Mustard Roasted Asparagus with Breadcrumbs and Herbs

Tender asparagus, salty cheese, crisp crumbs, tangy mustard and aromatic herbs make this a stellar side dish or even an appetizer course. Serve alongside grilled chicken or fish. If you have an end of a baguette or any fresh bread that has dried out, break it into a few pieces and pulse it in the...

Maple Flank Steak with Peach Chutney Mayo

These rich little toasts are the perfect beginning to a dinner party. 1 lb (500 g) Beef Marinating Flank Steak 1/2 cup (125 mL) maple syrup 2 tbsp (30 mL) soy sauce 2 tbsp (30 mL) cider vinegar 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 loaf French bread, thinly sliced on the diagonal 3/4...

Chickpea Flatbread (Socca)

Essentially a large chickpea pancake, socca comes from Provence and neighbouring Liguria, where it’s called farinata. Made using chickpea flour, it’s naturally gluten-free, high in protein and truly delicious. After baking, it can be used as is or as a base to top with any seasonal...

Golden Flax & Buttermilk Crackers

Absolutely perfect to go along with a selection of Canadian cheeses or charcuterie.   1 1/2 cup (375 mL) whole wheat flour 1/2 cup (125 mL) oat bran 1/4 cup (50 mL) ground golden flax 2 Tbsp (25 mL) whole golden flaxseed 1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt 1/4 cup (50 mL) canola oil 1/2...

John Bil’s Oyster Mignonette

John Bil was Canada’s oyster shucking champion in 2006. “The first 20,000 are the hardest.” he quips. But Bil is also very serious. “Oysters are the essence of the ocean…and they are environmentally very sensitive. So if there are any chemicals around, they die.” He shucks Malepeque, the branded...

Crispy Chickpeas and Pumpkin Seeds with Lime

Fuel your next exercise bout or begin your post-exercise recovery with this tasty, healthy snack that is rich in fiber and a good source of protein. Canola oil’s neutral taste lets the lively flavors of smoked paprika and lime step to the fore. This crunchy snack is great tossed into green salads...

Piradzini – Latvian Bacon & Onion-stuffed Rolls

A celebration in the scattered Latvian communities of Canada often include these bacon-filled buns. They are fabulous with a salad for a quick lunch or, if you make them smaller, are great cocktail appetizers. Dough • 1 medium potato, peeled and diced • 1 cup (250 mL) water • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt • 1...

Lentil- Stuffed Mushrooms

12-16 medium mushrooms ¼ cup (60 mL) butter or margarine ¼ cup (60 mL) onions, finely chopped ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) black pepper, freshly ground ½ cup (125 mL) green lentils, cooked ½ cup (125 mL) parmesan cheese, grated (or cheddar cheese) ½ cup (125 mL) dry plain bread crumbs...

Mini Lentil Sliders

1¾ cups (425 mL) dry red lentils 2 cups (500 mL) vegetable stock 1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil 1/6 cup (37 mL) onion, fine dice ½ Tbsp (7 mL) garlic, minced ¼ red pepper, diced 1 carrot, shredded 3 mushrooms, grated ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt ¼ tsp (1 mL) black pepper, ground ¼ tsp (1 mL)red chili flakes ¼ tsp...

Hummus- 5 Minute Lentil Hummus

1-19 oz can (540 mL) lentils, rinsed and drained ½ cup (125 mL) fat-free ranch dressing ½ tsp (2 mL) curry powder 2 garlic cloves Place all ingredients into food processor or blender. Blend to desired consistency. Makes 12-16 servings. Recipe Courtesy of Canadian...