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Granola Baked Apples
3 weeks ago

Granola Baked Apples

Nothing says fall in Canada like fresh local apples. They’re crisp and tasty straight off the tree and magically even more delicious baked. Everyone loves their warm rustic flavours and you’ll love how easy it is to stuff them in the oven but why wait? You can fill Half Your Plate and enjoy this treat any time of year!

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Watermelon Mint Salsa
3 months ago

Watermelon Mint Salsa

This is a delicious condiment to add to your grilling or snacking repertoire. Like any great salsa it’s packed with big, bright, balanced taste that easily complements other ingredients. What a great way to fill Half Your Plate with zesty flavours!

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Rhubarb Chutney  for Grilling Season
4 months ago

Rhubarb Chutney for Grilling Season

Rhubarb chutney is a tasty condiment side-kick for whatever hits your grill this season. Meat, fish or fowl – even grilled veggie burgers – get a big bright boost from this balanced classic. Rhubarb’s sour tang is mellowed with sweetness, fragrant spices and spicy heat in this make-ahead topping. You can perk up more than Half Your Plate with this fragrant chutney!

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Rosemary Vanilla Glazed Parsnips
7 months ago

Rosemary Vanilla Glazed Parsnips

Parsnips are a root vegetable, the way a plant stores sunshine as sugar. They keep well which makes them a traditional winter vegetable. Their sweet earthy flavour and firm texture means they’re great for slow cooking, especially when they absorb the flavours of a delicious glaze along the way. Parsnips are a great way to fill Half Your Plate with root vegetable goodness.

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MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAWRENCE MACAULAY’S HARVEST SALAD WITH RICE WINE MAPLE VINAIGRETTE
12 months ago

MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAWRENCE MACAULAY’S HARVEST SALAD WITH RICE WINE MAPLE VINAIGRETTE

You can fill more than Half Your Plate and create your own salad with this recipe. Chefs know that the art and craft of filling a salad bowl is one of the greatest expressions of the culinary arts. Home cooks love how easy it is to cram the salad bowl with healthy flavours. Everyone enjoys emptying the bowl. You’ll love knowing you have plenty of delicious dressing leftover for the next salad and nothing beats impressing yourself in your own kitchen! This one was custom created by Honorable Lawrence MacAulay with Chef Michael Smith’s coaching!

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Summer Snap Pea Salad  with Ginger Lime Dressing
1 year ago

Summer Snap Pea Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

This snappy summer salad is packed with big, bright garden flavours that are perfect for picnics and potlucks. Raw summer salads are crunchy, delicious and a super simple way to dress up your table any time of the year. They’re always a great way to fill Half Your Plate with fruits and vegetables!

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Grilled Zucchini & Tomato Salad with Basil Leaves & Lemon Dressing
1 year ago

Grilled Zucchini & Tomato Salad with Basil Leaves & Lemon Dressing

Zucchini is the perfect summer vegetable for filling Half Your Plate. Not only is it seasonally fresh, packed with flavour and nutritionally dense but it’s simple to grill. Its firm texture easily handles the heat while absorbing lots of delicious charred flavours. This side dish is equally delicious hot off the grill or chilled for later making it ideal for grilling season.

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Asparagus Primavera with Lemon & Tarragon
1 year ago

Asparagus Primavera with Lemon & Tarragon

This classic pasta dish is an easy way to show off the flavours of spring and fill Half Your Plate with lots of delicious asparagus. The super-simple sauce and streamlined method lets you cook the veggies and pasta at the same time. You’ll love the tangy bright flavours and watching bowls empty all around you!

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Broccoli Soup 101
2 years ago

Broccoli Soup 101

There’s nothing quite like a steaming hot soup bowl brimming with intense vegetable goodness. But not a fan of pale promises? Vegetable soup that’s more filler than flavour? No worries. You can fill more than Half Your Plate with true broccoli flavour by following this super simple recipe.

As with any simple soup recipe a few easy options are included too:
>Bacon and cheddar for even deeper flavour that’s guaranteed to satisfy any picky veggie-averse eaters.
>Your choice of liquid so you can control how rich the results are.
>How to make a pure vegetarian version.

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Flaming Bananas
2 years ago

Flaming Bananas

Are you looking for a signature party trick? Having a dinner party? Trying to impress your kids? Leaping flames! Dangerous heat! Cooking on the edge! This is how to fill Half Your Plate with delicious bananas and a showstopper dessert that no one will ever forget!

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AGRICULTURE MINISTER NORM LETNICK’S MUSHROOM & BASIL SOUP
2 years ago

AGRICULTURE MINISTER NORM LETNICK’S MUSHROOM & BASIL SOUP

One of the best ways to fill Half Your Plate (and all of your soup bowl) is with a simple puréed soup. They’re a time-honoured and super-simple way to get a whole lot of vegetable flavour on the table in a hurry – maybe even hide vegetables from finicky eaters. This one was custom created by Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick with Chef Michael Smith’s coaching!

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HEALTH MINISTER TERRY LAKE’S KALE & CUMIN CURRY SOUP
2 years ago

HEALTH MINISTER TERRY LAKE’S KALE & CUMIN CURRY SOUP

One of the best ways to fill Half Your Plate (and all of your soup bowl) is with a simple puréed soup. They’re a time-honoured and super-simple way to get a whole lot of vegetable flavour on the table in a hurry – maybe even hide vegetables from finicky eaters. This one was custom created by Health Minister Terry Lake with Chef Michael Smith’s coaching!

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