Teriyaki-Glazed Steelhead Trout, Cucumber and Mustard-Barley Bowls
Jul06

Teriyaki-Glazed Steelhead Trout, Cucumber and Mustard-Barley Bowls

Quick and healthy, these barley bowls, a riff on Asian rice bowls, come together easily for a delicious lakeside dinner. The sprinkling of mustard seed adds a pleasant crunch and the peppery sprouts make a pretty garnish on this fresh Asian-inspired dish. Use the snack size package of nori, found in the natural foods section of most supermarkets. Preparation Time:10 minutes Cooking Time:15 minutes 4 (5-oz /140 g) steelhead trout...

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Chickpea Flatbread (Socca)
Jul20

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 vegetables and sauces that inspire you — we love fresh garden tomatoes, herbs and greens. 1 cup (250 mL) Canadian chickpea (besan) flour 1/2...

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Canadian Couscous and Emmental Salad
Jul18

Canadian Couscous and Emmental Salad

The unique texture and mild flavour of couscous lends a light-yet-satisfying quality to this salad, making it equally suitable as a main course or a hearty side dish. Great for picnics and potlucks. 1/4 cup (60 mL) dried cranberries  1 cup (250 mL) Canadian couscous 1/3 cup (75 mL) BC Hazelnuts 3 tbsp (45 mL) Canadian canola or sunflower oil 1/3 cup (75 mL) Artisan Apple Cider Vinegar Salt and freshly ground pepper 6 oz (180 g)...

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Spicy Black Bean Burgers
Jul16

Spicy Black Bean Burgers

This year (2016)  the world is celebrating pulses…those amazing, protein-packed, easy to cook legumes that are so at home in Canada. Here’s a recipe that you can use at any time of the year. The ‘burger’ mixture can be prepared a day ahead of time and cooked either for full size burger buns but we love them as sliders. Top them with lentil sprouts (to carry on the same colour theme, we sprout beluga lentils), a bit of good locally...

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Golden Flax & Buttermilk Crackers
Mar05

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 cup (125 mL) 1% buttermilk 1 large egg Preheat oven to 400F (200C). In a bowl, combine flour, oat bran, ground flaxseed, flaxseed, baking...

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