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Leek & Apple Compote
2 years ago

Leek & Apple Compote

Leeks are the easiest-to-get-along-with members of the onion family. They’re deliciously sweet, mildly pungent and simple to prepare. In this recipe they’re paired with apples and thyme. They easily fill Half Your Plate with flavour so you can fill the other half with any simple pork, chicken or fish dish!

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Curry Roast Sweet Potato and Chickpeas
2 years ago

Curry Roast Sweet Potato and Chickpeas

Sweet potatoes are a superfood. They’ve earned this title by being so packed with nutrients, ounce for ounce, that they’re just plain nutritionally dense. Quite simply, they’re one of the single healthiest foods you can bring to your table. Tasty and easy too. Especially with the bright flavours of curry and ease of canned chickpeas. For this recipe simply toss everything together, toss into the oven, then sit back and wait for the compliments!

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Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sriracha Orange Glaze
2 years ago

Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sriracha Orange Glaze

I will admit that I was not a big fan of brussels sprouts as a kid but now that I’ve discovered pan-roasting I’m seriously hooked on them. This easy method is by far my favourite way to cook them. They’re so durable that you can easily caramelize them as they cook through. In this recipe they’re deliciously joined by bright orange and crunchy cashews.

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Cranberry Braised Red Cabbage
2 years ago

Cranberry Braised Red Cabbage

You can enjoy the bright red flavours and intense nutritional density of these two harvest ingredients brought together in one distinctive dish. In this recipe they serve both as a delicious side dish and a tasty condiment. Red Cabbage has an amazing ability to absorb other flavours while retaining its texture. Cranberry and the traditional flavours of cranberry sauce make this the perfect side dish for holiday turkey or everyday chicken or pork!

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Sweet Potato Marshmallow Bake
2 years ago

Sweet Potato Marshmallow Bake

Sweet potatoes are undeniably healthy being packed full of micronutrients, betacarotene and fibre. They're guaranteed nutritional powerhouses, even when you make one of my favourite holiday treats from south of the border, covered with a thick layer of marshmallows. I'm convinced this classic was created by parents whose kids weren't the least bit interested in how healthy sweet potatoes are, until they showed up at the table covered in marshmallows.

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Asparagus Hollandaise
3 years ago

Asparagus Hollandaise

There are a lot of reasons to eat asparagus. It's green, it's healthy, it's tasty and delicious. And perhaps the best reason to eat these tender, slender stalks is because they're traditionally served with Hollandaise sauce. Here's everything you need to simply steam asparagus and extravagantly transform butter into the richest, silkiest, smoothest sauce known to man.

Steaming asparagus and other green vegetables is always a better option to boiling. Boiling takes away texture and leaches away flavour, colour, and nutrients.

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Golden Rice Pilaf
3 years ago

Golden Rice Pilaf

This is one of my favourite variations on a classic rice pilaf. It's spiced up with vibrant curry, colourful saffron, and succulent sweet potatoes which, ounce for ounce, are one of the most nutritionally dense vegetables readily available.

For a meal befitting of the lords and ladies in your life, pack this fragrant rice into small bowls and ramekins, then inverse onto the serving plates. Top with a sprig or two cilantro before surrounding the rice with some sautéed shrimp or steamed mussels.

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Sweet Potato Fries with Seasoned Salt
6 years ago

Sweet Potato Fries with Seasoned Salt

Sweet potatoes make incredible fries. They’re so good a lot of kids prefer them over regular potato fries.

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Southwestern Rice
6 years ago

Southwestern Rice

A simple rice dish full of Southwestern Flavour.

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Boursin Bacon Twice Baked Potato
6 years ago

Boursin Bacon Twice Baked Potato

The only thing better than a grilled NY steak, is a grilled NY steak sitting next to a twice baked potato. Especially when its’ oozing with Boursin cheese, bacon and sharp horseradish! Did I mention the bacon?

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Speedy Moroccan Zucchini & Couscous
6 years ago

Speedy Moroccan Zucchini & Couscous

We’re all trying to eat more veggies and convince those around us to do the same. They’re good for you but they can also be fast, flexible and delicious! Here’s a speedy veggie dish that will have them coming back for more!

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Sweet Potato Aloo Gobi
7 years ago

Sweet Potato Aloo Gobi

In India, aloo gobi means “potato cauliflower”: it’s one of their most common vegetable dishes. It’s one of my family’s favourites too, partly because it’s so easy to make, but mostly because it’s full of so much addictive bright flavour. It’s normally made with plain white potatoes and cauliflower, but, for even more colour, flavour and nutrition, this version uses sweet potatoes instead.

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