen. Added to everything from frittatas to frostings, this wonderful vegetable is full of healthy fats. Try out this simple recipe for a speedy, delicious, and nutritious meal. INGREDIENTS 398 ml can of black beans, drained zest of 1 large lime + juice of 1/2 lime 3 roma tomatoes diced 1 teaspoon lightly toasted cumin seeds 1 [...]

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Golden Milk: A Health Boosting Nightcap

Golden Milk or Turmeric Tea is a delicious way to boost your immune system and reduce inflammation. Studies with mice and rats have shown that curcumin, the plant compound that gives turmeric its bright yellow-orange colour, can even help prevent depression, reverse liver damage, and prevent and treat Alzheimer’s. This warming recipe is a lovely addition to your [...]

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Old-Fashioned Buttermilk & Sour Cream Layer Cake

This gorgeous old-fashioned cake recipe has a wonderful flavour and crumb. It's rich and dense with just a slight bit of tanginess from the buttermilk. The addition of orange blossom water makes for a lovely light floral taste, reminiscent of cakes of days gone by. OLD-FASHIONED BUTTERMILK & SOUR CREAM LAYER CAKE adapted from The [...]

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Avocado Berry Smoothie

Looking for a simple and nutritious breakfast? Blend up a smoothie to start your day right! Avocados are high in Vitamins C and B, plus folic acid, fibre and potassium. INGREDIENTS 1/2 ripe avocado 1 ripe banana (fresh or frozen—the riper the sweeter) 1 1/2 cup mixed frozen berries 1 cup of orange juice (can sub coconut [...]

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Old-Fashioned Valentine Tea Cakes

Here's a lovely, classic recipe perfect for  a sweetheart with a hankering for an old-fashioned treat. Preheat oven to 350. Grease heart-shaped teacake pan (or muffin pan - you can use cupcake liners if you prefer) 1/2 cup butter (room temperature/softened) 1/4 cup sugar 1 egg + 1 egg yolk (room temperature) 3/4 cup light [...]

By | January 19th, 2018|Recipes|Comments Off on Old-Fashioned Valentine Tea Cakes

Seared Broccoli

Looking for a tasty and unique way to serve broccoli? Searing the florets and seasoning with a bit of lemon and salt elevates this fabulous green veggie—perfect for dinner parties. 2 large heads broccoli, cut into medium florets (about 7 cups) 2 tbsp. olive oil, plus more as needed 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice Halve [...]

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