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Category: Vegan

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Tomato and Quinoa Soup

This recipe has always reminded me of the alphabet soup I would eat as a kid. True, there may not be any letters to fish out, but if there were, they’d likely spell, “healthy and fast.” Of course you can use freshly chopped vegetables instead of frozen ones, but the latter makes this soup even easier and more convenient. Use […]

Appetizers 0

Great Guacamole

Full of flavour and healthy fats, this chunky dip is satisfying and nutritious. Beautiful colors from all the fresh ingredients make this delectable delight a feast for your eyes and your taste buds. Serves 12 3 large ripe avocados, mashed to desired consistency 1/2 medium red onion, chopped 2 large roma tomatoes, chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1 medium […]

Stews 0

Bean and Barley Soup

This tasty, quick soup contains many good-for-you ingredients, including barley, beans and tomatoes. These provide high fiber, heart-friendly folic acid and lots of iron in your blood, and all with a reasonable amount of fat, extremely important for your overall health. 5 servings II Prep time: 10 minutes II Cook time: 13 minutes 1 tablespoon canola or soybean oil 2 […]

Ethnicity > Italian 0

Italian Spaghetti Rustica

I adore the slightly bitter taste of rapini, a cross between broccoli and turnip greens. This is a great introduction to it, as rapini’s unique flavour is mellowed a bit by the pasta. If you cannot find wild mushrooms, just used regular brown (cremini) mushrooms. Makes 6 to 8 servings 1 tbsp olive oil 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped Pinch […]

Vegan 0

Butternut Squash Rice

In this dish, the squash cooks with the rice, infusing the rice with its sweet flavor. Serves 4 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 shallots, minced 1 cubanelle pepper, diced 2 cups rice (long grain or jasmine would work well) 1 lb cubed butternut squash 1 tablespoon thyme leaves 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Pinch of black pepper […]

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Mango Salsa Pizza

The skin of a mango is tough and not meant to be eaten. But peeling and pitting the fruit can be a challenge. For best results, cut the mango in half, working around the pit. Place a half on the cutting board flesh-side up and score 1/4-inch squares in the flesh. Do no cut through the peel. Turn the half […]

Salads 0

Apple Salad with Figs and Almonds

Dietitian’s tip: Figs are a sweet fruit with soft flesh and tiny edible seeds. They are a good source of iron, calcium and phosphorus. You can eat figs raw, with or without their peel, or use them in baked goods. Serves 6 Ingredients 2 large red apples, cored and diced 6 dried figs, chopped 2 ribs of celery, diced 1/2 […]